Italy Yacht Charter Vacations

Discover hidden gems and the diverse culture of Italy

Italy Yacht Charter Vacations

Discover hidden gems and the diverse culture of Italy

Italy Yacht Charter Vacations

Discover hidden gems and the diverse culture of Italy
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Create your own customised vacation with a luxury italy yacht charter. Experience the finest vacations in the most opulent way

Explore the beauty of Italy with an Italy yacht charter vacation. For romantic getaways, family time, the excitement of being under sail or visiting charming coastal villages and idyllic hidden coves, Italy has something special for everyone. Our Italy luxury yacht charter offers you an enviable opportunity to enjoy breathtaking destinations, authentic cuisine, and guarantees adventure or calm to suit your mood.

Due to its temperate climate the Mediterranean is ideal for Yacht charter vacations almost every month of the year but the most popular months are April to October.

On an Italy yacht charter vacation you can experience the diverse nature and culture of Italy’s stunning coastline and its many islands, from the comfort of your own vessel. Whether you choose to visit Portofino and Cinque Terre in the North; Sardinia, Tuscan Archipelago and the Amalfi Coast to the West; Sicily, the Egadi and Aeolian islands to the South; or Puglia, Gargano and Venice to the East, you can be sure of a memorable Italian holiday!

Chartering your own private yacht ensures you have maximum time to explore all that Italy has to offer, from the colourful coves of the Amalfi coast to the beautiful volcanic islands of the Aeolian Archipelago north of Sicily. Why not cruise around Sardinia or the glorious sights along the canals of Venice. The diversity and beauty of Italy may surprise you as there are so many different cultures to discover and historical mysteries to unearth.  Whichever you prefer, your Italy luxury Yacht charter will ensure you have memories that will last a lifetime.

Italy Yachts for Sale

We offer luxury yachts for sale in Italy. Should you wish to buy a luxury Sailing or Motor Yacht to explore Italy and/or charter, then we are well placed to advise you of available yachts, and to offer tailored advice on crew placement, chartering, refitting or general yacht management. With over 40 years of industry leading experience, market intelligence and industry contacts you can be sure of our unrivalled support 24 x 7, whether you are chartering, buying or selling a luxury yacht in Italy. Buying a yacht in Italy is an exceptionally lovely moment.

To find out more about buying or chartering a Sailing or Motor Yacht, please see the yachts listed below or contact Office@WestCoastInt.com to see other yachts available.

ITALIAN RIVIERA, PORTOFINO and CINQUE TERRE

The breathtaking rugged cliffs overlooking the sea alternating with the small coastal towns of Liguria, attract yachts to this, the Italian Riviera – one of the most popular destinations in Italy and the Mediterranean. The beautiful Ligurian coast combines opulence and charm!

Portofino, once a fishing village, is now a small but spectacular chic town, and an easy cruise from the port of Genoa. The pastel-coloured houses are mounted precariously on the steep hillside – a spectacular mosaic of colour when seen from the water. This tiny town of cobble-stone streets, framed by hills of silvery, ancient olive groves is now strewn with cafes, boutique shops and gelatarias which adjoin the harbour piazza.

The breathtaking rugged cliffs overlooking the sea alternating with the small coastal towns of Liguria, attract yachts to this, the Italian Riviera – one of the most popular destinations in Italy and the Mediterranean. The beautiful Ligurian coast combines opulence and charm!

Portofino, once a fishing village, is now a small but spectacular chic town, and an easy cruise from the port of Genoa. The pastel-coloured houses are mounted precariously on the steep hillside – a spectacular mosaic of colour when seen from the water. This tiny town of cobble-stone streets, framed by hills of silvery, ancient olive groves is now strewn with cafes, boutique shops and gelatarias which adjoin the harbour piazza.

