The Top Italian Yacht Charter Spots

Italy's top 10 private luxury yacht charter holiday spots

Italy’s Top 10 Best Private Luxury Yacht Charter Destinations

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Italy springs to life in the summer and that's when a private superyacht charter is the best way to see all the sights along the beautiful Italian coast line. Try a private Italy yacht charter vacation and join in on the fun, the festivities and avoid the crowds along the Italian Riviera and Amalfi Coast. When meals, accommodation and entertainment is all sorted in one place that always goes with you, on your private yacht, it's easy to move from one destination to the next to explore, dine and sunbathe in peace and quiet.

1. Sicily

Combine history with warm sunny days spent at the beach on a private Sicily charter, where you can spend the morning marvelling at the Neo-classical architecture or Palermo then head to the southern coast for fun with family and friends on the water toys. Dive sites are some of the most abundant in Italy, with the western bays and islands and the eastern coast having the most clustered together.

2. Corsica 

Ok, its part of France but Corsica still feels somewhat Italian. It is also one of the hubs for luxury yacht charters and Porto Cervo is known by yacht enthusiasts as the location of one of the most prestigious clubs in the world: Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. Regattas such as the Rolex Swan Cup and Loro Piana Superyacht Sailing Regatta take place throughout summer and this fantastic spectacle has an electric atmosphere from its enthusiastic crowd. Bays are plentiful for a secluded beach and anchorage after a day of shopping and sightseeing.

3. Naples

An excellent city to begin and end a charter, Naples is a city blending contemporary luxuries with its illustrious past: There are plenty of museums, galleries and theatrical events to fill your days and scenic beaches are a short cruise away. In the summer your group can watch the regattas or spend a tranquil day exploring the ruins of Pompeii.

4. Capri/Anacapri

Famous for its grottoes, your group could happily spend hours exploring the winding coast on kayaks or jet skis, while Scuba divers and snorkelers will be in their element. A day on land will go by quickly with the vast variety of high end boutiques, authentic Italian coffee houses and charming gardens and alleyways.

5. Positano

From your private luxury yacht you'll immediately notice the brightly coloured houses covering the hillsides, framed by the verdant vegetation of the hills and the deep blue water. As one of the culturally rich settlements along the Amalfi Coast, Positano is worth spending a day on land to walk the narrow streets and take in the local flavour.

6. Ravello

On the hilltop above Amalfi is one of the world's most romantic destinations which has drawn writers and artists for centuries. Its UNESCO World Heritage Status is rightly earned and the ancient statue-lined gardens could be that perfect place that you were looking for to propose.

7. Viareggio

The Viareggio beaches stretch for miles and guests can break out the motorised water toys for hours of adrenaline-fuelled fun. If the summer crowds are too much around the city then it's an easy cruise to the verdant surroundings of Puntacorvo Beach or to the south to the Migliarino San Rossore Natural Park.

8. Genoa

Another popular embarkation point, Genoa has all the luxury benefits of a modern day city while retaining the charm of its historic trade port past. Savona can easily be added to an itinerary and boasts old forts and marvellous sandy beaches, and there are a myriad of small towns and villages to explore along the way.

9. Cinque-Terre

The 'Five Lands' are a favourite for sailing yachts and motor yachts alike as the vibrant cliff-side villages are best seen from the water. Land-based tourism does not allow vehicles within this UNESCO World Heritage Site, ensuring that visitor numbers are kept down and the beaches are not overcrowded in the summer months.

10. Elba

Across from Cinque-Terre, the island of Elba offers one sheltered bay after another, each ending in a beautiful sandy crescent. Fish, snorkel and scuba dive in warm waters, host a private function aboard your superyacht or simply enjoy the Toscano National Park scenery from the comfort of your yacht’s sundeck Jacuzzi.

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