A Magical Yacht Charter Under The Tuscan Sun
When you think of the Italian coastline, what images come to mind? Rugged cliffs lined with picturesque buildings and ancient ruins, crystal blue waves meeting rocky beaches, old world fishing villages, and fields of flowers that serve as a backdrop for some of the world’s most amazing cuisine. From the hiking trails and quaint alleyways of Cinque Terre to the cinematic beauty of Portofino to the historic cities, this is a journey that’s simply bellissimo.
Fly into Milan: You’ll start your journey by flying into and driving to Portofino via Genoa, traversing stunning landscapes and perhaps taking the time for a delicious meal in the tuscan countryside along the way.
DAY ONE: Portofino to Cinque Terre
The storybook perfect town of Portofino is the ideal place to start your yacht charter trip along the Italian Riviera. With sweeping views across the Gulf of Genova, the iconic Castello placed high on the town’s summit, cozy streets lined with elegant boutiques, the gorgeous Splendido hotel, and a spectacular swimming spot named Captain’s Cove situated at the foot of soaring cliffs, Portofino is the port that dreams are made of.
DAY TWO: Cinque Terre to Portovenere
You will never have enough time to explore the dramatic coastlines, world-class restaurants, and hilltop towns of Cinque Terre. Several of the villages welcome you in spectacular fashion with amazing vistas, while others are only accessible by land. However, they are worth a day – or more – of exploration and living la viva Italiano.
DAY THREE: Forte dei Marmi
With wide stretches of sandy beaches punctuated by the backdrop of the Alpi Apuane, Forte dei Marmi is considered the Hamptons of Italy, with an array of restaurants and the sort of perfect beaches that you usually only see in the movies.
DAY FOUR: Pisa
What trip to Tuscany would be complete without a trip to the famous tower? Visit the tower and the town of Pisa via a forty minute drive from Livorno; in addition to the noteworthy architectural project the town is home to beautiful Romanesque buildings, Gothic churches, and Renaissance era piazzas lined with plenty of cafes and restaurants. For traveler who have already checked the Leaning Tower off their bucket lists, there’s the option to spend a day at sea snorkeling, riding on jet skis, and enjoying water toys – or simply sunbathing on the yacht!
DAY FIVE: Livorno to Florence
Take a drive to the riverside city of Florence, the original of the Italian Renaissance and an artistic, literary, and cultural destination that’s a feast for all the senses. From romantic nooks and narrow treats, food and wine that have rightfully become synonymous with quality the world over, fashionable boutiques and renowned sense of style and design, and a relaxed pace of life that seems reminiscent of an era gone by, this remarkable city will be the highlight of anyone’s vacation.
DAY SIX: Giglio or Montecristo
Spend a day in a stunning natural setting in the Giglio isle, surrounded by soft blue-green waters in the southern part of the Italian coastline only fifteen kilometers from the mainland. With a warm sunny climate year-round, unspoiled natural scenery, and relaxed atmosphere, this stop on your Italian Riviera yacht charter might be the ultimate place to relax and get your mind right.
DAY SEVEN:L’ Argentario
The classic destination for wealthy Romans (as well as the painter Caravaggio’s final resting place), the chic harbor, colorful Porto Ercole, and the fishing port of Ortebello and its deep blue lagoon along with the thickly wooded vistas of L’Argentario is a must-stop for history buffs and connoisseurs of the good life alike.
DAY EIGHT: Elba
Best known for being a brief of Napoleon Bonaparte, this mountainous island is studded with a variety of small ports and hidden beaches that draw visitors who are looking to get away from it all on their own nearly private anchorage.
Return to the mainland via Porto San Stefano and continue on to Rome, back to Milan, or another fabulous destination.