July 12-15, 2013
|A neighbouring catamaran also making an early exit from Giglio about to motor through|
the light beam of the spectacular sunrise we enjoyed.
|Our corner of the submerged volcanic crater was nice and sheltered but being so close to |
the rocks we stayed aboard rather than heading off to explore the island.
|A lazy afternoon catching some rays was no burden though.|
|Giglio to Giannutri – 13.4 Nautical Miles – 2 hours 51 minutes |
Average Speed 4.7 knots – Max 7.2 knots
|The water in the centre of the submerged volcanic crater is 60 metres deep|
|Sailing wing on wing requires a bit more work on the helm to keep |
the wind balanced between the two sails.
|We moved into the sand patch closer to the breakwater after the day trippers|
all went home. It was an excellent spot to anchor - FREE.
Giannutri to Santa Marinella – 38.3 Nautical Miles - & Hours 38 Minutes
Average Speed 5.0 knots –Max 7.3 knots
|A few boats were already staking their ground around us for a day of |
sunbaking as we went ashore in the morning.
|Definitely a tourist spot. It’s a popular getaway place for the citizens of Rome.|
|Who are we to argue with the rules.|
|Look how many boats anchored outside the marina for the afternoon.|
| We headed for Porto Roma with zero wind but fortunately a breeze sprang |
up later in the day for a nice sail towards the end of the trip.
|Santa Marinella to Porto Roma – 25.0 Nautical Miles – 4 Hours 32 Minutes |
Average Speed 5.5 knots Max 7.4 knots.
Weekly rate for our 43 foot (13.2m) yacht – 330 Euro (including VAT, water, power and car parking space)
This is a great place to visit Rome from and excellent value if you take advantage of the weekly rate. We gave it four and a half stars. If WiFi was provided on the pontoons we'd happily rate it a five out of five.