Italy is called the pearl of the Mediterranean thanks to the spectacular scenery, comfortable climate and rich history. The most demanding and experienced boaters choose this region for their holidays. Excellent navigational conditions allow you to go to sea all year round and enjoy the snow-white beaches. Locals welcome tourists with their characteristic hospitality, and the excellent service will make your stay breathtaking. Yachtsmen show increased interest in the coasts of the Tyrrhenian, Ligurian and Ionian coasts. Many of them like to travel to the islands. You can plan a trip to Rome, Tuscany, on the Aeolian Islands, or in the direction of the Gulf of Naples.
The coastline of Italy totals over 7,500 km. Depending on the region of the country, the characteristic climatic conditions will vary. Departing to Italy, the yachtsman has the opportunity to choose from the many available travel routes.
The most favorable conditions for yachting are in Italy from mid-June to the end of October. At this time, even novice sailors go out to sea and want to spend their free time unusually. In Italy, charter companies are represented by a huge number of companies. The most popular are the coasts of the Ionian and Tyrrhenian seas. Yachts most often depart from Tuscany, Salerno and the Gulf of Naples. Local marinas provide guests with the most comfortable stay.
Popular destinations among yachtsmen also include the islands of Capri, Gorgon, Ponza, Ischia and Capraia.
Italy is often called a country of interest. The country is famous for a huge number of museums, castles, cathedrals and historical attractions. The most famous and popular architectural monuments include:
Italians cook breathtaking dishes with fresh ingredients. Especially good they get pasta, minestrone, calzone. You can dine at local restaurants or buy groceries in supermarkets to eat directly on a yacht. Do not deny yourself the pleasure of gastronomic pleasure and be sure to try the food prepared by a local chef. A visit to the restaurant during the day by the Italians is associated with a hearty dinner. First, the waiters will offer you to try appetizers made of vegetables or seafood. Following is the first course - soups, pasta or rice. As a second course, fish or meat delicacies can be presented.
Having an idea of the approximate route of travel and confirming the reservation of the charter, it remains to find a parking place. The largest number of marinas is concentrated on the Tyrenian and Ligurian coasts, on the Aeolian Islands, in Sicily and Sardinia. Parking can be varied, since the Italian coast is represented by numerous bays. Finding free mooring space will not be a big problem. All marinas located from Palermo to Genoa have modern equipment and meet high safety requirements. Travelers who dream to relax in a secluded place away from the bustle of the city, consider the anchorage. It should be remembered that the cost of renting a yacht and the cost of parking in marinas are paid separately .
Among the most picturesque and comfortable marinas of the Italian coast, special attention deserve:
- Portovenere. In the Ligurian region, the small town of Portovenere is located. It is part of the Cinque Terre National Park. In the summer, this place is visited not only by numerous tourists, but also by local residents. The town is a pedestrian, and in its bay there are always yachts. The marina provides 32 mooring, with some of the free places occupied by local residents. To stay here, book your place in advance.
- Portofino. A small and cozy fishing village is part of the Italian Riviera and is located near Genoa. This city is often visited by yachtsmen who plan their journey along the Ligurian coast. There are 14 mooring places in the marina, buoys are provided in the harbor. The town has long been a UNESCO heritage site.
Among the popular yachts in the Tyrrhenian Sea, the most popular are:
- Punta Ala. The modern Tuscan resort attracts with good facilities. Yachtsmen who stay on the way to the islands of Corsica, Capraia and Elba stop here.
- Marina Viareggio. It is considered one of the most fashionable places in northern Italy. Since the 19th century, the wealthiest residents of Florence have been preferring to relax here. The city has turned not only into a tourist center, but also into a large-scale shipbuilding hub.
- Livorno. The city is the industrial and port center of Tuscany. Yachtsmen love this direction for their good location and a large number of mooring.