94 Euro / night for 14.49m sailing yacht, mid September 2016
Pretty little marina situated right at the old city with berths along the promenade with shops restaurants and bars.
During the day quite busy but at night the roads get closed. With all the bars and restaurants along the promenade there is still quite some foot traffic passing by the boats until late at night.
Berthing assistance was great, they picked us up from the marina entrance and showed us our berth. Great help with throwing/tying our lines. Every berth has access to water and shore power.
Office staff had very good English and helped with organising an electrician to come onboard to check on our VHF, Chartplotter and Autopilot. Unfortunately, the electrician was not on the island for this week. Free wifi and information pack are provided upon check in.
There is a chandler on the other side of Darsena Medicea – about a 15-20minute walk away. If you don’t need something too special, they will be able to sort you out. We on the other hand wanted a new VHF whip and a lead – and we got the wrong ones (which we didn’t know at the time). The light bulbs worked a treat though.
About a 4 minute walk away is a laundromat and a wee convenience store, who luckily did Campingaz bottle swaps (behind the deli counter of course). A supermarket is as well in walking distance. There are toilet and shower facilities, which we haven’t found (but we weren’t looking for them either).
If you send more than 1 day here or don’t have to fix things on your yacht, you can also (amongst other things) visit the Museo Archeologico, which displays archeological finds from shipwrecks from around the area or wander along the Medici Fortresses from the 16th Century.
There is a big anchorage just before you turn into the marina – the area is fairly sheltered from the wind but every 30min a ferry leaves or arrives at port and you get the wake from those.
We really enjoyed the marina and the winter rates were very reasonable with 200 Euro/ per month with a minimum stay of 3 months. Since we liked the marina, we tried to book us in for winter but unfortunately for us, they were already booked out for the winter months.
If you do come and stay here, try to find the specialty of the island - take away fruit salad! :)
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