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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaItalyAdriatic Coast of ItalyFossacesia
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The purpose-built basin of Marina del Sole is situated four kilometers E of the town of Fossacesia on the Adriatic coast of Italy, 10 miles SE of the port of Ortona and a similar distance NW of the harbour of Porto di Vasto. Within the basin the Marina del Sole has been established and provides just over 400 berths for smaller yachts of up to 12.0 metres.


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. 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)


See Adriatic.



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

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


There is little to distinguish Marina del Sole along the flat and rather featureless coast on either side. The short stubby breakwaters are apparent when close in. The basin is entered from NNW. The entrance is prone to silting and it would be wise to check the current depths before attempting to enter. Depths once in the basin are 2.5 - 2.9 metres.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs




Water In Marina del Sole
Electricity In Marina del Sole
Toilets In Marina del Sole
Showers In Marina del Sole
Laundry N/A (Not Available)
Garbage Bins in the marina
Fuel Fuel station in Marina del Sole
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs In Marina del Sole
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Rental outlets in the town of Fossacesia (4 kms)


In the town of Fossacesia (4 kms).

Eating out

In the town of Fossacesia (4 kms).


  • Buses to most local destinations from Fossacesia
  • Railway station at the Marina del Sole with connections to most destinations


Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.


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 16:24, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

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