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

Superyacht Impromptu (ex.Mia Elise) available for Mediterranean charters
Motor yacht IMPROMPTU - Skylounge
50m/164ft motor yacht IMPROMPTU (ex.MIA ELISE) is now available for charter in the Mediterranean. Featuring stunning modern interiors from renowned designer Patrick Knowles as well as generous exterior layouts for lounging in the sun, luxury yacht IMPROMPTU is ideal for a charter to impress family and friends.
Mediterranean Summer: 12 Of the Best Luxury Events to Attend
Monaco Grand Prix. Photo credit: Larry Koester
The 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival began only hours ago, marking with its opening ceremony the unofficial start to the luxury yacht charter season in the Mediterranean. Although the film festival may be Cannes's most globally recognised event, it's not the only star-studded attraction for the city or even the Mediterranean. Discover 12 celebrations this summer running from May to September that will add even more glamour and entertainment to your luxury charter holiday.
‘Glamour – Where to find it on your luxury yacht’
Aboard luxury charter yacht GATSBY
For those who seek some glamour and thrill, luxury superyacht charters provide the best of it. Indulge in luxury,travel around the world, and find your glamour.
Top 15 Superyachts with Helicopters
Luna: Helicopter landing. Photo credit Muscapix
Luxury superyachts offer a large variety of luxury amenities these days. Not only they provide amazing opportunities for travelling in remote places and around the world but also feature helicopter pads, which allow their guests to travel from A to B with much more flexibility and comfort. Here are the top 15 superyachts with helicopters.
Mark your special occasion with a Mediterranean charter aboard M/Y Irimari
Superyacht IRIMARI - Formal dining and main salon
Journey through the glittering Mediterranean this summer aboard a charter yacht just as spectacular: 63m/207ft IRIMARI. Built by Sunrise Yachts, her bespoke interiors, impressive variety of water toys and status as a PADI Certified Dive Centre and Approved RYA Water Sports Centre means every guest has the chance for an action-packed holiday or a blissful time unwinding under the sun.
Brand new M/Y Da Vinci ready for French and Italian Riviera charters
Motor yacht DA VINCI - Built by Mangusta (Overmarine)
Brand new 2017 launched superyacht DA VINCI from Mangusta is on the charter market in the Mediterranean, cruising along the French and Italian Riviera. With a cruising speed of 25 knots and a maximum speed of 38 knots, she is a perfect choice for completing packed itineraries in different locations.
Find your Italian idyll on a Mediterranean charter aboard M/Y Polar Star
Motor Yacht POLAR STAR - Built by Lurssen
63m/208ft motor yacht POLAR STAR is setting course for the Mediterranean charter grounds this summer, bringing with her five fantastic decks filled with gorgeous internal and external lounging areas from the acclaimed designers FM-Architettura di Interni and Espen Oeino. An open air cinema, Jacuzzi and sauna are set to make your trip a relaxing experience after a fun-packed day trying all the water toys on this RYA Approved Water Sports Centre superyacht.