Geographical AreaEmilia Romagna
LatitudeLat 44° 8' 35'' N
LongitudeLong 12° 28' 22'' E
CityBellaria Igea Marina
Addressp.za Falcone e Borsellino 18
Port Entrance Times24 h/24
Max Boat Length12 m
Near AnchoragesPort of Rimini and Cesenatico
BansIt's forbidden to moor less than 10 m far from the refuelling points; maximum speed allowed: 3 knots.
DangersIt's impossible to enter the port in rough sea. The port is periodically dredged in winter. Please pay attention to the continuous high and low tides and the cliffs parallel to the coast along the whole town of Igea Marina
Hardshipsnorthern, north-eastern winds
Weather Forecast Service
Further ServicesFilling station (SIF diesel ) at the quay (open from 07:00 to 19:00); illuminated quays; drinking fountain: fixed crane up to 5 t, open/covered garaging area; car parking, pay phone, grocery shop.
Situated on the left of the mouth of river Uso since the late 19th century, the port of Bellaria originally served as a small shelter for sailing and rowing boats normally used for coastal fishing. The very low bottoms, very dangerous in rough sea, didn't always allow to sail away and come back easily.
So, in autumn, the fishermen moved into some wood-and-straw sheds near the Po delta to fish eel and spend many months there. An accepted custom, especially amoung young and old people, was the so-called "tratta", that is a net stretched from the boat and then brought to land. This way, the fish was brought to fishwives by bike in the villages and the houses spread in the hinterland and it often became a bargaining chip with agricultural products. This thriving fishing activity exists still today even though the current modern port, equipped with many facilities, doesn't allow big boats to land (unlike those of Rimini and Cesenatico).
Since it is situated at the mouth of river Uso, the port of Bellaria presents an entrance protected by two docks and with a width of about 30 m. Consequently, it's practically impossible to enter it in case of rough sea. Moreover, the port is subject to sandbanks and, thus, it is often dredged in winter. It's important to pay particular attention to the continuous high and low tides and the cliffs parallel to the coast along the whole town of Igea Marina. The port can receive just 35-40 boats up to 12 m and 5-6 berths are exclusively reserved for transiting boats.
Bottoms are up to 3.50 m deep. The structure can receive up to 500 people at the same time.
At the moment, a development project envisages the inclusion of some additional services, such as a garaging area, some workshops and shipchandler's shops.