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ITALY

Mainland
- Naples Bay options

Sardinia
- Golfo di Arzachena
anchorage

- Cala di Volpe anchorage
- Olbia harbour
- La Caletta Marina
- Arbatax Marina
- Porto Corallo Marina
- Cagliari Marina del Sole

Sicily
- Cefalu anchorage
- Palermo harbour

Palermo Harbour, Sicily


Not to be used for navigation

DIRECTIONS

Turn left at the inner breakwater and you will see a line of yachts moored stern-to against the breakwater on your port side, with a variety of floating piers off to the right.  Try the breakwater first.  There are reported to be spaces available at the far end.  There were none during our visit and the only space we could find had no laid lines.  We were unwilling to drop an anchor in this harbour so found a space on the  the floating piers to your right.  This proved to be a mistake.  The charge was 90 per night for our 50' and it is a very long walk through the secure shipyard to get into the city of Palermo (we were also concerned that we would be locked out if we stayed out in the evening.  

DESCRIPTION

This is a dirty commercial harbour with a lot of traffic, including a rowing club and a kayaking club who practice in the harbour so keep a good lookout for boats large and small.  Palermo is a tough town too.  See our description on our main site for more details.
 

FACILITIES ASHORE

Palermo has all facilities including excellent shopping along the main street.  Between the harbour and the main street is the barrio which can be intimidating.  We found an unsecured wifi connection very easily at a park bench opposite a restaurant on the main street.

RESTAURANTS

Many.