Chartering in Italy
Italy is a synonym for crystal blue sea, delicious food, sweet wine and easy-going people. It's a land of poetry, romance and history.
Italian Adriatic coast doesn't offer much excitement but its Mediterranean coast has enough for both and then some to offer.
The entire length of the Italian south coast is a playground for the rich and famous because of its unique and raw beauty.
Some of the spots you can visit are Naples, Portofino which is also known as the city of dolphins or sail out to Capri, Sicily or Sardinia.
Italy has the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites so why not brush up on your history while you are there
There are five popular sailing regions in Italy. We operate extensive fleet off sailing monohulls, catamarans and motor yachts from all hubs. All our yachts are available as either bareboat of skippered charter.
Special Offers - Italy
Main sailing areas
There are several yacht charter hubs in Sardinia. Corsica (which is French island) lies north of Sardiinia, accross the Strait of Bonifacio.
The western and eastern coasts are better suited to experienced sailors, so charter a skippered yacht and get a deeper insight into the diverse Sardinian nature and rich culture. If you're searching for an easy cruise and a quiet holiday, book a bareboat charter on the southern coast.
Sicily is the perfect place for a quiet, but an adventurous sailing holiday, with a dozen of historic and picturesque towns to explore.
Sail along the eastern coast, from the historic city of Syracuse to Catania and Taormina. If your experience is somewhat limited, we recommend that you charter a skippered yacht and sail north of Messina or to Lampedusa and Pantelleria islands. On the other hand, the northern and western coasts are excellent sailing destinations for beginners.
Calabria, or the “toe” of the Italian peninsula, boasts 500 miles of coastline and is well-known for its variety of beaches.
Start your journey in Tropea which sits on top of an imposing cliff rising above the turquoise sea and white sand, and is a sight to behold from your yacht.
Calabria is incredibly mountainous, and has three national parks to explore. The highlight of any visit to Calabria is the Calabrese cuisine, with its famous, very spicy ingredient - peperoncino.
We recommend chartering a yacht in June or September when air temperatures are moderate for a more comfortable holiday.
If you are a history buff, no trip Campania would be complete without visit to Naples and the infamous Pompeii and Vesuvius. Naples is not only the birthplace of pizza but is also known for its short and very, very strong coffee. After you feel energized, set sail towards the picturesque Procida, the smallest island in the Bay of Naples.
The unmissable part of sailing in Campania is the sail southeast to the spectacular Amalfi Coast, lwhich is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also one of Italy’s top spots for hiking, most popular trail being the Path of the Gods. South of the Amalfi Coast is Salerno, a safe port where you can relax and go sightseeing - visit the Cathedral of San Matteo and the Roman aqueduct.
Tuscany is known for its history and cultural influence, which makes it a perfect sailing destination for all art lovers and romantics.
Start your sailing holiday in the well-positioned city of Viareggio, the “Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea”, where you can enjoy long beaches and local cuisine. Not far from there is the famous Pisa with its famous Leaning Tower.
Sail to to Portoferraio on Elba, the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago, which can be easily reached by yacht. There, you can go hiking, scuba-diving, visit Napoleon’s home or just relax on postcard-perfect beaches.
Aeolian Islands are situated 25NM north of sicily and easily accessible by yacht from most ports in Sicily, Calabria, and Campania.
Sail to Stromboli Island and climb the active Stromboli volcano or visit Vulcano Island and soak in its mud baths. Charter a catamaran and visit Lipari, an Aeolian island renowned for its rich history. If you want to hang out with the rich and the famous, you absolutely must drop an anchor in Panarea. For gourmets seeking a quiet sailing holiday, Salina is a great choice. On the other hand, adventurers and experienced mariners should set their compass to inaccessible Alicudi and Filicudi.
Main Sailing Season: April - October
Language(s): Italian, French, English
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Airports: Alghero-Fertilia (AHO), Cagliari Elmas (CAG), Olbia Costa Smeralda (OLB), Catania-Fontanarossa (CTA), Comiso (CIY), Lampedusa (LMP), Falcone Borsellino Palermo (PMO), Trapani (TPS), Reggio Calabria (REG), Lamezia Terme (SUF), Naples (NAP), Salerno Costa d'Amalfi (QSR), Florence (FLR), Marina di Campo (EBA), Pisa (PSA)