Italian Riviera Yacht Charter & Liguria Yacht Charter

When it comes to luxury yacht charter vacations, perhaps no other destination holds as much appeal for visiting superyachts as the Italian Riviera. This page runs through some of the places to see and things to do in this wonderful part of the Italian coastline. You can also see a selection of the charter yachts available on the Italian Riviera here.

The Liguria region can offer ideal sailing conditions, good weather and exceptional culture and cuisine for easy and relaxed yacht charters. The Liguria region of the Mediterranean offers memorable escapes no matter where you plan to sail. From the scenic and historical cost of Cinque Terre to the gorgeous Island of Elba, an Italian Riviera yacht charter offers many spectacular surprises to travellers. Around the Italian coast the sea offers fantastic Italian food, people and culture. Along the coast of Liguria the diversities of the coast line can be quite fascinating and beautiful.

Italian Riviera - Photo by Kasia Palac

Italian Riviera - Photo by Kasia Palac

Cinque Terre Yacht Charter

The Cinque Terre is a well know yachting destination along Italy’s northern Mediterranean coast. It is a mountainous and craggy stretch of the Italian Riviera coastline with beautiful old towns, many of which have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Cinque Terre means 'The Five Lands' in Italian and it is made up of five picturesque villages - Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore - and their surrounding hills and coast - Cinque Terre National Park.

Portofino Yacht Charter
The small historic fishing village of Portofino is especially picturesque and charming and is one of the classic luxury yacht charter destinations and one of the most photographed  on the Italian Riviera.  Portofino is certainly a recommended destination for any yacht charter in Italy. San Fruttuoso is also just on the other side of the headland. The attractive fishing village of Camogli and the neighbouring port of Santa Margherita Ligure are recognized for their excellent restaurants and cuisine. Elba

Some Other Spots to see
Another small fishing village called Camogli is just a few minutes past Genoa and towards Portofino. Also Portovenere is perched on a steep ocean cliff and just past Camogli is the little town of San Rocco. In these spots there are some astonishing views along the Italian Riviera and right back toward Monaco and France.

Elba Yacht Charter
The Tuscan island of Elba has a coastline which reveals a number of small inlets and nice little yacht anchorages, many with nice beaches. This Italian Island is good for both cultural and natural recreational activities like diving, hiking, and swimming. Elba is famous as the place where Napoleon was exiled after his forced abdication in 1814.

Tuscany
The Tuscan Archipelago and the Island of Capraia is also a fantastic place to visit on a Italy cruise. There are  several nice beaches and appealing boat anchorages. the Island of Capraia offers natural beauty and is largely a national park. The nearby Island of Giglio is also a worth place to see visit. It has the ancient, walled village and castle of Castello. Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole are visually picturesque towns which both have good markets for shopping. Historically they were once Spanish during the sixteenth century and they have grand old fortifications on their surrounding hills making them. 

A Trip to the Land of Culture
Almost anyone who has a little interest in sailing would have dreamed about visiting on a yacht charter in Italy. This is one of the most influential, historic and exciting countries to sail to. Liguria offers great food, amazing locations, architecture and beautiful sea that makes any yacht charter holiday perfect in every way. Italy is located in the Mediterranean basin, on a peninsula and therefore it has an extensive coastline. No matter where you are in Italy the coast would always be close at hand which means that it is a perfect destination for a yacht rental and for anyone who is a sailing enthusiast. Italy offers beaches, rocky cliffs and a wide range of coasts which makes yacht charter in Italy a pleasure for anyone. 

Santa Margherita Ligure - Italy - Photo by Kasia Palac Italian Riviera - Photo by Kasia Palac 

Italian Riviera - Liguria Superyacht Charter - Photo by Kasia Palac

The Perfect Sailing Vacation
The Italian Riviera coast is located in the northern part of Italy and offers stunning sea coast, beautiful fishing villages, quaint towns and of course, amazing Italian cuisine. Liguria is a feast for all your senses and has always been a major tourist attraction, especially those into sailing. The beautiful Mediterranean waters have been capturing the senses of sailors for centuries and have been bringing sailors from around the world for several years now.

