Sailing Holidays in Italy
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Dream sailing destination: Italy
Italy is a famous touristic country, with millions of visitors vacationing annually. Nautical tourism is an important part of Italy’s tourism, with the Amalfi Coast, Sardinia, Sicily, small volcanic islands, and the island of Capri as one of the most alluring destinations for sailors.
As one of the finest sailing destinations in the world, we guarantee that you would never be bored being there. The Italian boot is deeply immersed in Ionian, Tyrrhenian, and the Adriatic Sea which is also combined with its rich history – something that is too good to be true! It certainly is very true, however, what if you need to choose just one place in the whole country for the holidays? That would be a tough one. Choose your next dream sailing destination in Italy!
Can you sail around Italy?
Yes! Italy is a top sailing destination due to its varied coastline and plethora of islands. You can sail around the mainland or explore one of the many island chains, such as the Aeolian Islands, Sardinia, or Sicily. Choose an Italy yacht charter and set sail on an adventure!
How long does it take to sail around Italy?
It can take around 1 week to 10 days to sail around Italy, depending on your itinerary and how many stops you make. If you’re choosing a Italy yacht charter, you may want to take your time and explore all that the country has to offer.
What is the best time of year to go sailing in Italy?
The best time of year to sail around Italy varies depending on where you want to go. If you’re sailing along the coast, spring and fall are generally the best times of the year. However, if you’re headed to the Tyrrhenian or Ionian seas, the summer is the best time to go.
Sailing season and climate
Italy enjoys a Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. Summer temperatures range on average from 26 to 30°C in the coastal region. High season months are considered to be July and August while charter costs are highest in this period. Mid-season months are May, June, September, and October while charter prices are lower and the weather is very lovely and warm with just a bit of wind.
Tailored Italy sailing vacation
Tell us everything you want to experience and explore and we will get started on working towards making your dream sailing trip come true
Family Sailing Holidays
All-Inclusive or self-catered, it’s your choice. These sailing trips are tailored to bring family close.
Romantic sailing holidays
Is there a better way to explore some of the world’s most romantic holiday destinations but island hopping with your private boat charter?
Luxury Sailing Yacht Charter
Embark on your next sailing trip with class! We strategically plan your luxury sailing holiday to suit all your wishes.
Sailing areas in Italy
The Italian coast is quite massive and there are a lot of regions with different kinds of winds and weather. It is safe to say that the islands of Sardinia and Sicily tend to have more wind than the Bay of Naples and the Riviera (the area around the Gulf of Genova) however, there is a lot less wind during the summer months compared to other times of the year and yachts tend to have to motor more here than elsewhere in the Mediterranean. However, if you prefer calmer seas to sail, you will have to remain on the Tyrrhenian Sea and areas like the Gulf of Sorrento near Naples or Calabria with its beautiful ports like Tropea or Vibo Valentia.
One of the most beautiful part of Italy and the ideal place for catamaran sailing is the coast of Tuscany; a region known for its beauty. You can start your journey from Livorno or Cecina and explore the long Tuscan coast along with the island of Elba (a place of historic importance and one of the last abodes of Napoleon). Although if you would like to soak up more sun, you could sail all the way to the South of Italy and relish mystical Apulia, with its great medieval history and charming little towns. You can hire your boat in Santa Maria di Leuca or some other Apulian marina. Or, choose our Italy yacht charter service for a more luxurious vacation.
Routes in Italy
Amalfi Sailing Itinerary
This is a 7-day sailing trip starting from Salerno, Italy, meant for people who love exploring and have an adventurous spirit
Sardinia Sailing Itinerary
This is a 7-day sailing trip starting from Portisco, Sardinia. Route includes Italian Sardinia, La Maddalena National Park and French Corsica.
Sicily Sailing Itinerary
Explore this 7 – day sailing route around Sicily, an island of ancient civilisations and active vulcanos!
Tropea in Calabria
Tropea is a small Calabrian town on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea and its history begins in Roman times.
Porto Cervo in Sardinia
Situated in the North of Sardinia, this port is a synonym of luxury and exclusiveness. Although it is a very small village (only 421 permanent residents), it has everything that a luxurious port needs
Tropea in Calabria
Tropea is a small Calabrian town on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea and its history begins in Roman times. It is said that Hercules himself made this town his port. There are monuments in the town from Roman, Norman, and Aragonese times. Tropea is also an influential bathing place and a great yachting destination.
In addition to this, Tropea is famous for its onions so if you want to try the best onions in Italy, this is the place for you. In any of the local marinas, you could rent various types of boats to ensure you have a splendid vacation – just as you imagined!
Porto Cervo in Sardinia
Situated in the North of Sardinia, this port is a synonym of luxury and exclusiveness. Although it is a very small village (only 421 permanent residents), it has everything that a luxurious port needs. From bars and restaurants to shops and grocery stores and expensive cars driving around, there is also an exclusive yacht club called Costa Smeralda.
Costa Smeralda has its own residence and the port is distinguished amongst richer sailors, but there are boats available for everyone – so anyone can experience and savor the delicacy of Sardinia. It is a wonderful port to start your journey around the Sardinian coast, however, you could also explore the Southern shores of Corsica.
Amalfi coast in Campania
Beneath the steep rocks above the Tyrrhenian Sea lies the small town of Amalfi, one of the most alluring Italian towns and significant historic places. In the past, it had its own independent republic from the 7th till 11th century and it was one of the first maritime powers. There are a lot of things to see in the town and you will adore every moment there. You can find a cathedral to museums and astonishing restaurants with exceptional local specialties (from various mozzarella dishes to desserts with anise). Meanwhile, you could sail away and visit other fabulous places on the Amalfi coast. Amalfi and Positano both have a tourist port where you can rent a boat or you could do it through the website.