Yacht Charter Holidays in Italy

We all think we know Italy, but a sailing holiday in Italy offers a whole new way to experience the most of what this fabulous country has to offer. In fact, many argue that a bareboat charter is the best and most comfortable way to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the beautiful area.

Italy – unrivalled lifestyle and glamour

Think of the rustic charms and raw beauty of Tuscany, the glamour and style of Capri and the Amalfi Coast and then the history and diversity of Sicily. Underpin this with fabulous Italian food and wine and your very own yacht, which opens all of these up to sailors with the added relief of being able to get away from the hustle-bustle of many Italian attractions.

Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

Sicily can sometimes be off sailors radars when it comes to choosing where to spend your summer sailing holiday; but with terrific scenery, weather and excellent sailing it’s not to be missed.

The Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast must be one of the most colourful in the whole of the Mediterranean. With the added touch of glamour from the likes of Sorrento and the island of Capri this makes for a fantastic sailing destination.


Sardinia is well known for its chic and classy residents, simply stunning scenery and its gastronomic delights. As well as being able to sail along Sardinia’s coastline perhaps the most appealing reason to sail here is the magnificent La Maddalena Islands.

The Tuscan Archipelago

The Tuscan Islands in northern Italy is the archipelago which is so enchanting they were given National Park status. There are seven islands affectionately referred to as the ‘Seven Sisters’ which are well worth exploring.

Sailing in Italy…

The sailing holiday season in Italy stretches from the beginning of May to the end of October. Peak period months of July and August are the hottest, but also have the lightest winds and the largest crowds. As mentioned above, the benefits of sailing in Italy is well known to Italians so bays and moorings can get crowded throughout these periods. Do also be aware that you can be paying up to €200 per night for mooring fees!

Direct flights available from many UK airports to Pisa, Naples, Sicily and Sardinia make chartering in Italy readily accessible.

Choosing Your Yacht

Being a part of Sailing Holidays Ltd comes with great responsibility in assuring that the yachts and people we use are of extremely good quality. 

We always recommend you opt for the newest model of yacht available as this minimises any visible wear and tear. We do however still offer slightly older models, in order to cater for all groups and budgets, and ensure we keep sailing in the Mediterranean an affordable luxury.

Sailing with us you have the confidence of knowing that the yacht and people are of the best standard around, and that you have us here in the UK as well as the local base team, whenever you need any assistance.