Category Archives: Italy

The South Coast of Sardinia

We’re presently weather bound, anchored on the south end of Isola San Pietro, a small resort island off the southwest corner of Sardinia.  Mistral is the local term for the fresh northwesterly blows that spawn up in the Gulf of … Continue reading

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The South Coast of Sicily and Egadi Islands

The Southern coast of Sicily is an easy day’s sail from Malta. The trick is to find a weather window that provides the necessary breeze to get you there, but allow you be comfortable when you arrive as there are … Continue reading

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Sardinia

The Italian island of Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and actually lies closer to the African continent than to its own mainland.  The Sardinians actually speak of Italy as if it is another country, not … Continue reading

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The Tuscan Islands and Ligurian Coast of Italy

A view out over Byron’s Grotto and up the Ligurian Coast. The mainland coast of Italy lying along the northern part of the Tyrhennian Sea offers the cruising sailor almost no real protected anchorages.  Anyone wishing to visit Rome must … Continue reading

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The Tyrrhenian Sea and Amalfi Coast

The south coast of Italy between Salerno and Reggio Calabria offers some great cruising for visiting yachts.  Most local boats skip this area when heading between the Aeolian Islands or Sicily and Naples.  The noticeable lack of tourism in the … Continue reading

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Sicily and the Aeolian Islands

We arrived at the Grand Harbor in the city of Siracusa (Syracuse) at about 1930 hours.  The setting cast a lovely glow on the handsome buildings in the old town.  The Grand Harbour quay was undergoing renovations, so we anchored … Continue reading

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Brindisi and the Boot of Italy

Fourteen hours after departing the charming village of Cavtat on the southern coast of Croatia, we arrived in Brindisi, Italy, 118 miles to the south on the opposite coast of the Adriatic Sea.  The seas were flat calm all of … Continue reading

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Italy and Croatia

With a month left in the cruising season and just 200 miles to go to our final destination of Dubrovnik, we sat in Corfu and weighed our options. Directly north of Greece on the way to Croatia is Albania. According … Continue reading

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