This UNESCO World Heritage site is sure to impress. The five charming coastal villages of Cinque Terre, built into the cliffs, each have their own personality. They have bewitched rulers, writers and celebrities over many years, owing to the warm Mediterranean climate and the union of old and new. The winding and famous walk along this coastal route, links the five towns romantically and is called ‘Via Dell Amore’ (The Way of Love). 

With your Italy private yacht charter you can explore the 18 Kilometre coastline and reach the tiny secluded beaches, some of which are only accessible by boat. You can choose to eat onboard or enjoy the charming cafes and restaurants offering typical Ligurian cuisine: fresh fish, shellfish, tomatoes, porcini mushrooms, local pasta and the beloved Genovese pesto. The area is also known for its white wine, with the specialty sweet dessert wine Sciacchetrà.

TUSCAN ARCHIPELAGO

Legend has it that Venus, goddess of beauty, rose from the clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, and seven of the pearls on her necklace fell into the water. This is how the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago came to be.  Elba, Giglio, Capraia, Montecristo, Pianosa, Giannutri and Gorgona are perfect for an Italy luxury yacht charter vacation

Each island has a unique personality and they are rich in a variety of natural environments, vegetation, culture, history and art.  Although there are very strict rules concerning the islands, access is allowed to all of them. The largest marine park in Europe, the Tuscan Archipelago National Park obtained protected status in 1986, and remains one of the most beautiful places to sail in the Mediterranean.

Versilia lies in the north-western province of Lucca and is named after the river. Known for its fashionable Riviera resorts, Versilia hosts numerous clubs that are famous for being frequented by celebrities. For more natural and spectacular surroundings you can sail to the beautiful Monte Argentario peninsula, located 35 Kilometres south of Grosseto. It is connected to the mainland by three spits of land which form two lagoons, the Lagunas di Ponente and Levante. The Strada  Panoramica starting in Porto Santo Stefano offers spectacular views of the coast and the Tuscan Archipelago.

NAPLES and THE AMALFI COAST

Many Italy luxury yacht charters begin in Naples, a city that’s chaotic yet charming. Located within the gulf, Naples is a beautiful city, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, volcanoes rising from the deep, and enriched by an artistic and architectural heritage that has allowed it and the Amalfi Coast to become part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Naples is the yacht charter hub of southern Italy and the gateway to Ponza to the North and Ischia, Capri and the Amalfi Coast to the South. Here you can enjoy some of the most spectacular coastlines of the whole Mediterranean.

Naples is truly a city that pulsates with energy in the nightclubs and bars, and the markets by day; you will find many festivals and celebrations too, in the summer months.  It is populated by picturesque and playful local characters, always ready to welcome visitors with a smile and good humour so notwithstanding the delicious recipes offered on board our yachts, it is well worth going ashore to eat authentic pizza and tasty Neapolitan dishes. With a thriving art scene, impressive architecture and many museums it is a significant centre of culture with Pompeii not far away and well worth visiting.

An Italy yacht holiday must incorporate the natural paradise of the Amalfi Coast, south of Naples with its 50 Kilometre of coastline stretching between the Gulfs of Naples and Salerno. The thirteen main towns and villages are Amalfi, Atrani, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, Minori, Positano, Praiano, Ravello, Scala, Tramonti, Vietri sul Mare and offer a magnificent display of Italian engineering and architecture with terraced houses suspended on the steep cliffs rising from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The beaches are beautiful and a yacht charter trip will allow you to admire the wonders of nature directly from the sea and discover verdant forests and coastal hideaways, often unreachable from the mainland.

The Amalfi Coast is an extremely popular destination for superyachts as it hosts luxurious resorts, boutique shopping and fine dining. Yet the locals have held fast to their traditional lifestyles and pastel terraced houses, so the opulence of this region has simply grown around them leading to a pleasing contrast of old and new. Popular destinations are the towns of Sorrento and Positano.  Sorrento boasts a stunning harbour best approached by sea, with vertiginous and colourful terraces as its dramatic backdrop. Positano sits high above sea level, with a rocky beach at its feet and steep, winding streets taking you to the amazing views at its highest point.

