Pozzallo

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Pozzallo, Sicily, Italy

Pozzallo
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Pozzalo harbour (Porto Piccolo)

The harbour of Pozzallo lies on the south coast of Sicily, eighteen miles west of Porto Palo at the SE tip of the island. An outer harbour caters primarily for commercial vessels and its quays are too high for all but very large yachts. More suitable berths are to be found in the Porto Piccolo just north of the commercial harbour, where there are 150 berths for vessels up to 25 metres. The entrance here is, however, prone to silting and it is wise to check the current depths before attempting to enter.

Charts

British Admiralty
2123 - Capo Granitola to Capo Passero
Italian
917 - Da Capo Rassello ad Augusta e Isole Maltesi

Weather

The prevailing wind on the south coast of Sicily during the summer is a SW seabreeze, which rarely gets up much above force 4-5. Most of the harbours along the south coast are liable to swell in strong southerly winds which are, however, rare outside the winter months.

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

Passages

List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Islands

None.

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

Entry to Porto Piccolo is from the NE. The narrow entrance lies at the northern end of the east breakwater of the commercial harbour. Stay to the port side of the entrance, where the deeper water is to be found. Depths in the entrance are 1.5 - 2.5 metres and in the harbour 2.5 - 3.5 metres.

Berthing

Berths along the quays are reserved for fishing vessels. Yachts berth wherever there is space on one of the three long pontoons, which are managed by Nautica Serra and the Lega Navale. Laid moorings at all berths.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

In settled weather, anchor off the beach NE of Porto Piccolo. Good holding in sand.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

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

Repairs/Yards

Slipway and travel lift (250T). Basic engine and electrical repairs can be undertaken. Wood and GRP repairs. Divers.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel station in the commercial harbour. Water on the pontoons in Porto Piccolo. No electricity.

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

Two good Blue Flag beaches near the town. The 15th century Cabrera Tower on the waterfront is a national monument and features on the town coat of arms.

Grocery & Supply Stores

Provisions in the town.

Eateries

Numerous trattorias and bars in the town.

Internet/WiFi

None.

Laundry

None.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

Rental outlets in the town

Garbage Disposal

Bins near the Porto Piccolo.

Transportation

  • High-speed catamaran service to Valletta.

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 Pozzallo and this page's details validated:

  • Information compiled from web research and accounts by yachtsmen (please update if possible) --Athene of Lymington 17:09, 27 October 2010 (UTC)


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