There are many beautiful locations to discover in Italy from its vibrant and cultural cities to its picturesque rural regions but for a real adventure, why not take a yacht charter along a stretch of the coastline?
If you are looking for something a little bit different from your holidays then Sunsail can help.
We offer a range of options when it comes to yacht charters in Italy, so you will have the opportunity to pick an itinerary that suits your abilities and desires.
Experienced sailors can decide where they would like to meet their boat and head straight out on to the sea, while inexperienced or beginner sailors can take advantage of our expert tuition before taking the helm. Whatever you want from a sailing holiday, we can help, so get in touch today to start planning your Italian yacht charter.
Where can I go on Italy yacht charters?
When you come to us to book a yacht charter in Italy, you will have three options about where to begin your adventure.
There is the coastline of Sicily, the area around Naples and the waters at the country's southern tip.
Regardless of which location you pick for your yacht charter holidays, you will be able to enjoy navigating past some stunning scenery with clear, blue water all around.
As with much of the Mediterranean coast, you will find plenty of secluded bays to drop anchor and enjoy an afternoon on the beach or a spot of snorkelling. If you decide to explore the Sicilian coastline then you are in for a treat.
Palermo will be your starting point, where you will be greeted with a melting pot of Roman, Greek, Norman and Arab cultures. And while there is much beautiful scenery to be found on Sicily, there are also numerous small islands off its coast that hold their own charms.
You could choose to head for the Aegadean Islands, where you will find both history and nature and just a short distance away is the national marine park of Ustica – perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling.
If you opt for a trip around southern Italy then you will meet your bareboat yacht at Tropea, situated on the south Tyrrhenian coast. Here you will find many architectural attractions dating back as far as the 16th century and you are sure to see more as you sail along.
From your starting point, you are within easy reach of both Sicily and the Aeolian Islands, where you will discover a combination of bustling, trendy ports and secluded, quiet hideaways. There are seven islands to explore, each with its own attractions, including Vulcano – which is renowned for its baths heated by warm underwater springs – and Panarea, where you will find picturesque yet chic ports and towns.
Your final choice for your starting point is the island of Procida on the western Italian coast, which gives you access to the Bay of Naples. If you want a highly relaxing break then this is the place to come to.
With generally short passages between each port, you will find that there is ample opportunity to moor up your yacht and enjoy the Italian culture.
You can visit some of Italy's most stylish islands, with Sardinia, Capri and Corsica just a short distance away. Here you will not only find stunning scenery but also excellent shopping locations and restaurants where you can sample world-class cuisine.
Wherever you decide to travel on your yacht charter, you are sure to enjoy the laidback and stylish atmosphere that Italy has to offer.
Booking yacht charter holidays with Sunsail
When you come to us to book a yacht charter holiday, we will take care of every detail, from arranging your outbound and return flights from a host of UK airports to providing you with a fully equipped yacht for your holiday.
You will find items such as towels, bed linen and snorkelling equipment are all provided onboard, allowing you a bit more space for an extra bikini or a good book to read.
Should you require tuition, our experts will be on hand to teach you the ropes so that you can set sail in complete confidence and make the most of your time out on the open seas.
One of the best things about yacht charter breaks is that you are in control of where you go and how long you stay, so you can tailor your holiday to meet your needs and enjoy a truly memorable trip.