42.90m | Pax: 10 | €91,000 | 2004
Type: Sailing Yacht
France, Italy, Malta
The Western Mediterranean is one of the most diverse cruise regions. Spanning two continents (Europe and Africa), the region includes the artistic meccas of Italy, France, Malta and Spain. The itinerary is ideal for art and history lovers who also wish to explore the region’s landmarks, beaches, cafes and boutique shops. Don’t miss highlights such as the picturesque villages of the French Riviera, a day trip to Capri from Naples or Sorrento, Roman history on the shores of Italy and much more.
The Western Mediterranean has been the centre of all luxury yacht charter activities for a long time: Many of the most beautiful mega yachts and super yachts – especially glamorous motor yachts and racy and elegant sailing yachts – have their home port particularly on the French Riviera and in Monaco. The cruising area for luxury yacht charter includes – in addition to the Balearic Islands and the Spanish coast, which have a special status – the French and Italian Riviera, the large islands of Corsica and Sardinia, the Italian coast of Liguria up to the toe of its boot, the Tuscan archipelago, the Amalfi Coast, Ischia, Capri and the Pontine Islands, and of course Sicily and also Malta.
The Côte d’Azur alone has more than enough atmosphere for a luxury yacht charter holiday: Lively cities with famous skylines, all shopping opportunities, night and beach clubs like Monte Carlo, Nice or Cannes; further socialite hot spots such as St. Tropez or Antibes; charming smaller ports such as St – Jean -Cap-Ferrat or Villefranche; dream beach and island feeling on the Ile de Porquerolles before Hyères, and the Provence in the hinterland for a day trip to Grasse for example….
Many luxury yacht charters in the Western Mediterranean lead to Corsica with stunning beaches and beautiful harbours like Porto Vecchio or Ajaccio, or further to Sardinia. The Costa Smeralda is a centre of luxury charter yacht tourism, with Porto Cervo as a meeting point, Olbia and the picturesque Maddalena archipelago.
From the Italian Riviera, many luxury charter yachts cruise directly into the Cinque Terre – Portofino is a very popular anchorage for super yachts, and the charming place is well worth the visit.
Diversified: the Tuscan archipelago, the marine reserve with the big Island of Elba and six smaller ones like Giglio or Capraia, and the seaside resort of Porto Ercole. Numerous luxury charter yachts in the Western Mediterranean start their route in Naples: within relatively short distances are not only the islands of Ischia, Capri and Procida in the Gulf, but also the Pontine Islands with Ponza, now a very popular jet-set meeting place, or the still unspoilt island of Ventotene with antique harbour and beautiful diving sites. Another highlight of a luxury yacht charter from Naples is of course the Amalfi Coast.
From Vesuvius to Etna: Of course, Sicily is also one of the main cruising grounds for luxury charter yachts in Italy. Not only the coastal towns, but also the Aeolian Islands north of Milazzo with Lipari, Stromboli, Salina, Panarea and Filicudi, and the Egadi Islands west of Palermo with Favignana, the largest island, are worth a visit.
In the far south of the western Mediterranean, Malta is an interesting luxury yacht charter destination: The historic Valletta breathes cruising flair, particularly in Fort Elmo, which overlooks the Bay of Valletta; in authentic fishing villages like Marsaxlokk the bright colours of the boats shine, Mediterranean lifestyle mixes with British tradition, and on the island of Gozo, you can relax on beautiful beaches.
For luxury yacht charters in Spain, please check out information and yachts at our destination page Balearic Islands.
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