When thinking about popular destinations for yacht charter, Italy is one of the first countries that comes to mind. If your plans for vacation include a yacht charter, Italy is a great choice, being surrounded by five seas: the Adriatic, Ionian, Mediterranean, Tyrrhenian and Ligurian Sea.
Considering types of charter, Italy offers crewed, skippered or bareboat motor yachts, sailing yachts, catamarans and gulets. The sailing season lasts from April till late October, reaching a peak in July and August, despite the lightest winds and a bit expensive moorings in this period.
Where to Sail in Italy?
If you are wondering where to sail with a charter yacht in Italy, you can explore its coastline in four major sailing areas. One of the most popular destinations in Italy charter routes is the one around Naples, Salerno and the Amalfi coast that includes the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the Capri Blue Lagoon popular with the rich and glamorous, the volcanic island of Ischia, the "fishermen island" Ponza, five villages "Cinque Terra" and the popular resorts of the Amalfi coast - Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.
Another popular destination includes the shores of Sardinia with its most famous Costa Verde, Cala Gonone, Costa Smeralda ("Emerald Coast") and National parks - La Maddalena islands and Asinara, home of rare animals and plants. With more than 300 sunny days a year and warm African winds, Sardinia is famous for yacht racing and superyacht regattas and the annual sailing - Cagliari hosts regular international regattas and Porto Pollo is popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers.
Sailing Sicily and the Aeolian Islands is an unforgettable journey - for its famous ports of the capital of Palermo; Sant Agata; Marsala and Portorosa, or the spectacular beaches and caves of the Aeolian Islands made by the still active volcanoes.
The group of seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, known as the "Seven Sisters", is a sailing area that could be explored for days - the largest and busiest Elba; Giglio, a paradise for the divers; historic Giannutri and volcanic Capraia, while Gorgona and Pianosa, with their special prisons and a natural reserve Montecristo are the islands that can only be visited with special permits.
Italy is an amazing option for a charter vacation, and if you are interested in the Mediterranean as your charter destination, check out our specialized pages A Yacht Charter Croatia and A Yacht Charter Greece to find out what these beautiful countries have to offer. Explore your options and choose your perfect sailing adventure!
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