Enchant yourself with this quaint, world famous, Italian fishing village with pastel houses lining a mega yacht filled harbor. Visit its cobbled square Piazzetta, overlooking the harbor, and treat yourself in one of its high end restaurants, or shop at one of its many luxury boutiques. For a majestic view of the Tigullio Gulf, make your way up to Castello Brown.
Below is a sample 7-day yachting itinerary in Portofino. Enjoy.
Board your yacht, but spend the day anchored in Portofino, a small, world famous, fishing village, laying on the Italian Riviera, filled with pastel-colored houses, luxurious boutiques, restaurants and resorts. Visit its cobbled square Piazzetta and dine at Hotel Splendido, overlooking the mega yacht filled harbor, or climb to Castello Brown for a scenic view of the Tigullio Gulf[http://www.secretitaly.it/amazing-places-on-tigullio-gulf-in-italian-rivera/)].
Drop anchor in San Fruttuoso beach to visit the famous San Fruttuoso Abbey and to dive to the huge bronze statue of Christ with open arms. Later drop anchor in Punta Chippa to enjoy a swim in its clear and calm water against the dramatic backdrop of pools of rock. Finally, tender ashore to Camogli an exquisite seaside village comprised of gorgeously colored palazzi and houses.
Begin your cruise to the infamous Cinque Terre with its crystal waters, rugged coastline and five beautiful hillside towns. Drop anchor in Monterosso to kayak to its many coves, or tender ashore to visit its old town full of seafood restaurants and boutiques. Later sail to Vernazza and step ashore onto its tiny port surrounded by colorful houses and a charming piazza lined with restaurants and bars.
Wake up in Vernazza and continue sailing down the Cinque Terre coastline, past Corniglia with its colorful houses resting on top of a cliff. Step ashore in Manarola and walk down the famous Via dell’Amore path to Riomaggiore. After lunch, begin cruising to Porto Venere, a medieval fishing village with a centuries-old Castello Doria.
Morning cruise to Elba, known for its stunning beaches and coves and as Napoleon’s place of exile. Visit the white pebble beaches close to Portoferraio, lounge on the famous Cavoli Beach with its beautiful white sand bathed by the crystal clear sea. Or simply spend the day exploring Elba’s rugged cliffs with its enchanting bays and sandy beaches, romantic fishing villages and ancient castles.
Begin your day cruising to Capraia, a unique rocky island created as a result of a volcanic eruption about 9 million years ago. Drop anchor at Cala Rosa Cove and spend the morning enjoying the crystalline water set against an amazing red rocky backdrop. In the afternoon sail to Saint-Florent, Corsica’s answer to St. Tropez; a bustling harbour town with a marina lined with luxury yachts and home to many bars and excellent restaurants.
Wake up in this thai-style paradise with white sandy beaches and crystal seas before cruising over to Bastia’s Vieux Port - the place to be in summer. Swim in the luminous waters full of marine life and later step ashore onto the majestic Old Port lined with restaurants and bars. End your night at one of the picturesque restaurants lining the port. Overnight in Bastia and return to Portofino in the morning.