Port De Tizzano
LatitudeLat 41° 32' 33'' N
LongitudeLong 8° 51' 6'' E
Minimum Draught0.5 m
Maximum Draught1.5 m
Port Entrance Times8h00-20h00
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Located in a narrow rocky bay, Port de Tizzano is 18 km from Sartène, near Propriano. The harbour includes a 40-metre-long dock with 100 mooring places, 25 of which can receive medium-sized boats simultaneously. The water surface of the harbour is 0.5 metres deep, while the wet basin is 1.5 metre deep. Boats can moor at floating piers but those ones whose draught is more than 2.5 m can enter the bay heading towards the dock and taking care not to drift leeward towards West. The harbour offers some basic services, such as water, electricity, a phone booth, a slipway and some shops. Yachtsmen must enter the harbour with breakwaters to their left before dropping the anchor just in front of the quay.
All around the rocky sides of the harbour, there are many villas and a road which runs all along the coast. The houses and the ancient fortress at the entrance of the harbour are visibile from afar. On the left of the harbour, there's Pointe de Latoniccia, a rocky promontory surrounded by several rocks whose point extends over three rocky ridges. The harbour is exposed to south-western winds and yachtsmen are asked to know weather conditions at their arrival. By entering from the southern side, boats must pass La Botte de Tizzano, a rocky islet about 300 metres off the town and flanked by some dangerous rocks on its northern side. So, boats must pass with due care between the coast and the islet.
Tizzano is a town far from mass tourism and its main business is fishing. In the surroundings, there are many beautiful beaches and bays, such as L'Avena or Cala du Barcaju. 6 km south-east of Tizzano, there's the isolated beach of Tra Licettu, an ideal place where to rent a kayak or enjoy scuba diving.
The region offers the possibility to enjoy walking tours or riding trips. North of Tizzano, visitors can see the Alignement du Paddaghiu, the largest group of dolmens and menhirs in the Mediterranean Sea. In the local restaurants, tourists can taste some delicious fish specialities.