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Insider Guide to Portofino Yacht Charter

  • Yacht Itineraries
  • 22/10/2015

Embark on a Tuscany yacht charter to discover the charm of the Italian East coast village of Portofino and its magnificent coastline, a consistently popular rustic and cultural paradisio for yachters through the years and global emblem for glamour and style. And it’s no wonder. It’s the perfect starting point for exploring the surrounding area, nestled amongst some beautifully green vegetation and backdrop of olive groves. You couldn’t ask for a richer or more aesthetically pleasing gateway to a periphery of visual scenery, in the form of medieval villages, coves and inlets, and the Tuscan archipelago of Elba, full of Renaissance, poetic and artistic culture.

Sail past the ‘Cinque Terre’ a world heritage site protected by UNESCO. This progression of quaint traditional Italian coastline villages is a perfect and authentic representation of the area, each with unique personality characterised by twisting streets, cliffside coves, colourful houses and portside restaurants of the highest quality. Visit Manarola, famous for its views of the Cinque Terre along the path that joins it to Riomaggoire where you’ll wander past golden beaches, wild rock formations and cliffs and undergrowth. One of the quieter villages is that of Corniglia, the only one of the 5 to be positioned above sea level, accessible by train or bus and well worth a visit for its unique tranquility.

Tuscany Yacht Charter

Sail out towards the main island of Tuscany’s archipelago Elba, situated ten kilometres from the mainland. Abundant with activities on both sea and land, you’ll not be short of things to do. Popular with visitors, trekking hiking, mountain biking, snorkelling and scuba diving are activities to be enjoyed here and which the terrain and views lend themselves impeccably to. Enjoy the crystal clear azure waters of the Mediterranean aboard a chartered yacht and cruise leisurely between the islands of Capraia, Giannutri, Pianosa and Giglio which make up the marvel that is the Archipelago Toscano National Park. The spectacular views of the land from the sea are unbeatable – watch the sunset from the comfort of your own vessel, wine in hand after a day exploring,

An all encompassing haven, Portofino has something to offer everyone. Discover the rustic authenticity of the town and its winding cobbled streets whilst sampling the chic boutiques, shops and exclusive clubs and restaurants. Anchor up and dine port and piazza-side at Chauflay embracing the flaneur’s lifestyle watching the town go by. Reminiscent of old-style glamour and luxury and graced with evening tickling jazz piano serenading your ears, it’s, the best located restaurant in town and often attracting V.I.P company, you may wind up with the likes of Rod Stewart, James Cameron and Rihanna. If you’re around during February, catch the Viareggio Carnival, vibrant since 1873, where you’ll see a papier-mâché floats parade depicting famous faces and politicians.

Tuscany Yacht Charter

It’s certainly worth getting your research in before embarking upon your chartered adventure. Having a combined experience of 25 years, Silver Star Yachting can provide expert advice on how best to explore the area as well as equip you with the yacht of your choice for a bespoke charter. Take the chance to explore beauty of all kinds, with stunning architecture, ocean, vegetation and Italian culture at every 45 degree angle, all best explored aboard a luxury charter – the only way to see Portofino and it’s surrounding area.

Discover the charm of the Italian East coast village of Portofino and its magnificent coastline, a consistently popular rustic and cultural paradisio for yachters through the years and global emblem for glamour and style. And it’s no wonder. It’s the perfect starting point for exploring the surrounding area, nestled amongst some beautifully green vegetation and backdrop of olive groves. You couldn’t ask for a richer or more aesthetically pleasing gateway to a periphery of visual scenery, in the form of medieval villages, coves and inlets, and the Tuscan archipelago of Elba, full of Renaissance, poetic and artistic culture. Yacht-Charter-Tuscany-Italy-Ferretti-78-Viareggio-Portofino-2(1)

On your yacht charter, sail past Cinque Terre, a world heritage site protected by UNESCO. This progression of quaint traditional Italian coastline villages is a perfect and authentic representation of the area, each with unique personality characterised by twisting streets, cliffside coves, colourful houses and portside restaurants of the highest quality. Visit Manarola, famous for its views of the Cinque Terre along the path that joins it to Riomaggoire where you’ll wander past golden beaches, wild rock formations and cliffs and undergrowth. One of the quieter villages is that of Corniglia, the only one of the 5 to be positioned above sea level, accessible by train or bus and well worth a visit for its unique tranquility.

Sail out towards the main island of Tuscany’s archipelago Elba, situated ten kilometres from the mainland. Abundant with activities on both sea and land, you’ll not be short of things to do. Popular with visitors, trekking hiking, mountain biking, snorkelling and scuba diving are activities to be enjoyed here and which the terrain and views lend themselves impeccably to. Enjoy the crystal clear azure waters of the Mediterranean aboard a chartered yacht and cruise leisurely between the islands of Capraia, Giannutri, Pianosa and Giglio which make up the marvel that is the Archipelago Toscano National Park. The spectacular views of the land from the sea are unbeatable – watch the sunset from the comfort of your own vessel, wine in hand after a day exploring,

An all encompassing haven, Portofino has something to offer everyone. Discover the rustic authenticity of the town and its winding cobbled streets whilst sampling the chic boutiques, shops and exclusive clubs and restaurants. Anchor up and dine port and piazza-side at Chauflay embracing the flaneur’s lifestyle watching the town go by. Reminiscent of old-style glamour and luxury and graced with evening tickling jazz piano serenading your ears, it’s, the best located restaurant in town and often attracting V.I.P company, you may wind up with the likes of Rod Stewart, James Cameron and Rihanna. If you’re around during February, catch the Viareggio Carnival, vibrant since 1873, where you’ll see a papier-mâché floats parade depicting famous faces and politicians.

It’s certainly worth getting your research in before embarking upon your chartered adventure. Silver Star Yachting can provide expert advice on how best to explore the area as well as equip you with the yacht of your choice for a bespoke charter. Take the chance to explore beauty of all kinds, with stunning architecture, ocean, vegetation and Italian culture at every 45 degree angle, all best explored aboard a luxury charter – the only way to see Portofino and it’s surrounding area.

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