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Porto Turistico di Roma (Ostia)
The marina of Porto di Roma lies immediately SE of the entrance to Fiumara Grande, the mouth of the River Tiber where it flows into the sea after passing through the Italian capital of Rome. Close to the ancient Imperial port of Ostia, the marina is the largest in the vicinity of Rome and offers nearly 800 berths for yachts of up to 60 metres in length on 12 pontoons equipped with all usual services. Contact Porto Turistico di Roma on channel 74 prior to entry. For advance reservations, telephone or e-mail.
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The large development behind the marina and the long marina breakwaters are conspicuous from some distance off. The marina is entered through two unusual crescent-shaped moles designed to reflect any swell before it enters the marina. Depths in the entrance are 5.0 – 6.0 metres.
Marina staff will assist with berthing. All berths are equipped with laid moorings.
- Shopping centre (75 shops)
Boatyard. Travel lift (400 T). Mobile crane (20 T). Hard standing. Indoor storage. All mechanical, electrical and hull repairs.
The marina has good connections to Rome and to the airport of Leonard da Vinci. Behind the marina is a nature reserve run by the Italian League for the Protection of Birds. Most visitors to Fiumare Grande however, if not in need of major repairs, come here in order to visit the tourist attractions of Rome (for which even a stay of a month would be inadequate to do full justice). Depending on the time available, a ‘must see’ itinerary would have to take in the Vatican Museum (including the spectacular Sistine Chapel), St Peter’s Basilica, the Coliseum and the Forum Romanum, the last architectural vestiges of Rome’s imperial greatness. With more time, equally unmissable are the world-famous Musei Capitolini and Museo Nazionale Romano, the Castello St Angelo near the Vatican and the 2nd century AD Pantheon (which still boasts the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome as well as the tomb of Raphael). Those who are keen on beautiful churches should take in the Chiesa di Jesu, HQ church of the Jesuits, the wonderful Byzantine mosaics in the church of SS Cosma e Damiano, the sumptuous Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, 4th and 5th century respectively, and the small Basilica di San Pietro in Vinicoli (St Peter in Chains), which contains the chains believed to have confined St Peter as well as the unfinished tomb of Pope Julius II by Michelangelo. Further afield, the famous Catacombs, where generations of Christian martyrs were interred, the Villa d’Este and the Villa Adriana at Tivoli, built for the emperor Hadrian in 134 AD, are worth half a day each. Finally, an attraction closer to home is the remarkably well-preserved remains of Ostia, the ancient port of Rome, preserved until the early 20th century under several metres of silt following Tiber floods in antiquity. Source: www.cruiserswiki.org