The Bay of Naples is filled with beautiful islands. Cruise out to the large island of Ischia to explore the coastline riddled with grottos, then step ashore to visit a vineyard. Ischia is an enchanting island with copious diversity of nature, art and culture. A volcanic island, it is known for its mineral-rich thermal waters and springs which gush at the Maronti beach, to the south of the island. To the east, Roman remains can be found on the seabed of the Cartaromana beach, an ideal location to anchor your private yacht to enjoy diving and snorkeling. The beach overlooks the mediaeval Aragonese Castle, which is connected to Ischia by a stone bridge.

Capri in the Gulf of Naples, is famous for its rugged terrain, cove abundant coastline and exclusive shopping, ranging from haute couture and limoncello to handmade leather sandals. One of the most famous natural sites is the Grotta Azzurra, a rocky cavern where the sea water is tinged electric blue owing to an underground cave that filters the sunlight.

SARDINIA

With its luxury residences, sparkling nightlife, select boutiques and elegant restaurants an exclusive Italy Yacht Charter holiday in Sardinia offers much to entertain and many places to relax. Glamorous Porto Cervo is the main centre of the region and during September true yachting aficionados congregate to watch the annual regatta. The opulence and limited road access to the Costa Smeralda have made the area especially popular for luxury yacht charters.

The fame of the Costa Smeralda or Emerald Coast  is owed to its places of outstanding natural value, such as Cala di Volpe, an exclusive natural harbour where some scenes of the James Bond film ‘ The Spy Who Loved Me ’ were filmed. Sardinia’s stunning coastline offers intense turquoise sparkling, clear waters teeming with fish; and white sands disappearing into oceans of blue. Much of the Sardinian coastline is a dedicated nature reserve, with miles of beaches and grottos accessible only by boat. La Maddalena National Park, is a marine reserve dotted with islands, beaches and plenty of secluded anchorages for day trips and overnight stays.

In the emerald sea of Sardinia there is always enough wind for lovers of sailing, kite and windsurfing. When the Mistral sweeps the Mediterranean from the West, the stunning coasts are a must for surfers, with fast waves and tubes that can reach four metres in Capo Mannu. From Buggerru to Funtanamare the west coast is paradise for the most experienced surfers, who fearlessly face the power of the sea.

From chic shopping to secluded coves, mountain trails, gorgeous coastal villages and rugged mountain scenery, Sardinia offers such diversity of entertainment. If you would like to experience all this with the freedom that a luxury yacht charter offers, then this is the right destination.

SICILY, EGADI and AEOLIAN ISLANDS

Sicily is the largest Mediterranean island with endless options for your Italy yacht charter vacation. It is an ancient land boasting curious archaeological sites, popular beaches, and many archipelagos and islets. The impressive faces of Mount Etna can be seen from the sea, and this is undoubtedly the most impressive way to meet Europe’s largest active volcano. Sicily offers an all-year-round appeal, thanks to a perfect mix of mild climate, history, delicious Mediterranean cuisine, vibrant nightlife and a warm atmosphere

Sicily’s privileged position has resulted in a colourful history of invasion and conquests throughout the ages. Evidence of the Greeks, Romans, and Arabs can all be found amongst the Italian culture, from its food to its architecture, its art to its music. The cuisine of Sicily is multi-faceted as it has developed from a small number of indigenous ingredients being infused with the exotic flavours of its past settlers.

An Italy luxury yacht charter holiday in Sicily is an altogether more rustic experience with the absence of crowds, leaving the views unobstructed. After days spent exploring the art and architecture for which Sicily is famous, your charter yacht’s knowledgeable crew will direct you to the best coffee and cannolo (the local pastry delicacy) and the best places to enjoy the local Muscat and Marsala wines, produced exclusively on the island.

