Laguna di Marano

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Laguna di Marano
45°42.848'N, 013°08.773'E Chart icon.png
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The beautiful landscape of the Laguna di Marano
The Laguna di Marano (Marano lagoon) lies at the northern end of the Adriatic sea between the harbors of Venice and Trieste in Italy. At its western end is the entrance channel and port of Lignano and at its eastern end the entrance and commercial harbour of Porto Buso. Unlike that of Venice, the lagoon is a largely unspoiled and peaceful sanctuary for a wide variety of migratory birds and rich in marine life. Traditional fishermen’s shelters, constructed of reeds, line the banks of its channels and large parts of its salt and freshwater marshes are a designated nature reserve. Although most of the lagoon is relatively shallow, yachts can navigate most of its channels with care and find berths in a total of six small to medium-sized marinas around its shores and in the rivers which drain into the lagoon. Working clockwise around the lagoon from Lignano, the marinas are as follows: Marina Punta Gabbiani, Marina Aprilia Marittima, Marina Capo Nord, Portomaran - Marano Lagunare, Marina Sant’Andrea and Marina San Giorgio. The last two are up the channel of the river Como at the NE end of the lagoon.
The charming old port of Marano Lagunare at the head of the lagoon

Charts

British Admiralty
204
1471
Italian
924
235
39

Weather

During the summer months, the prevailing winds in the Adriatic are light to moderate coastal sea breezes. 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. Fog is a further hazard often encountered in the lagoon of Venice, especially in the early and late season.

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

Passages

See Aegean to West Mediterranean Passages.

Islands

  • Isola de Martignano
  • Isola di Sant’Andrea
  • Isola di Porto Buso

Communication

Add here VHF channel for coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

The lagoon may be entered either via the entrance of Porto Lignano/wiki/Laguna_di_Marano#Porto_LignanoWorld icon.png Porto Lignano [[Laguna di Marano#Porto Lignano|Porto Lignano]] 45°41.996'N, 013°09.459'E , the main westernmost entrance or, in the case of the last two marinas, the entrance of Porto Buso/wiki/Laguna_di_Marano#Porto_BusoWorld icon.png Porto Buso [[Laguna di Marano#Porto Buso|Porto Buso]] 45°42.933'N, 013°14.923'E .

The entrance of Porto Lignano lies immediately E of the peninsula of Lignano Sabbiadoro, between it and the low island of Isola di Martignano. Dangerous sandbanks extend offshore for over a mile on either side of the entrance and the safe water between the banks (which shift constantly) is marked by a red and white fairway buoy situated about 1.5 miles SSE of the channel. Yachts entering should pass within 50 metres of the buoy, which is moved to reflect the shifts, before turning on a course of c. 355 degrees to cross the bar and pick up the channel, which is marked with wooden posts (white to starboard and red to port). Depths in the channel are around 6.0 metres, but can be as little as 2.5 metres over the bar. An entry should therefore only be attempted close to high water and on a rising tide and never in strong onshore winds. Porto Lignano is the best entrance for access to Marina Punta Gabbiani, Marina Aprilia Marittima, Marina Capo Nord and Portomaran - Marano Lagunare. A yacht will experience minimum depths of 3.0 metres up the channel as far as Marina Punta Gabbiani, Marina Aprilia Marittima and Marina Capo Nord, but as little as 2.0 metres in the channel to Portomaran.

The entrance of Porto Buso lies four miles E of Porto Lignano, between the islands of Isola di Sant’Andrea and Isola di Porto Buso. The channel is protected by two long breakwaters nearly a mile long and is dredged to a depth of 7.5 metres. Access is therefore possible at all states of tide and in all conditions. As such, the Porto Buso entrance is a safer point of access to the lagoon in heavy weather. A yacht will experience depths of 6.5 - 7.0 metres up the river Como as far as Marina Sant’Andrea and 4.0 - 5.0 metres as far as Marina San Giorgio.

Berthing

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

There are seven berthing options in the lagoon:

Marina Punta Gabbiani

Marina Punta Gabbiani/wiki/Laguna_di_Marano#.5B.5BMarina_Punta_Gabbiani.5D.5D
300 berths for yachts up to 25 metres in depths of 2.0 - 3.0 metres.

Marina Aprilia Marittima

Marina Aprilia Marittima/wiki/Laguna_di_Marano#.5B.5BMarina_Aprilia_Marittima.5D.5D
650 berths for yachts up to 20 metres in depths of 2.0 - 3.0 metres.

Marina Capo Nord

Marina Capo Nord/wiki/Laguna_di_Marano#.5B.5BMarina_Capo_Nord.5D.5D
682 berths for yachts up to 20 metres in depths of 2.8 - 3.5 metres.

Portomaran - Marano Lagunare

Portomaran - Marano Lagunare/wiki/Laguna_di_Marano#.5B.5BPortomaran_-_Marano_Lagunare.5D.5D
398 berths for yachts up to 17 metres in depths of 2.0 - 3.0 metres.

Marina Sant’Andrea

Marina Sant’Andrea/wiki/Laguna_di_Marano#.5B.5BMarina_Sant.E2.80.99Andrea.5D.5D
252 berths for yachts up to 30 metres in depths of 6.5 - 7.0 metres.

