ITALY & CORSICA Yacht Charter Itinerary
Italy & Corsica Yacht charter destinations including: The Mediterranean, Rome, Porto Santa Stephano, Orbetello, Porto Ferreira, Elba, Tuscany, Corsica, St Florent, Calvi, Gulf of Porto,
Ajaccio, Gulf of Valinco, Cappiciolo, Porto Pollo, Bonifaccio, La Madeline Archipelago, Porto Cervo, Costa Esmerelda, and Porto Vecchio.
Day1: Board your Mediterranean luxury charter yacht in Rome, Italy. Settle in and enjoy a welcome drink on the charter yacht and a light lunch before heading north for Porto Santa Stephano and Orbetello. This is a gorgeous port town with crystal clear water and local markets framed by vine covered mountains. This is a wonderful port known to the lucky few, as the ‘unknown’ Portofino. Cruising: 60NM – 2 hours
Day2: On to Elba today to the stunning port of Porto Ferreira. The port is lined with beautiful little seaside restaurants and lots of shopping a boutiques close by. Approximately 10km from the Italian mainland, Elba is one of the greenest and most beautiful islands in The Med. Wide sandy beaches and romantic bays offer excellent windsurfing, swimming and diving. Famous for being Napoleon’s place of exile in 1814, Elba has many monuments and museums dedicated to his memory. You may also want to try some Aleatico or Moscato, Elban wines which are two of Tuscany's best!
Yacht Cruising: 50NM – 2 hours
Day 3: After breakfast on board you charter yacht, cross to Corsica and follow the Northern Cape around to St Florent. St Florent is a quaint seaside town set below a backdrop of tall black mountains. This quaint village has a good beach, plenty of local restaurants and a great marina.
Cruising 75NM – 2.5 hours
Day 4: Continue you yacht charter onto Calvi, which has been called the Corsican port most like the French Riviera. The centre is sunny, with palm trees and quaint shops. On the south side is a long crescent of sandy beach which offers water sports, swimming, and beautiful views back toward the town and Citadel. Jet-setters have long been attracted to Calvi, among them: the Duchess of Windsor, the honey-mooning Grace and Rainier, Taylor and Burton, Rod Stewart, Valentino, Sylvester Stallone, and Bruce Willis.
Yacht Cruising 30NM- 1.25 hour
Day 5: Cruise South to the Gulf of Porto. With its coastline bordered by red granite cliffs that plunge into a sea of intense blue, the Gulf of Porto is well deserving of its classification by UNESCO as a “world heritage site”. It is a wonderful display of nature at its finest. Visit the Gulf of Porto for water sports action or take a trip into the charming old village of Porto itself.
Calvi to Porto: Approx. 22NM – 1.25 hour
In the late afternoon, cruise the yacht onto Ajaccio for the evening. Ajaccio is the renowned birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. Set on a sunny bay surrounded by citrus groves, olive trees, and vineyards, Ajaccio is bursting with history and cultural diversity. At the heart of the city, Place Foch is a beautiful oblong square shaded by palm trees and surrounded by small restaurants. Travellers savour a bit of respite here in view of the cooling fountain.
Porto – Ajaccio: 30NM – 1.5 hour
Day 6: Continue down the west coast of Corsica and anchor the yacht at the Gulf of Valinco. The Gulf of Valinco is perhaps one the most beautiful gulfs on the west coast of the island. To the north of the bay is Cappiciolo - with picturesque coves of golden sand fringed by rocks, and Porto Pollo, a sheltered little port. Corsica's origins can be traced to this small region with its large number of pre-historic sites and castle remains that date back to the time of the lords. Ajaccio to Cappiciolo: 21NM: 1 hour.
In the late afternoon, continue onto Bonifaccio, which sits like a masterpiece in the extreme south and is a unique place of interest. No one can resist the fascination of this old town which is dazzlingly sits perched atop a cliff, nor the appeal of its old alleys which climb up toward the sky. Bonifaccio is a town of immense charm and a wonderful place to sample some or the local bars and restaurants.
Cappiciolo to Bonifaccio: 25NM: 1 hour
Day 7: The La Madeline Archipelago: This is a national Park between Corsica and Sardinia. The archipelago is composed of Seven Isles of extraordinary beauty, all together which protect the International Park of the Bocche di Bonifaccio. Spend the day enjoying this tranquil setting before continuing onto Porto Cervo for the evening. Porto Cervo was originally built by the Agha Khan, as a playground for Europe’s glitterati; it’s a shopping paradise, with all the big names a stones throw away from each other. Every evening the people throng the pretty streets and restaurants to see and be seen!
Yacht Cruising: 50NM: 2.5 - 3 hours
Day 8: Continue today to another of the famous ports of Costa Esmerelda. Cala de Volpe or Portsico perhaps?
Day 9: Prepare to disembark you yacht charter in Porto Vecchio at midday.