You’ll be amazed by the crystal clear waters and varied flora and fauna of the three islands and islets of the Egadi Archipelago to the west of Sicily. Favignana is the largest and best equipped island, Marettimo known for its white low houses and blue doors, and Levanzo, which has only 200 residents is ideal for those wanting peace and relaxation. The Archipelago also features the islet of Formica and the rock of Maraone. A popular destination for lovers of snorkeling, diving and sailing you can swim in the colourful clear waters of a sea full of life or admire the unadulterated cliffs, beaches and coves.

There are also cultural attractions: from the old Florio factory, the largest marine museum in Europe, to the Grotta del Genovese, the most important complex of wall paintings in Italy, dating back to the Paleolithic-Neolithic eras. For those who love just the slightest taste of the mountains, Marettimo offers trekking trails, while for the adventurous in Favignana it is possible to try a sport fishing charter, one of the very few in Italy. There are also numerous excursions in the Egadi Islands suitable for everyone for example a visit to the Hypogean gardens or the ascent by donkey to the top of Mount Santa Caterina. Or you can decide to stay and relax on board your charter yacht and enjoy the Egadi archipelago from the deck.

Formed by volcanic activity, the Aeolian Islands are seven small inhabited islands surrounded by the Tyrrhenian Sea to the north of Sicily: Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea and Basiluzzo. The islands owe their name to Aeolus, God of winds and are full of surprises and contrasts. The largest and most touristic island is Lipari but travellers are also attracted to hike up to the craters of Vulcano and Stromboli, the active volcanoes of the archipelago, whose eruptions over the years have modified the islands size and appearance. Stromboli offers the most exhilarating experience with its almost constant volcanic activity, issuing forth molten lava and smoke, and is also popular for those with a passion for fashion, being home to Dolce and Gabbana.

Approaching with your private charter yacht you will be overwhelmed by the beauty of the coastline, landscape and the temptation to explore. After sunset, you can enjoy the starry sky, owing to the municipality’s decision to avoid installing road lights. Breathtakingly beautiful and diverse in nature, the seven islands and many uninhabited islets of the Aeolian archipelago were proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000. The amalgamation of crystal waters, rocky coastlines, smouldering craters and black-sand beaches makes these islands unique and ideal for island hopping, diving and snorkeling.

The interior of the islands are also fascinating, with bizarre rock formations, dense vegetation in Salina, prehistoric villages in Lipari, Panarea and Filicudi and marine sourced archaeological treasures secured in the Archaeological Museum of Lipari.

PUGLIA

Also known as Apulia, Puglia forms the heel of Italy in the South, and is the least mountainous region of Italy earning its name ‘Italy’s granary‘ owing to its emphasis on grain farming. Due to its superb Mediterranean climate and winds from the Africa, Puglia is a perfect destination for an Italy Yacht charter vacation, all year round. You can count on sunny weather with water temperatures reaching about 20 °C, perfect for swimming. Even with the onset of Autumn temperatures remain high only dropping below 20°C at the end of October and a mild 10-12°C in the winter months. When the north-easterly winds blow, the sea becomes completely flat alongside the Ionian coastline providing perfect conditions for sailing.

Puglia has a long and varied coastline of more than 800 Kilometres, the longest after the islands of Sardinia and Sicily. At the easternmost point, Capo d’Otranto the sea changes from the Adriatic to the Ionian.

The beautiful National Park of Gargano with its rocky coast, offers a fascinating variety of scenery ranging from the salt mines of Santa Margherita di Savoia to the canyons of Castellaneta and the protected oasis of the Alimini lakes.  The area has many magical grottoes which must be seen to be believed, for example the beautiful Castellana cave. Apart from spectacular cliffs and caves, the varied coastline offers white sand beaches and the Gulf of Taranto is surrounded by the most verdant pine forests. For your Italy luxury yacht charter you may choose to visit some of the beautiful islands of Puglia, for example the marine protected area around Tremiti or Sant’ Andrea with its impressive Aragonese Castle.

