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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. If you interest boat rental in Italy - follow the link to catalog. Prepare for your best sailing in Italy!

Sailing season
June - August
Travel season
May - September
Marinas in this location
107
Boats in this location
1010

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

The best place for sailing with children is the west Italian shores. They have rugged coasts with many coves both inhabited and natural. Luxury sandy beaches, charming Mediterranean nature, warm sea  and Italy`s tradewinds (favorite winds of sailors) 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 during sailing in Italy, 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

1115 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
25 ft
Length
2000
Built in
1168 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
30 ft
Length
2011
Built in
1223 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
31 ft
Length
2020
Built in
1291 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
33 ft
Length
2004
Built in
1460 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
1997
Built in
1471 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2007
Built in
1478 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
32 ft
Length
2013
Built in
1558 €
per week
10
Guests
4
Cabins
38 ft
Length
2017
Built in
1561 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
37 ft
Length
2001
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.

People talk about Sailica

Rinke Tiegel
5
Full recommendation. Great service & support. We chartered a Beneteau 45 in Athens for our trip around Peloponnes. Great service and perfect customer support from beginning to the end. Due to corona we had to postpone our trip - Sailica managed all the communication with the charter agency and negotiated a great new deal for us. This was already the 2nd time we charted with Sailica and it won't be the last time. Full recommendation
Kyle Redstone
5
I took Dufour Grand Large 560 at Croatia using online yacht rental service sailica.com It's easy to use their mobile app with fair prices and enough quantity of boats which suits to my parameters. Their managers assisted me through whole communication with charter company. It was pleasant to receive a small gift – free of charge transfer from airport to marina. We didn't request it and appreciate their overexpected level of service.
Julian Lehmann
5
Amazing 1 week in Turkey! I sailed with Sailica on a tour in the gulf of Fethiye in Turkey. Overall it was a great experience and a great crew, even if I did not know them before. The area is amazingly beautiful and if you go in April you can avoid the crowds. The skipper was very proficient and knew what he was doing. Highly recommended!
Mykyta Semenoff
5
Great company! The guys answered all our questions which were very important since it was our first sailing experience. Moreover, they advised us not only on a charter but also on the tour itself. This was not the responsibility of the company, but we needed help and the company managers helped us for free. I highly recommend the team. The guys are really reliable, proactive and customer-oriented.
Vadim Rogovskiy
5
Excellent trip to Croatia! The trip was organized on an excellent level since the very beginning - from the yacht search to the trip itself. The team was fast and responsive. Highly recommended to everyone who wants to hang out with family on a beautiful yacht or catamaran!
Nikolaus Haufler
5
Super Beratung - sehr schnell wurde für mich ein passendes Boot in der Türkei gefunden. Sehr guter Preis, und ich konnte einen Skipper aussuchen, den ich bereits vom letzten Mal kannte. Volle Empfehlung!