Yacht Charter Italy
Considering a yacht charter vacation in Italy?...........
Why charter a yacht in Italy? - The Italian peninsula is surrounded by the Ligurian Sea, the Sardinian Sea as well as the the Tyrrhenian Sea in the west, the Sicilian Sea and the Ionian Sea in the south and the Adriatic Sea in the east.
The miracle of Italy is that all its treasures come packaged in a gorgeous country of majestic mountains, placid lakes, idyllic islands, splendid cities and wonderful walled villages. An ideal climate plus warm and gracious people make Italy a perfect destination for holiday criusing.
Italy is one of the most popular vacation countries in Europe, all seasons being good for a visit. In summer, Italy is an international playground, Luxury yachts & superyachts, with visitors from all continents mingling with vacationing Italians at the famous resorts. Spring comes early to Italy and autumn lingers.Most of the year the beaches are sunny, with 5,310 miles of shoreline bordering Italy and its islands. You can usually find waters where the temperature is right for swimming.
As you will see from our map of the Italy & Sicily cruising area, the Italian Riviera provides an excellent location for your Fully Crewed Luxury Yacht Charter. Heading east from Monaco into Italian waters, the region between here & Tuscany is Liguria a spectacular coastline tucked in between the sea and the mountains. With world famous harbours such as Portofino, and Porto Venere with the stunning Cinque Terre coast in between,or the historical City of Genoa -just some of the highlights.
Without a doubt one of the Gems of this area is Portofino. An ancient fishing village almost hidden in a small cove has become a symbol of world class style Portofino has always been the resort of choice for chic Italian families & the Jet set who return year after year. Cafes boutique shops and gelataria’s spill out into the harbour piazza. The portside cafes are a great place to sit and watch the glamorous yachting world go by. Its popularity has now made Portofino a very famous port of call for luxury yacht charters.
Continuing south in the Tyrrhenian sea into Tuscany. Are the enchanting islands of the Tuscan Archipelago made up of Gorgona, Capraia, Elba, Pianosa, Montecristo, Giglio, and Giannutri. Each island is very different to its neighbour and best enjoyed from the comfort of your own private luxury yacht charter, this is also an excellent area for a sel-sail, or with skipper, bareboat, yacht or catamaran charter, From here is a short cruise to Rome.
Cruise south from Rome, before arrriving at Naples, is the stunning volcanic archipelago of the Pontine islands where you will find turquoise waters, tiny vineyards, herbs and flowers. Ponza is the most interesting of these islands, with caves and secluded coves for your luxury yacht to anchor, for you enjoy the calm and beautiful surroundings whilst your crew cater for your every need. If tranquility is your aim then Ventotene is a smaller and an even more peacefull island in this group. Sailing towards Naples remember to visit visit the famous enchanting island of Capri as well as it's neighbours Ischi & Procida.
Lively Naples is next, many of the luxury yacht charters in Italy begin their cruise from Naples, it is also one of the major yachting centers, so is home to several of our bareboat yacht charter bases, all due to it's excellent air connections and its proximity to the above mentioned islands as well as the famous Amalfi coast, with some of the most stunning coastlines in the Mediterranean, to the South. The ports of Amalfi and Positano, attract many luxury charter yachts, from all over the world. Sailing from Naples provides some excellent 1 week sailing itineraries.
The coast, southwards from Salerno to Sorrento, is another area of outstanding beauty. The towns are built into the hillsides & steep cliffs and are truly unique. Leaving the mainland of Italy, the next landfall is the Spectacular, Volcanic, Aeolian islands off the coast of Sicily. Fast becoming one of the favourite destinations of Crewed charter yachts visiting Sicily. For a description of yacht charter cruising in Sicily, and her islands please see menu left.
For Luxury fully crewed, yacht charter, embarkation and disembarkation can be arranged for any major port along the coast, including Portofino, San Remo, Naples & Venice.
To view our selection of recommended Fully crewed Motor Yachts, Sailing Yachts & Catamarans, as well as Self-sail Bareboat, or Skippered yachts available to rent in Italy, together with guide prices, yacht e-brochures, and specifications, please see menu left, or click link below:
Luxury Motor yachts with crew for charter in Italy
Luxury Sailboats & Catamarans with crew for hire in Italy
Bareboat & Skippered Sailboats & Catamaran charter, Italy
Italy Tourist office