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Italy Yacht Charters

SAMPLE 7 DAY CHARTER ITINERARY FOR THE ITALIAN RIVIERA

Italy Yacht Charters, Vacations & Rentals

The Italian Riviera is the narrow coastal strip which lies between the Ligurian Sea and the mountain chain formed by the Maritime Alps and the Apennines. Longitudinally it extends from the border with France and theFrench Riviera (or Côte d'Azur) near Ventimiglia (a former customs post) to Capo Corvo (also known as Punta Bianca) which marks the eastern end of the Gulf of La Spezia and is close to the border with Tuscany. For this reason this area is a perfect place for luxury yacht sailing vacation. The Italian Riviera includes nearly the entire coastline of Liguria. (Historically speaking it extended further to the west, through what is now French territory as far as Monaco) The Riviera is centered on the port of Genoa, which divides it into two main sections: the Riviera di Ponente, extending westwards from Genoa to the French border; and the Riviera di Levante between Genoa and Capo Corva. Both the section are perfect destinations for sailing yacht charters, both have charming spots to see.

The Italian Riviera is famous for its particularly mild climate which, together with the charm of its old fishing ports and the beauty of its landscape, has made it a popular destination for travelers and tourists and sailing tourism since the time of Byron and Shelley. Many villages and towns in the area are internationally known, such as Portofino, Bordighera, Lerici, and the Cinque Terre. The part of the Riviera di Ponente centered on Savona, is called the "Riviera delle Palme" (the Riviera of palms); the part centered on Sanremo, is called the "Riviera dei Fiori" flower's riviera, after the long-established flower growing industry.

Come to discover Italy Yacht Charters, Vacations & Rentals - Italian Rivera: a perfect place for amazing sailing holiday or luxury motor yacht.

Day 1: Board your charter yacht at the Port of Genoa and settle in. You arrived in Genoa the day before, have explored the city and now are ready to start your adventure! You might choose to watch from the skydeck while cruising to Portofino.

Day 2: Enjoy the beautiful village of Portofino. While the scuba divers of the group go out for a dive, the rest of you might want to hop in a cab for a short seaside ride over to Santa Margherita.

Day 3: Cruise on down the coast to Cinque Terre "the five lands". You decide to walk the entire way from Monterosso to Riomaggiore, where the crew will pick up. It is a beautiful walk of just a little over 4 ½ hours... if you don't stop. Which of course you do! Pictures need to be taken, mementos need to be purchased.

Day 4: While you slept, your captain and crew cruised through the night, and you wake up in Rome! You spent the day exploring this fascinating city. Even though you have gone to the Colosseum, there has not been one Gladiator sighting.

Day 5: You slept, your captain and crew worked, moving the yacht to Ischia, in the bay of Naples. The day is spent in glorious sunshine on the beautiful beaches. If you really need to do something, visit you'll visit the hot mineral springs of Maronti for a nice relaxing hot springs bath.

Day 6: Enjoy the scenery during your leisurely breakfast, as you cruise on over to the Isle of Capri. Your captain anchors near the Faraglioni, three towering limestone pinnacles in the sea.

Day 7: It's off to Positano, Italy's most vertical town! On the way, you stop for a swim off one of the islets of Le Galli, legendary home of the Sirens. Your captain, resisting the Siren's song, takes you over to Positano.

Day 8: All too soon, it's time to head for your last stop: Naples. You have scheduled an extra couple of days ashore here, to enjoy the city and explore Pompeii. It's been a beautiful cruise: fabulous food, enticing waters, incredible scenery. You are ready to start all over again, maybe this time a cruise through the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily.

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