Italy has a comfortable climate, stunning landscapes, and rich history. The most experienced and demanding yachtsmen choose the «Pearl of the Mediterranean» for their holidays. You can go out to sea all year round and enjoy excellent beaches and high-quality service thanks to the excellent navigational conditions. Italians also welcome tourists with cordiality. Yachtsmen most often choose the Ionian, Tyrrhenian, and Ligurian coasts, where they make trips to the islands. You can also plan your route to visit Tuscany, Rome, or head towards the Gulf of Naples.
Italy has an extended coastline, the length of which is more than 7.5 thousand kilometers. Weather and climatic conditions vary depending on which region you go to. When planning a visit to the «Pearl of the Mediterranean», yachtsmen can choose from a wide variety of routes available.
It's best to rent a yacht in Italy from June to the end of October because during this period the most favorable conditions await travelers. This time is suitable for going to sea even for novice sailors. The country has a very developed charter because a large number of companies provide their services. The coasts of the Tyrrhenian and Ionian Seas are popular, and yachts mainly sail from the Gulf of Naples, Tuscany, and Salerno. Also among the popular destinations are the islands of Capraia, Capri, Ponza, Gorgona, and Ischia. Local marinas can offer the highest level of service and the most comfortable parking conditions.
Italy is a real «country-attraction». The state is known for a large number of cathedrals, museums, castles, and other interesting locations. Among the most outstanding architectural monuments are the following:
Pasta, calzone, minestrone - Italians prepare delicious dishes from fresh ingredients. You can have lunch or dinner at local restaurants, or buy groceries from the supermarkets and cook on your own on the yacht. You can experience real gastronomic pleasure by tasting dishes prepared by local chefs. Waiters will usually offer you seafood appetizers first, then rice or pasta as your first course, and finally meat or fish delicacies.
After you have drawn up a preliminary travel itinerary and confirmed your charter booking, you will need to find the most suitable anchorage for your ship. The largest number of marinas is located on the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian coasts, Sardinia, Sicily, and the Aeolian Islands. The coast of Italy is represented by numerous bays, so there are a wide variety of parking options, and you will not have to look for a place to moor for a long time.
All marinas, from Genoa to Palermo, meet the highest safety requirements and are modernly equipped. Anchorages will allow you to take a break from the city bustle in a secluded place. The rent cost of a yacht doesn't include payment for parking in the marinas.
Among the most comfortable and picturesque marinas on the Italian coast are the following:
In the Tyrrhenian Sea, the most popular marinas are the following:
You should take into account that the rent cost of a yacht doesn't include the parking cost in the marinas.