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Top sailing destinations in Italy

 

Endless coasts, exhilarating natural diversities, sophisticated lifestyle and dolce vita! Italy has it all!
Charming as Campania’s pastel villages, refreshing as Sardinia’s crystal waters, seductive as Botticelli’s Venus, experience a thrilling land with the dreamiest beaches you could imagine. 

Travelers, let timeless Italy blow your mind away in every possible way: Volcanic temper blending harmoniously with the azure waters of Sicily, cinematic vistas at every glance, classical architecture mixing the past with the present almost everywhere, mouthwatering cuisine and non-stop feasting in the southern.
We picked for you the best destinations for dreamy sailing holidays in Italy! Where will you leave your heart?

Sailing the Italian Riviera

As if jumped out of a fairytale, iconic Italian Riviera welcomes you to the dreamiest escape! Charming pastel-coloured coastal villages perched precariously on the rugged rocky hills that tumble into the Mediterranean, scenic red-roofed houses embracing Italy’s largest naval base, enchanting medieval towns and castles, the spectacular gulf of the poets: A quintessential blend of delightful sailing destinations amazingly scattered across the most dramatic coastal scenery in Europe.
Conveniently located a short sail away from the port of Genova and Savona’s sprawling port facilities, Liguria will seduce visitors on every turn.

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Sailing in the Amalfi coast

A Mediterranean paradise, the land of sirens and pizza! Pastel villages, grandiose palaces, Pompeii’s haunting volcanic ruins and rich culture amazingly surrounded by coasts of otherworldly blue waters, is a call to charm sailors give in to Campania’s spell.

There is no better way to explore the thrilling cave “Blue Grotto” in Capri, the Faraglioni, diverse beaches for all tastes and postcard perfect towns than the comfort of your sailing yacht, in the ultimate sailing holiday destination.

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Sailing the Maddalena Archipelago, Sardinia

Fine white sand embracing crystal waters, forming countless dreamy coasts and silky smooth bays, backed by luscious mountains and bizarre wildlife. Sardinia seduces sailing enthusiasts, adventure lovers, beach aficionados on amazing coastal activities blending with history. 
Home to the largest sailing school in the Mediterranean and famous Yacht clubs, Sardinia hosts renowned annually international regattas such as the Maxy Yacht Rolex Cup, RC44 championship and Audi MedCup, boasting famous contenders such as BMW Oracle Racing.
“Sardinia is like the freedom itself” wrote H.D Lawrence and we couldn’t agree more! Every time you will return, you will find more to explore.

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Sailing the Tuscan Archipelago

The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, today home of world-class art and sensational culinary art couldn’t offer less than a magnificent, rejuvenating sailing holiday experience in its coastal south stretching in 250 miles of attractive coastline.
From Pisa to the famous isle of Elba, the coast of Tuscany is rich with golden sandy beaches, powder white coasts, Caribbean style islets, scenic fishing ports and chic villages surrounded by crystalline blue-green waters, ideal to explore from shore to shore.

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Sailing the Aeolian Islands

A perfect blend of Sea, Fire and wind elements! Named after the ancient greek god of wind, Aeolus, those mysteriously attractive volcanic islands are a playground for sailing! Experience the hot, steaming sulfurous gazes, aka fumaroles, bask in the thermal waters, then refresh yourselves in the crystal Tyrrhenian  waters. The largest and most popular among the Aeolian islands is Lipari, and it is not rare for the islands cluster to be referred as the Lipari islands. Maybe less famous but not less atractive, the other islands are Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea and Basiluzzo. 


Lake Como Sailing

Dramatically set in the shadow of the the snow-covered Alps, Lake Como is a scenic lake reflecting the peaceful Alpine scenery of Northern Italy. Measuring a 74 miles long shoreline, gently scattered with charming towns and villages, calls for serene sailing holidays and lakeside expeditions on a totally different scenery. Explore the exquisite Bellagio village in the lake’s southern shore and sip magnificent views in lovely Lecco town and Piano d’Erna.

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Sailing in Puglia

Endless turquoise beaches against the deep green of olive groves on a craggy coastline forming secret, secluded bays. Down on the heel of Italy’s boot, Salento, an iconic under-the-radar destination is dipping its toes in Mediterranean spendour. Sophisticated and elegant Trani, known as “the Pearl of Puglia” is the place to get wonderfully lost and time travel in the pale Historic Centre, while Puglia boasting the longest coastline in Italy, for legendary coast-to-coast explorations.




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