Yacht Charter Italy
Italy is unique in its nature with lots of islands and picturesque bays, so it’s no surprise that yachting in the country is extremely popular, and the infrastructure is quite developed here — Italy can boast of than a hundred marinas.
The majority of marinas are located on the west:
Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Naples (Procida, Naples, Salerno);
Sicily (Aeolian Islands, Catania, Palermo);
Sardinia (Olbia, Portisco, Porto Cervo);
Tuscany (Punta Ala, Elba Island);
Liguria or Italian Riviera (Genoa, La Spezia, Livorno).
Amalfi Coast and Gulf of Naples
Speaking about yachting in this region, it is all about nagging rhythm, the transitions are quite short (2-4 hours).
Amalfi is a must-visit place and the main attraction of this region — this is a romantic town where the houses are tied up with each other by stairs carved into the rock, and gardens are spread on the roofs of the houses.
The so-called ‘traditional’ yachting route in Tuscany stands for a couple of spots on the mainland and the Elba Island, sometimes with a cruise to French Corsica. If you never been yachting in Italy, don’t wait and book a charter in this region.
Sardinia is the “creme de la creme” region in the Mediterranean: the most expensive, most beautiful, and most chic. The main fleet of yachts for charter is in Portisco and Olbia.
The south of Sardinia is less popular due to the lack of islands, but in Cagliari, the capital of the island, there is also a decent fleet, but it is much smaller. Yachting in Sardinia requires attention and thoroughness from a skipper.
Sicily is the largest island not only in Italy, but throughout the Mediterranean. There are not any issues with local marinas - they are located in each and every town. The main charter bases are in the capital of the island of Palermo and in the pretty village of Portoroz.
Liguria and the Italian Riviera
This region boasts of a well-developed infrastructure, excellent marinas, and extensive maritime history. We cannot help to mention the Cote d'Azur that smoothly follows the Italian Riviera.
The capital of the region is Genoa, which divides the Riviera into western and eastern. The navigation conditions in Liguria are pretty simple, with no shallows or any big obstacles. As a rule, summer winds do not exceed 4 points.
Portofino is a tiny Italian town considered to be one of the most beautiful ports in this area.
Once you’re ready to get to planning a trip, think about going to the famous Cinque Terra by car or train and then rent a yacht.
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