GENOA: THE CHARM OF AN OLD MARITIME REPUBLIC
Framed by mountains and sea, Genoa is synonymous with seafaring. The marina of this major Mediterranean port city can accommodate more than 2000 luxury boats up to 90 meters. The port includes the marina of Sestri Ponente, the old harbor and the Levante host to Genoa International Boat Show in October.
The piers of Genoa’s harbor stretch out across the clear waters of the Ligurian sea. This charming city was a meeting point of civilizations and is known for its Aquarium and the Museum of the Sea, two popular attractions of Liguria luxury charters. Other tourist destinations are the “Castelletto” public elevator and the Tower, offering a privileged site to look out to the spot where the sea and the sky seem to touch.
The town plays host to several renowned yachting trade shows, like the International Boat Show (Salone Nautico di Genova) and the MYBA Charter Show, a not-to-be-missed event for fans of luxury yachting.
Genoa hosts also thrilling regattas, including Millevele, the legendary event taking place in June and organized by Genoa Yacht Club. This is the perfect occasion to appreciate the exciting feats of fast vessels fighting with the sea as you sip an aperitif in the harbor at sunset, when the rays of the sun twinkle on the waves, transforming the light into shy tongues of fire that light up the luxury boats bobbing in the nearby waters.
The sea in Camogli and Nervi teems with many specimen of local marine life, creating a true snorkelling and diving haven. A private cruise in Liguria must include a stop at the Cinque Terre National Park, comprising the towns of Monterosso, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia, and Rio Maggiore, oozing the kind of charm that never fails to enthral cruisers.