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Sailing in Italy: 5 Stunning Places You Must Visit By Boat

June 26, 2020 | Guest post by: Eszter

Boat on Lake Como

Italy is a country that is well famous for being a fantastic holiday destination. The country is rich in historical culture, beautiful architecture, excellent gastronomy, and amazing beaches. You can't go wrong by planning an Italian holiday that's for sure! Italy not only provides opportunities for sightseeing, but it's excellent for those who would like to go sailing too! There are plenty of stunning places you must visit in Italy. To help you organize your holiday, here is a list of 5 of the most beautiful places you must visit in Italy by boat.

 

Practical information

If you are planning a fantastic boating holiday in Italy there are a few things you should consider before booking. Depending on your previous experience, you need to make sure you have the right documents with you. When it comes to renting a sailboat, you must have a license, if the boat is longer than 6 miles from a shelter. In the case of motorboats, you only need a license if the boat has more than 40 horsepower. However, don't worry if you don't have a valid boating license, as you always have the option to rent a boat with a skipper. The skipper is not only navigating the boat but as an added benefit, shows some of the hidden places that normally tourists would never see.

 

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is located in Salerno Province in the southern part of Italy. It is one of the most well-known and famous destinations of Italy that has breathtaking scenery. You can admire the pretty towns on the hillside, swim at the stunning beaches and try out the excellent gastronomy. The Amalfi Coast is definitely a place you shouldn't miss out if you are visiting the country. The Amalfi Coast provides plenty of opportunities to plan day trips or to organize an amazing sailing trip in the region. You can visit the stunning small towns, hidden beaches, and discover all the wonders of this coastline. For instance, we recommend visiting Positano, Sorrento, Amalfi, and Ravello. All in all, this trip will surely become a holiday that you won't forget!

 

Sardinia

Sardinia

Sardinia is a large Italian island located on the Mediterranean Sea, south to mainland Italy. The beauty of Sardinia is definitely undeniable. This stunning island is famous for its clear and sandy beaches and breathtaking natural landscapes. Sardinia is excellent for sailing enthusiasts as it offers plenty of adventures. For instance, with a boat rental in Sardinia, you can set sail and discover the secret spots on the island. You can admire the stunning coastline and discover the hidden bays. Some cities you shouldn't miss are the capital city of Cagliari, Porto Cervo, and Olbia. Moreover, Sardinia has some of the best beaches in Europe that you can enjoy. Such as Cala Goloritze, where the combination of the limestone and the stunning blue colors in the water will amaze you.

 

Sicily

Sicily

Sicily is the largest island on the Mediterranean sea, located south to mainland Italy. The island is easily reachable and receives thousands of tourists each year. Its popularity is not surprising, because in Sicily you can find a combination of rich historical culture and beautiful natural landscapes. Such as the many ancient cities, attractions to visit, and also fantastic beaches. Moreover, you can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities, such as hiking, swimming in the sea or watersports. For sailing enthusiasts, Sicily is an ideal choice. It's best to start your sailing trip in one of the bigger cities that has an airport too, such as in Catania or Palermo. From these two cities, you have many opportunities to explore the island. Definitely consider visiting Taormina, Palermo, Syracuse, Cefalù, and Catania. If you are in Catania, leave some time to visit Mount Etna, the biggest volcano in Europe that is still active. It's for sure a unique experience.

 

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre region is located in Liguria in northwest Italy. It consists of 5 linked towns. It's one of the most stunning places you can find in Italy. As soon as you arrive the unique charm of the region and a lively atmosphere! Setting sail in Cinque Terre will allow you to admire the breathtaking coastline and the architecture from a different perspective. We recommend visiting all the 5 linked towns, go hiking or enjoy spending time at the beach. Moreover, the region provides an excellent place as a stopover on your sailing itinerary.

 

Naples

Naples

Naples is the third-largest city in Italy located in the southern part of the country. As it's usual in Italy, you can find plenty of historical attractions and cultural programs in Naples. Moreover, if you are a huge fan of the Italian gastronomy, you should definitely try out the pizza there, as it originated from Naples. The city is even worth visiting just for this experience. By having a beautiful seaside, Naples provides opportunities for nautical activities. Either just relaxing by the beach, swimming, or snorkeling, all types of travelers will find the best activity for them. Furthermore, if you are feeling adventurous you can visit some of the stunning small islands in the Gulf of Naples by boat. For example, spend a day at Capri, Procida, and Ischia.

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