Follow up. We cleared into Italy at Manfredonia a couple of weeks ago. A very convenient clearance port if departing Croatia
from Ubli on the western side of Lastovo as passage
can be done in one day and no overnight required. The Marina del Gargano was fine. Very clean. A place I would return to if we were going back to the Adriatic
. We opted to use a clearance agent; worth the minimal fee for a no-hassle clearance for those of us who do not speak Italian, IMO. Three police officials came out to the marina to see us and our boat. Two of the police mentioned Schengen several times. No one spoke English
except the agent. Our passports were stamped inbound to Italy as it was our first clearance port into a Schengen country.