Italy and Elba island

Discover Italy by the sea

Only a few hours ride from Switzerland, Italy is the perfect place to rent a sailboat or catamaran and start for a cruise not far from home.


Discover Italy with our large selection of yachts and catamarans to rent or simply by renting a cabin in a catamaran with the skipper and fleet.

Well-konwn for its landscape and gastronomy, Italy is the perfect place to sail not far from home. You will discover beautiful islands (Elba, Capraia, Capri, Ischia), unusual villages (Amalfi, Positano), splendid cities (Roma, Naples) and can even explore further till the Messina Detroit and the Aeolien Islands.

The most beautiful marinas of Italy

Only 7 hours ride from Switzerland, the marinas of Castiglioncello, San Vincenzo, La Spezia, Scarlino and San Remo will provide you with a wide choice of yachts and catamarans to rent. They also constitue the perfect base of departure to travel to Corsica, Capraia or Elba Island or simply just to sail alongside the Italian Coast to discover the ports of Portofino, Porto Ercole or Talamone. These marinas are clean, modern with the right infrastructure. Unless, of course, if you prefer the farniente, then the best choice would be a cruise on catamaran with the skipper and service of an hostess.

Castiglioncello - location voilier et catamaran

Elba Island

Elba Island has a soft mediterranean climate and a luxurious vegetation. Corsica is a good protection against the Mistral which blows from the North-West. In summer, you may enjoy the beautiful landscape whereas in spring and in autumn, the more sportive sailor will be in paradise thanks to the North, North-western wind which blows quite strongly . In theh South, the Sirocco will raise high waves. Elba Island is the perfect departure point to sail north-west towards Capraia, Cape Corsica and Bastia. Of course, why not simply enjoy a simple cruise around the island, where you will find numerous bays for swimming as well as ports, marinas and excellent trattorias.

Tropea and Regio di Calabria

The ports of Tropea and Regio di Calabria are ideal locations to set on the discovery of the Elba Islands, the Strait of Messina and the east coast of Sicily (Taormina, Catania, Siracusa). Located at the extreme south of the Italian peninsula, Reggio is perfectly placed amongst the majestic decor of the detroit and at the foot of the Aspromonte mountains. The effect of the reduction of the sea waters coupled with the geographical disposition of Reggio makes it one of the most sunny and glorious destinations. Tropea and Reggio are easily reachable by plane via the international airports of Lamezia Terme and Catania. An ideal destination for chartering sailboats or catamarans in Italy.


It is often said that light winds blow over this sea. This is true for the period going from mid-June till mid-September ; this period is perfect for families with children for relaxing holidays. During the rest of the year, the wind conditions are similar to that of the Adriatic and the more sportive sailing lovers will be happier. Western winds blow quite often. Thermal winds on the coast also carry some charm. Diurnal breezes can reach 3-5 Bft. A high stable pressure is common in this region in the Tyrrhenian sea. The sun shines bright and hard (do not forget your solar cream !) while the rain is rare.

Pozzuoli (Naples)

The marina Pozzuoli is found in the north of Naples. The Amalfi coast is considered to be one of the most beautiful landscapes of the world. It owes its reputation to a spectacular coastline bordered by picturesque harbours such as Salermo and breathtaking islands such as Capri, Ischia and Ponza. Sailing down the Campanian coasts, in the gulf of Naples, then from island to island until you reach Capri. Beautiful fishing ports, huge bays, excellent Italian wines and a vibrant nightlife will make your cruise an unforgettable moment. The small charming villages, tiny harbours and coloured houses are typical of the Amalfi coast. Numerous small coves lie along the cliffs and the clear sea hosts various shades of blue and green. You can visit various historical sites in and around Naples such as Pompei or Herculanum, climb the Vesuvius or relax in the thermal waters of Ischia.

Naples - location voilier et catamaran


Suggested routes (click on the map for further details) :

Itinéraires en Italie - location voilier et catamaran

The boats are found on the Tuscan coast at Castiglioncello, San Vincenzo and at the Marina di Scarlino (Follonica), on the Elba island at Portoferraio, in La Spezia, in Naples at Pouzzoles, then in Calabria at Tropea and Reggio Calabria (click on the map for further details).

Proposed route from Portoferraio (Elba Island ) and Marina di Scarlino

  • Portoferraio - Pianosa - Bastia - Macinaggio - Capraia - Portoferraio : 90 MN (7 days)
  • Marina di Scarlino - Punta Ala - Porto Azzurro - Marina di Campo - Portoferraio - Rio Marina - Piombino - Marina di Scarlino : 80 MN (7 days)

Proposed route from Marina di Scarlino (Elba Island and Corsica)

  • Marina di Scarlino – Portoferraio - Capraia - Saint Florent - Calvi - Ajaccio - Bonifacio - Isola della Maddalena - Isola di Caprera (Cala Coticcio) - Porto Cervo - Isola di Giannutri - Isola del Giglio (Giglio Porto) - Porto Azzurro - Marina di Scarlino = 400MN (14 or 21 days)

Proposed route from Castiglioncello ou San Vincenzo

  • Castiglioncello - San Vincenzo - Portoferraio - Capraïa - Cap Corse - Saint-Florent - Calvi - Castiglioncello : 200 MN (14 days)

Proposed route from La Spezia

  • La Spezia - Palmaria Island - Tino - Tinetto - Terrizzo, Pozzale beaches - Corniglia - Vernazza - Monterosso al Mare - Portofino - Golfo del Tigullio - Camogli - Riomaggiore - Manarola : 80 MN (7 days)

Proposed route from Pouzzoles (Napoli)

  • Pouzzoles - Procida - Ischia - Ventotene - Ponza - Capri - Pouzzoles : 140 MN (7 ou 14 days)
  • Pouzzoles - Procida - Ischia - Capri - Amalfi - Positano - Pouzzoles : 80 MN (7 days)

Proposed route from Tropea and Reggio Calabria

  • Reggio di Calabra - Milazzo - Vulcano - Lipari - Stromboli - Tropea - Reggio di Calabria : 140 MN (7 days)
  • Reggio di Calabria - Messine - Taormina - Catane - Siracuse : 140 MN (7 days)


Note : the proposed routes are based on a sailing time of 2-3 hours daily at an average speed of 5 knots. We will be more than happy to guide you on the organisation of your sailing trip. If you are on the look-out for other itineraries, give us a call and we will gladly answer you

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