Venice, Italy’s finest romantic destination and a fantastic place for a romantic Italy yacht holiday in the Mediterranean aboard the 54m (178’) STARFIRE superyacht, has been sweeping lover’s off their feet for centuries with its candied rooftops, sun kissed spires and decadent piazzas awash with art, flowing wine and high class food. As a beautiful Italy luxury superyacht charter destination nothing compares to the glory of Europe’s golden child – Venice.
Sip dark sweet coffee beneath the ethereal beauty of St Marks Basilica, slip away into the tight knit winding streets, peruse the jewelled fruit stalls of the local markets and sigh with delight at the maze of canals that criss-cross the sweetest city in Italy while enjoying your holidays on an unforgettable Venice yacht charter aboard luxury yacht STARFIRE. Of course no luxury superyacht adventure to these shores would be complete without exploring the delectable array of fine food on offer. From traditional trattorias to innovative flavours, take a look at the must experience places to dine in Venice.
Trattoria da Remigio
Hearty, simple surroundings and fresh dressed crab makes Trattoria da Remigio a firm favourite for those who adore seafood served without the fuss. The burst of Italian atmosphere, the clatter of cutlery and the chilled crisp wines make for a fabulous ambience. The gnocchi alla pescatora is a ‘must try’ for melt in the mouth goodness, gentle aromas and bright catch of the day fish that flakes on the fork.
Vini da Arturo
If you fancy rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous over tender steaks and golden artichokes then Vini da Arturo is the place to be. The likes of Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Andreessen have all fallen head over heels with the award winning menu that hasn’t been touched in decades and the pure local feel that lights up the place. The tight narrow dining space delivers an intimate feel and the owner of this hidden gem is always happy to crush a cup of wine with guests.
Avoid the tourist traps that pepper the streets of Venice and head to La Cantina for chic tapas, locally brewed beer and freshly shucked oysters glistening on the counter. The lightly seared tuna falls apart on the tongue, the blue veined cheese softens on oven fresh bread and the ancient charcuterie slices premium cured meats that match the Prosecco with perfection. On sultry days grab a table on the sidewalk and watch the beautiful people of Venice pass by.
This unassuming hole in the wall wine bar is brimming with local fun and is an absolute diamond for starting your night in style. Watch the venetians bustling past with their brown paper bags from the market, the dark-eyed children running by and the sound of wine soaked jazz filtering through the air. On fair weather evenings guests should make the most of the charming courtyard space, celebrating with a house special Bellini and basket of warm bread, olive oil and plenty of cured meats and market cheeses.
The sunset spot of Terrazza Danieli offers breath-taking views of the Grand Canal from its premier rooftop terrace. Nowhere else in the city can you watch the sky blush pink and the gold sparkle and fade over Venice. Start with a seasonal Octopus Carpaccio, move on to the truffle scented John Dory and finish with a saffron and mascarpone cheese mousse adorned with strawberry coulis.
Refitted in 2012 to a beautiful Art Deco styled superyacht, motor yacht STARFIRE is a available for Mediterranean yacht charter, including Eastern Mediterranean destinations of Croatia, Greece, Turkey as well as Western Mediterranean’s Italy and French Riviera. She is a fantastic Benetti-built superyacht and a perfect choice for a luxurious Venice yacht holiday.
Accommodation aboard STARFIRE yacht is provided in 6 beautifully appointed cabins. The layout includes the Owner cabin, which features a large king-sized bed with an en suite bathroom with a spa pool tub, shower and a head. Furthermore, there are two double cabins with queen-sized beds and en suite shower and head, as well as two twin cabins with a Pullman bunk, en suite facilities with a shower and a head. The final cabin boast a king-sized bed, an en suite bathroom with a bath tub, shower and a head.
Luxury yacht STARFIRE offers the latest and most advanced in communication systems, offering high speed internet access anywhere and at any time and top audio-visual entertainment systems. She is powered by two Deutz 6 cylinder engines to a maximum speed of 14 knots and cruises comfortably at 12 knots.
Bio: Captain Carl Sputh spends the majority of his time at the helms of MY Starfire, a 178′ superyacht for charter. When ashore, he enjoys travelling the world, driving his custom Triumph motorcycle and learning to fly helicopters.
All photographs courtesy of M/Y Starfire