An Italy Yacht Charter Fact File
Yacht Charter Holidays in Italy: A Fact File
From ancient UNESCO World Heritage Sites to some of the most romantic towns in the world, Italy is unshakable as a critically acclaimed superyacht charter destination and sailing yacht events such as regattas add spectacle to the splendor.
The Cinque-Terres region in the Italian Riviera offers village lifestyle tranquillity free from motorised traffic, while the Amalfi Coast is greatly varied and superyacht charter itineraries can include Naples and Pompeii, Capri, Positano, Amalfi and breath-taking Ravello.
Things to Consider:
Yachting Seasons & Climate:
During July and August the temperatures can soar to 30°C/86°F, whereas spring and autumn are a more comfortable 18°C/64°F. June to August are the driest months while October and November are the wettest on the mainland at more than 125mm per month.
Daylight hours and sea temperatures also peak in the summer months, providing holiday makers with an average of 10 hours and swimming waters of 26°C/79°F respectively.
Clothing to Pack For Your Charter:
Smart-casual tends to be the fashion in the major cities and tourist hot spots, and natural fibres such as cotton and linen will keep you cool while spending hours in the hot Mediterranean sun. To prevent sunburn, take a hat and a layer to cover any exposed skin.
If you will visit religious sites during your time in Italy, be sure to cover shoulders and legs down to the knees.
Main Ports and Marinas:
Porto Cervo, Marina Genova Aeroporto, Marina di Portifino, Porto Mirabello La Spezia, Imperia Yacht Marina, Genoa, Viareggio, Naples, Positano, Capri, Anacapri, Positano, Salerno
Famous Restaurants & Clubs:
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Yacht Club Santo Stefano, Circolo della Vela Sicilia, Ristorante La Sponda (Positano), Il Pellicano Restaurant (Porto Ercole)
A Must See Attraction:
The Cinque-Terre villages, Pompeii, Ravello, Blue Grotto (Capri), Gardens of Augustus (Capri)
Best beaches to visit in your yacht:
Camogli Beach (Liguria) Cinque-Terre, Spiaggia di Tuerredda (Sardinia), Porto Campana (Sardinia), Scalo Maestro (Sicily), Scala dei Turchi (Sicily), Marina Grande Beach (Positano)
Local Yacht Events:
Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta (Porto Cervo), Rolex Swan Cup (Porto Cervo), Italian J70 Sailing League (Livorno), ALCATEL J70 Cup (Porto Ercole)
Best time to go:
Spring and autumn are the best times too go for a quieter vacation, however sun seekers who want the very best weather, the hottest days and a roaring Western Mediterranean social scene should go from June until September
Further Charter Information
Yacht Rentals Available: Go here for the current list of yacht rentals in Italy.
Full Italy Yacht Charter Guide: Go here for the essential Italy yacht charter guide.
Italy Itineraries: Here is a selection of broker itineraries for Italy.
News: Read the latest superyacht news about Italy below.
Basic Holiday Info Summary
Currency: Euro (€/EUR)
Official languages: Italian
Main religions: Christianity
Area: 301,338 km² (116,347 sq mi)