This page provides useful pre-departure, travel and base information. From airport procedures to visa requirements, it will tell you what to expect to make your vacation smooth and care free. We suggest you read the following information carefully several weeks prior to departure and also print a copy to take with you. You might also find our online cruising guide helpful in planning your vacation itinerary in more detail.

Sailing Requirements

Click here to review the sailing requirements for Italy while planning your sailing vacation.

Address & Map

Address
Sailitalia/The Moorings
Via Roma No. 10
80079 Procida
Italy

Tel: (+39) 081 896 9962
Email: info@sailitalia.it
After hours & Sunday:
Tel: (+39) 333 603 9299
We suggest you notify family and friends of how you may be reached in case they need to contact you.

Hours of Operation
Monday to Saturday: 9am - 1pm and 3pm - 7pm

Base Facilities
Your comfort is assured by extensive facilities including a laundromat, hotel, restaurant, public phones, bank and fuel.

Base Map

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Arrival & Departure

How to Get There
Once leaving the airport, you must go to the main ports of Naples (Porta di Massa or Port of Pozzuoli). From both of these Ports, you will find regular ferry or hydrofoil services to Procida.   The Island of Procida is 16 mi. from Naples. From the main Ports of Naples there are two locations from which ferries and hydrofoils depart - Molo Beverello for Aliscafi/Hydrofoils and Porta di Massa for Traghetti/Ferries. These two locations are within walking distance of each other. From the Port of Pozzuoli, you will also find regular ferry or hydrofoil services to Procida. The journey time by ferry to Procida will take up to one hour and by hydrofoil approximately 35 minutes. 

Servicing Airlines
Due to the number of flights we organize, the Moorings can offer some great rates to many destinations. Please make sure you contact your Vacation Planning Specialist before you book your flights.

Customs / Immigration Information - Disclaimer
A valid passport (for each passenger) and crew list is compulsory for clearance. Expiration date must be no earlier than 6 months after your planned return. A customs declaration form must be completed at the port of entry.

Airports

  • Beverello the main port of Naples - 4 mi. to base
  • Naples International Airport, Naples, Italy (NAP / LIRN) - 26 mi. to base
  • Abruzzo Airport, Pescara, Italy (PSR / LIBP) - 186 km to base
  • Ciampino - G.B. Pastine International Airport, Rome, Italy (CIA / LIRA) - 151 mi. to base
  • Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, Rome, Italy (FCO / LIRF) - 168 mi. to base

Airport Transfers
Transfers are not included in your charter price, so you must arrange or pay for your own on arrival (see below) or, for your convenience, you can arrange return taxi transfers in advance. Please contact your Vacation Planning Specialist who will be happy to do this for you. While we will arrange these transfers, they must still be paid for locally in Euro.

  • From Naples Airport (2-3 hours) - includes taxi and ferry tickets. On arrival, look for your driver holding a sign with 'The Moorings' displayed on it. Approximate cost: 1-4 pax €120 each way, 5-8 pax €200 each way, 9-12 pax €240 each way.
  • From Rome Airport - includes taxi and ferry tickets. On arrival, look for your driver holding a sign with 'The Moorings' displayed on it. Approximate cost: 1-4 pax €350 each way, 5-8 pax €600 each way. 

Returning paperwork
In order to provide you with the flawless charter you expect from The Moorings, we require that specific information be provided in a timely manner.  

  • Please return all items, such as the guest list, provisioning selections, transfer form and resumes to us at least 30 days prior to your charter start.  
  • Any information provided or changed within 90 days of your charter start date, which The Moorings considers crucial to the planning process, is subject to an additional fee.  

Arrival / Departure Procedure
Embarkation: Charters start at 3:00 pm.
Briefing Times: Chart briefings are scheduled between 1 pm and 3 pm local time depending on arrival followed by the boat briefing.   
All skippers must attend the briefing and everything you need to know will be covered from customs regulations, use of the radio, making dinner reservations, how to get help etc. please save all questions of this nature until then. The Moorings operations manual will be on board your yacht for your use throughout your charter.
Disembarkation: All charterers must return to base by 5:00 pm the night before disembarkation for debriefing and checks. Disembarkation is at 9:00 am the following morning. 

Late Arrival Procedure
The Base personnel wait for you until 9:00 pm. After 9:00 pm, you will find an information sign at our reception office with a message for you indicating your yacht's name and berth. Your boat will be open and indicated by a sign with your name. The boat's equipment will be ready for the night. The Base personnel will be available the next day from 9:00 am.

Security Excess If you haven't purchased Yacht Damage Waiver, a security deposit (amount as per your invoice) is payable at the base by traveler's checks, Visa or Master Card, and is refundable at the end of the charter subject to there being no loss or damage. The liability includes loss or theft of the dinghy and/or outboard.

Taxes / Departure Tax
There is no departure tax payable.

Taxi
Tel: 081.896.87.85

Car Rental
The following car rental companies are available from the airport: Avis, Eurocar, Hertz and Maggiore.

