Sometimes you don’t need to go far to enjoy a fantastic holiday on a luxury charter. Our coastline boasts beautiful locations that span the fragrant Amalfi Coast, the unforgettable and alluring Sicily with its islands, (like Malta and the Aeolian Islands) and the charming Golfo Paradiso in Liguria.
Tuscany is just as stunning. Based on the locations listed in the article “Il mare più bello 2017 Tci-Legambiente”, we made a list of the most charming locations of the Tuscan riviera that you can’t miss on your next yacht itinerary of the Tuscan Riviera.
Yacht itinerary of Tuscany
Castiglione della Pescaia
The many beaches that line Castiglione della Pescaia’s coast can be more or less crowded, but they all have transparent waters and ultra-fine sand. Spiaggia di Ponente refers to the strip of sand going toward Punta Ala, an area that can be pretty busy due to the shallow waters and facilities for families. Instead Spiaggia di Levante, going from Castiglione della Pescaia’s harbor to Marina di Grosseto, is a large and deep beach of golden sand and calm waters. Those looking for an escape in the wild can drop anchor in Spiaggia delle Marze, surrounded by the pine trees of Pineta del Tombolo, the perfect spot to surf and kitesurf. Fans of snorkelling head to Spiaggia delle Rocchette, whose cliff covered with Mediterranean vegetation creates a rocky seabed to explore before going back to your luxury charter for a refreshing lunch.
Isola del Giglio
Isola del Giglio, the second biggest island of the Tuscan archipelago, is the number one destination of any yacht cruise of these wonderful sites.
This 21-kilometer long island is a gem of the Tuscan Riviera. Its emerald water, beaches and coves create dreamy scenarios and an underwater environment that is just perfect to discover on relaxing dives. The island’s only harbor is located in the picturesque town of Giglio Porto whose lovely little homes painted in vivid colors overlook transparent waters dominated by the old Saracen Tower dating to the 17th century.
Time seems to slow down on enchanting beaches flanked by verdant nature. Spiaggia delle Cannelle boasts almost tropical colors whose emerald greens dissolve into the deep blue of the sea that washes on a gently sloping seabed. Enclosed by granite rocks Spiaggia delle Caldane has a pleasing wild look, while Spiaggia dell’Arenella is perfect for snorkelling.
On your next luxury charter cruise stop in Scarlino for a lovely stroll, on foot or horse, on the many trails going through the unspoiled nature.
Here you will encounter some of the loveliest beaches of the Tuscan Riviera: Cala Violina owes its name to the violin-like sound emitted by the sand when you walk on it. This tiny bay, located in the nature reserve of Bandite di Scarlino, has a beach of very white sand and is close to the charming bays of Cala Civette and Cala del Barbiere.
The oasis of Orbetello is the most important lagoon of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Its 300 hectares include islets covered in marsh grass, while Tombolo della Giannella is characterized by thick Mediterranean vegetation unlike the lagoon’s interior coastline that is instead covered in glasswort. Lovers of nature can follow the lovely educational paths that unfold in the midst of the flora and fauna of this very special location.
Mount Argentario is the location of an unmissable event for fans of sailing boats. Argentario Sailing Week takes place in the second half of June when the winds are stronger, attracting gorgeous classic and vintage yachts that compete in a three-day regatta championship.
Besides spending memorable days discovering Argentario on your luxury charter, if you wish to dine on land you can head to Il Pellicano, the Michelin-rated restaurant in Porto Ercole whose spectacular cuisine offering delicious multisensory experiences to enjoy on a dazzling veranda that overlooks the sea.
The Tuscan Riviera has many dreamy locations for a charter cruise, with different choices for a unique holiday: from water sports to excellent gastronomy, from trekking to Caribbean-like escapes.
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