Livorno

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Livorno
Port of Entry
43°32.749'N, 010°17.388'E Chart icon.png
lat=43.54581 | lon=10.2898 | zoom=14 | y
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Livorno harbour from the E

Charts

British Admiralty
1998 - Nice to Livorno
Italian
909
4
120

Weather

The prevailing winds along the Tuscan coast are from NW or W and are mostly moderate, rarely rising above force 5. Close inshore, a yacht will often encounter SE or even S winds, especially around the offshore islands, or long periods of calm. A depression passing to the N along the line of the Alps will sometimes cause a libeccio, a strong SW wind that occasionally reaches gale force and causes a heavy swell. In winter, the tramontana is a very strong N or NE wind that blows down off the Alps and can affect most of the NW coast of Italy.

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)

Passages

See Mediterranean.

Islands

Communication

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

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The main hazard in the approach is the reef of Secche della Meloria two miles offshore, over which depths shoal to less than a metre. The shoal is marked by light towers at the N and S extremity and an E cardinal mark on the inshore side. The entrance to Livorno is protected by two detached breakwaters and access is either from WSW through the southern entrance (depths of 9.0 - 10.0 metres) or from due N through the northern entrance (depths of 6.0 - 7.0 metres). If entering from N, take care to keep to the centre of the channel to avoid the shoal areas to either side.

Entrance

Livorno is a port of entry for Italy. For details see Entrance: Italy.

Berthing

Yachts avoid the large commercial area of the port and use the marinas.

Yachts proceed through the outer harbour and into the inner basin, Porto Mediceo (entrance: World icon.png 43°33.1′N, 10°17.8′E), where there are 120 laid moorings on a long pontoon and on the quay which are administered by the Yacht Club Livorno Website. Try calling them on VHF channel 09 on arrival or moor at a convenient berth and visit the clubhouse opposite the pontoon. For advance reservations, telephone: +39 0586 896142 or e-mail: Email. Depths in the basin range from 3.0 - 4.0 metres. Maximum length 30 metres. Shelter is good in winds from all directions. Showers and toilets at the yacht club.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Pontoon in the Porto Mediceo

Port Livorno

Port Livorno/wiki/Livorno#Port_Livorno
Marina icon Port Livorno [[Livorno#Port Livorno|Port Livorno]] (Porto Mediceo) 43°32.953'N, 010°17.978'E
Port of Entry

Yachts proceed through the outer harbour and into the inner basin, Porto Mediceo where there are 120 laid moorings on a long pontoon and on the quay which are administered by the Yacht Club Livorno Website Yacht Club Livorno

nfo@yccm.it; Tel: +39 (0586) 896 142; Fax: +39 (0586) 764 553; VHF channels 11 & 16
Address: Viale Trieste, 57013 Rosignano, Solvay (LI), Italy

Anchorages

Porticciolo Nazario Saura

Porticciolo Nazario Saura/wiki/Livorno#Porticciolo_Nazario_Saura
Anchorage icon Porticciolo Nazario Saura [[Livorno#Porticciolo Nazario Saura|Porticciolo Nazario Saura]] 43°32.294'N, 010°17.917'E
In settled weather, a yacht can anchor off the small craft harbour of Porticciolo Nazario Saura at the S end of the outer harbour, and due E of the green starboard pillar marker. Depths here are 2.5 - 5.0 metres. The anchorage is too exposed in even moderate winds from NW round to S.

Amenities

Facilities
Water Some water on the pontoons (but not at every berth).
Electricity Electrical outlets on the pontoons (but not at every berth).
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry ?
Garbage Bins at the yacht club
Supplies
Fuel Fuel station on the quay at the S end of Porto Mediceo (0800 - 1200 and 1400 - 1900)
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Services
Repairs Slipway. Fixed crane at yacht club (15 T). Travel lift. Outdoor and indoor storage. Engine, electrical and electronic repairs. Wood, fiberglass and steel hull repairs. Sail repairs. Divers.
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Rental outlets in the town

Provisioning

Provisions shops in the town, a short walk away.

Eating out

Numerous restaurants and bars in the town.

Transportation

  • Domestic and international flights from Galileo Galilei airport (20 kilometers away)
  • Trains to Pisa and Rome
  • Ferries to Corsica and Sardinia

Tourism

Enough of ancient Livorno survives to make it an interesting walk around the canals extending from the harbour into the old town, where some of the city’s former merchant's houses still stand. The Fortezza Vecchia at the N end of Porto Mediceo was constructed in the 16th century on the orders of the Medici family, while the larger Fortezza Nuova was built some 60 years later on an island site amongst the town’s network of canals. Also of interest is the early 19 century Baroque church of S. Ferdinando and a renowned 17th century Monument to the Medici Grand Duke Ferdinando I, called the `Four Moors'.

Fortezza Vecc
Fortezza Nuova
Four Moors statue, Livorno

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

See Italy.

Comments

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  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible) --Athene of Lymington 15:06, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

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