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Rent a boat, sail Italian waters and travel through time

There’s no denying that Italy, from North to South including the islands, offers a wide variety of landscapes for a boat rental holiday like no other. With lots of magnificent cities, rich history, breathtaking landscapes, some of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean and of course a delicious cuisine, we can say without a doubt that Italy is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. Rent your own boat with or without skipper and enjoy every little corner this country has to offer!

There is no answer to the question of what to see in Italy. There is an almost limitless cultural heritage worth discovering. This boating destination never stops offering wonderful places and locations: each region has its own beauties that range from large cities to hamlets and seaside resorts, from mountain peaks to lakeside towns and hills. Of course, there are certain places that are mandatory to visit, but in this guide of the best things to do and see in Italy, we will try to list as many different spots as possible for your full week-long yacht charter.

Italy Sailing boat charter Guide

For many, the most beautiful country in the world. For others, their favourite boating destination. For who has not visited Italy yet, certainly, it is on their bucket list. With your private charter around Italy, you will have the opportunity to make some of the most iconic sailing itineraries that will take you to the discovery of the beauties spread through the so-called Bel Paese. No wonder why boat rentals are such a popular way to explore the country! Enjoy the exclusivity and freedom of a yacht holiday onboard your rental catamaran, sailboat or motorboat!

And if you need some inspiration or guidelines and to know the top boating holiday locations, read on and take note. We discover the best places to see and things to do in Italy by rental boat, one by one. What are you waiting for a unique cruise holiday?

What to see in Italy when you are on your rental boat

Italy is well-known for its history and culture. Visiting cities, monuments and museums is a wonderful option if you spend a few days in this country. Great artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo have left treasures across the country, and the Roman Empire also left temples, amphitheatres and other buildings that are worth visiting. The modern and cosmopolitan cities like Milan also offer a wealth of entertainment. But Italy is also a Mediterranean country devoted to the sea. Many of their main tourist destinations are on the coast or close to it, like Venice, Rome or Naples. There are coasts famous for their activity and beauty, as the Italian Riviera or Liguria, and two large islands, Sardinia and Sicily, with a lot to discover. And the Italian beaches are also plenty and diverse, and they ensure a dream vacation if you have chosen to rent a boat in Italy.

The best beaches in Italy to visit during your boat charter

This country is surrounded by five main seas: the Mediterranean, the Adriatic, the Tyrrhenian, the Ligurian and Ionian Sea. The landscapes are very varied, between north and south, between the interior and the coast, and also between the different coasts and islands that are part of Italy. Boat rentals in Italy, in any of its seas, let you enjoy a relaxing vacation sailing its shores and beaches. Here we list some of the best beaches in the diverse seas, so you can enjoy whatever sea is your choice.

- Cala Golortizè
Cala Goloritzè is on the island of Sardinia, and it is one of the hundreds of beautiful beaches on the island. Sardinia is known among sailors for the Costa Smeralda, but a little more south, Goloritzè has nothing to envy the northern area. Set between cliffs and vegetation, the access by land is very complicated. So boat rentals in Sardinia are the best alternative to know this quiet cove of clear waters with the blue-green tone characteristic of the island.

- Mezzavalle
Mezzavalle beach is near Ancona, by the Adriatic Sea. It is a long, thin strip of white sand under a high cliff. But one of the wonders of Mezzavalle is that with boat rentals in Italy you can access all the beaches there surrounding Mount Conero, as Due Sorelle (Two Sisters), Sassi Neri (Black Stones) or San Michele.

- Cefalu
efalu is located north of Sicily, and its beach is unique. It is impressive for the environment since the sand, and typical fishermen houses surround swimming area. And also it is unique the picture of the promontory that guards the coast and can be seen from kilometres away.

- Monterosso al Mare
Monterosso al Mare is one of the beaches of Cinque Terre, one of the most picturesque regions of Italy. Washed by the Ligurian Sea, the Cinque Terre (Five Lands) are Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The beach of Monterosso al Mare is quite extensive and is usually very busy, so if you are looking for more tranquility you can always approach with your rental boat one of the quiet corners that form between the cliffs.

What to eat in Italy?

The Italian cuisine is known around the world, and pizza, pasta and risotto are highlighted in its international fame. Italian gastronomy is based on the Mediterranean diet and therefore is healthy, colourful and full of flavour. Thanks to its pleasant climate in Italy grow many fruits and vegetables that are used in the kitchen. Meat and fish are also essential products, the latter one especially in the islands and coastal areas. The varieties of pizza in Italy are endless, but the most typical are usually the simplest, as the Neapolitan marinara one, with tomato, garlic and oregano or the Margherita, only with tomato and mozzarella. The pasta is also very diverse, both in their shape and in their sauce. The best is to do some research and learn which is the most typical at the place you visit. As for desserts, tiramisu and panna cotta are well-known and highly recommended. Also, if you visit Italy and especially in summer, it is a must to try the Italian ice cream or gelato, the best in the world.

Climate and Sailing Conditions in Italy

- Boating season
As it usually happens in the Mediterranean, the best time to sail in Italy is between May and October because the temperatures are higher, the rainfall is less, and the wind blows with less intensity. However boat rentals in Italy are available all year round and the climate of the whole year is right for comfortable and pleasant navigation, and to enjoy the sea. During the last weeks of July and the entire August, the Italian coast uses to be more crowded, so if you look for peace, it is best to avoid this time of the year.

- Temperature
The temperature in Italy varies significantly between north and south and on the coast compared to inland. On the Ligurian coast, the summer average temperatures are above 20 degrees Celsius. South of the peninsula, the average winter values are around 10 degrees, and in summer around 25. On their hand, the Mediterranean and Adriatic coasts in the central and southern areas have a relatively similar climate. In Sardinia, the temperatures are nice and warm all year round.

- Rainfall
Rainfall in the north and centre of the country are more frequent than in the south, even in summer. In Sardinia, it hardly ever rains during the summer months, as it is common in the typical Mediterranean climate.

- Sea temperature
The sea temperature in Italy also varies by region; it is colder in the north than in the south. North water is colder all year round than in the south. The temperature of the sea on the Mediterranean coast is slightly lower than in the Adriatic, where in summer it usually raises above 25 degrees. In Sardinia, the sea temperature reaches 25 degrees Celsius on average in summer.

- Wind
In the northern part of the Adriatic, the Bora wind blowing from the north is the most dangerous wind; it is more common in winter, and it can reach powerful gusts that hinder navigation. Southerly winds are moderate and bring warm air in spring and autumn, but if they blow in summer, the temperature can increase considerably.

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