Porto San Rocco

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Porto San Rocco, Italy

Porto San Rocco
45°36.6′N, 13°45.15′E Chart icon.png
Porto San Rocco from the NW
Porto San Rocco from NW

Porto San Rocco is a purpose-built marina and leisure development on the S side of the Gulf of Trieste, just over a mile SW of the main commercial harbour of Trieste and half a mile W of the picturesque harbour of Muggia. The marina is the last suitable port of call in Italy before the border with Slovenia. Like its near neighbour, Muggia, Porto San Rocco is part of the only narrow strip of Istria that is still Italian territory following the extensive redrawing of national borders at the end of World War II. Its harbour, developed in conjunction with Camper & Nicholsons, provides berthing for up to 525 yachts of up to 60 metres. In addition to providing all the services expected of a full-service marina, the harbour is also a useful base for a visit to the town of Muggia 15 minutes walk to the east along the coast.


British Admiralty 204, 1471

Italian charts 924, 39, 238, 239


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 (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 covering the Adriatic are broadcast from stations at Roma, Trieste, Kerkyra (Greece) and Split (Croatia).


List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.




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There are no hazards in the approach to Porto San Rocco, other than shipping traffic entering or leaving the port of Trieste. The breakwaters of the harbour and the apartment blocks behind are identifiable from some distance off. The harbour is entered from ESE. Depths in the entrance are 9.0 - 10.0 metres. Shelter is good in all conditions.


Inside the marina yachts berth on 11 pontoons and associated quays in depths of 4.5 - 15.0 metres. Click on link to Marina Porto San Rocco for details.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

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


See marina entry for details.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

See marina entry for details.

Tourism and Things to do Ashore


The harbour of Porto San Rocco, while not unattractive, is surrounded by modern development. However, the town of Muggia a short walk to the E is a delightful jumble of pastel-coloured Venetian-style houses and narrow alleyways converging on a typically Venetian main square and Gothic cathedral with a characteristic belltower. The centre of Muggia is fully pedestrianised and easy to explore on foot. The little Romanesque basilica of Santa Maria Assunta contains some interesting frescoes from the 14th-15th centuries. On the outskirts of the old town are the remnants of mediaeval walls and a restored 14th century castle (now a private dwelling).

The picturesque waterfont of Muggia
The Gothic cathedral of Muggia

Grocery & Supply Stores

  • Minimarket in the marina
  • More provisions shops in the town of Muggia, a short walk from the harbour


Several bars and restaurants around the marina.


In the marina.


In the marina.

Motorbike & Car Rentals


Garbage Disposal

Bins around the marina.


Buses into Trieste.

Cruiser’s Friends

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)


List links external to the wiki such as in Wikepedia.

References & Publications

See Italy.


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  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 17:56, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

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