Porto Canale, Fiumicino, Roma
GPS: 41°46’11.7″N 12°13’31.8″E / 41.769920, 12.225488
The canal and harbour of Fiumicino lie 15 miles SW of the outskirts of Rome, about two miles S of the Italian capital’s Leonardo da Vinci airport. Yachts either berth alongside in the canal if there is room, although there are no facilities here and security is very poor, or on laid moorings in the basin of Darsena Traiano to starboard half a mile up the canal. Fiumicino is a good spot to base a yacht for seeing the sights of Rome or for a quick trip home from the airport.
Porto Canale is located in Fiumicino town, on a secondary canal of Fiume Tevere river, Italy. It is a city port , well protected, with availability of 25 berths for boats up to 50 meters in length. Facilities are basic and are composed of five illuminated floating pontoons, access to water and electricity. It also has a small dry dock area with ramp, 3 tons crane, travel lift, gas station and diver service to perform technical work.
In the Fiumicino Canal a yacht can tie up alongside the banks of the canal wherever there is space, avoiding the N side between the entrance and the footbridge, which is used by fishing boats. If possible, find a space above the lifting foot and road bridges (which is open 0730 and 1630 only). The quay is quite high here and it can be a struggle to get ashore from yachts with low freeboard. Tie fore and aft to bollards, allowing for possible rise and fall of the water level. There are no facilities here (but then there is no charge either). Be sure to secure anything removable and lock your boat securely before leaving it.
Max. load: 3 Tn
Max. load: 3 Tn