This is a region rich in history and culture with many castles and architectural masterpieces, symbolising the power of those that dominated the territory. With a history dating back over 250,000 years, there is much to discover at the Egnazia Archaelogical Park for those interested in ancient history.

VENICE

Being afloat on an Italy charter yacht vacation is a fantastic way to experience the classic Mediterranean city of Venice and its lagoon; as you approach, the view from the water is breathtaking. It is arguably the most romantic and artistic city in the world, inspiring poets and novelists, with its intricate web of canals, gondoliers, glorious renaissance architecture and narrow cobbled streets. Venice is an essential stop on any Adriatic Italy yacht charter holiday.

Many of the lagoons and canals of Venice can be explored by tender or water taxi, allowing you to visit historic hotels accessible only by water, dine on superb seafood at Michelin-starred restaurants then watch the moonlit canals, with a chilled glass of Prosecco. If you cruise down the Grand Canal you will be able to see the Ca’ Foscari, Palazzo Grassi, Guggenheim Museum and the Accademia Bridge. Take some time to gaze at the stunning Gothic architecture, the most famous Doge’s Palace and Ca’ d’Oro.

Venice has much to offer with festivals celebrating music, art and religious events throughout the seasons; the annual film festival is held in February, and the Redentore festival in July is famous for its impressive fireworks. In the evening, you can enjoy a performance at the Teatro la Fenice and as Venice is home to the Carpaccio beef dish, why not head on to Harry’s Bar where it was invented, to sample it along with the local Bellini cocktail.

Venice is not famous for beaches, however with a private yacht you can visit the soft sands and shallow water of Albarella island, or explore the fascinating lagoon. Alternatively sail on to the Croatian islands, which are within reach owing to Venice’s location at the top of the Adriatic Sea.

To find out more about buying or chartering a Sailing or Motor Yacht, please see the yachts listed below or contact Office@WestCoastInt.com to see other yachts available

Search For Your Charter Yacht

Guests
140
Price
10,0001,000,000
Length (m)
5100
Crew Members
040
Cabins
020

View our Italy Yachts for Charter below

Length
52.90
Guests
12
Cabins
5
Crew
10
Weekly charter rate (€)
145,000

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175,000.00

+ expenses

Length
40,32
Guests
12
Cabins
6
Crew
7
Weekly charter rate (€)
150,000

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185,000.00

+ expenses

Length
28,27
Guests
8
Cabins
4
Crew
4
Weekly charter rate (€)
39,500

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58,000.00

+ expenses

Length
28,00
Guests
10
Cabins
5
Crew
5
Weekly charter rate (€)
42,500

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52,500.00

+ expenses

Length
30,1
Guests
8
Cabins
4
Crew
4
Weekly charter rate (€)
25,000

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32,000.00

+ expenses

Length
27
Guests
8
Cabins
4
Crew
3
Weekly charter rate (€)
32,000

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47,000.00

+ expenses

Length
27
Guests
10
Cabins
5
Crew
4
Weekly charter rate (€)
20,000

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32,000.00

+ expenses

Length
24
Guests
8
Cabins
4
Crew
3
Weekly charter rate (€)
18,000

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25,000.00

+ expenses

Length
16.80
Guests
10
Cabins
5
Crew
3
Weekly charter rate (€)
12,000

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21,000.00

+ expenses

Length
18
Guests
8
Cabins
4
Crew
3
Weekly charter rate (€)
16,900

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19,900.00

+ expenses

Length
99,13
Guests
34
Cabins
17
Crew
38
Weekly charter rate (€)
560,000

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630,000.00

+ expenses

Length
69,65
Guests
26
Cabins
13
Crew
19
Weekly charter rate (€)
425,000

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425,000.00

+ expenses

Are you looking to buy a Yacht in Italy?

We don’t just offer yachts for charter, we can also broker yacht sales for any of your needs throughout the Mediterranean and beyond. Take a look at our dedicated for sale pages or view all the yachts we have for sail: