The Tyrrhenian Sea Yacht Charter

The Tyrrhenian Sea, dubbed as the home of the 4 winds, is another interesting yachting destination in Italy. This crewed luxury yacht charter region is home to some famous and unusual island for the western Mediterranean – big names, such as Stromboli, Capri and Elba. In addition to this, of course, is the mainland’s coastline, which draws the most number of superyachts and yacht charterers each year. Its main attractions overall are are its dramatic famed picturesque rock formations and breathtaking cliffs along its coastlines.

Yacht Charter Holiday in the Tyrrhenian Sea

The Tyrrhenian Sea, a popular holiday destination in the Mediterranean, lies on the western side of the Italy coastline, northern end of Sicily and eastern side of Corsica. As a totally ocean based marine environment there is no better way to explore this area than by sea, on your own luxury charter yacht with family and friends. The southwestern end of the Tyrrhenian Sea is largely delineated by the Island of Elba. However, there are a lot of debates as to the exact points that delineate the southwestern end of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Still, this part of the Tyrrhenian Sea is home to popular island destinations including Cagliari, Stromboli, Capri, Elba, Naples and Palermo.

The name “Tyrrhenian” was derived from the Italian term “Mar Tirreno.” This Italian term, in turn, has Etruscan origins and historians believe that this name was given to the island when the Etruscan established control of an area along the coast where Tuscany is located today. The Tyrrhenian Sea was then referred to as the “Sea of Etruscans” and has always been associated to the famed Tuscan Coast, along with the rugged allure of known Italian destinations like Sardinia, Corsica and Elba.

The Tyrrhenian Sea is in a region where there are numerous undersea volcanic ranges. This explains why the shorelines within this region are teeming with granite formations. These natural wonders that are usually seen on the edges of the islands as well as on the Italian peninsula create one of the most astounding rock formations and cliffs. This is also the reason why the region is awash with a slew of coves and bays, making the Tyrrhenian Sea one of the best destinations for sailors and holidaymakers who are spending their holiday in Italy on board charter yacht. 

Prevailing Climate in the Tyrrhenian Sea

The higher regions within the Sea of Tyrrhenian are cooler and have higher relative humidity, while the regions near sea level are predominantly warmer and dry. Summer months in the Sea of Tyrrhenian is generally dry and hot, and it is rainy and moderate during the winter months. For sailors and other yacht charter aficionados, the best time to visit the region are during the months from April to October.

Sailing Experience in the Tyrrhenian Sea

Legend has it that the cliffs that dominate the region covered by the Tyrrhenian Sea were the same location where the fabled four winds were kept by King Aeolus. Of course, this remains to be a myth, although the fact remains that the four winds do converge in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The Libeccio emanates from the open waters along the southwestern region of the Mediterranean, the Mistral originates from the Valley of French Rhone, and the Ostro and the Scirocco come from southern portion, specifically from the African continent. Come and experience some very interesting natural majesty on your Mediterranean yacht charter, along with a very interesting culture and history.

The Tyrrhenian Sea is and will always be the favorite destination by sailors and other yacht charter enthusiasts. If you really want to experience the best that Italy can offer, you should include the Sea of Tyrrhenian in your itinerary.

The Tyrrhenian Sea yacht charter on a crewed luxury superyacht offers the ideal way to explore some of the Mediterranean's most naturally and culturally interesting islands and coastlines.