Italian Riviera yacht charter itinerary

Genuine warm hospitality coupled with authentic regional cuisine awaits you on what is arguably the prettiest, flower filled stretch of the Italian coast. It’s Cinema Italiano fabulous with beautiful fishing villages that resonate with old world charm. The delectable Ligurian specialities of pesto, tuna and anchovies will ignite your taste buds as you take in everything from the breathtaking Cinque Terre world heritage site to the undeniably beautiful Portofino. The Italian Riviera is a coastline that boasts a tantalising selection of fish and guarantees a cruise to culinary heaven.
 
Itinerary

day 1   Portofino to Cinque Terre

Portofino to Cinque TerreOn the Italian Riviera lies the magnificent little port town of Portofino, a genuine piece of earthly paradise. This peaceful haven is so popular with the international Jet Set and offers breathtaking views over the Gulf of Genova and the surrounding area. Numerous international celebrities own luxurious estates and residences in the area. Walk over the summit past the Castello, swim in the Captain’s Cove at the foot of high cliffs, continue on to the lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula, or go shopping in the lovely boutiques, Portofino has a lot to offer for everyone. Certainly lunch or supper in the Splendido hotel is a must!
 

day 2   Cinque Terre - Portovenere

You might consider spending a few days exploring the Cinque Terre, where you will find some fantastic hilltop towns and some spectacularly good restaurants. Some of the villages provide a dramatic coast line while approaching by yacht tender, while others can only be accessed on land, but they are all absolutely stunning.
 

day 3   Forte dei Marmi

One of the must see destinations on the Italian Coast, Forte dei Marmi is well known for its wide sandy beaches with the Alpi Apuane in backdrop.  Considered as the East Hampton of Italy, the city will delight you with nice restaurants and beautiful beach side.
 

day 4   Pisa

The Captain will organise your transfer to Pisa by car from Livorno (Approximately 40 min). Once a maritime power to rival Genoa and Venice, Pisa now draws its fame from an architectural project gone terribly wrong. But the world-famous Leaning Tower is just one of many noteworthy sights in this compelling city.

The centre of town is full of vibrant cafes and bars, balancing an enviable portfolio of well-maintained Romanesque buildings, Gothic churches and Renaissance piazzas with a lively street life dominated by locals rather than tourists.
 

day 5   Florence

The Captain will organize your transfer from Livorno to Florence by car (Approximately 1H25).

Surprisingly small as it is, this riverside city looms large on the world's 'must-sees' list. Cradle of the Renaissance and feast on world-class art, Florence is magnetic, romantic and busy. Its urban fabric has hardly changed since the Renaissance, its narrow streets evoke a thousand tales, and its food and wine are so wonderful the tag 'Fiorentina' has become an international label of quality assurance.

Fashion designers parade on Via de' Tornabuoni. Gucci was born here, as was Roberto Cavalli, who, like many a smart Florentine these days, hangs out in wine-rich hills around Florence. After a while in this absorbing city, you might want to do the same.
 

day 6   Giglio/Montecristo

Like a pearl in a shell, the small Giglio isle lies cradled by warm blue seas in the Southern corner of the Tuscan Archipelago, 50 km south of Elba and 15 km from the mainland. Giglio's mild climate, unspoiled nature and crystal clear, emerald coloured waters, offer unforgettable sceneries all year round.
 

day 7   Argentario

A thickly wooded, 23-square-mile promontory linked to the mainland by three causeways, L’Argentario has long been a vacation spot for wealthy Romans. Its main towns are Porto Santo Stefano, a flashy harbour for yachts, and the colorful Porto Ercole, where the Baroque painter Caravaggio died of malaria in 1610. There’s also the lively fishing port of Orbetello nearby, with its blue-tinged lagoon.
 

day 8   Elba

Elba is a lovely island with a large choice of small ports and anchorages and an inland very much worth visiting.
Though best known for the famous prisoner it was home to for a very short time, Napoleon Bonaparte, the scenery with its spectacular mountains and numerous beaches are what draw visitors to this island every year.