Western Italy / Draped in History
Draped in history, Italy’s western coast offers a yacht charter that feeds the mind. Visit cobblestoned cities, idyllic islands, rolling vineyards and rural villages where time seems to have stood still. Stretching from the island delight – Sardinia across to the mainland and the captivating capital city of Rome, north past the quaint island of Elba up to Livorno, this stretch of coastline is one of the most popular cruising grounds in the world.
Starting in Sardinia – the second largest island in the Mediterranean, this elegant island is a fusion of up-scale areas such as the Costa Smerelda – a superyacht owner’s favorite haunt, sleepy fishing villages and a beautiful coastline such as along the national park of Archipelago della Maddalena. Some of the finest sailing waters can be found just off of the coastline of Sardinia too in particular cruise the stretch between Golfo Aranci to Baia Sardinia.
Rome: The capital city of Italy has recently benefited from an injection of elegance within the superyacht world, with the 2014 Fall unveiling of Italy’s newest marina: Roma Marina. Located in the historic port of Civitavecchia, and under the alluring gaze of the ancient Roman Fort Michelangelo, Roma Marina cost in the region of €1.1 million and can currently accommodate larger superyachts with its 230m face dock and 14 superyacht berths. The plan is to open more upscale restaurants and boutiques in the coming year. Being only a 45-minute drive into the center of Rome too, Roma Marina is set to attract the world’s largest yachts. Once you arrive into the city, set about exploring the sites including the Coliseum and Vatican, only two of the plethora of spectacular Roman must-sees on your yacht charter to Rome.
Head north and anchor off the charming Tuscan island of Elba – made famous for harboring French Emperor Napoleon in 1814 during his exile.