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
20
Boats in this location
202

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+39
Language:
Italian
Timezone:
UTC+1, in summer UTC+2
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Population:
5,280,262

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

1186 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
33 ft
Length
2004
Built in
1295 €
per week
5
Guests
2
Cabins
32 ft
Length
2008
Built in
1320 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
1981
Built in
1320 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
41 ft
Length
1991
Built in
1441 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
32 ft
Length
2013
Built in
1531 €
per week
5
Guests
2
Cabins
30 ft
Length
2009
Built in
1539 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2019
Built in
1543 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2016
Built in
1571 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
32 ft
Length
2011
Built in

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.

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