Parking
Parking can be booked directly at the base. There is a charge of €10 per day. 

Ferry Services
Procida can be reached by direct ferry and hydrofoil services from Naples. Naples is serviced by two ports:
* Molo Beverello (ferry and hydrofoil - Caremar Lines - ; hydrofoil - SNAV lines - www.snav.it). The ferry journey takes one hour. The hydrofoil takes just half an hour.
* Pozzuoil offers ferry services only (Linee Lauro and Caremar) and the journey time is approx. 35 - 40 minutes. Our offices and yachts are situated just five minutes' walk from the main ferry port (Marina Grande).
Click here to see a schedule for further details although please be advised that this schedule is subject to change without any notice.
Please note that the last ferry crossing from Naples to Procida is at 21:55. In order to arrive in Procida in time to embark at 18:00 we would advise you to book flights or trains to arrive in Naples in the morning or early afternoon.

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General Information

Area: 187,244 sq. mi.
Population: 58,126,212
Capital city: Rome
People: Italian (includes small clusters of German-, French-, and Slovene-Italians in the north and Albanian-Italians and Greek-Italians in the south)
Language: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)
Religion: Roman Catholic, other (includes mature Protestant and Jewish communities and a growing Muslim immigrant community)
Government: Republic
Major industries: tourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear, ceramics
Tipping:  This is a matter of personal discretion. Although bills normally include a service charge, it is customary to tip in restaurants and other places that cater to tourists.

Currency: Euro
Electricity:  voltage 230V/50Hz (European or Italian plug)
Time: UTC/GMT +1 hour.  Daylight saving time: +1 hour

Some Major Events
* January - Fair of Sant'Orso in Aosta
* February - Feast of the almond-blossom in Agrigento
* February/March - Carnival in Venice, Viareggio and Ivrea
* March/April - "Scoppio del carro" in Florence
* May - Candle race in Gubbio; "Cavalcata sarda" in Sassari; "Maggio musicale" in Florence
* May/June - "Festival of the Two Worlds" in Spoleto
* June - Flower festival in Genzano
* July - "Palio" horserace in Siena; "Festa del Redentore" in Venice; "Umbria Jazz"
* August - Quintana tournament in Ascoli Piceno in Siena ana tournament in Arezzo
* August/September - "Settimane musicali" in Stesa al & Opera seasons in Milan and Verona
* September - Historical regatta in Venice Game in Marostica in Asti national Cinema Festival in Venice
* October - Grape feast in Merano
* November - Feast of the Madonna della Salute in Venice
* December - Franciscan crib in Greccio

Hotels
Hotel La Vigna
Hotel Tonnara
Hotel La Casa sul Mare
Hotel Savoia
Hotel Crescenzo         

Restaurants
Gorgonia
La Conchiglia
La Pergola
Caracalè
Pit Bull Steakhouse

Post Office
The Post Office is a good 10 minute walk from the Marina. The Post Office is open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am – 1:30 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Internet Connectivity
Most hotels offer wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) in at least one public space, such as the lobby or lounge.  

Mobile Phones
Companies in Italy will rent you a GSM mobile phone all set to make and receive calls. You can usually arrange such rentals at your hotel, or on the Internet before you arrive in Italy.

Tourist Information Centers
Graziella Travel _ +39 081 8969564 www.isoladiprocida.it

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Banks & Money Exchange

Banks
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am-1:30 pm
Saturdays: 8:30 am-1:00 pm (during the summer months only)
Cash Machine operational 24 hours a day.

Currencies/ Money Exchange
You can exchange currency and traveler's checks in Italy at most major banks, airports, large hotels, or at one of the many money exchange centers. Generally, banks will give you better rates so check around.

Always carry additional cash to cover both anticipated and unanticipated expenses.  The following are anticipated expenses to aid your advance planning.  A Vacation Planning Specialist can assist you in approximating costs:  

- Airport/Shuttle Transfers
- Taxes & service charges
- Customs & Duty fees
- Refundable deposits
- Additional beverages
- Additional meals
- Personal incidentals
- Gratuities

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Activities & Sports

Snorkeling & Diving
In order to save you from carrying extra luggage, The Moorings provides snorkeling equipment: flippers, mask and snorkel for your use. The equipment is stored in the office. Just ask the customer service representative for the sizes needed for you and your crew.
Procida Diving centre - Tel: 0818968385 - www.vacanzeaprocida.it
Diving Procida sub l'Isola - Tel: 0818101478 - procidasub@libero.it

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Cruising Information

Marina Information
During the summer months, you will generally need to call in advance to reserve a berth at other Ports and Marinas. You will find a booklet on board listing the telephone numbers for these. During the summer months, the main Port of Capri in particular is extremely difficult to reserve a berth and during the briefing other possibilities will be suggested. Port authorities will sometimes request the boat's papers and your charter contract. Do not forget to retrieve your documents before leaving.

