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Enjoy a Yacht charter in Italy with The Big Sail

Key information:

  • 1-week sailing holiday in Italy (longer charters can also be arranged)
  • For families, couples, groups of friends or students
  • Skippered or bareboat
  • 7-day sailing holidays usually run from Saturday-Saturday

If you’re looking for a yacht holiday this summer, then why not think about one of Europe’s most famously beautiful countries – Italy! This exciting and diverse destination is easy to reach from the UK and elsewhere and is overflowing with fun culture, great food and fascinating history. But why choose The Big Sail?

An unrivalled yachting experience

At The Big Sail, we’re passionate about providing the very best yachting experience to our customers. When you book a yacht charter in Italy with us, you’ll be given your own comfortable yacht which will become your home. From there, you’ll be free to sail across Italy between mainland ports and islands, and eat, sleep, swim, snorkel, party and relax – all at your own pace. What’s more, we’ll make sure your yacht is packed with everything that you’ll need to enjoy an action-packed week at sea.

Unique sailing itineraries

The Big Sail will take you on a week-long adventure around the Italian coastline and islands, including the Amalfi Coast, Sicily and Corsica. We can tailor itineraries to suit your needs, whether it’s spending an extra day in one spot so you have more time to explore, or simply visiting a restaurant you’ve always wanted to – we can help plan the perfect sailing holiday.


The Amalfi coast is a wonderful sailing area, with ideal distances between harbours, beautiful scenery and great sailing conditions throughout the summer. Highlights include Pompeii, Capri, and Positano.



The Aeolian Islands offer a truly unique Mediterranean experience! This volcanic collection of islands sit 25 miles off of the northeast coast of Sicily and offer and exciting twist on the traditional relaxed sailing holiday.



Sardinia boasts pristine beaches, lively towns and breathtaking scenery. Sail on an adventure to idyllic spots including the islands of Budelli, Caprera, and Maddalena


If you’d rather visit other popular sailing destinations including Greece, Croatia, the Caribbean or anywhere else worldwide, check out our other destinations.

Italy Highlight

The view of the huge volcano cropping out from the peaceful ocean has been impressing people for centuries, the Ancient Romans believed it to be the chimney of the Gods. Here you can treat yourself to a mud bath, whilst taking in the unique landscape that has been formed by thousands of years of hardened lava being eroded by forceful winds.

Italy Highlight

Start exploring the Aeolian Islands from the stunning harbour of Portorosa! Submerge yourself in the tranquil North Sicilian natural landscape, or make a short journey from the Marina to find traditional Cathedrals and restaurants dotted along cobblestone streets. This incredibly peaceful part of Italy is the perfect spot to rest and relax before taking on everything that the Aeolian Islands has to offer!

Aeolian Islands itinerary

Italy Highlight

Capri is famous for a variety of things on land including lavish hotels and great Limoncello liqueur, however the most beautiful attraction can actually be found below sea level! The Blue Grotto is an underwater cave that glows a brilliant azure colour when lit up by the sun shining through the clear ocean. Exploring the Blue Grotto is a once in a lifetime experience that will undoubtedly be the centre of dinner conversation that evening in one of the many harbour side restaurants.

Italy Highlight

The preserved remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum offer a hands on experience of Italy’s distant history. However, they’re not the only thing to see in the area. To the south you will find the grandiose Greek temples of Paestum and Poseidonia and to the north the stunning underwater archaeological park Gaiola that is home to the famous drowned statues. However you choose to spend your day, you will be certain to leave Pompeii wiser!

Amalfi Coast Yacht Charter

What happens on a yacht charter?

Our sailing itineraries are designed to help you make the most out of Italy on your yacht, but you’re free to travel off the beaten track or spend more time in a particular area as you see fit. The most popular places to charter a yacht in Italy are along the Amalfi Coast, Sicily or Sardinia.

From Sicily, you’ll sail to the Aeolian Islands, a stunning collection of volcanic islands within a day’s sail of the northern Sicilian coast. You will be able to enjoy sailing to Vulcano, Lipari and Salina amongst others for a fantastic sailing holiday with opportunities for snorkelling, swimming and even viewing active volcanoes. If you want to see more of mainland Italy then the Amalfi Coast is a fantastic destination for your Italian yacht charter holiday. All within fairly short distances of each other are Capri, Salerno, Positano, Amalfi and Pompeii.

Of course, our Italy yacht charter itineraries are only suggestions, and when you travel with The Big Sail you have the freedom to choose your own path. If you want to check out a different town or spend extra time on a particular island, then you can do exactly that.

What happens when you book a yacht charter?

Each of our yachts sleeps up to twelve people, making them the perfect size for the whole family. As soon as you book your yacht charter in Italy, you’ll be able to specify your dates and then decide whether you’d like a skippered Italian yacht charter or a bareboat charter. If you have  experience and certification, you’ll be able to sail the yacht yourself.

If you’re ready for a once in a lifetime holiday in Italy, book your break with The Big Sail. Complete the form below to get a quote, or call our friendly team on 0117 230 5417 today.


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  • Choose any destination worldwide.
  • Yachts available to meet every budget, and any group size.
  • No experience required – we’ll provide a skipper if you don’t have sailing certification.
  • We’ll create a tailor-made itinerary for your group including restaurant recommendations and anchorage tips.

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