Porto San Giorgio

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Porto San Giorgio
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Marina of Porto San Giorgio from SE

Porto San Giorgio is a large, purpose-built marina situated on the Adriatic coast of Italy around 18 miles NNW of the port of San Benedetto del Tronto and 10 miles SSE of the harbour of Civitanova Marche. The marina provides 800 berths for yachts of up to 50 metres in one of the best sheltered harbours along this coast.

Charts

British Admiralty
200
Italian
922
35

Weather

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. In the southern Adriatic, the “scirocco”, a S/SE wind blowing up from North Africa which can last for several days, is more common. Unlike the “bora”, which can arrive without warning, a “scirocco” tends to build in strength over 24-48 hours, sometimes reaching gale force (especially in winter).

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)

Passages

See Adriatic.

Islands

None.

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The marina is protected by a long breakwater oriented roughly N/S. The village behind the harbour is not very conspicuous and the marina breakwaters are the most obvious feature. Stay at least 200 metres offshore in the approach to avoid detached breakwaters that protect the beaches to N and S of the marina. The marina is entered from NNW between a line of green and red marker buoys. Depths in the entrance are around 5.0 - 5.5 metres. Entry is difficult in strong onshore winds.

Berthing

The Marina di Porto San Giorgiois the only option.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Anchorages

No anchoring is permitted in the marina.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

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

Repairs/Yards

Boatyard in the marina.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel station on the quay. Water and electricity on the pontoons of the marina.

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

The 13th century Rocca Tiepolo
Villa Bonaparte, Porto San Giorgio

The town of Porto San Giorgio contains a couple of attractions, a large 13th century fortress, the Rocca Tiepolo, now used as a cultural centre, and the Villa Bonaparte, an early 19th century villa constructed for Girolame Bonaparte, the emperor’s youngest brother, who lived in the town from 1829-1831.

Grocery & Supply Stores

  • Several provisions shops in the town of Porto San Giorgio.

Eateries

  • Bar and café in the marina.
  • Restaurant in the marina.
  • Numerous other restaurants in the town.

Internet/WiFi

None.

Laundry

None.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

Several rental outlets in the town.

Garbage Disposal

Bins around the marina.

Transportation

  • Buses to most local destinations from the town.
  • Railway station with connections to most destinations.
  • Airport at Falconara (Ancona) 60 kms away.

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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Verified by

Date of member's last visit to Porto San Giorgio and this page's details validated:

  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 18:45, 5 January 2011 (UTC)



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