Fiumara Grande

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Fiumara Grande
41°44.400'N, 012°14.000'E Chart icon.png
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Fiumara Grande from W

Fiumara Grande, which lies just under two miles SE of Fiumicino, is the mouth of the River Tiber, which flows through the Italian capital of Rome and enters the sea at the ancient port of Ostia. Along the river are docks and mooring jetties belonging to several yards and sailing clubs. Those of most interest to visiting yachts are the yards of Porto Romano and Darsena Netter on the N bank and Canados International on the S bank.


British Admiralty


Winds along the Tyrrhenian Coast of Italy are generally light in the summer months. The most notable feature is a SW sea breeze that kicks in late morning and blows a little more than Force 2 - 4 until the evening. Thundery conditions are not infrequent during early Spring and Autumn, and associated winds can sometimes reach gale force and kick up a substantial sea. In winter, gales can blow from both NW and S and entry to and exit from many of the harbours along the coast can become hazardous.

Sources for weather information:

  • There is a continuous (computerized 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)


See Mediterranean.




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From N the tower of a disused lighthouse on a short spit 200 metres N of the river entrance is conspicuous. From S, a yacht passes the huge Porto Turistico di Roma at Ostia immediately before arriving at the entrance. The entrance silts constantly and the best channel is usually marked with port and starboard entrance pillar marks. Depths are usually 3.0 - 3.5 metres at the entrance. A strong current usually flows in the river, especially after heavy rains, and care is needed to maintain steerage way. Entry is inadvisable if there is any swell running, when Porto Turistico di Roma is a safer option


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Porto Turistico di Roma

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Big marina, some restaurants, a diving center, shop for boat electronic and a well sorted shop for boat parts. A mini market and a, not even bigger, supermarket. Toilets, shower, electricity and water included, laundry exists, but not included in the fee. Electricity needs a 32 A Plug! The blue for camping, i don't know the correct name. If you have the smaller blue for 16 A you can buy an adapter für 30 € or buy for 10 € only the 32 A plug at "Dimensione Mare", the shop for boat parts. End of July 2019 i've paid 70 € per day for 15 m motorboat.

[email protected]; Tel: +39 (06) 56188236; Fax: +39 (06) 56188243; VHF channel 74

Porto Romano

Porto Romano/wiki/Fiumara_Grande#Porto_Romano
Marina icon Porto Romano [[Fiumara Grande#Porto Romano|Porto Romano]] 41°44.697'N, 012°15.047'E

Porto Romano is the first basin 600 metres upriver on the N bank. The full service ‘marina’ offers 200 berths for yachts up to 30 metres, including a transit quay for which can take yachts of up to 50 metres (depending on draught). Depths in the basin are 3.0 - 4.0 meters. The basin offers good security. Water and electricity at all berths. Toilets and showers. Clubhouse. Telephone and TV connections possible. Fuel quay (0830 - 1930). Travel left (70 T). Mobile crane (25 T). All mechanical, electrical and hull repairs. Hardstanding and indoor storage. Internet. Typical price for 14-metre yacht (December 2010): Euros 76 - Euros 49 depending on the season.

[email protected]; Tel: +39 (06) 650 2651; Fax: +39 (06) 652 2724; Mob: +39 (3476) 341 5650; VHF channel 73
Address: PO Box, 309 /Via Costalunga 21/23, 00054 Fiumicino , Roma, Italy
Prices: For the latest prices see [XXX Price Listing]

Darsena Netter

Darsena Netter/wiki/Fiumara_Grande#Darsena_Netter
Service icon Darsena Netter [[Fiumara Grande#Darsena Netter|Darsena Netter]] 41°44.810'N, 012°15.384'E

The basin of Darsena Netter is the second basin, 800 metres upriver on the N bank. The yard of Cantieri Netter here offers 70 berths for yachts up to 35 metres. Depths at the entrance are 4.0 metres and in the basin 2.6 - 3.0 metres. Yachts can also raft up to three deep on the pontoon in the river outside the entrance. Water and electricity at some berths in the basin. Toilets and showers. Fuel by tanker. Slipway (up to 120 T). Travel lift (30 T). All mechanical, electrical and hull repairs. Hardstanding and indoor storage. If you want to come out of the office time, you must book by mail before you arrive. Otherwise the guard forbid to moore. He is very strong!

[email protected]; Tel: +39 (06) 652 1966; Fax: +39 (06) 658 1615; VHF channel XX

Canados International

Canados International/wiki/Fiumara_Grande#Canados_International
Service icon Canados International [[Fiumara Grande#Canados International|Canados International]] 41°44.523'N, 012°14.523'E

The small basin of Canados International is 700 metres upriver on the S bank. Smaller than the other two yards, it offers just 25 berths for yachts up to 36 metres. Telephone prior to attempting entry. Open Monday - Friday (0830 - 1700) only. Depths in the basin 3.9 metres. Fuel by tanker. Slipway. Travel lift (280 T). Mobile crane (20 T). All mechanical, electrical and hull repairs. Hardstanding and indoor storage. No electricity and water from hose only.

[email protected]; Tel: +39 (06) 8837 94 94; Fax: +39 (06) 8837 94 95; VHF channel XX




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Good provisions in the town of Fiumicino, but a long walk of two miles.

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Most visitors to Fiumare Grande, if not in need of major repairs, come here in order to visit the tourist attractions of Rome (for which even a stay of a month would be inadequate to do full justice). Depending on the time available, a ‘must see’ itinerary would have to take in the Vatican Museum (including the spectacular Sistine Chapel), St Peter’s Basilica, the Coliseum and the Forum Romanum, the last architectural vestiges of Rome’s imperial greatness. With more time, equally unmissable are the world-famous Musei Capitolini and Museo Nazionale Romano, the Castello St Angelo near the Vatican and the 2nd century AD Pantheon (which still boasts the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome as well as the tomb of Raphael). Those who are keen on beautiful churches should take in the Chiesa di Jesu, HQ church of the Jesuits, the wonderful Byzantine mosaics in the church of SS Cosma e Damiano, the sumptuous Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, 4th and 5th century respectively, and the small Basilica di San Pietro in Vinicoli (St Peter in Chains), which contains the chains believed to have confined St Peter as well as the unfinished tomb of Pope Julius II by Michelangelo. Further afield, the famous Catacombs, where generations of Christian martyrs were interred, the Villa d’Este and the Villa Adriana at Tivoli, built for the emperor Hadrian in 134 AD, are worth half a day each. Finally, an attraction closer to home is the remarkably well-preserved remains of Ostia, the ancient port of Rome, preserved until the early 20th century under several metres of silt following Tiber floods in antiquity.

Forum Romanum
Capitoline Hill and museum
Pieta by Michelangelo, St Peter’s
Vatican Museum
Pantheon (2nd century AD
Dying Gaul, Musei Capitolini
Sarcophagus, Museo Nazionale Roman
Mosaic, Ostia Antica


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