Discover Liguria on a Sailing Vacation
Liguria is a coastal region of north-western Italy, bordered by France, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany. It lies on the Ligurian Sea, popular with tourists for its beaches of fine golden sand, its characteristic rocky coast and small coves, beautiful towns, and cuisine which you can explore on your Yacht sailing holidays. The famous coast of Liguria stretches from Ameglia to Ventimiglia, for more than 300 km, including the sailing paradise Cinque Terre and the Gulf of Poets, the Gulf of Tigullio, Genoa - the region's capital, and Paradise Gulf, the Riviera delle Palme and the Riviera dei Fiori. Charter a boat and discover the most famous tourist resorts of Liguria - Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo, Sestri Levante with its beautiful Baia del Silenzio and Chiavari; Sanremo - the City of Flowers, famous for the Italian Music Festival and its Casino, the towns of Bordighera and Alassio, Laigueglia and Varigotti, Portovenere, Palmaria Island, Lerici...
What to see on your Yacht Charter trip around Liguria
A mild climate year-round - average winter temperatures from 7 to 10 °C and summer temperatures 23 to 24 °C – makes for a pleasant sailing trip whether you choose to sail a catamaran, sailboat or a motor yacht. A National reserve, beautiful parks and three nature reserves, various attractions of which some of them are classified as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, small beaches and two natural harbours of Genoa and La Spezia where you can charter your boats are only some of the sights worth seeing. Beautiful nature, overlooking mountains, diversity of its culture, entertainment and night life - there is a wide choice of things to do and see on your Ligurian Yachting holiday.
Hire a yacht in Liguria and there is a great chance you will spot some of the sperm whales, rorquals and dolphins, who find their natural habitat in this area known as the “Sanctuary of Cetaceans.” You can also explore the beauties of the Ligurian sea while snorkeling, or simply enjoy sailing your boat and sunbathing.
Gastronomic Sailing Experience in Liguria
For those who prefer gastronomic sailing vacations, taste a variety of Ligurian delicacies while sailing a yacht - like famous pesto, seafood as a staple of Mediterranean cuisine, especially Ciuppin soup and buridda; stuffed and fried sardines, variety of vegetable dishes, fugassa, farinata andthe fresh pasta pockets – pansňuti. The most famous stuffed pie is torta Pasqualina and the traditional desserts are pandolce genovese, amaretti and cubeli.
Liguria is also a region of excellent extra-virgin olive oils and quality wines, like Ormeasco and Rossese, Vermentino, Ciliegiolo and Bianchetta, Albarola, and Pollera Nera and Pigato.
In any case, your Ligurian boating adventure will be a great experience for all the senses.