Italy

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Steeped in history, Bella Italia or ‘beautiful Italy’, is a vibrant hub of culture with enchanting vistas. From the understated luxury of the terraced houses hugging the steep Amalfi coastline to the extravagant architectural wonder of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy exudes style. It is the home of Renaissance art, opera, robust flavours and exuberance.

Stroll down cobbled streets lined with coffee shops and restaurants, beckoning you inside with aromas of fresh espressos and basil-infused pasta sauces. Explore medieval villages or simply experience the sweet bliss of doing nothing, ‘la dolce far niente’, while anchored in one of the Amalfi coast’s picturesque bays.

Chartering in Italy: at a glance

Language

Italian, though English is widely spoken

Currency

Euros

Expenses (Diesel, Food etc)

SUGGESTED Pilot Guide

Italian Waters Pilot – Rod Heikell

Type of Mooring

Stern to with Lazy line

Itinerary Structure

Saturday – Saturday

Sailing Season

Season is May to October. We advise chartering in September.

Airports

Olbia (Sardinia), Palermo or Catania (Sicily), Naples (Amalfi), Pisa (Tuscany)

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Regions

The Cruising Ground

Sardinia

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The island of Sardinia is a priceless gem between Sicily and Corsica. With nearly 1,000 nautical miles of unspoilt coastline dipping into the clear turquoise sea, Sardinia is a nature lover’s paradise. Beyond its endless white sandy beaches – including the famous Costa Smeralda, the island offers an abundance of national parks with rare endemic wildlife; and scenic mountain hikes to explore.

Culture buffs can look forward to visiting ancient Phoenician and Roman ruins before sampling some of the excellent Sardinian wines. Stroll through the charming villages, visit the street markets and tuck into a bowl of Malloreddus Alla Campidanese – an iconic Sardinian pasta dish.

Sardinia

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The island of Sardinia is a priceless gem between Sicily and Corsica. With nearly 1,000 nautical miles of unspoilt coastline dipping into the clear turquoise sea, Sardinia is a nature lover’s paradise. Beyond its endless white sandy beaches – including the famous Costa Smeralda, the island offers an abundance of national parks with rare endemic wildlife; and scenic mountain hikes to explore.

Culture buffs can look forward to visiting ancient Phoenician and Roman ruins before sampling some of the excellent Sardinian wines. Stroll through the charming villages, visit the street markets and tuck into a bowl of Malloreddus Alla Campidanese – an iconic Sardinian pasta dish.

Amalfi Coast

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Stretching from Salerno to Sorrento, the exquisite rugged coastline of the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s top postcard attractions. Colourful villages bejewel the dramatic cliffs that fall into the aquamarine sea. The main town, Amalfi, featuring an elaborate 9th-century cathedral, is a bustling hub of artisanal shops, alfresco cafes, and weekly street markets.

The popular resort town of Positano, with its sheer topography and pastel buildings, provides an eclectic mix of ancient traditions and modern chic. Stroll down cobbled alleyways, visit luxe boutiques or sample authentic limoncello. Escape to the charming fishing village of Nerano, or experience an opera at romantic Ravello’s open-air Villa Rufolo.

Sicily

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Located near the toe of Italy’s boot, Sicily seems worlds apart from the mainland. This rugged island is home to Mount Etna – Europe’s tallest active volcano, and a melting pot of cultures. Its rich history, largely influenced by ancient civilizations including Roman, Greek and Arab, is reflected in its architectural treasures. Founded by the Phoenicians, the bustling capital, Palermo, dates back 2,700 years.

A short sail away – just off the northeast coast, lie the enchanting Aeolian Islands. Each of the archipelago’s seven islands holds unique treasures. Hike to the Great Fossa Crater on Vulcano, sample sweet dessert wine on Salina or experience Stromboli’s old-world charm.

Italy Yacht Charter

Sicily

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Located near the toe of Italy’s boot, Sicily seems worlds apart from the mainland. This rugged island is home to Mount Etna – Europe’s tallest active volcano, and a melting pot of cultures. Its rich history, largely influenced by ancient civilizations including Roman, Greek and Arab, is reflected in its architectural treasures. Founded by the Phoenicians, the bustling capital, Palermo, dates back 2,700 years.

A short sail away – just off the northeast coast, lie the enchanting Aeolian Islands. Each of the archipelago’s seven islands holds unique treasures. Hike to the Great Fossa Crater on Vulcano, sample sweet dessert wine on Salina or experience Stromboli’s old-world charm.

Tuscany

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Famous for its renaissance art, award-winning wines and idyllic countryside, Tuscany is one of Italy’s most fascinating regions. Explore quaint port villages, follow winding cypress-lined roads through the vineyards, olive groves and medieval villages of Val d’ Orcia; or visit the famous wine region of Chianti. 

Although synonymous with old masters Michelangelo and da Vinci, and renowned for its museums and medieval walled cities, Tuscany has an irresistibly playful side. Snack on gelato and immerse yourself in authentic Italian beach culture at the seaside towns of Viareggio or Livorno. Or set sail for nearby Elba Island, with its spectacular hikes, champagne waters and pristine sun-kissed beaches.

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