Porto Azzurro Yacht Charter

Porto Azzurro, formerly known as Portolongone, the elegant “living room” of Elba, Italy - the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago. This part of Italy, in the western Mediterranean, is one of the most popular areas for luxury yacht charters and superyachts in the world.  Nearby yachting hot spots include Tuscany, Capri, Corsica and even Sardinia. Porto Azzurro lies at the base of the promontory that ends at the area known as San Giacomo, which is also known by some seasoned sailors and other yacht charter enthusiasts as Fortezza di Longone.

Porto Azzurro was a former fishing village along the eastern coast of the Island of Elba. Considered as a charming place to see, this quaint town boasts of what could be one of the aesthetically ideal harbours in the region.

This town lies on the Gulf of Mola’s deep inlet, which is adequately protected. This is the reason why the town’s port is the favorite destination of yachting enthusiasts, especially those who come from Tuscany. Porto Azzurro is also the favorite stop of sailors and yachting aficionados who are exploring popular yacht charter destinations in the Island of Elba.

Porto Azurro was already an important port in one of the busiest maritime routes as far back as the ancient times. Today, this quaint town evokes a character that is typical of the Old Italian village with its distinctive white-washed houses and verdant landscape.

Yacht Charter Holiday in Porto Azzurro

Porto Azzuro features narrow alleyways snaking through rolling terrain with twisting turns leading to the town’s Piazza Matteotti. For those who are familiar of the place, Porto Azzurro is considered as the center of important activities in Elba. Seasoned sailors and tourists who are spending their Mediterranean holiday onboard their charter yacht visit favorite attractions and these include the town’s 2 ports – Focardo and San Giacomo – which are the remains of the sprawling defensive structures of the Old Town and the Mola Gulf.

The verdant countryside is covered by long stretches of lush orchards and vineyards. The holiday experience in Porto Azzurro is a seamless mix of the natural marvels and a rich array of archeological and cultural treasures.

Yacht charter enthusiasts who want fast and convenient access to Porto Azzurro should travel by air. This idyllic town is a short 20-km drive from Marina di Campo airport, which is located on the opposite section of Elba. Seasoned sailors may also access Porto Azzurro by water, onboard their luxury yacht or by ferry service. Ports of origin include the islands of Pianosa, Rio Marina and Piombino.

What to Do and See on Your Porto Azzurro Yachting Experience

Popular attractions and important sights in Porto Azzurro include Terranera Lake, which is famous for its yellowish tint. It is a short drive from the town centre and can be accessed by taking the road that passes through Rio nell’Elba. You should also include in your day activities a visit to the Little Mine, which can be reached while on your way to Rio Marina. Tourists and seasoned sailors can take a small train to explore the small mine, which features a collection of stalagmites and stalactites, as well as carts and other mining equipment. Inside the mine, you can also find a grotto.

Indeed, you should see this enchanting Italian town on Elba via a luxury charter superyacht, with all its natural marvels and important landmarks, if you are planning to spend your yacht charter vacation in the Mediterranean.