Liguria - Italy superyacht vacation destination - Photo by Kasia Palac

For centuries, sailing has been an integral part of the Italian lifestyle and culture and renting a luxury boat is the best way to see it. Today, the Italians bring their experience in sailing and offer high quality services to those on yacht charter vacations. The Liguria region offers endless fun and plenty of activities to the visitors on sea as well as on mainland. The best way to explore this vast, diverse region is by sailing since it allows you to be at a different port every night. Liguria also offers beautiful, sunny weather all through the year with very mild temperatures during the winter months.

For all the treasures that Liguria has in store for you, a luxury yacht charter on the Italian Riviera is definitely a treat.

Here are some of the crewed luxury yachts likely to be available for yacht charters holidays in the Riviera area of Italy:

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Italian Riviera Yacht News

Beautifully-Refitted Century-Old Classic Sailing Yacht SILVER SPRAY Available For Charter in Italy
SILVER SPRAY
100-years old classic schooner SILVER SPRAY is available for elegant and unforgettable luxury vacations in Italy, following an extensive 2-year refit.
Naples and Amalfi Coast Yacht Charter Special
Amalfi Coast
Luxury charter yacht RIVIERA and ANNE MARIE are currently offering a reduced rate on Naples and Amalfi Coast boat rental in Italy - one of the most beautiful and enchanting destinations in the Western Mediterranean.
Croatia and Turkey Yacht Charter aboard Sailing Yacht Chronos
Launch of luxury sailing yacht CHRONOS
Recently launched, the 54m charter yacht CHRONOS is a beautiful schooner, ideal for large group yacht charters in Croatia, Turkey and Greece this summer. From September she will be available in the Western Mediterranean's Italy and France, following which she will move onto the Caribbean for the winter season.
Excellent Western Mediterranean yacht charter special for the 56 m motor yacht GALAXY
Villefranche Sur Mer - Image credit to Nautor's Swan
Luxury charter yacht Galaxy is a splendid 56-metre Benetti vessel available for charter in the Western Mediterranean, offering a special of '10 days for a price of 7' for bookings in September and early October. Galaxy yacht accommodates 12 guests in luxury, comfort and style.
Giraglia Rolex Cup 2011: Video Photos and Audio
Igor Simcic, owner of ESIMIT EUROPA 2, Jochen Schuemann (skipper) and Lionel Schurch, Rolex SA
The overall winner of the 59th Giraglia Rolex Cup is the 37ft-sailing yacht Foxy Lady (FRA), co-skippered by brothers Dominique and Michel Heyraud. Foxy Lady finished the race in a time of 48 hours and four minutes, at 12:08 CEST today, and went on to win on corrected time by 11 minutes, 30 seconds ahead...
Giraglia Rolex Cup 2011: Sailing yacht Foxy Lady Wins
Sailing yacht FOXY LADY, overall winner of the 2011 Giraglia Rolex Cup Photo credit Rolex  Carlo Borlenghi
The surprise overall winner of the 59th Giraglia Rolex Cup is the 37ft-sailing yacht Foxy Lady (FRA), co-skippered by brothers Dominique and Michel Heyraud. Foxy Lady finished the race in a time of 48 hours and four minutes, at 12:08 CEST today, and went on to win on corrected time by 11 minutes, 30 seconds...
Impressive Lineup at the Giraglia Rolex Cup 2011
Sailing yacht ALEGRE - Photo credit Rolex  Kurt Arrigo
The 2011 edition of the Giraglia Rolex Cup: 194 entrants for the offshore race; 20 countries and territories in attendance; around 2,200 competitors; numerous, challenging hours at sea; 18 hours 3 minutes 15 seconds the line honours record to beat; Esimit Europa 2 (SLO), the largest yacht on the roster at 30.5-metres/100-feet and the Vismara...