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Alassio
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Alassio Marina

Alassio is a small resort on the Ligurian coast of Italy five miles N of Andora and 30 miles SW of Savona. It’s natural amenities have attacted numerous celebrities over the years, many of whose signatures are preserved on tiles in the town’s famous Muretto di Alassio, including Louis Armstrong, Teddy Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Frank Sinatra. Another famous visitor, the English composer Edward Elgar, wrote a concert-overture In the South (Alassio) while staying here in 1903-4. Just over a mile NE of the town is a purpose-built marina with around 400 berths, including transit berths. For details, see link below. The marina also has a small boatyard.

Charts

British Admiralty
1998 - Nice to Livorno, including Gulf of Genoa.
Italian
909
2

Weather

The prevailing winds along the western part of the Ligurian coast during the summer are a SW or SE seabreeze, which rarely gets up much above force 4-5. Along the eastern part of the coast, the winds tend to come more from W or NW and are again usually little more than moderate. While infrequent, gales are not unknown during the spring and early summer and are typically caused by depressions further west in the Golfe du Lion which bring strong N winds as they move further E. In winter, the tramontana, a strong N wind off the Alps, is more frequent, although the libecchio is a strong SW wind that can affect the whole of the Ligurian coast and blow for several days, causing heavy seas.

Sources for weather forecasts:

  • There is a continuous (computerised voice) weather forecast on VHF 68 - first in Italian and then followed with an English translation
  • The same forecast is given in Italian and English on VHF coastal stations following a notification on channel 16
  • Navtex weather forecasts are broadcast from stations at La Garde (Toulon), Roma and Cagliari (Sardinia)

Passages

Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Islands

  • Gallinara island lies just over one mile offshore from the marina at Alassio. The island is privately owned.

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

See Alassio Marina for details.

Berthing

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Anchorages

It is possible to anchor off N of the harbour, but only in settled weather (and certainly not with any winds from N).

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

In Alassio Marina.

Repairs/Yards

In Alassio Marina.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

In Alassio Marina.

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

The old town is very attractive, particularly the narrow streets between the old centre and the beachfront. The renowned Muretto di Alassio is well worth a visit as a living memento of Alassio’s other distinguished visitors (yachtsmen are, of course, naturally among that number).

The famous Muretto di Alassio

Grocery & Supply Stores

Numerous provisions shops in the town (about a mile from the marina)

Eateries

Restaurant on the slopes above the marina. Numerous others in the town.

Internet/WiFi

In Alassio Marina.

Laundry

In Alassio Marina.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

Rental outlets in the town.

Garbage Disposal

In Alassio Marina.

Transportation

Transportation (local and/or international)

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Italy.

Comments

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Date of member's last visit to Alassio and this page's details validated:

  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible) --Athene of Lymington 13:21, 23 November 2010 (UTC)


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