Marina Prices:
Sail Italia/Moorings has reserved berths in the Marina of Procida a short walk from the Sail Italia/Moorings Office. Your first and last night moorings are complimentary.  All other nights are at customer’s expense and subject to availability.  Payment details will be confirmed at the Base. The Marina of Procida office is located at the end of the Marina, and not far past the Sail Italia/Mooring office.

Pre-charter briefing
- All head charterers are required to attend a pre-charter briefing and yacht orientation prior to the charter start.  
- You will be advised of navigation and customs procedures between the various islands, points of interest, proper yacht and equipment operation, and emergency information.  Please hold all questions of this nature until that time.
- Specific yacht operation and navigation questions will be addressed during this briefing.
- A yacht operations manual will be aboard the yacht for your use.

Electricity Information
Electricity in Italy is 220 volts, 50 cycle's alternating current (AC). For comparison, in the United States it is 110 volts, 60 cycle AC current. Regardless of voltage, if your appliance has flat prongs, you will need a plug adapter: Italian sockets are designed to accept round prongs. Do get one before your leave!

Wi-Fi
WiFi is available, cost is as follows:

  • €80 per week per boat (5GB) - 5 connections
  • €100 per week per boat - 10 connections

WiFi is not included in your charter price. Please contact your Vacation Planning Specialist who can add this service to your contract.WiFi must be paid for locally in Euro upon arrival.

Sailing Area Restrictions
Information will be given at time of briefing.

Interesting Sites
Please visit the Itinerary Page for more of the best places to visit on your trip.

While you are in Procida take the opportunity to visit the surrounding cultural attractions.
Terra Murata – Is the place in Procida that evokes the most emotions, the walk is a must.  At around 57 miles above sea level, the highest point of the island, Terra Murata is an island on an island. For a long time the historical and cultural centre of the island, it is reachable only by a brisk climb upon which it is possible to admire an unbelievably breathtaking panorama of the whole Gulf of Naples and its Islands.
Marina Corricella – It is not only the most beautiful place in Procida but also one of the most beautiful places in the world. Pink, yellow, white, green and red are the colors that predominate in Corricella, a fishermen’s village built like an amphitheater on the sea and surrounded by nets all around the wharf. Corricella is only reachable by sea or by four stairways that increase the charm of the place. There are no vehicles here, only the voices of the fishermen who mend the nets on the wharf.
Piazza dei Martiri (Semmarézio) - It is the terrace of Procida. A small piazza suspended between sky and sea, a crossroad between Corricella, Marina Grande and Terra Murata. The piazza witnessed to one of the most tragic events in the history of the island: the hanging of 16 citizens guilty of having adhered to the Neopolitan Republic.
Click here for a guide to sailing distances in Italy.

What to pack
Our years of experience have taught us that extra time planning your wardrobe in advance guarantees a trouble-free vacation. Life aboard a sailing yacht requires some packing strategy.  We recommend the following guidelines to enhance your vacation:
- Pack clothing that can be layered to be comfortable in the varied conditions you are likely to encounter.
- Pack clothing that is multi-purpose and easily washed. Less luggage means less burden.
- Soft duffel type luggage eases storage aboard both the yacht and the airplane.
- Try not to have check-in baggage at the airport.  Should you need to pack check-in luggage, make sure it contains less essential items in case it is lost.
- Use your Moorings luggage labels to assist in identification by The Moorings or airport personnel.
- Non-skid rubber-soled shoes, sun screening products and insect repellent are a must for life aboard a sailing yacht.
- Pack an adequate supply of all prescription medications with a doctor’s permit. The Moorings has a “zero tolerance” policy in regard to illegal drugs.
- Remember to take along your travel insurance policy (if applicable.)  In case of an emergency you will need to refer to the claim procedures specified in the policy.

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Provisioning (Food & Drink for your boat)

Moorings Provisioning
This destination offers the convenience of The Moorings Provisioning Service! Let The Moorings take all the hassle out of provisioning your yacht with the highest quality beverages, fresh foods, and non-food items. Order complete packages when booking online or over the phone. Or choose to order online from our  Online Provisioning Store  which also offers all packages and an extensive a la carte inventory. We’ll coordinate the details and guarantee that everything is aboard your yacht when you arrive. Visit our Provisioning Page to learn more.

Supermarkets
There are several supermarkets located near the base, which are open Monday through Saturday from 8:30am - 1:00 pm and 5:30pm - 8:30pm. During the summer months, supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings. 

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Health & Safety

Travel Insurance
Moorings offers comprehensive travel insurance for your complete peace of mind. If you have your own travel insurance, please make sure that it covers all of the destinations and activities of your Moorings vacation. Click for more details

Vaccination and Immunization Information - Disclaimer
Croatia is generally risk-free of contagious disease.

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*Please note country entry/exit and vaccination/immunization requirements can and do change. The Moorings is not accountable for these requirement changes and we advise visiting the destination’s authority website to receive the latest updates.

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