Fair winds Paulo. One of the best weeks of my life was sailing through this area. Just Beautiful.
Yes, more 350Nm and back in Rome, Fumicino were I am leaving the boat. I will pass the publicity by this is one of the best places to leave a boat or even to pass the winter aboard: 5km to the airport, 30km to Rome, 200m to the supermarket and to a cheap and good Chinese restaurant, 1,5km to center of Fumicino.
My friend Luca is a perito navale and an expert in repairing boats he is improving the place that has a beautiful natural scenery. It is always quiet even on stormy days and the price is fair, better than what we would expect near Rome: Last year it was 1900 euros + Vat from October to June.
By the way Fumicino means small river and that it is what this is, a small river packed with boats on both shores.
Chall, the problem in sailing in Italy or Sicily is that there are not many natural harbors to stay on anchor. Lots of expensive marinas (cheap here is 50 euros, most cost 80 and some 200) and even a buoy costs 35 euros.
Well they had them, I mean natural harbors, but transformed them in huge industrial ports or in natural reserves were you have to have a special permit to anchor. Still some nice ones but far away, I mean sometimes more than 80/100nm between them. In Greece on that range you will have 4 or 5 and so good you will be amazed how nature can create so many perfect natural ports.
More wind in Greece also, specially in the Aegean where you will rarely have to use the engine. From Sicily to Fumicino I had to motor most of the way (no wind at all ) and only the last 70nm where done downwind with a F6 (sometimes over 11k). Food and restaurants are also cheaper and I would say that people is more friendly especially in small places.