Marina San Giorgio

Marina San Giorgio/wiki/Laguna_di_Marano#.5B.5BMarina_San_Giorgio.5D.5D
300 berths for yachts up to 25 metres in depths of 3.5 - 5.0 metres.

Cervignano del Friuli

Cervignano del Friuli/wiki/Laguna_di_Marano#.5B.5BCervignano_del_Friuli.5D.5D
Marina is up the Fiume (river) Aussa in the Cantiere Nautico Simionato Giovanni. 40 berths for yachts up to 16 metres in depths of 2.0 - 2.5 metres and 100 places on the hard. -- s/v Seatern 05:25, 9 October 2013 (BST)

Anchorages

Yachts can anchor, with care, anywhere in the lagoon providing they do not obstruct the channels.

Note: Fore and aft anchors are necessary to avoid swinging into the channel with the tides.

Amenities

Facilities
Water In Marina Punta Gabbiani, Marina Aprilia Marittima, Marina Capo Nord, Portomaran - Marano Lagunare, Marina Sant’Andrea, Marina San Giorgio, and Cervignano del Friuli
Electricity In Marina Punta Gabbiani, Marina Aprilia Marittima, Marina Capo Nord, Portomaran - Marano Lagunare, Marina Sant’Andrea, Marina San Giorgio, and Cervignano del Friuli
Toilets In Marina Punta Gabbiani, Marina Aprilia Marittima, Marina Capo Nord, Portomaran - Marano Lagunare, Marina Sant’Andrea, Marina San Giorgio, and Cervignano del Friuli
Showers In Marina Punta Gabbiani, Marina Aprilia Marittima, Marina Capo Nord, Portomaran - Marano Lagunare, Marina Sant’Andrea, Marina San Giorgio, and Cervignano del Friuli
Laundry In Marina Aprilia Marittima, Marina Capo Nord, and Marina Sant’Andrea
Garbage Bins in Marina Punta Gabbiani, Marina Aprilia Marittima, Marina Capo Nord, Portomaran - Marano Lagunare, Marina Sant’Andrea, Marina San Giorgio, and Cervignano del Friuli
Supplies
Fuel Station in Marina Aprilia Marittima, Marina Capo Nord, and Marina San Giorgio
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers In Marina Punta Gabbiani, and Marina Sant’Andrea
Services
Repairs
  • Marina Punta Gabbiani - Berthing assistance available on request. Berths are on seven pontoons protected from E by a long embankment. All berths have mooring posts for four-point mooring
  • Marina Aprilia Marittima - Boatyard. Slipway. Travel lift (60 T). Fixed (15 T) and mobile (12 T)cranes. Hardstanding. Engine, electrical and electronic repairs. Wood, steel, and fiberglass hull repairs. Paintworks. Carpentry. Upholstery. Sail repairs. Divers
  • Marina Capo Nord - Boatyard of Cantieri di Aprilia. Slipway. Travel lift (60 T). Fixed (10 T) and mobile (15 T) cranes. Hardstanding. Engine, electrical and electronic repairs. Wood, steel and fiberglass hull repairs. Paintworks. Carpentry. Upholstery. Sail repairs. Divers
  • Marina Sant’Andrea - Boatyard. Slipway. Travel lift (115 T). Mobile (70 T) crane. Hardstanding. Engine, electrical and electronic repairs. Wood, steel, and fiberglass hull repairs. Anticorrosive treatments and paintworks. Carpentry. Sail repairs. Rig service and maintenance of deck equipment
  • Marina San Giorgio - Boatyard. Slipway. Travel lift (140 T). Mobile (20 T) crane. Hardstanding. Engine, electrical and electronic repairs. Wood, steel fiberglass, and hull repairs. Paintworks
  • Cervignano del Friuli - Mobile crane (max 25 tonnes), Hard standing for 200 yachts, 40 moorings. Covered winter storage. Minor repairs. Inside the boatyard, there are two marine specialized firms: B.W. 360° snc di Bocin Massimo e Cao Emanuele and Yach Yard di Bartiling Reinhart
Internet WiFi in Marina Punta Gabbiani, and Marina Capo Nord
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Rental outlets in Lignano Sabbiadoro

Provisioning

Minimarket in Portomaran - Marano Lagunare.

Eating out

Restaurant in Marina Punta Gabbiani, Marina Aprilia Marittima, Marina Capo Nord, Portomaran - Marano Lagunare, Marina Sant’Andrea, Marina San Giorgio


Transportation

List transportation (local and/or international.)

Tourism

History

Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

While the town of Lignano Sabbiadoro has the beaches, the other ports in the Marano lagoon have the beautiful landscape and abundant wildlife of the lagoon surrounding them. The charming old port of Marano Lagunare at the head of the lagoon is well worth a visit. For details of walking trails and other attractions in the lagoon, click on the link below to the website of the two natural reserves in the lagoon. For information about the port of Marano Lagunare click on link to municipal website.

Traditional fishermen’s shelters
Walkway through the lagoon
Wildlife abounds in the lagoon

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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  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 18:18, 28 January 2011 (UTC)



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