The Italian Riviera embodies chic elegance and old-world glamour. Once the inspiration for some of Italy’s greatest artists, enchanted by its stunning landscapes, it now combines a heavenly mix of Mediterranean culture, charm and modern luxury.
Sweeping down from the chic Côte d’Azur to the enchanting seaside towns of Tuscany, the Italian Riviera embodies elegance and old-world glamour. Once the inspiration for some of Italy’s greatest artists, enchanted by its stunning landscapes, it now combines a perfect mix of Mediterranean culture, antiquated charm and modern luxury.
Exuding a more laid-back ambiance than the French Riviera, its rugged coastline is peppered with hilltop villages winding between the chalky cliffs and seaside towns painted in a beautiful palette of pastels. The tiny and elegant fishing village of Portofino has long attracted the yacht set to its picturesque harbour and collection of exclusive designer boutiques and fantastic restaurants carved into the steep rock face. Relaxing amongst the colour splashed houses of the beautiful piazza in an Italian café is the perfect way to start your yacht charter vacation in style.
The five unspoilt villages of Cinque Terre perch on the craggy cliff-tops surrounded by the rolling hillsides of olive groves and grape vines and together make up the UNESCO protected national park. Take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful collection of gardens along panoramic footpaths looking out over the Ligurian Sea before sampling some local wine as the sun sets from the deck of your yacht. A must-see location in any yacht charter of the Italian Riviera is the former maritime republic of Genoa. Its curios landscape rises up from the Ligurian coast, packed densely into the hillsides the tall, narrow buildings are painted in vibrant reds, oranges and yellows.
Curving west from Genoa to the French border is the Riviera di Ponente which boasts some of the longest stretches of golden beaches along the coast. Beautiful beaches as well as historical towns and exclusive resorts are all on offer along this fabulous stretch of coastline, from the famous San Remo to the long stretches of the white sands of Alassio. Enjoy watersports on the calm waters or just sit back with a cocktail set against the backdrop of pine-covered headlands and tiny coves. South east of Genoa lies the Riviera di Levante, home to the most elite Italian resort towns including the fabulous Santa Margherita and Portofino. This beautiful region is the perfect place to escape and relax on an exclusive yacht charter vacation.
Charter "The Aurora of the Seas"
The Aurora of the Seas is currently available for charter in this region, to find out more about this superyacht please contact our yacht charter division.
The scenery and entertainment options of its Cinque Terre, Gulfs of Poeti, Tigullio, and Paradiso will satisfy even the most demanding of travellers.