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The port of Senegallia is situated on the Adriatic coast of Italy around 14 miles NW of the port of Ancona and 12 miles SE of the harbour of Fano. The port, like many along this coast, was once entered via a canalized river, which is however now unused and closed to navigation due to silting. A separate entrance now leads to the three basins of the harbour immediately NW of the river mouth. The largest of the basins contains a relatively new, 300-berth marina which can accommodate yachts up to 18.0 metres.


British Admiralty


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)


See Adriatic.




Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


The entrance to Senigallia Marina lies 150 metres NW of the entrance to the canal, with which it must not be confused. An extension of the W training wall of the canal curves round to protect the marina, which is entered from NW through two smaller outer basins. Depths in the entrance are ?? metres and in the marina itself ?? metres.

Note: along this stretch of the Adriatic coast tidal ranges can exceed 1.0 metre at springs, so judging the tides right can make a significant difference to safe access in most of the shallower harbours.


The only option for visiting yachts is to berth in the marina, which is located in the third and largest of the basins from the entrance and is managed by the local Gestiport. There are 300 berths, of which 30 are reserved for vessels in transit. Maximum length 18.0 metres. Berthing is on four long piers or around the quays. Go stern or bow to where directed, using the laid lines provided. Water and electricity is available and included in the mooring price. Price (July 2013): 40 euro per night for a 12 metre yacht.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

  • Gestiport S.p.a. - Piazza Roma, 1 - 60019 Senugallia (AN) - Tel./Fax +39 071.7929669


No anchoring is permitted in the harbour.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

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


  • Travel lift (40T)
  • Some engine, electrical and electronic repairs.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel station on the quay
In the marina
In the marina

Things to do Ashore

The Rocca Roveresca
Town hall, Senigallia


The town is one of the leading beach resorts along the Adriatic coast, with umbrella-strewn beaches extending for kilometres in either direction from the marina. The town has a long history and its architectural attractions include an imposing fortress defending the sea approaches, the Fortress Rocca Roveresca, several Renaissance palazzos and a 16th century town hall. A more recent attraction is the Rotonda a Mare, a restored pier once used as a concert hall and now an exhibition and conference centre.

Grocery & Supply Stores



None in the marina. Local internet cafes in the town.


Motorbike & Car Rentals

Garbage Disposal

In the marina.


List transportation (local and/or international.)


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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