Venice Yacht Charter, Italy
The reputation of Venice as a city of romance and festivities is known worldwide, and you and your group can see its charms for yourself on a Venice luxury yacht charter by sailing yacht or motor yacht in the Mediterranean. Situated in the Adriatic Sea, Venice is optimally located for inclusion into a larger superyacht charter itinerary, such as one including the Amalfi Coast in western Italy, or Croatian destinations such as Istria and the Dalmatian Coast.
This historic destination has on offer a wealth of shopping opportunities, including the chance to purchase Murano glass in the Murano and Burano Districts from the very workshops where you can witness it being made. The famous carnival masks have their own dedicated shops, of which La Bauta and Atelier Flavia are some of the most well-known and have costumes to rent as well as to buy.
The nightlife is just as intoxicating and hidden down labyrinthine streets and atop the roofs of prestigious hotels there are sensational bars and clubs that will make a night in the city one to remember. Dress to impress for a night at Casino di Venezia, the world's oldest casino, then take the party into the early hours back on board your luxury yacht.
There are plenty of ancient wonders to enchant you and your loved ones: Visit the cathedrals and the monastery on garden-like Torcello, learn about the city's history in the local museums, and then spend a night at the theatre or at a sensational concert.
Venice is simply a charming yacht charter destination. On any Italian or Adriatic Sea excursion, stop in and enjoy the culture, beauty and romance of Venice.
5 quick reasons to visit Venice:
Venice Carnival, Magnificent architecture, Romantic ambiance, Beautiful Murano glass, The world's oldest casino
More about this part of Italy
The Adriatic has beautiful blue waters and a soft sandy beaches hidden down coves and cresting bays that stretch for miles. The snorkelling and Scuba diving opportunities are excellent, with wreck dives from WWII and others dating back hundreds of years. Tunnels, caves and lagoons will provide a challenge for more experienced Scuba divers, while snorkelers and guests using Seabobs will have plenty of locations to take in sea life such as starfish, seahorses and turtles.
Although Venice isn't known for its spectacular beaches, a few hours away there is Istria and the Dalmatian Coast, where the nights come alive with electronic music festivals in summer along the sensational white beaches. Take advantage of your sailing yacht or motor yacht and cruise to a quiet uninhabited island for complete tranquillity surrounded by nature.
Venice Yacht Charter Experiences
Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world and entrances visitors with its intricate web of canals, charming gondoliers, glorious renaissance architecture and narrow cobbled streets. The waterside city is an essential stop on any Adriatic yacht charter holiday and on you luxury yacht charter be sure to take a cruise down the Grand Canal to marvel at life being played out in front of the colourful centuries-old buildings. From the deck of your charter yacht, you’ll be able to pass by sights such as the Ca'Foscari, Palazzo Grassi, Guggenheim Museum and the Accademia Bridge.
Once you step ashore, meander through the narrow side streets and boutique shops of Piazza San Marco. In the piazza, you’ll find St. Mark’s Basilica, a masterpiece of Venetian-Byzantine architecture. Next to it stands the commanding Clock Tower with its famous Moors, the giant bronze figures who have been striking the hours for over five centuries. Savour a sparkling Italian wine in a lavish sidewalk café, and enjoy as musicians serenade the crowds.
Things to Consider:
Yachting Seasons & Climate:
From June until September the temperatures sit between 20°C/73°F and 25°C/77°F, while from November through to February visitors can expect to experience temperatures around 5°C/41°F. Rainfall is steady throughout the year, with the winter months being the driest and June being the wettest.
Clothing to Pack For Your Charter:
Although beachwear is fine for the beach, visitors should dress smart casual for exploring the town and note that some of the more prestigious locations, such as the city casino, have a smart dress code where jeans, tank tops etc. are not permitted. The temperature and winds can fluctuate considerably between day and night, as well as between air conditioned buildings, and a warm layer is recommended to keep off the cold.
With an average of 10 days a month experiencing rainfall, whether it’s a quick drizzle or a prolonged thunderstorm, a compact umbrella and a waterproof layer are recommended so that you do not get caught out while travelling between landmarks.
Main Ports and Marinas:
Venice Port, Venezia Certosa Marina, Marina Santelena
Famous Restaurants & Clubs:
Quadri Restaurant, Il Ridotto Restaurant, Met Restaurant, Oro Restaurant, Bar L’Incontro inside Ca’Sagredo Hotel, Harry's Bar, La Bottega ai Promessi Sposi
A Must See Attraction:
Grand Canal, Basilica di San Marco and Palazzo Ducale, The Murano, Burano and Torcello Districts, Chiesa di Santa Fosca, Museo di Torcello, San Marco 801, La Bauta
Best beaches to visit in your yacht:
Barricata Beach, Spiaggia di Boccasette, Albarella Beach, Chiosco Beach, Lighthouse Beach
Local Yacht Events:
Venice Historical Regatta
Best time to go:
The Carnival of Venice prior to Lent is the city's most well-known event and attracts international visitors, who book up the hotels and swell the numbers visiting the surrounding tourist destinations. However, these concerns are mitigated on a luxury yacht charter as you will have your own transport and accommodation to take with you wherever you go, and during the bustling afternoons instead of queuing you can disappear to a secluded beach along the sparkling Adriatic. Visit from early spring through to the end of summer to ensure that all attractions are open to visitors.
Further Charter Information
Yacht Rentals Available: Go here for the current list of yacht rentals in Venice.
Full Italy Yacht Charter Guide: Go here for the essential Italy yacht charter guide.
Venice Itineraries: Here is a selection of broker itineraries for Venice.
News: Read the latest superyacht news about Venice.
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