Yacht Charter vacation in Italy

Experiencing the allure of Italy, with its excellent weather and inviting seas, is a dream for many.

Sailing trip in Italy

To fully enjoy vacation, consider renting a yacht. It provides a delightful time on the waves and the opportunity to explore picturesque corners adorned with famous attractions. Make your dream Italian vacation a reality by embracing the freedom and luxury of a yacht rental.

Sailing season
Summer
Travel season
Year-round
Available Marinas
203
Charter Boats
1883

Worth knowing

Capital:
Rome
Telephone code:
+39
Language:
Italian
Timezone:
UTC+1
Currency:
EUR

Seas around Italy

The Mediterranean, Tyrrhenian, Adriatic, Ionian, and Ligurian seas around Italy's enormous coastline stretch over 5,000 kilometers.

The Ligurian Sea, also called the Ligurian Riviera, stretches from Genoa to the French frontier.

The Tyrrhenian Sea encircles over two-thirds of Italy's western coast as it flows south from Elba to Sicily. Home to critical Italian towns like Rome, Naples, and Salerno, the Tyrrhenian coast is characterized by steep beaches, glistening seas, and spectacular vistas of Vesuvius and Stromboli.

The Ionian Sea drenches the toe of the "Italian boot”. Its breathtaking sandy beaches, rocky cliffs in many coves and bays, and gorgeous mountains all contribute to its unspoiled beauty. Moreover, marinas are available for those who enjoy the sea in Sicily's port cities.

The Adriatic Sea encompasses the entirety of Italy's coastline. It washed across the country from the northeast. The northern region is incredibly fascinating for sailors, as it is the location of the enchanted city of Venice.

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Available charter yachts in Italy

635 €
per week
4
People
2
Cabins
25 ft
Length
2000
Built in
906 €
per week
6
People
3
Cabins
40 ft
Length
2004
Built in
1012 €
per week
7
People
3
Cabins
41 ft
Length
2016
Built in
1077 €
per week
6
People
2
Cabins
30 ft
Length
2011
Built in
1131 €
per week
7
People
3
Cabins
37 ft
Length
2016
Built in
1143 €
per week
4
People
2
Cabins
31 ft
Length
2020
Built in
1143 €
per week
8
People
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2021
Built in

Yachting regions in Italy

The most favored region in Italy for yacht cruising encompasses the shores of the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian seas, along with the surrounding island chains. This area provides a diverse and dynamic nautical experience.

Italian yacht charter for coastal cruises around the Ligurian coast are readily available in Genoa. If you select a two-week charter boat Italy rental in Genoa, you may do a round trip that includes the Ligurian coast and stops at the charming islands of Capraia and Elba and a portion of Corsica.

Getting a charter yacht Italy in Rome or Naples will get you to the Ponza Islands. Starting a journey down the Cilento coast is best done in Salerno. The best way to get to the Aeolian Islands is from Sicily. The closest rental hub is Santa Agata di Militello. You may start your exploration of the Egadi Islands from Marsala, Trapani, or Palermo.

Weather and climate of Italy from a yachting point of view

The weather in Italy varies depending on which of its four geographical zones it is located in. Every area has distinct prevailing winds and climatic trends. Below is a thorough explanation of the weather trends in Italy's various geographical regions:

  • Ligurian Sea Region: The Tramontana is a robust westerly to northerly wind originating from the Alps. It can reach gale force at the beginning and end of the season. Maestrale often blows from the northwest, occasionally extending to the Ligurian and Tuscan coasts.

  • Tyrrhenian Sea (Including Sardinia): During the summer, the Scirocco, originating from the Sahara, introduces humid weather and disperses red dust throughout the southern part of the country. Meanwhile, the Libeccio, a prevailing southwesterly wind, notably influences Sardinia and the Tuscan coast.

  • Ionian Sea (Between Sicily and Greece): Wind patterns in the Ionian Sea vary, with historical significance and diverse local effects.

  • Adriatic Sea: The Bora reaches up to 12 knots on the Beaufort scale in winter.

These patterns show that Italy has a unique weather and climate that sailors should consider during their voyages.

Water Season (°C) 23-28
Air Temperature (°C) 27-34
Wind Force (Beaufort) 3-5

Requirements for the skipper of a chartered yacht in Italy

When considering renting a yacht in Italy, at least one crew member must possess a yacht operator's license recognized by the Italian authorities. It can include certifications such as RYA, IYT, a yacht captain diploma, or similar qualifications with an open corresponding category. A broad acceptance of diverse yacht skipper licenses and recognition of club documents are commonly observed among Italians. It's important to note that the charter company typically establishes specific requirements for a skipper's license in Italian yacht charters.

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