In Italy you are never more than 1 hour away by car from the coast. Italy is a great sailing destination because of its diverse coastline – from rocky cliffs in the north to low-lying beaches in the south. Here you can enjoy art, food, wine, Mediterranean islands and ancient ruins, picture-postcard Tuscan countrysides and gondolas on Venice’s canals.
Some of the places to visit:
Stretching about 50km along the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula, most famous for the town of Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast is one of Europe’s most breathtaking coastal attractions. UNESCO named it “an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, with exceptional cultural and natural scenic values,” the coast was awarded a coveted spot on the World Heritage list in 1997.
The Tuscan Islands & Argentario
The Tuscan Islands are probably the most appealing and it is probably one of the most popular areas for yacht charter. It has something for everyone. The islands of Capraia, Elba, Giglio and Giannutri are all accessible to yachts and provide a number of attractive harbours and plenty of anchorages.
Elba is the largest of the islands in the Tuscan Archipelago, and the third largest island in Italy, covering a total area of 224 square kilometres. Located just 10 miles from the mainland, its mild climate, rugged and varied coastline, more than 70 beaches, crystal clear water and delicious food and wine, make it an extremely popular holiday destination.
The island of Capraia lies between Gorgona in the north and Elba in the south. It has an area of 19 square kilometres, making it the third largest of the Tuscan Islands. Its coastline is dramatic with high, rugged cliffs broken up with isolated beaches and caves. Inland, the terrain is wild and unspoilt with many nature trails.