Why To Plan A Yacht Charter in Italy
Italy is one of Europe’s greatest treasures. With magnificent sights, spectacular cities, mystical old ruins and breathtaking towns. Italy is also home to over 400 islands! Thus making it perfect for island hopping. These include Sicily, Sardinia and Capri. Italy is also home to many yacht friendly villages and cities such as Portofino, which is a real paradise. These islands, cities and villages mark Italy as the perfect luxurious yacht holiday for you, your friends and family. Charter a yacht in Italy, it is a place for all!
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. So 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 Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace.
Portofino is a small fishing village on the Italian Riviera, notorious for its fabulous harbours (useful for docking your yacht!) and picturesque scenery. It is home to 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.
Besides cities and villages, the Italian coastline is dotted with wonderful 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.
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 Weather in Italy
Do not get me started on the weather in Italy! It is to die for. The hot summer sun shimmers on the crystal blue waters and this is kind of casual magic that you do not want to miss. However, mainland Italy does not provide all year summer weather and can get quite cold. Luckily 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 explore different islands and see what each one has to offer.
Charter a Yacht in Italy!