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Top 10 Italian Must-See
Top 3 Beaches
1. Spiaggia dei Conigli (Lampedusa, Sicily)
2. La Pelosa Beach (Stintino, Sardinia)
3. Casa Mariolu
Top 7 Tourist Attractions
1. Colloseum in Rome
2. Sistine Chapel in Rome
3. Lighthouse of Genua
4. St. Mark's Cathedral, Venice
5. Arena of Verona
6. Pompeji
7. Leaning Tower of Pisa
TOP Sailing Destination - Italy |

Nicknamed Il Bel Paese (The Beautiful Country) - Italy is one of the most recognizable countries on any map. Situated on the Mediterranean Sea in Southern Europe, the country is identified by its unique geographical 'boot-shaped' coastline.

Considered as one of the birthplaces of Western culture (alongside Greece), Italy is also home to the Roman-Catholic church and is the birthplace of many worldwide favourite foods (think Pizza, Spaghetti Bol). Holiday makers in Italy choose many different ways to travel – train, car, aeroplanes but more than ever before, many travellers are choosing to sail around Italy. With its rich history, beautiful warm waters, Mediterranean climate, islands and diverse scenery, a sailing trip is one of the best ways to get the most out of the Italian coastline and relax under the Mediterranean sun. You can discover the delights of the Italian lifestyle by boat and you can choose from a variety of boat types including Catamarans, Sailing boats and Motorboats.

The country is divided into 6 regions, each with as much history, culture and sightseeing opportunities as the next. These regions include:

Northwest Italy: including the Italian Rivier, Cinque Terre and the Alps. The largest port being in Genoa.
North East Italy: From Bologna to the Ski resorts of Cortina d'Ampezzo to the canals of Venice.
Central Italy: Home to the capital of Roma (Rome), Cultural Capital of Florence along with Pisa, Siena and Luca.
Southern Italy: Think Napoli (Naples), the romantic Amalfi Coast, Capri and Calabria.
Sicily: A famous island off the south coast of Italy's mainland, renown to have some of the best Italian food on offer.
Sardinia: Another Island 250 km's to the west of Italy - a Major tourist destination and perfect scenery.

Italy & Tourism

Home to one of the most popular world-wide choices in Cuisine, Italy is a prominent destination for tourists worldwide. The abundance of historical attractions, art, fashion and culture and the home of Catholicism, Italy attracts over 46 million tourists per year. The country has the most World Heritage listed sites worldwide.

The varied landscape of Italy is also listed amongst the top reasons for visiting Italy – ranging from the beautiful coastline and beaches, to mountains and priceless ancient monuments - the Italian authorities do their best to maintain and upgrade the infrastructure of their cities and coastal downs.
As a result of their popularity and beautiful beaches and climate, sailing has become an ever-increasing form of touring Italy and therefore a lot of money is being invested in the Sailing infrastructure of Italy. It is an ideal way to discover the parts of Italy that are lesser travelled under the Mediterranean Sun with the ability to swim in the warm waters any time you please.

Those interested in food, wine, culture and traditional lifestyles will find chartering a boat a magical experience as you will discover the intricacies that are so often missed on a regular land tour. Dine in small marinas and enjoy local Italian seafood, which in Sicily is quoted to be some of the best in the world. Alternatively, sail to Naples and sample the world’s best Home-made Italian pizza. Discover the best Gelato in Rome and delight in the fresh olives and salads standard for many of the beautiful towns under the Tuscan sun. If you are looking for a way to enjoy your Summer or even escape the cold, winter months – hiring a boat in Italy is definitely a must!


Harbours and Marinas in Italy 

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  • Marina Villa Igiea
  • Marina Di Scarlino
  • Marina Di Riposto
  • Porto San Vito
  • Marina Di Nettuno


Sailing Routes Italy

There are many sailing areas around Italy. You can charter all around the coastline of this beautiful country and experience the unique quality of life that is loved by the Italian locals. Popular sailing areas in the North west  for charter holidays such as the romantic Cinque Terre are favourites amongst couples. You can also sail off the lesser-travelled east coast of Italy and sail from Ancona to explore famous Italian cities such as Venice via dinghy. would like to extend a number of route suggestions for the more frequently sailed charter areas as listed below for you to use at your leisure:

Airports nearby Italy

  • Trapani Airport
  • Salerno Airport
  • Catania Airport
  • Algerho Airport
  • Venice - Marco Polo Airport
  • Rome - Fiumcino Airport
  • Naples International Airport


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Climate & Weather in Italy

Sailing season is between April and October/ November. Italy has a typical Mediterranean climate along the coastline and there is an exceptional amount of sunshine. The coastal regions of Italy have mild winters and hot, dry summers. Typically speaking the length and intensity of the summer months increases the further south on the coastline you are. Subject to strong winds across the Adriatic, particularly at the north of Italy in Pescara, the sailing conditions can be challenging for sailors with lesser experience. The warmest months in Italy are July and August with some locations reaching an average of 30°C per day, particularly in the south. The water temperature ranges between 13 °C in February and 24 °C in August.