Riva Giovanni da Verrazzano, 1, 34073 Grado, Gorizia Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
GPS: 45°40’59.8″N 13°22’37.8″E / 45.683275, 13.377163
Porto San Vito is located on the island of Grado, in the northern Adriatic, halfway between Venice and Trieste and a few kilometers from the Ronchi dei Legionari, by sea it is a few miles off the coast of Istria. Grado, Marina Thermal station, enjoying a climate very healthy due to the high concentration of iodine, mild, never sultry albeit warm and temperate, makes the island a pleasant destination all year.
The Marina Porto San Vito can accommodate up to 165 boats with a maximum length of 20 meters. An ideal starting point for boating excursions, is to reach the white sandy shoals off, is to visit – with the proper diving equipment – sunken ancient Roman ruins in the lagoon of Grado. you can rent boats with or without license or excursions by boat.
Berth on the concrete quay to starboard just inside the entrance and walk round to find the ormeggiator to be assigned a berth. Space is limited in the marina and it is wise to book ahead via telephone or email at busy periods. Berths are bows or stern-to on a series of pontoons and associated quays with mooring posts for your stern or bow lines. The berths are not very long, and it is usually necessary to take springs from midships to the posts to hold you off the pontoon and to allow for the rise and fall of tide (which is often a metre or more). Berthing assistance available if required.The lagoon of Grado, which reaches all the way to Venice is covered with an archipelago made up of over a hundred enchanting islets, covered in rich vegetation. This is the most easterly part of the lagoons, which once included the whole arch of the Adriatic, but which is nowadays mostly covered by the sea. It is an intricate and fascinating network of canals and silent islands, covered in whispering reeds.
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