Siciliy Sailing Route – Italy Sailing Itinerary
This is a 7-day sailing trip starting from Marina di Portorosa on Sicily Island. The route is intended for individuals who enjoy amazing historical sights of ancient civilisations, taste amazing local cuisine as well as explore various natural particularities. It includes sights of active vulcanos and vulcanic landscapes as well as luxury getaway destinations, such as Vulcano Island, Stromboli and Panarea. The sailing route starts and ends on Saturday. When you find your yacht, you may want to choose a bareboat or skippered yacht charter, or even luxury yachts charter, to follow the route.
Please note that all restaurants and activities listed are only suggestions and are not included in the charter price. The trip can be changed according to your wishes and current weather, meaning stops can be added or removed.
We can arrange a transfer for you. The transfer is usually not included in the yacht charter price in Italy.
Sail around Sicily – an eternal legacy of civilisations
Sicily is the largest island in the Medditerran with around 5 millions inhabitants. Situated southeast of the Italian mainland, and with its two archipelagos, islands of Egadi and Aeolian islands, it is one of 20 Italian autonomus regions.
As a melting pot of many cultures, Sicily leaves us an eternal legacy of civilisations that lived here since the ancient age – Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Normans, Arabs, etc.
Sicily’s attractiveness lies in her diversity. It is a perfect „beach“ destination and excellent hiking area. On the other hand, what attracts world travellers’ attention are numerous world – famous places to be discovered. Only to mention a few, not to be missed:
- Still active Etna volcano
- Extraordinary volcanic archipelago – Aeolian Islands (also called Lipari Islands)
- Lively Palermo, capital of the island
- Valley of the Temples, UNESCO World heritage site
- The Aegadian Islands
Sicily has a long sailing season as a result of the Mediterranean climate. For the best sailing experience, we advise you to sail from May to October. Avoid first half of August, as it can get very crowded.
Day 1. Marina di Portorosa, embarcation day
Because of her perfect location on the northeast side of Sicily, it is an ideal starting point for Aeolian sailing route. It is the biggest private marina in Sicily with 650 berth places and many facilities as well as amenities for your pleasant stay.
Day 2. Vulcano Island
Set your sails to the nearest Aeolian island, Vulcano Island. Black sand island offers you natural thermal waters, remarkable natural landscapes and lovely black sand beaches.
Day 3. Lipari
Only four miles away from Vulcano, you can see the Lipari Island. It is the biggest and the most populated Aeolian island. Its untouched natural landscape and imposing medieval architecture will leave you speechless.
Day 4. Panarea
The smallest of the Aeolian islands, with its unspoiled landscapes, it is one of the top luxury getaway destinations. Its white houses, crystal clear seawater and high class night life attracts many celebrities. It is not so much of a budget – friendly destination, but definitely worth visiting!
Day 5. Stromboli
Stromboli Island, the only island with an active volcano, is an extraordinary destination for all nature lovers. With constant small eruptions, it is called the Lighthouse of the Mediterranean.
What is even more surprising, is that the island is still inhabited. Around 300 residents live in the small villages of San Bartolo, San Vincenzo and Ginostra. Enjoy the idyllic landscapes and set your sails for the best views of the volcano.
Day 6. Salina
The second largest Aeolian island is well known for its beautiful green landscapes. It is a land of highest quality vines, olive oil, capers, and chestnuts.