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Loano, Italy

44°08.15′N, 08°16.17′E Chart icon.png
Loano Marina

Loano is a resort town on the coast of Liguria in Italy, 25 miles SW of Savona. In recent years the town’s harbour has been completely restructured as a modern marina with over 800 berths, including 100 for yachts in transit. For details of the marina, see link below.


British Admiralty
1998 - Nice to Livorno, including Gulf of Genoa.


The prevailing winds along the western part of the Ligurian coast during the summer are a SW or SE seabreeze, which rarely gets up much above force 4-5. Along the eastern part of the coast, the winds tend to come more from W or NW and are again usually little more than moderate. While infrequent, gales are not unknown during the spring and early summer and are typically caused by depressions further west in the Golfe du Lion which bring strong N winds as they move further E. In winter, the tramontana, a strong N wind off the Alps, is more frequent, although the libecchio is a strong SW wind that can affect the whole of the Ligurian coast and blow for several days, causing heavy seas.

Sources for weather forecasts:

  • 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 are broadcast from stations at La Garde (Toulon), Roma and Cagliari (Sardinia)




Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


See Loano Marina entry for details.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs


It is possible to anchor off in 4.0 - 5.0 metres to the N or S of the harbour, depending on wind direction, but only in settled weather (and certainly not with strong onshore winds).

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

In Loano Marina.


In Loano Marina.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

In Loano Marina.

Things to do Ashore


The old town of Loano has some attractive 15th century architecture, including a town hall with a Roman mosaic floor. The palm-lined beachfront is a pleasant place to stroll on a hot summer’s day.

The beachfront promenade at Loano

Grocery & Supply Stores

Numerous provisions shops in the town (about a mile from the marina).


Bars and restaurants on the waterfront. More in the town.


In Loano Marina.


In Loano Marina.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

Rental outlets in the town.

Garbage Disposal

In Loano Marina.


Transportation (local and/or international)

Routes/Passages To/From

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

  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible) --Athene of Lymington 15:29, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

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