Marina di Ragusa is great, has restaurants, fuel
, even trendy clothing
shops. Its a cool place. Marinas
in Catania not so much. Marzamemi is a cool little family
run place and there is a local yacht club. Restaurants near the marina are good and the walk into town is fantastic.
I nearly bought a boat
in Italy but ended up buying
. While looking at boats in Italy I learned that multiple brokers will represent the same boat
. This led in one case to a bidding war that I simply walked away from. The regional boat registration
in Italy seemed a little cumbersome. This may have just been a result of being a foreigner.
So why am i replying to your posting
. Just that nothing in Sicily seemed to be problematic with regards to cruising. Syracuse harbor is great and even the tax guys came out to meet me. And I did hear of problems with dingy theft there but never experienced it.
I think that you are going to have a bunch of fun. and Malta
is an easy day sail away.