words Judy Isacoff
A yacht charter in Italy offers an ultra-luxurious experience along the Mediterranean, featuring stunning sun-drenched days and glorious golden evenings cruising along the coast.
From Rome to Sicily or from the Amalfi Coast to Sardinia, a yacht charter in the Mediterranean, Italy, offers the opportunity to explore beautiful blue waters while relaxing in five-star comfort. The “Bel Paese” offers a wide range of places to explore, so if you’re interested in experiencing Italy most effectively, check out Italy Creative. Here are a few of the spectacular destinations you can explore.
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Some 3,000 years of history beckon in Rome. Explore cobblestone streets field with restaurants, galleries, and designer boutiques, or head to Rome’s storied Colesseum, where— after nearly 2,000 years — the underground area where gladiators prepared for combat is open to the public for the first time. From the amphitheatre, it’s a short stroll to the Palatine Hill, which rises above the Forum — the centre of the ancient city of Rome, where columns and other artefacts outline some of the most important buildings dating to 500 B.C.
During an Italy yacht charter, no trip to the Eternal City would be complete without a visit to the iconic Trevi Fountain, made famous in modern times in a sultry scene from the 1960s’ film “La Dolce Vita.” Then, just steps away, a great meal awaits at Baccano, a Mediterranean bistro inside a former bank, or enjoy the intimate setting at Al Moro, a favourite of Frederico Fellini.
Finally, the Vatican Museums, with their wall-to-wall (and ceiling) frescoes and priceless sculptures, are an absolute must-see, in addition to the celebrated Sistine Chapel.
Heading south from Rome on your yacht charter in Italy, the authentic, raucous, energetic city of Naples rises above the expansive bay. Not to be missed is the National Archaeological Museum, which holds treasures from Pompeii, including mosaics and wall paintings that survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Further south, just a short distance from its more famous cousin, Sorrento, be sure to pull into the port of Vico Equense on your yacht charter in Italy. Plan to spend a few days in the first town to be built on the Sorrento Peninsula, dating to the first century B.C., as it boasts four Michelin-star restaurants!
Cruising down the coast, make Sicily the next stop on your yacht charter in the Mediterranean. Rent a luxury car and drive a loop that includes the gorgeous mountain-top resort town of Taormina, then on to Mount Etna and Syracuse and end in the capital, Palermo. Sicily is home to seven not-to-be-missed UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ensuring ample to see and do during a yacht charter in Italy.
Take time to sail to the Aeolian Islands while cruising the Italian coastline — one of the World Heritage Sites — off the coast of northeastern Sicily. The exquisite views include fantastic rock formations, volcanoes and black sand beaches. Drop anchor in Lipari, the largest of the islands, for scenic hiking and visits to the dramatic Cave di Pomice, made of pumice stone, and excellent museums.
With so many elegant luxury crewed yachts for charter in Italy, from elegant sailboats to exquisite motor yachts, you are guaranteed to cruise this spectacular destination in spectacular style. Unique Mediterranean destinations await on a yacht charter in Italy.