Summer is getting closer and closer and it’s time to start organizing your boat holiday.
Next summer we will be still influenced by the presence of Covid 19 and the boat vacation seems one of the few options for a safe holiday in the nature.
In fact, boat holidays are an unforgettable experience in contact with strong emotions that only the open sea can give you, together with our family and our friends.
Let’s see together the four best destinations in Italy for next summer 2022.
Italy certainly boasts a large number of attractive places, perfect for navigation, starting from Sicily and Sardinia, to the smaller but equally attractive Tuscan islands and Campania.
Let’s find out together!
The coast of Tuscany is among the most beautiful places to sail in Italy, thanks to its wonderful coasts and ports: as Cala de Medici and Punta Ala in Livorno or Porto Santo Stefano, Porto Ercole and Cala Galera, located at the foot of the Argentario promontory. In addition, these places are appreciated by sailors thanks to the excellent services and facilities.
The Tuscan Archipelago boasts seven large islands and many pristine and wild islets in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Not to be missed are the small and delightful islands of Pianosa, Gorgona and Giannutri, the green and enchanting island of Giglio, Capraia with its wonderful Grotta del Bue Marino and the largest island of Elba, perfect for hiking or cycling in nature.
Moreover, from the Tuscan bases it is easy to reach Corsica, in just 3 hours of navigation from the west coast of Elba. Many navigators choose Tuscany as a starting point for sailing in Corsica.
Sardinia is one of the favorite destinations for sailors from all over Europe thanks to its pristine waters, and also for its anchorages and safe ports very well equipped.
The most navigated waters are those of the north-east side along the Costa Smeralda and those of the north-west near Alghero. The most spectacular point for those who love navigation is located in the waters of the Maddalena Archipelago north of Sardinia. From these beautiful blue waters emerge over 60 islets that offer sheltered coves from the wind with numerous white sandy beaches where you can relax. The most famous besides La Maddalena and Caprera are the islands Spargi, Razzoli and Budelli. Not to be missed is the sailing route to Corsica, which is characterized by the favour of the winds and breathtaking seascapes, such as the red granite rock formations of Cala Spalmatore and the island of Caprera. La Maddalena is a true paradise for lovers of the sea and nature, thanks to its unspoilt landscapes, protected by the National Park.
Equally wonderful scenery we can find them off the coast of Sicily.
Sailing in Sicilian waters means having the opportunity to reach other enchanting small islands and archipelagos where the wind never fails, starting from the Aeolian Islands: a set of seven islands dominated by volcanoes in activities that offer incredible shows.
Among all the island of Stromboli stands out, which is a real volcano that emerges from the sea and that often emits small steaming eruptions, Its black rocks and its wild nature make it a destination of enormous charm. Not to be missed in Stromboli is the small hamlet of Ginostra with its white fishing houses reachable only by sea. The Aeolian Islands are all different, each with its own specific identity, despite being in the same archipelago. For this reason the boat tour of the Aeolian Islands is very complete and fascinating.
Definitely more reassuring are the landscapes in the archipelago of the Egadi and the enchanting island of Favignana with a very characteristic tourist port and a clear sea. Among the Pelagie Islands you can sail to the so-called "Wind Island" of Pantelleria with its much harsher nature, its fascinating ruins of ancient civilizations, its pristine dark blue waters and its characteristic stone houses, among bushes of its famous wild capers.
For navigators who go to Sicily several times, it can be assumed a trip to Ustica, north of Palermo.
The Gulf of Naples has always been one of the most popular marine areas for sea lovers. In fact, starting from the coast of Campania you can see places of enormous beauty, such as the ports that dot the Amalfi Coast, the natural areas of Cilento and the delicious Flegree islands (Capri, Ischia, Procida).
Departing from the port of Salerno (which includes the new modern marina d'Arechi) you can sail below the coast keeping in view the spectacle of flowering trees, cliffs overlooking the sea and perched houses that dot the Amalfi Coast until you get to Sorrento and stop in the most famous places such as Positano, Cetara or Vietri sul Mare.
From the Sorrento Peninsula you can sail to some of the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean such as the worldly and exclusive Capri famous for its stacks and its wonderful sea caves; Ischia rich in wild nature, mineral springs, natural spas and geysers that spring spontaneously into the sea. Finally, do not miss the colorful Procida, which has been named Italian Capital of Culture 2022, equipped with marinas and comfortable anchorages in small bays very suggestive.
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In addition to Italy there are other unmissable destinations, such as Greece, Croatia and Spain, which we will see in the next article!
The Charteritaly team is waiting for you to help you choose the boat and the perfect destination for your next wonderful sailing holiday!