Italian coast of the Gulf of Venice

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WorldMediterraneanItalyItalian coast of the Gulf of Venice
Italian coast of the Gulf of Venice
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The northern Adriatic Coast of Italy, comprising the long stretch of shallow lagoons and indented coast between the Po Delta then the ports of Venice and Trieste, has more harbours and marinas per mile than any other part of the Italian peninsula and thus merits its own section. Nothing, of course, rivals the experience of sailing into the lagoon of Venice in one's own yacht, but the whole coastline is a rewarding cruising ground, with spectacular birdlife and some of the most beautiful landscapes to be found anywhere in the Mediterranean. However, the area has some of the highest tides in the Mediterranean, which can be an important factor in the approaches to some of the harbours, is prone to fog at times and can experience vicious and unpredictable thunderstorms, especially during the late Summer. Also, this part of the coast two additional hazards for cruisers to contend with: firstly it is mostly shallow and many of the harbours have depths at the entrance of between 3.0 and 5.0 metres, which means they cannot be entered or exited in strong onshore winds; secondly, the Italian appetite for seafood means that large stretches of the coast are littered with lobster pots and mussel rafts. A night passage along this coast - especially under motor - would be courting disaster unless at least five miles offshore.

Charts

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Weather

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Passages

List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Ports and Anchorages

Principal ports from west to east, as far as the border with Slovenia, are:

Venice to Trieste Ports & Anchorages
Venetian Lagoon Venetian Lagoon /wiki/Venetian_Lagoon Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Venice Venice /wiki/Venice Port of entry icon – port of entry |Marina icon – marina |
Venice - Chioggia Venice - Chioggia /wiki/Venice_-_Chioggia Island icon – island |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |
Venice - Central Venice - Central /wiki/Venice_-_Central Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |
Venice - Mestre Venice - Mestre /wiki/Venice_-_Mestre Marina icon – marina |
Venice - Cavallino-Treporti Venice - Cavallino-Treporti /wiki/Venice_-_Cavallino-Treporti Marina icon – marina |
Venice - Portegrandi Venice - Portegrandi /wiki/Venice_-_Portegrandi Marina icon – marina |
Venice - Piave Vecchia Venice - Piave Vecchia /wiki/Venice_-_Piave_Vecchia Marina icon – marina |
Cortellazzo Cortellazzo /wiki/Cortellazzo Marina icon – marina |
Porto Santa Margherita Porto Santa Margherita /wiki/Porto_Santa_Margherita Marina icon – marina |
Portobaseleghe Portobaseleghe /wiki/Portobaseleghe Marina icon – marina |
Lignano Riviera Lignano Riviera /wiki/Lignano_Riviera Marina icon – marina |
Lignano Lignano /wiki/Lignano Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Laguna di Marano Laguna di Marano /wiki/Laguna_di_Marano Island icon – island |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Grado Grado /wiki/Grado Island icon – island |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Monfalcone Monfalcone /wiki/Monfalcone Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Sistiana Sistiana /wiki/Sistiana Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
Grignano Grignano /wiki/Grignano Harbour icon – harbour |
Trieste Trieste /wiki/Trieste Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |
Muggia Muggia /wiki/Muggia Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |
Porto San Rocco Porto San Rocco /wiki/Porto_San_Rocco Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |
Key to symbols: |Island icon – island |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage ||

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