Fossacesia

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Fossacesia
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Marina del Sole at Fossacesia

The purpose-built basin of Marina del Sole is situated four kilometers E of the town of Fossacesia on the Adriatic coast of Italy, 10 miles SE of the port of Ortona and a similar distance NW of the harbour of Porto di Vasto. Within the basin the Marina del Sole has been established and provides just over 400 berths for smaller yachts of up to 12.0 metres.

Charts

British Admiralty
200
Italian
922
33

Weather

During the summer months the prevailing winds in the Adriatic are light to moderate coastal seabreezes. In spring and autumn, northerly winds are more frequent and can quickly rise to near gale force, especially in the northern Adriatic, where the much-feared “bora” is caused by high pressure over the mountains to the NE coupled with low pressure over southern Italy. Fortunately, the fiercest “bora” is normally to be expected in the winter months. Thunderstorms are occasionally experienced in spring and especially autumn and can be accompanied by violent winds of gale force and above. Luckily they are rarely long-lasting. In the southern Adriatic, the “scirocco”, a S/SE wind blowing up from North Africa which can last for several days, is more common. Unlike the “bora”, which can arrive without warning, a “scirocco” tends to build in strength over 24-48 hours, sometimes reaching gale force (especially in winter).

Sources for weather information:

  • 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 covering the Adriatic are broadcast from stations at Roma, Trieste, Kerkyra (Greece) and Split (Croatia)

Passages

See Adriatic.

Islands

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

There is little to distinguish Marina del Sole along the flat and rather featureless coast on either side. The short stubby breakwaters are apparent when close in. The basin is entered from NNW. The entrance is prone to silting and it would be wise to check the current depths before attempting to enter. Depths once in the basin are 2.5 - 2.9 metres.

Berthing

In Marina del Sole.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Anchorages

None.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

Submit addresses and contact details of marine related businesses that are of interest to cruisers.

Repairs/Yards

In Marina del Sole.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel station in the basin. Water and electricity at all berths.

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

Marina del Sole at Fossacesia

Grocery & Supply Stores

In the town of Fossacesia (4 kms).

Eateries

In the town of Fossacesia (4 kms).

Internet/WiFi

None.

Laundry

None.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

Rental outlets in the town of Fossacesia (4 kms).

Garbage Disposal

Bins in the marina.

Transportation

  • Buses to most local destinations from Fossacesia.
  • Railway station at the Marina del Sole with connections to most destinations.

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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Verified by

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

  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 16:24, 4 January 2011 (UTC)



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