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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaItalyAdriatic Coast of ItalyTermoli
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Termoli harbour from E, prior to the construction of the marina

The town of Termoli lies on the Adriatic coast of Italy 10 miles WNW of the Promontorio del Gargano, the ‘spur’ projecting from the ‘boot’ of the peninsula. It is a popular resort with a historic walled old town and a distinctively-shaped Norman castle. Since September 2009, with the completion of a new, small marina, Marina di San Pietro, immediately S of the commercial port, Termoli now provides berthing for over 300 yachts of up to 30 metres. The town’s good beaches and proximity to the Gargano National Park attract several thousand, mostly Italian, tourists to the town and its surrounding area each year. Termoli is also an important port of embarkation for visitors to the Tremiti Islands 25 miles ENE of the harbour.


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.


The walled town standing proud on an easily-defended peninsula is conspicuous from distance. The harbour is entered from SE, holding a course about 50 metres inside the outer breakwater, the Diga Foranea, to clear the shoal water extending over 100 metres E from the new marina breakwater to port. Depths in the entrance are 5.0 - 6.0 metres. Entry can be difficult in strong SE winds. If berthing in the commercial harbour, enter through the narrow entrance between the south mole and the breakwater. If berthing in the new marina, turn hard to port once through the entrance for the larger berths on the south mole. Call on VHF channel 13 to the Marinucci Yacht Club for berthing assistance once inside the breakwater.


All berths on the south mole and in the commercial harbour are operated by the Marinucci Yachting Club. There are around 40 berths in the commercial harbor for yachts of up to 8 metres on pontoons and quays.The berths here are usually filled by local yachts, but there may be space outside busy periods. The newer marina on the south mole, Marina di San Pietro, provides a total of 250 berths for yachts of up to 30 metres in depths of 3.5 - 4.5 meters.

[email protected]; Tel: +39 (0875) 702238; VHF channel 13

Marinas & Yacht Clubs


No anchoring in the harbour.


Water Water on the pontoons and in the marina
Electricity Electricity on the pontoons and in the marina
Toilets In the marina
Showers In the marina
Laundry None
Garbage Bins in Marina di San Pietro and on the Molo Sud
Fuel Fuel station on the Molo Sud quay (24 hr)
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs Slipway. Fixed crane (20 T). Mobile crane (250 T). Some hard standing. Engine and electrical repairs. Wood, fiberglass and steel hull repairs. Divers
Internet WiFi in Marina di San Pietro
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Rental outlets in the town


Several provisions shops in the town.

Eating out

Numerous restaurants in the old town.


  • Buses to most local destinations from the town.
  • Railway station with connections to most destinations.


Places to Visit

The walled mediaeval town on the peninsula has been well restored and is worth a couple of hours’ exploration. Inside the walls are a 12th century Norman cathedral and a 13th century Swabian castle which dominates the site.

Termoli old town
Termoli cathedral
Termoli 13th century castle


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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