With its stunning coastline, Italy remains one of the best yacht charter destinations in the Mediterranean. While at anchor, you will enjoy spectacular views over Italian seaside towns, olive and lemon groves, rugged cliffs or dazzling beaches… A yacht charter in Italy will surprise you at every corner. Here we gather our 5 favourite Italian mooring spots.
Portofino is without any doubt the Italian Riviera’s yachting capital. The entrance to the port is truly memorable. With its traditional Ligurian pastel coloured houses and green hillside, the fishing village has retained all its charm. Take a walk to the main piazzetta for a drink or dinner on an enchanting terrace. Shopping addicts will stroll along the Via Roma which boasts many designer shops.
Make sure you don’t miss this Caribbean-style anchorage during your yacht charter in Italy! With its turquoise lagoons and granite rock formations, the Maddalena archipelago is of spectacular beauty. The nearby Budelli beach is ideal for an afternoon of relaxation while snorkelling enthusiasts will be delighted by the crystal-clear waters of this protected national park.
Once a small Sardinian fishing village, Porto Cervo has become a glamorous holiday destination in the 1960s under the initiative of Karim Aga Khan IV. Despite the numerous high-end boutiques and restaurants, the historic center has kept a picturesque charm with its typical Gallura architecture. Porto Cervo is a must-stop for any yacht charter in Sardinia and you will enjoy a unique atmosphere where refinement and elegance blend together.
This magnificent bay, located at the bottom of the highest mountain in Capri, offers superb views of the sea and the limestone rock formations of the Faraglioni. According to Greek mythology, it was in this bay that the sirens sang to seduce Ulysses. The beaches nestled in the bay attract people in summer but the place remains a great anchorage spot for a day of yacht charter around Capri island.
Probably the most beautiful of all.... You can anchor there during your yacht charter in Sardinia but only in good weather. Cala Luna is located at the bottom of a chain of limestone mountains plunging into the sea. Its beautiful beach boasts seven gigantic caves that the sun penetrates in the early morning, while the stingrays swirl under the hull. Absolutely stunning!
For more information about chartering a yacht in Italy, contact our charter planners at Talamare. We will advise you on the best yachts available and the most suitable charter itinerary in Italy.