Why Charter a Yacht in Italy?

Italy is one of Europe’s greatest treasures, with its magnificent sights, spectacular cities, fascinating old ruins and towns and its fabulous coast line and natural scenery. Italy is also home to over 400 islands! Making it perfect for island hopping. These include Sicily, Sardinia and Capri. Italy also holds many yacht friendly villages and cities such as Portofino in Genoa and Venice. These islands, cities and villages make Italy the perfect luxurious yacht holiday for you, your friends and family. Charter a yacht in Italy, it is a place for all!

Here are our top reasons why a charter in Italy should be on your bucket list:

The Variety:

Venice

Venice is one of Italy’s most spectacular cities with lots to do and see. It is one of Italy’s oldest yet one of the most beautiful cities in all of Italy. Venice is built on 118 small islands surrounded by the Venetian Lagoon. It’s the perfect place to visit whilst chartering a yacht in the area. After cruising around the lagoon in your private yacht why not berth in a nearby port and go sightseeing for the day? It is a superb city break and extremely beautiful with lots of places to visit, such as St Marks Basilica and Doges Palace.

Venice

Venice is built on 118 small islands surrounded by the Venetian Lagoon.

Portofino

Portofino is a small fishing village on the Italian Riviera, notorious for its fabulous harbours (Useful for docking your yacht!) and picturesque scenery. It obtains many famous celebrities and artists each year and the colourfully painted buildings that hug the shoreline really add to the beautiful scenery. Portofino is home to many high-end boutiques, many seafood restaurants and a cobblestone square with a view of the harbour which is lined with various super yachts.

Portofino

The colourfully painted buildings that hug the shoreline really add to the beautiful scenery.

Sicily

Besides cities and villages, Italy owns many different islands. One of the most famous being Sicily. Sicily is the largest Mediterranean island in the world and accommodates many historical buildings and many geographical sights. Why not park your yacht in a nearby harbour and explore all of Sicily’s famous attractions such as The Valley Of The Temples, Cefalu and the Aeolian Islands.

Read more about the highlights of a charter in Sicily here.

Sicily

Sicily is the largest Mediterranean island in the world and accommodates many historical buildings and many geographical sights.

The Food:

Allow your taste buds to explore all that Italy has to offer from a food and drink perspective. Italy is extremely famous for their wide variety of pasta, heavenly pizzas and rich wine. Italy houses endless famous restaurants such as La Caravella along the Amalfi coast and Antiche Carampane in Venice

La Caravella is a Michelin star restaurant and art gallery once hosted by Andy Warhol and is situated along the Amalfi coast in Italy, it’s gorgeous artwork, ceramics and frescos really emphasise renaissance Italy times and is the perfect restaurant for art connoisseurs. 

Antiche Carampane is one of the most popular restaurants in the area – a seafood-based restaurant in the heart of Venice. Tourists describe even getting to the restaurant was a pleasant experience through all the twists and turns along the ancient streets! 

The History:

Italy’s history is one of no other. Between its Ancient Roman times and its Renaissance period it all makes Italy one of the most interesting places to visit and with no shortage of tourist attractions. Maybe take a day trip to their capital city Rome before continuing your voyage through Mediterranean waters, whilst you are there you could visit the Colosseum, St Peters Basilica and the Trevi Fountain. 

The Culture:

Italy’s Culture is strongly based on their history. The architecture from roman times is absolutely stunning. Romanesque churches and cathedrals scattered all around the place with large monuments in all the squares. Places in Italy such as Rome have a very Monochrome type of look to them, from Ancient Rome times when everything was quite simple yet grand they have the white creamish buildings and beige-brown roofs make Rome look like a cup of coffee!. Then on the other hand coastal areas such as the Amalfi coast and Portofino are both very colourful and picturesque. This honours the Renaissance past when everything was being rejuvenated after the fall of the roman empire and art and science were explored. 

The Weather

Do not get me started on the weather in Italy! It is to die for. The hot summer sun reflecting off of the crystal blue water is something you would not want to miss. However mainland Italy does not provide all year summer weather and can get quite cold, on the other hand, Italy’s gorgeous islands are significantly warmer and sunnier all year round. This means it is the perfect place to charter a yacht as you can go to all the different islands and explore what each one has to offer.

Charter a Yacht in Italy!

See More:

Highlights of the Amalfi Coast

Aeolian Islands Yacht Charter

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Lewis Smith

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Lewis is the Fleet Manager at 212 Yachts. He is originally from the UK. He previously worked on superyachts and traveled the world extensively by yacht. He has excellent knowledge of super yacht destinations, on and off the beaten track and what can be achieved on a yacht charter. His knowledge of boats and the maintenance required, ensures he applies the highest standards to the boat charter fleet he manages on the French Riviera. This means that you’ll always have a great day out with 212 Yachts. Lewis has previously lived in Cape Town and now lives in the South of France with his Wife and dog Leo. He loves organising smooth charters and nothing brings 'me more joy than seeing the smiles on clients faces after an amazing experience on the water'. His core value that aligns perfectly with the company is to always make that extra degree of difference, "this is how we make sure you’ll be beaming from ear to ear when you’ve experienced a 212 Charter! I hope that we can welcome you on board soon and provide you with an unforgettable experience. If you are looking for any assistance for your next charter, or you’re overwhelmed looking into your first charter, no matter how big or small, please ask for me when you get in touch."


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