Milazzo

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Milazzo
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Yachts in Milazzo harbour

The large commercial port of Milazzo lies around 25 miles west of the Straits of Messina at the root of the four miles long Capo di Milazzo which juts out from the NE coast of Sicily towards the Aeolian Islands. Today, although rather grimy and industrial, the harbour of Milazzo has three marinas with a total of 620 berths, providing a useful stop-off point for yachts cruising the N coast of Sicily or en route between the Aeolian Islands and the Straits of Messina.

Charts

British Admiralty
1976 - Capo di Bonifati to Capo San Vito
Italian
918

Weather

The prevailing winds around the Aeolian Islands during the summer tend to be from NW or NE, although in calm weather sea breezes can be encountered from any direction blowing onto and between the islands. While infrequent, gales are not unknown during the spring and early summer and careful forward planning is necessary as there are only two harbours which offer adequate shelter (and even then, not in strong southerlies). In winter, the gregale is a strong NE wind that can affect the whole of the island group and blow for several days.

Sources for weather forecasts:

  • 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 Roma, Cagliari (Sardinia) and Augusta (Sicily)

Passages

See Aegean to West Mediterranean Passages.

Islands

Communication

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

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

In the approach from N, the 16th century Spanish castle is conspicuous about one mile N of the harbour. From the S, the oil refinery about 1.5 miles SE is unmissable. Marina Poseidon and Porto Santa Maria Maggiore are both situated off the long sandy coast around a mile N of the commercial harbour, whereas Marina del Nettuno lies in the NW corner of the commercial harbour itself. All three marinas are well sheltered from N and W winds, but exposed to S and SE winds. With strong winds from this direction, Messina or even Reggio di Calabria on the mainland offer better protection.

Berthing

Yachts do not use the large commercial port.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Marina del Nettuno

Marina del Nettuno

Marina del Nettuno/wiki/Milazzo#Marina_del_Nettuno
Berth icon Marina del Nettuno [[Milazzo#Marina del Nettuno|Marina del Nettuno]] 38°13.117'N, 015°14.611'E

Marina del Nettuno lies in the NE corner of the commercial harbour and consists of five pontoons extending out from the quay and protected by a concrete wave break. Depths in the harbour entrance are 8.0 - 12.0 metres and at the pontoons 6.0 - 8.0 metres. The pontoons provide a total of 140 berths (including 14 for yachts in transit), most of them on finger pontoons, for vessels of a maximum length of 40 metres. Water and electricity are available at all berths (separate charge). Toilets and showers. Fuel station on the quay (24 hrs). Fixed crane (60 T). Travel lift (10 T). Most engine, electrical and hull repairs. Divers. Winter maintenance. Internet. Call on VHF channel 09 prior to entry or telephone +39 090.9281180.

Cost in October 2013: Euros 100 per night for 13 meters (--s/v Seatern 16:46, 11 September 2013 (BST)).

marinadelnettunomilazzo@gmail.com; Tel: +39 (90) 9281 180; Mob: +39 (389) 586 7236; Fax: +39 (90) 928 8982; VHF channel 09
Address: 4 Piazza Nastasi, Milazzo 98057, Sicily, Italy
Hours:
Porto Santa Maria Maggiore

Marina Santa Maria Maggiore

Marina Santa Maria Maggiore/wiki/Milazzo#Marina_Santa_Maria_Maggiore
Marina icon Marina Santa Maria Maggiore [[Milazzo#Marina Santa Maria Maggiore|Marina Santa Maria Maggiore]] 38°13.568'N, 015°14.664'E

Porto Santa Maria Maggiore is situated just over one mile N of the commercial harbour, off the beach of Vaccarella. Protected from N by a concrete L-shaped breakwater, the marina has three floating pontoons with a total of 320 berths for yachts up to 100 metres. Depths range from 3.0 - 25.0 metres. The marina is open to winds from S and SE. Water and electricity on the pontoons. Toilets and showers. Divers. Cost in October 2013: Euros 100 per night for 13 meters (--s/v Seatern

16:46, 11 September 2013 (BST)). Cost in October 2013: Euros 60 per night for 12 meters (--Stefvero).

info@portodimilazzo.it; Tel: +39 (90) 922 1002; Mob: +39 (348) 556 3215; VHF channel 15
Address: Lungomare Garibaldi Milazzo 98057, Sicily, Italy
Hours:
View of the marina

Marina Poseidon

Marina Poseidon/wiki/Milazzo#Marina_Poseidon
Marina icon Marina Poseidon [[Milazzo#Marina Poseidon|Marina Poseidon]] 38°13.739'N, 015°14.847'E

Marina Poseidon is situated just N of Porto Santa Maria Maggiore, in Poseidon Bay. Protected from NE by a breakwater, the marina has three floating pontoons with a total of 160 berths for yachts up to 35 metres. Depths range from 2.0 - 10.0 metres. The marina is open to winds from S and SE. Water and electricity on the pontoons. Toilets and showers. Fuel station on the quay (0800 - 2000). Mobile crane (60 T). Most engine, electrical and electronic repairs. Sail repairs. Divers.

Cost in October 2013: Euros 50 per night for 13 meters (--s/v Seatern 16:46, 11 September 2013 (BST)).

nfo@poseidonmarina.it; Tel: +39 (90) 922 2564; Mob: +39 (338) 313 1296; Fax: +39 (90) 922 2564; VHF channel 09
Address: Lungomare Garibaldi c.da vaccarella 1, 98057 Milazzo ME, Sicily, Italy
Hours:

Anchorages

In settled weather only, anchor in the bay of Milazzo off the beach. The holding is good in 8.0 - 12.0 metres in sand. Shelter is reasonable from W and NW.

Amenities

Facilities
Water At all marinas
Electricity At all marinas
Toilets In all marinas
Showers In all marinas
Laundry Marina del Nettuno can arrange
Garbage Bins at all marinas
Supplies
Fuel Fuel at Marina del Nettuno and Marina Poseidon
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Services
Repairs Most repairs can be organised through Marina del Nettuno or Marina Poseidon
Internet WiFi at Marina del Nettuno
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Several outlets in the town

Provisioning

Numerous provisions shops in the town.

Eating out

Restaurants close to all marinas.

Transportation

Tourism

History

Formerly known in ancient times as Mylae, its strategic position has made it the focus for several battles, notably between Romans and Carthaginians in 260 BC, the fleets of Octavian and Pompey in 36 BC and the forces of Garibaldi and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in 1860.

Places to Visit

Milazzo is not a particularly attractive spot, more a convenient stop-off. However, the 16th century castle is worth a visit.

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

  • Information compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 17:21, 17 November 2010 (UTC)



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