Sailing vacation in Italy

Best places and routes to sail in region. Weather, trade winds and important details for perfect sailing holidays in Italy.

Sailing trip in Italy

Sunny Italy attracts travellers from all over the world owing to its natural and cultural wealth. No wonder seamen love to spend their time here, as seas surround this country from almost all sides. Tyrrhenian and Ligurian seas in the west, Adriatic in the east, Ionic in the south — all make up warm and friendly Mediterranean sea. Prepare for your best sailing in Italy!

Sailing season
June - August
Travel season
May - September
Marinas in this location
64
Boats in this location
827

Main facts about region

Capital:
Rome
Telephone code:
+39
Language:
Italian
Timezone:
UTC+1 (CET), in summer UTC+2 (CEST)
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Population:
60,317,546

If you want to travel on yacht with children, choose the west Italian shores. They have rugged coasts with many coves both inhabited and natural. Luxury sandy beaches, charming Mediterranean nature and warm sea are all you need for a perfect relaxation. Discover Napoli historical centre, sail to Portofino, anchor on Amalfitana coast. There's a lot of best yachting destinations in Italy that you will never forget.

 

Adriatic shores in Italy will suit experienced seadogs. If you want to diversify your landscapes, visit legendary Venice for a few days. In Italy, every day is peculiar. It has 55 UNESCO World Heritage sites — more than any other country has. That's why best places to sail in Italy is almost everywhere near the coast.

Italy - Yacht Charter Sailica
Italy - Yacht Charter Sailica
Italy - Yacht Charter Sailica

Sailing itineraries in Italy

The main problem of sailing routes and destinations along the Italian shores is that you always have to put something on sacrifice. There are so many sights you’d like to visit that you wish visiting them all. Often, people make up some unrealistic routes to sail everywhere and run too fast to remember anything from the journey. We advise you to discover this country little by little to fully enjoy your unforgettable journey and see all best yacht destinations in Italy.

 

Route 1. Aeolian islands (7 days) 98 NM

Route 2. Sardinia (7 days) 88.5 NM

Route 3. Salerno (7 days) 103 NM

Route 4. Carloforte (7 days) 148 NM

Route 5. Elba — Corsica — Elba (7 days) 195 NM

Route 6. Agropoli (14 days) 259 NM

Route 7. Costa Smeralda (7 days) 117 NM

Available yachts in the region

994 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
32 ft
Length
2014
Built in
1024 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
33 ft
Length
2010
Built in
1114 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
31 ft
Length
2008
Built in
1134 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
36 ft
Length
2020
Built in
1134 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
32 ft
Length
2014
Built in
1158 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
33 ft
Length
2004
Built in
1166 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
36 ft
Length
2018
Built in
1199 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
32 ft
Length
2013
Built in
1235 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2011
Built in

Nearest Airports

Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino FCO
Milan–Malpensa Airport MXP
Venice Marco Polo Airport VCE

Sailing season and weather in Italy

The climate is Mediterranean, with the hot dry summer and mild wet winter. The hottest region is Sicily island, the coldest is the north of the country. The high season for sailing vacation in Italy lasts from June to August. The middle one is in May and September. The weather is moderately warm with light dry winds in these months. The low season continues from October till April. You can also have sailing holidays in Italy in this time, but the weather may surprise you with showers and cool weather.

 

The yearly temperature on the seashore is 66°F (19°C). The north-western winds prevail, with the speed 20-25 knots by July-August. Also, get ready for morning and evening breezes.

 

Recently, in Ligurian sea (north to Corsica) heavy storms often happen in the late autumn. In a couple of hours devastating storm can start that cannot be predicted with any weather forecast. Be ready for this while your sailing trip in Italy.

Water temperature in sailing season +22...+26 °
Air temperature in sailing season +27...+31 °
Wind speed in sailing season 10 - 20 knots

Tides

The tides in Mediterranean are rather small: 12–24 inches (30–60 cm) depending on the place. But the more to the north of Italy you are, the more water can rise there (up to 1.2 meters / 4 feet in Istria and Trieste). In the southern Adriatic sea tides can be high in narrow channels and bays — especially when strong SW winds blow. The amplitudes are irregular.

 

In summer, Sicily has the atmospheric phenomenon like “marrubbio‎” or meteotsunami. In a couple of minutes sea level can rise highly and drop again causing floods and damaging to ships moored. It is almost impossible to predict such a thing.

Weather forecast for sailing in Italy

In marina you will be provided with the weather forecast for the next 24h. You can also hear weather forecast and storm warnings on radio, it is translated on Italian and English languages on 68 and 21 channels. Harbor services also get fresh weather forecast in region regularly.

Malta 40
Kalkara 40
Izola 10