Venice - Portegrandi

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The district of Portegrandi on the NE side of the lagoon

The purpose-built marina and residential development of Portegrandi is situated at the NE end of the Venetian Lagoon, three miles inland along a winding canal which passes en route the islands of Burano and Torcello. Developed on the site of a historic village, the development will eventually include 90 luxury apartments, a 300 berth marina with clubhouse, leisure complex with swimming pool and a 115-room hotel. The marina can accommodate yachts of up to 20 metres and has maximum depths of 3.4 meters.

The development of Portegrandi


British Admiralty


During the summer months, the prevailing winds in the Adriatic are light to moderate coastal sea breezes. 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. Fog is a further hazard often encountered in the lagoon of Venice, especially in the early and late season.

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)


See Aegean to West Mediterranean Passages.List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.


There are a total of 117 small islands in the lagoon, some inhabited but many of them little more than extensive mudbanks. The principal inhabited islands are as follows:


Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


The marina of Portegrandi is approached via Porto di Lido/wiki/Venice_-_Portegrandi#Porto_di_LidoWorld icon.png Porto di Lido [[Venice - Portegrandi#Porto di Lido|Porto di Lido]] 45°25.180'N, 012°26.000'E . The Porto di Lido is the principal (and busiest) entrance to the lagoon, giving the most direct access to Venice and Cavallino-Treporti. As the deepest channel with depths of over 10 metres, it is also the one used by ferries and large commercial vessels. The ends of the N and S breakwaters are identifiable by conspicuous black and white and red and white painted structures. A fairway beacon is situated around 2.5 miles SE of the entrance, from where a course of 300 degrees brings you safely through the entrance. The safe channel is also indicated by port and starboard markers. The channel is dredged to over 10.0 metres. Entry is best around slack water, since the tides can reach 4.0 knots at springs. In the entrance, keep to the N side of the channel and follow the NE channel, the Canale Treporti (marked with mooring posts) round Punta Sabbioni rather than the SW one which leads to Venice itself. After two miles, fork left into the Canale di Burano leaving the island of Burano to port and the island of Torcello to starboard, then take the Canale Borgognoni and finally Canale Silone. The marina is around three miles inland up the Canale Silone.


Yachts visiting Portegrandi have just one berthing option, the Marina di Portegrandi, which has room for a total of 300 vessels up to 20 metres. Click on link for details.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs


Port regulations prohibit anchoring anywhere in the lagoon of Venice, owing to a large number of electrical and other cables crisscrossing the lagoon bed.


Water In Marina di Portegrandi
Electricity In Marina di Portegrandi
Toilets In Marina di Portegrandi
Showers In Marina di Portegrandi
Laundry N/A (Not Available)
Garbage Bins at the marina
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs See Marina di Portegrandi for details
Internet N/A
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Provisions shops within the development of Portegrandi.

Eating out

Bars and restaurants in the development.


  • Marco Polo airport just N of Mestre has flights to most international destinations
  • Budget flights also from Treviso airport (30 km)
  • Ferries from Portegrande into Venice
  • Trains from Venice station to Rome, Milan, Florence and Padua and several European capitals
  • Ferries from Venice to several destinations in Greek islands and Croatia
  • Vaporetti (water buses) serving Venice and outlying islands


See Venice.


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)



See Italy.


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  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 15:03, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

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