Lignano Riviera

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Lignano Riviera, Italy

Lignano Riviera
45°38.68′N, 13°5.94′E Chart icon.png
Lignano Riviera on the Tagliamento river

The Lignano Riviera describes the stretch of Adriatic coastline between the entrance to the Tagliamento river 37 miles NE of Venice and the entrance to the Laguna di Marano at the port of Lignano five miles further NE. In this section it refers to the berths in the river Tagliamento itself, which is accessed via a shallow channel with minimum depths of 2.7 metres, albeit subject to silting in winter storms. It is wise to check the current depths before attempting to enter, especially in early season or after severe storms, as sandbanks can form after winter floods or onshore gales. Under no circumstances should the entrance be attempted in strong onshore winds. Yachts of moderate draft which enter the river have a choice of two marinas, the Marina Uno and Marina Punta Verde, which have a total of 690 berths for yachts up to 20 metres in depths of 2.0 - 3.0 metres.


British Admiralty


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. 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 (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)




Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


The entrance to the river Tagliamento lies at World icon.png 45°38.33′N, 13°06.43′E. The entrance is prone to silting and depths are currently (January 2011) around 2.7 - 3.0 metres at low water. Entry should therefore only be attempted close to high water and on a rising tide and never in strong onshore winds. Access is along a 600-metre channel marked with pairs of marker posts. For access to the marinas, see respective entries.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

There are two berthing options in the river:

  • Marina Uno with 420 berths for yachts up to 18 metres in depths of 2.0 - 3.0 metres, and
  • Marina Punta Verde further upstream with 270 berths for yachts up to 20 metres in similar depths of 2.0 - 3.0 metres.

Click on the appropriate link for details.


Anchoring in the river is prohibited.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

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


See marina entries for details.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel station in Marina Uno. None in Marina Punta Verde.

Things to do Ashore


The main attractions of the area are the beaches on the Adriatic coast and a golf club, but there is little else.

Grocery & Supply Stores

Minimarket in Marina Punta Verde.


Restaurants and bars near both marinas.


At Marina Punta Verde.



Motorbike & Car Rentals

Rental outlets in Lignano (5 km).

Garbage Disposal

Bins at the marinas.


List transportation (local and/or international.)

Routes/Passages To/From

List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.


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


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


References & Publications

See Italy.


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  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 17:26, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

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