Italy is a country with beautiful beaches, rugged coastlines, good food and fantastic wine. Enjoy what it has to offer from the luxury of a yacht charter and discover seclusion, relaxation, glamour and style.
Blessed with an abundance of history, culture, art and breath-taking scenery, the Amalfi Coast has been a World Heritage Site since 1997. The steep coast can only support the lemon terraces hacked and chiselled in to the mountainsides, meaning that much of the landscape remains untouched. The islands of Ischia and Capri, with narrow streets and roads are best visited by yacht, then sail on to visit the volcanic island of Procida, off the coast of Naples. For those who would like to set foot on land, discover the history of Pompeii, the narrow alleyways of Sorrento and soak in the stunning panoramic views from Ravello. This beautiful stretch of coastline, dotted with fascinating towns and charming villages is the perfect setting for an unforgettable yachting experience.
The serene Ligurian coast has it all. It borders with France to the west, Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna to the north and Tuscany to the east, spreading in an arch from the mouth of Roia River to that of the Magra. Popular spots to anchor include Portofino, with pretty cobblestoned streets lined with designer boutiques and the exclusive Hotel Splendido. Perched high on the hillside, the Splendido offers a perfect setting for lunch, boasting fantastic views over the horseshoe-shaped harbour and bustling activity below. Further down the coast, set amongst some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in Europe, the Cinque Terre is a string of centuries-old seaside villages. In each of the five towns, ingeniously constructed colourful houses and ancient vineyards cling to steep terraces. Tiny trattorias offer seafood specialties along with the region’s famous sauce, pesto. Linking one lovely village to another, the famous Sentiero Azzurro path offers spectacular views. Leading you through shady olive groves, along the cliff-tops and past pebbly beaches, the complete trail is thankfully almost flat, and can take a day to cover at a leisurely hiking pace.
Sicily has history. A LOT of history. Ravaged by volcanic eruptions from Mount Etna and attacked from foreign invasions covering more than 2,500 years, Sicily has somehow managed to preserve many of its historic and architectural treasures and, almost miraculously, also its natural beauty. The best way to view Sicily is to cruise from one coastal town to the next, wandering inland whenever and wherever the mood takes you. The pretty coastal town of Taormina has narrow, winding backstreets filled with little restaurants. Syracuse boasts the Temple of Athena and on the main street, you will find the Fountain of Arethusa where you can sip on the fresh water that has bubbled up since ancient times. Set beside the dominating live volcano Mount Etna, Catania is home to the magnificent Palazzo Biscari, fantastic gelaterias and the beautiful La Playa beach. Back at sea, another UNESCO Heritage site are the Aeolian Islands, commonly referred to as the Seven Sisters. Located in the Thyrrenian Sea, these islands are a 200km-long volcanic system off the north-eastern coast of Sicily with dramatic volcanic landscapes and tiny villages. Stop at the island of Lipari and visit the Greek Acropolis and the Norman Cathedral. The island of Stromboli still has an active volcano.
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