Stazzo

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Stazzo, Sicily, Italy

Stazzo
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The small harbour of Stazzo

The small harbour of Stazzo lies 10 miles north of Catania and 6 miles south of Riposto in Sicily. In summer four pontoons are installed inside the breakwater, creating berths for up to 150 small yachts (maximum 10.0 metres). Shelter in the harbour is adequate in settled weather, but strong winds from E round to SW send in a swell. The harbour is untenable in strong southerlies.

Charts

Admiralty
1941 - Capo Passero to Capo Colonne
1018 - Approach to Stretto Messina
Italian
918

Weather

Prevailing winds on the east coast of Sicily are NE during the summer. During spring and winter winds are often from SE and W in addition to NE. Strong SE winds can make several of the harbours along this coast uncomfortable and even untenable.

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

Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Islands

None.

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The harbour of Stazzo lies under steep cliffs and is not easy to identify until close in, when the outer breakwater is clearly visible. Night entry is not advised as the harbour is unlit. There are several rocky outcrops on the west side of the harbour which restrict movement around the pontoons.

Berthing

Stazzo harbour provides berths for up to 150 vessels on the four pontoons (summer only). Maximum length 10.0 metres. Depths in the harbour range from 5.0 to 12.0 metres. There are a total of 10 water and electricity points on the pontoons. Toilets. Mobile crane (30T) and slipway.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

None.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

None.

Repairs/Yards

None.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

No fuel berth. Water and electricity on the pontoons in the summer.

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

The village of Stazzo is a peaceful spot, with an active fishing fleet. Lava flows from an eruption of Mount Etna in 1329 have created a fringe of black rocks jutting out into the harbour. The town of Acireale six kilometres to the south has some lovely baroque buildings and churches.

Grocery & Supply Stores

Several provisions shops in the village.

Eateries

Bars and restaurants in the village.

Internet/WiFi

No.

Laundry

None.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

Garbage Disposal

?

Transportation

Transportation (local and/or international)

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

List links external to the wiki such as in Wikepedia.

References & Publications

See Italy.

Comments

We welcome users' contributions to the Wiki. Please click on Comments to view other users' comments, add your own personal experiences or recommend any changes to this page following your visit.

Verified by

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

  • Information based on internet research (please update if you visit) --Athene of Lymington 10:59, 17 August 2010 (UTC)



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