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Liguria and Toscana: perfect place for sailing

Best sailing areas in Liguria and Toscana. Sailing routes, weather and wind details, facts about region and important details to sail in Liguria and Toscana.

Sailing trip in Liguria and Toscana

Liguria and Tuscany are resort islands that are popular with tourists from all over the world. There is a special atmosphere of tranquility, the varied nature of the Mediterranean, and the colorful Golfo dei Poeti bay.


The Liguria region is located between the French Riviera and the Tuscan coast. It was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Tuscany is located slightly to the south. It includes a beautiful coastline and islands from the Tuscan archipelago.

Sailing season
May — September
Travel season
May — October
Marinas in this location
Boats in this location

Main facts about region

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Sailing trip in Liguria and Toscana

Comfortable bays on the rocky coast, many marinas with parking areas, a developed touristic infrastructure, private yacht charters, a bay with a centuries-old history — everything here invites you to explore the beauty of the Mediterranean from a completely different angle.


Toscana is located in the heart of sunny Italy. Liguria borders Toscana in the Northwest. You can get here from the airport of Rimini or another tourist center of the country, and then use a taxi or a shuttle bus.


The pearl of Liguria is the Cinque Terre National Natural Park (Five Lands), which is on the UNESCO heritage list. 5 small villages of the XII century have retained their identity, culture, architecture and traditions. If your plans include not only yacht leasing, there are great conditions for diving and surfing here.


The Liguria region stretches along the entire coast of the Ligurian Sea and the northern part of the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is called the Italian Riviera. 


In Liguria, you will receive a pleasant climate, beautiful nature, clear sea, rich cultural and historical heritage, specific architecture, excellent cuisine, and a variety of entertainment. The capital of Liguria is Genoa. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. The port is the busiest here. Among the major attractions, we recommend seeing the cities of La Spezia, Savona, Imperia, and Sanremo


The capital of the Tuscany region is Florence. This city was created during the Renaissance. It is located on the Arno River in the center of the region. The main locations and maritime centers on the Tuscan coast are Livorno, Castiglioncello, Piombino, and Follonica. 


To the west of Tuscany, between the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas, there is an archipelago of seven islands. We recommend visiting it on your yacht trip. The largest island in the archipelago is Elba.

Liguria and Toscana - Yacht Charter Sailica
Liguria and Toscana - Yacht Charter Sailica
Liguria and Toscana - Yacht Charter Sailica

Routes in Liguria and Toscana

Example of a yacht route around Elba Island:

  • Follonica — Rio Marina — Portoferraio — Marina di Campo — Porto Azzurro — Follonica.

An example of a sailing route along the Ligurian coast:

  • Genoa — Portofino — Rapallo — Chiavari — Santa Margherita Ligure — Savona — Imperia — San Remo — Genoa.

Available yachts in the region

Yachting season and weather in Liguria and Toscana

The high season for yacht cruises lasts from May to September. You can still rent a yacht in the low season from September to April, but you can get into the rainy and windy season.


The best time of the year for a sailing trip along the Tuscan coast is from April to October. During this period, the temperature of the water and air is high. You can swim and sunbathe on a sailing yacht for a long time. We do not recommend going here in August. At this time, there are many tourists on the island.


Winters in the region are cool, and water temperatures are low. But this is a great period for those who love quiet. You will get fresh air, deserted beaches, and an empty coastline. 

Water temperature in sailing season +20...+24 °
Air temperature in sailing season +25...+27 °
Wind speed in sailing season 10−20 knots

Weather forecast for yachting in Liguria and Toscana

Upon arrival at the marina, you are usually given the forecast for the next day. You can also get storm warnings over radio links.

  • — weather forecast in Italy;
  • — a site with accurate synoptic data;
  • is a service for tracking winds, viewing water and air temperatures.

People talk about Sailica

Rinke Tiegel
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
I took Dufour Grand Large 560 at Croatia using online yacht rental service 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
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
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
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
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!