Italy is a country of wine and sun, which is visited by more than 40 million tourists annually. Almost 60% of all world heritage sites under the protection of UNESCO are concentrated here; more than 3 thousand museums operate on the territory of the country. Italy also has a variety of yachting destinations, visiting numerous attractions, gazing out over the scenic countryside, basking in the hot sun, diving into the clear Mediterranean waters and sampling delicious cuisine. The most popular among sailors in Italy are the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian coasts, as well as the nearby islands. If you have a desire to rent a yacht in one of the popular regions of Italy, you can contact the professionals of the company 2yachts - they will provide you with access to the most up-to-date offers on the yachting market.
The Italian Riviera, or Liguria, is home to luxury resorts for millionaires with beautiful beaches with well-developed infrastructure. Here, a mild Mediterranean climate reigns, the territory is predominantly mountainous (70% of Italy's area is mountainous), and the beaches are reliably protected from the winds by coastal rocks. The huge seaport of Genoa stretches along the coast, stretching for 20 km of coastline, with a marina, cargo terminals and yacht marinas - Marina Porto Antico, Club Nautico, Marina Fiero di Genova and Marina Molo Vecchio. Genoa was the capital of the medieval Genoese Empire, from which there are not only many legends, but also architectural monuments. A must-see gem of the area and a must-see on your sailing trip is the Cinque Terre, a nature reserve of 5 picturesque villages with a lot to see and well-equipped marinas. One has only to walk along the local streets along the coast with a view of the azure bay, so that you no longer want to sail away from here. Also in Liguria, it is worth visiting Portofino - once a former fishing village, but now a village with many shops and restaurants, where you must definitely climb the mountain to the Church of San Giorgio, from where you can observe magnificent views of the bay with white yachts below.
The island of Sicily is the largest in the Mediterranean, and as a region, it also includes many small islands, the Aeolian Islands being the most notable among them. The Aeolian (Aeolian) Islands offer mainly anchorages, the marinas on the islands of Vulcano, Salina and Lipari are usually overcrowded during the yachting season. On the archipelago, tourists have access to untouched nature, breathtaking landscapes, perfectly clear sea and panoramas of unprecedented beauty. There are two active volcanoes - Vulcano and Stromboli, because of the volcanic processes occurring on the islands, the islands are included in the UNESCO protected list. On the islands, you can sunbathe on the deserted shores, inhaling the scent of the sea and the scent of pine forests and listening to the sound of the waves, while in the distance a column of smoke rising into the sky will be observed - the Aeolian Islands will give you an unforgettable experience for the rest of your life.
Sardinia is the second largest island in Italy, created for lovers of a leisurely vacation. Here you can slowly sail along the planned route, enjoying the silence and picturesque views. Near the town of Villasimius, you can dive in search of sunken ships, observing the rich underwater world, including the colorful fish of the Mediterranean Sea. The wind in the local waters is ideal for sailing on a yacht, and relaxing here can be an unforgettable experience. Beach lovers can head to the Maddalena Archipelago, home to dozens of secluded bays and hundreds of beaches of soft sand and azure waters.
Yachting in the Phlegrean Islands is an opportunity to observe idyllic landscapes, visit hot springs, relax surrounded by fragrant pine trees and soak up excellent beaches. The ideal weather for sea travel is from March to October, the most comfortable conditions for visiting the sights of the islands are in spring and autumn. The most popular islands are Capri, Ischia and Procida, located in the central Tyrrhenian Sea and with hilly landscapes, traces of the island's volcanic origin, gardens with lush subtropical vegetation and excellent beaches. All islands have marinas where you can leave the yacht and go on an educational trip to famous tourist sites and attractions. The island of Procida is especially suitable for a secluded holiday, where you can escape from the bustle of the city with a glass of tart wine.
The Amalfi Coast is an excellent yachting destination with marinas with a great location and many attractions. The Amalfi Resort is the capital of the Amalfi Coast and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The roofs of the buildings located along the slope on the rocky shore serve as gardens. Here, among the houses decorated with baroque elements, lush Mediterranean vegetation grows, including vineyards, orange, lemon and olive groves. A festive atmosphere and tranquility will not leave those who go on a yacht trip along the Amalfi Coast Italy by renting a yacht. Here you can visit Da Adolfo near Positano Beach, where you can enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine. It is also worth going to Salerno - the sunniest place in Italy, where a beach vacation will leave a lot of positive impressions!
The Pontine Islands archipelago consists of 6 volcanic islands near Naples in the Tyrrhenian Sea, with amazing harbors with clear water and extraordinary landscapes, which have become a favorite vacation spot for those who have ever been here. Despite the constant influx of tourists, these places remain beautiful and clean, because it is forbidden to drive here, and two islands - Palmarolla and Santo Stefano - are completely uninhabited. The island of Ventotene has a rich history, because the ancient Romans left their ships here at one time. Ponza Island has well-equipped beaches with both rocky and sandy bottoms. Local sunsets are striking in beauty, and in cozy coves you can retire among rocks, cliffs and fantastic grottoes. The waters of turquoise and azure colors are always clear here, providing excellent opportunities for diving. Ponza is the perfect destination for a honeymoon, vacation or weekend getaway.
The islands of the Tuscan archipelago keep on themselves the traces of the glaciers that were once here, fancifully carved the local shores, surrounded by a crystal clear sea. Here you can hike in the mountains, enjoy the scent of pine groves and visit local vineyards to sample local seafood wine as a snack. The largest island, Elba, became a place of exile for Emperor Napoleon in the 19th century. On the Elbe you can find a lot of attractions, besides pure nature and the romantic atmosphere of simple life on the periphery.
Tremiti Islands have picturesque sea grottoes, rare species of sea fish and turtles swim in the nearby waters, and nightlife is in full swing on the beaches in summer. More than 50 excellent dive sites provide you with an unforgettable observation experience of the rich Mediterranean flora and fauna. This part of the Adriatic has ideal diving spots where you can see underwater vertical pillars as well as numerous coral thickets. The islands have preserved original medieval buildings - the Abbey of Santa Maria a Mare and the Tower of San Nicola; the symbol of the archipelago is the San Domino lighthouse, located on the largest island.
Italy with its many islands is the best destination for a yacht vacation, the country has 5 thousand miles of picturesque coastline with developed infrastructure, and sailing on your own or rented yacht will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy water activities by exploring the coastal bays and attractions and visiting the best beaches in the country.