Wine, dine, indulge your senses

The azure waters and glittering, glamorous port towns of Italy’s west coast have long been a mecca for sailors. The picturesque seaside towns, sleepy islands and clean, quiet beaches of this sprawling coastline provide tempting anchorages for sailors to explore. Meanwhile, the calm, diverse waters of the Mediterranean are perfect for snorkeling and produce the delicious seafood dishes for which the region is rightly known.

Italy has much to offer both experienced sailors who love sailing in Italy and comparative novices, with countless leisure activities to enjoy back on land. With four distinct bases to sail from and hundreds of miles of coastline to explore, Italy will keep you coming back time and again. 

Start your Italian islands sailing vacation from one of our three partner bases in the south-west; ProcidaSardinia, and Portorosa each ideal for experienced sailors keen to discover an area full of navigational challenges and sensory delights. Sail the entire Amalfi Coast, or hang out with the rich and famous on the Costa Smeralda. Moor up in town harbors near pastel-colored houses, eat a host of regional treats from the sea, sun, and soil, and plot a route through azure seas under the dominant gaze of Mounts Etna and Vesuvius.

Our charter types

Bareboat charter vacations in Italy

Visit your favorite anchorages and discover exciting new destinations as you explore Italy’s magnificent coastline on a bareboat charter vacation. You’ll have the freedom to choose where you stop and for how long, how fast and far you sail and what activities you take in along the way. A bareboat charter vacation is the most liberating way to sail the Mediterranean and discover Italy’s sumptuous west coast.

Italian skippered charter vacations

Charter a skippered yacht from one of our bases in Procida, and Sardinia to embark on an Italian adventure in the company of an expert skipper. Improve your sailing skills and gain confidence in the water as you island-hop your way along the Sardinian coast or through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Aeonian Islands.

Italian food and wine flotilla vacations

Join a flotilla of fellow Mediterranean explorers and experience Italy in the company of new friends on an Italian foodie flotilla vacation. Stop off at some of Italy’s finest restaurants, dine al fresco with your flotilla companions and enjoy the best leisure activities the nation has to offer. An Italian food and wine flotilla is the most sociable way to discover the Mediterranean’s finest cuisine. 

Explore Italy

World-beating culture

There are a number of things that the Italians seem to do better than almost anyone else, with the nation’s approach to food, wine, fashion, sport and design as fine as anywhere else on Earth. These delights and more are yours to discover on an Italian sailing vacation from one of our bases in Procida, and Sardinia. 

Italy’s popularity has never faded, and today the country attracts those with a taste for fine wine, fine food, and fine living. Italian cuisine extends far beyond the pasta and pizza beloved by millions. Excellent seafood is enjoyed in coastal towns, villages, and cities across Italy, with vongola (clams), gamberoni (prawns), calamari (squid) and a variety of fish dishes featuring prominently in local specialties.

Italian highlights

Once the heart of one of the world’s greatest civilizations, Italy’s coastline is dotted with spectacular ruins and arresting ancient sites spanning thousands of years. Explore the incredible cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, famously buried by a volcanic eruption in 79AD and today among the highlights of any visit to western Italy. 

Climb the formidable slopes of Mount Etna and sample world-beating Sicilian cuisine, call in at the glamorous port towns of the gorgeous Amalfi Coast and visit spectacular ancient ruins harking back to the Holy Roman Empire. Snorkel in the sparkling seas surrounding the Aeolian Islands and try local seafood delicacies as you sail in peace and tranquillity through the calm, clear waters of the Mediterranean. 

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