5 Must-Visit Spots For Your Shared Yacht Charter In Italy
Discover an idyllic itinerary for your yacht charter in Italy
Resonating style and charm, the Italian Riviera is a spectacular and scenic coastline just waiting to be explored - and a yacht charter around Italy is the best way to see it. The Ligurian region has a strong identity that’s rich in history, culture and delicious cuisine, offering a beautiful blend of rustic and elegant; classic and contemporary; ancient seaside villages and cosmopolitan hubs. Set sail in your shared yacht ownership – a fantastic way to enjoy the alluring Italian Riviera at your leisure for less - and prepare for the trip of a lifetime.
Famously known as ‘the city of flowers’, San Remo is where lush green parks, colourful flowerbeds and tropical plants meet a calm, azure coastline and rugged pebble beaches.
Casino Sanremo is a focal point of the city, but it isn’t just for those who are feeling lucky; the magnificent architecture itself is to be admired, and its theatre holds spectacular performances by the Symphonic Orchestra from October to May.
There are year-round attractions to enjoy here; from firework displays at Porto Vecchio to the many watersport and cycling events.
Genoa is the crown of the Italian Riviera and was once the richest city in the world.
Having ruled over the Mediterranean waves in the 12th and 13th centuries, Italy’s chief port is now a magnet for fans of history, art and food. The cuisine here is famed for its fragrant pesto sauce, as well as its crispy, chewy focaccia bread – you’ll see many locals dipping this into their morning coffee.
Head to the Spianata in Castelletto, high above the old town, for panoramic views of the docklands, the lighthouse, rooftops, sea and hills on your yacht charter in Italy.
Another enticing reason to plan a shared yacht charter around Italy is to drop anchor at this ancient, secluded fishing village, almost inaccessible other than from the water.
Portofino is as picturesque as imagined, with colourful, quaint streets framed by olive groves and hills clad in pines, palms, azaleas and cypresses, giving the coastline a rich emerald green hue.
It was originally named Portus Delphini by the Romans due to the many dolphins living in the bay. Today, there are plenty of chances to spot a large variety of sea life around the harbour during your visit.
This ruggedly beautiful UNESCO world heritage site is home to the 5 fishing villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.
The area has historically been very remote, accessed only via footpath or sea. Although there is now a regular train service to connect Cinque Terre, the brightly-painted villages remain a perfectly preserved example of old Italy and its timeless charm.
After a day exploring the coastal forests and early-medieval architecture, or relaxing on the golden sands, head back to your yacht charter to take in Cinque Terre’s romantic pastel glow at sunset.
Circle the peninsula and you’ll reach La Spezia: a low-key port city between Genoa and Pisa that is often overlooked, and yet has so much to offer.
This maritime hub is a particular hot spot for visitors who would like to dine, shop and experience life as a local. The waterfront area, Passeggiata Costantino Morin, is lined with palm trees, gardens and monuments, including the impressive Ponte Thaon di Revel.
Whilst there, wander through the outdoor market on Piazza Cavour to pick up fresh fish and homemade pesto to enjoy with a glass or two of local wine.
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