Tuscan Yacht Charter Itineraries
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1 week in Tuscany
Once you arrive at the marina you will be met by
the charter company and they will handle your check-in. Once all the
paperwork is complete you will be shown to your boat and after a
quick briefing it's over to you! Time for a drink! Follonica has won
awards for it's clean and well kept beaches and on your first night
keep and eye out for the Castella di Valli, the ruins of a medieval
castle which overlook the town from a nearby hill.
Follonica a great first days sailing is straight over to
Portoferraio. This charming town will win you over as soon as you
see it, it's quaint buildings and maze of winding streets will
enchant you with ease, and the views out to sea aren't bad either.
From Elba Island we suggest heading north to Capraia. Another
charming town, this island is the only volcanic island in the Tuscan
archipelago so it really stands out. It also has a fresh water lake
if you fancy swapping the salt water for fresh water one day!
After Capraia why not sail south to Pianosa, it's about a 30
mile sail and when you get here you'll know it was worth it. You'll
need a permit to stay overnight here and if the fact that it used to
be a prison doesn't put you off then go for it, if not it's a great
stop for lunch!
The island of Giglio is a nice follow on from
Pianosa. This small island makes up for its size in its landscape,
from jutting rocks to smooth cliffs and beautiful bays, Giglio has
it all. Not to mention the Castello on the hill which is surrounded
by some remarkably well kept fortress walls.
Getting back to
Follinca from Giglio is simple but make sure you leave enough time
as this is a longer day than some of the others. But who wouldn't
want to sail as much as they could on their last day? The charter
companies like you to be back in the marina by 6pm which gives you
plenty of time to wander the streets of Follonica finding a
typically italian restaurant for one last feast!
2 weeks in Tuscany
Once you arrive at the base you will be met
by the charter company who will handle your check-in. Once all the
paperwork has been completed, you'll be shown to your boat and after
a quick briefing it's time to relax! Follonica's a great starting
point to explore the Tuscan Islands, the Castella di Valli is well
worth a visit on your night here.
For your first sail we suggest
you ease into things by sailing the short hop over to Piombino along
the coastline. Whilst here make sure you visit the Gate of St
Antonino which dates all the way back to the 12th century.
For the next few days why not go island hopping. Starting on Elba
Island and then head over to Capraia.
magical town that will bewitch you with its charms as soon as you
arrive. Along every winding alley and up and down every set of steps
you'll find a different bit of history be it a 16th century citadel
to some classic 18th century buildings, its all here in
From Portoferraio its a very short hop along
the coast of Elba to Marciana. This medieval town is set up in the
hills and its Pisan Fortress is not one to miss. You can also take a
cable car up to the top of Mount Capanne for some spectacular views.
After Marciana why not head north up to Capraia, which is
actually nearer to Corsica than Italy. As one of the only volcanic
islands in the Tuscan Archipelago it really stands out and it also
has a lovely lake, Lo Stagnone if you fancy swapping salt water with
fresh one day!
And since we're so close it'd be a shame not
to pop over to Corsica and experience some french influences.
There's plenty of places to stop off in whilst admiring the Corsican
coastline, we advise heading to Saint Florent first. The town is
nestled between the Cap Corse mountains and the Desert des Agriates
with a picture perfect beach in the middle, it's not hard to see why
this ones popular!
From Saint Florent its around a 15 mile
sail around the northern tip of Corsica to Macinaggio. The harbour
here is great will lots of facilities and is known for having the
best moorings on the island and be sure to try the local olive oil
thats produced here.
If you keep sailing south from
Macinaggio you'll get to Bastia, quite the contrast from Macinaggio,
Bastia is the second biggest town on the island and there's plenty
of bars, restaurants and cafes to explore once you've moored up in
the large harbour.
If you fancy a good days sailing why not
pop over to Pianosa from Bastia, it's around a 25-30 mile sail but
you'll need a permit to anchor here because it's a marina protected
area and you'll understand why when you see how idyllic the island
From Pianoso if you head back to the mainland of Corsica,
to Campoloro you won't be disappointed, the nearby Ucelluline
waterfall nearby is stunning and worth a visit.
place we'd recommend in Corsica is Solenzara, this little village
set at the foot of the Bavella mountain is a great backdrop for a
quiet dinner in a local restaurant.
If you made it all the way
down to Solenzara in Corsica then it's a good full days sailing to
get back over into Italian waters. Why not stop off in Giglio or
Giannutri before heading north up the coastline of Italy.
Isola del Giglio is a small island, only 17 miles long but size
doesn't matter here, the coastline is varied and there's even a
castle at the top of the hill which is if you can face the walk
gives some great views!
Giannutri is said to be Tuscany's most
beautiful island, it's a nature park now but in the past it was a
bustling Roman port, you can't stop over night here but it's a great
On your last day it's time to head back to
Follonica, the sail from Giglio and its surrounding islands is a
long one so either make sure you leave with enough time to get back
to the base before 6pm on the last day or break up the sail a bit by
stopping off in Castiglioncello or Punta Ala before heading back to