Italy, the land of olives and pizza, fashion and friendly people, is truly a jewel in the Mediterranean. With its unforgettable coast and islands, it is one of the top destinations for a Mediterranean yachts cruise.
Aboard cruising yachts in Italy you simply must visit the cities of Alghero, Cefalu, Marsala, Nettuno and Trapani.
Alghero is situated in north-western Sardinia and is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. It is a fishing port, unspoiled by mass tourism, which offers an interesting mixture of Spanish and Italian culture, delicious Catalan cuisine served in Italian piazzas, impressive monuments of Aragonese rule and Italian vineyards.
Cefalu, a medieval town on the northern coast of Sicily was built on the site of an ancient Sicilian and Greek settlement. As one of the Mediterranean's undiscovered jewels, it is a perfect destination for a yacht cruise to Italy.
Marsala is a city on the western coast of Sicily, best known for the production of Marsala wine. It is charming and busy, especially during summer when you can enjoy local cooking in restaurants and pizzerias, and the wine bars and cafes are open all night.
A cruise to Italy should include Nettuno, a popular tourist destination situated on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea with the preserved old quarter, the Borgo Medievale and the Sangallo Fort built in the 1500s. It is also an important center of pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Maria Goretti with a crypt holding her remains.
Trapani, on the west coast of Sicily, is the capital of the Province of Trapani. It is an important port and the main gateway to the Egadi Islands. It is renowned for its Easter procession, the Misteri, which lasts for 16 hours.
Whichever location you decide on, you will surely enjoy your yachts cruise to Italy, since it is a land of rich history and culture, as well as beautiful landscapes. Cruising yachts are especially convenient for a visit to Italy, as you can land in the most beautiful spots and enjoy a crowd-free vacation.
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