Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

JELLYFISH in the Italian Mediterranean--Predictions?

Jump to last reply

I have several Italian coastal destinations (and at least one in Spain) on my list for the hopefully not-too-distant future. (MY next trip will be to Puglia, in September)

But it occurred to me, after reading a recent and excellent report on the Aeolian Islands and Taormina (thank you, Aprillilacs) , that anyone headed for these coasts, and planning to swim in the sea, needs to be aware of the persistent jellyfish problem that has plagued these waters in the recent past.

I would hate, for example, to plan a week in the Cilento based around swimming, walking, and eating, to have to confront hordes of these horrid creatures on my first offshore jaunt.

So: Does anyone know what we can expect for summer 2010, and if there are any areas of the coast that are particularly hard-hit each year? Or is it totally random and dependent on water temperature and other weather conditions? Are they usually gone by September? Are there any jellyfish-free zones? (I know that they cannot read the signs, even if they are posted in Italian)

34 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 No points in Paris .....
  2. 2 Planning 17 days Italy - Switzerland - Germany
  3. 3 Reviews on Adriatic Travel Agency?
  4. 4 Greece--Crete or Peloponnis?
  5. 5 Urgent Spanish visa dilemma
  6. 6 Vantage Deluxe World Travel - Russia
  7. 7 Trip Report Basque Spain to Lourdes to Carcassonne to Provence! 12 busy days solo
  8. 8 Florence & Rome Itinerary, hotel, tour co. critique please!
  9. 9 Mosquitos in Camargue---is it really that bad??
  10. 10 Prague, Budapest & Croatia +Krakow?
  11. 11 best time to book accommodation
  12. 12 Need help making VIP seat reservations on Golden Pass train
  13. 13 Stay near Paris
  14. 14 Tentative itinerary for Andalucia for April/May 2015
  15. 15 London Tube strike scheduled for Apr 28 (2 days) and May 5 (3 days). Help!
  16. 16 Trip Report Sicily - not a trip report
  17. 17 Amsterdam / Belgium Itinerary
  18. 18 Chip but no PIN
  19. 19 Italy and France in 20 Days
  20. 20 Questions for my German friends
  21. 21 Trip Report Springtime in Paris with lots of restaurant reviews and a bit of Alsace
  22. 22 Puglia planning - where to base, how long to spend
  23. 23 Mosquitos in Amsterdam
  24. 24 Dining at the Eiffel Tower
  25. 25 1 week in Switzerland with 18 year old son
View next 25 » Back to the top