Portofino & Ligurian Coast, Italy
Portofino Yacht Charter
For decades, yacht charterers have adored the tiny and beautiful port of Portofino in Italy. Portofino was once a charming fishing village on the rugged East coast of Italy in the Mediterranean. Its popularity as a quaint and colourful town has now made it a famous port of call for luxury yachts, sailboats and charter boats. Portofino is a tiny town of cobble-stone streets, framed by hills of silvery, ancient olive groves. From the top of the hill, the views of the harbour and coastline are breathtaking. Cafes, boutique shops and gelataria’s spill out into the harbour piazza from where you can watch the superyachts come and go. The portside cafes are a great place to sit and watch the glamorous yachting world go by. The coast line surrounding Portofino and the town itself offers myriad pleasures to travellers.
Lady Sara yacht in Portofino Italy - Photo by Kasia Palac
Further down the Italian coast, you'll sail upon 'Cinque Terre' - A succession of five coastal villages, all with the same spectacular views of the seas. These villages are less expensive and sophisticated, than their more popular sister, Portofino. There is a stunning and famous walk along this coastal route, linking the five towns.
This stretch of coastline is scenic and spectacular. The Italian coastline can make an enchanting Mediterranean charter yacht location. Yacht charters for the Ligurian coast, generally start in Sanremo or Genova, perhaps even further back up the French Riviera. From this northern point in Italy, it's easy to follow the coastline down toward Elba, Tuscany's stunning National Park Island. Further south is Civitavecchia, the gateway to Rome and her splendid architectural and historical gems.
The types of yacht charter available in Portofino & Cinque Terre Italy include all the main types such as large crewed motor yachts, sailing yachts, catamaran, sailboats, luxury yachts and off-course the ever increasing super yacht charter. Like most of the Mediterranean, the Italian yacht chartering season generally runs from April to the end of October. A like the rest of the Western Mediterranean Sardinia, France and Italy, Portofino is enjoying ever increasing popularity.
A Quaint Fishing Village
Portofino is quite charming with its cobble stoned streets with the background of olive groves and hills. The view to be enjoyed from the hill tops is breath taking. The coastline and the harbour, as seen from the top of the Portofino hills are beautiful and mesmerizing. The quaint little town also has an equally wonderful harbour piazza or square that offers a number of gelatarias, boutiques and tiny roadside cafes. Sitting at one of these port cafes and simply watching the local people and the travellers that visit the town is a pleasure in itself. Cinque Terre is not quite far from Portofino and several yacht charter vacations cover both locations.
Portofino - Italy - Photo by Kasia Palac
A Chic Yachting Location
Portofino has become almost a must stop destination for yacht charters and superyacht cruising this part of Italy. Over the years it has become an international symbol of class and style for the Italian Riviera today. For several years, this tiny port has been the chosen destination for chic families and their luxury yachts that continue to visit the village each year to bask in its Mediterranean summers. Located the Ligurian sea coast, the Portofino shore line offers impressive and dramatic rocky coast. The hills surrounding are covered with ancient olive groves while expensive antiquated villas are located in quaint little corners and on hill tops.
The harbour and the main town square are filled with brightly painted residences. These are the houses that have defined the culture of Portofino for ages now. This charming port is cosmopolitan, provincial while being elegant and rustic. Away from the main village is the Portofino Natural Park that offers beautiful views from its promontory with relaxing pathways for walks. For underwater sports and adventures, the park also has a protected red corals, wrecks and deep cliffs emerging from the sea bed that are waiting to be explored.
This Ligurian port offers several different choices in terms of activities for those stopping by on their luxury charter yacht. The laid back, relaxing atmosphere of Portofino, its friendly locals and irresistible Italian cuisine and seafood has been attracting for several years now. A superyacht charter vacation to this colourful, quaint little town is definitely a satisfying vacation experience.
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Portofino Yacht Charter Enquiry
The charter was an amazing experience. The highlight of our trip for all 11 of us. We really enjoyed the crew immensely. The food was outstanding (the chef is Mexican as are we). The itinerary was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed each place we stopped. There was only one significant problem. We didn't have enough time!!! So as you can see, we are charterers now. We will always relish the moments on Andiamo in every way. F.O from USA chartered M/Y ANDIAMO in, Portofino, Bonifaccio, Porto Cervo, Corsica, France in August
Yachting Destinations Near Portofino
In close proximity to Portofino are a number of exciting sailing destination.
Yachts for Charter in Portofino
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