PORTS DOSSIER 2017 – While new marinas are springing up that will increase the number of berths available along Italy’s coasts from 161,000 to 180,000 in the next few years, we tell you, day by day, what some of the most virtuous marinas have to offer.
Marina Cala de’ Medici is located in the municipality of Rosignano Marittimo, between Rosignano Solvay and Castiglioncello, in the province of Livorno, just north of the famous “white beaches,” in the heart of the Etruscan Coast. An ideal starting point for exploring the north-central Tyrrhenian Sea.
With its 650 berths, capable of accommodating hulls up to 36 meters in length, this Tuscan port is now a well-established fixture, ideally located for those wishing to target the Tuscan Archipelago or Corsica. Prominent among the many initiatives launched by the port is the Service Marina Cala de’ Medici, which consists of the creation of new port services and the development of existing ones, with the identification of a professional figure to serve as a single point of contact and to take charge of the needs of shipowners.
Among the many services offered are that of laundry, coop drive, transfer service, interior and exterior boat cleaning, rope and fender check, mooring service, tow cleaning, electrical assistance. In addition, the Tuscan marina has created a smartphone app, with which one has easy access to all services. Alongside top-notch port services it offers the Borgo Commerciale, with a wide variety of stores, restaurants and bars (it also offers a rich calendar of events), the Yacht Club with its numerous regattas and sporting initiatives (the next one is the Wine and Oil Route scheduled for September 23 and 24), and the Shipyard, specializing in all kinds of workmanship.
Where it is located
Rosignano Solvay is right in the center of the Etruscan Coast, an area known for its scenic beauty and food and wine traditions. Just think of Bolgheri-a typical Tuscan village made famous by Carducci’s verses-famous throughout the world for its wines, but also remember Livorno and Pisa, medieval Volterra, perched on the Tuscan hills, and the many small villages that dot the hinterland. A “land” stop is therefore a must, before launching out to explore Gorgona, Capraia and the island of Elba (as well as Pianosa, Giglio and Montecristo) and, of course, Corsica, one of the most popular destinations for boaters departing from Tuscany.
Phone: 0586 795211
Total no. of places: 650
Max. length meters: 36
Depth meters: 6