In the last few weeks we have been busy interviewing experienced sailors, professionals of all things sailing related. If you are still unsure where to go on your next boating holiday in Italy, this article will hopefully give you some extra tips on what's so great about the most wonderful sailing areas in the Italian peninsula. We will hear then the voice of the base managers of the charter companies we work with. You will see them in their natural habitat in the different seaside resorts where they live and work. They will not only give you advice on sailing but will also provide you with suggestions on the best bays and boat itineraries. Finally most of them couldn't resist and they will reveal to us their tips for a genuine food and wine treat in their most favourite trattorias and restaurants. You can enable English subtitles by clicking on the Gear icon at the bottom right of the video, then select Subtitles - English.
Tuscan Archipelago: Question & answer with Leonardo
Starting off with Leonardo, base manager of NSS Charter Toscana in Marina Cala de'Medici, about 20 miles south of Livorno in front of the Tuscan Archipelago. We asked Leonardo, an authentic local connoisseur, a few questions to learn a bit more about this sailing area. Read the full article here.
Aeolian Islands by boat: Question & answer with Lillo
Lillo is Spartivento base manager in Portorosa, the largest Sicilian marina, which is located at the most indented point of the bay between the picturesque Gulf of Milazzo and the port of Tindari. Together with the base of Capo d'Orlando, Portorosa is the ideal starting point to reach the Aeolian Islands. In this question & answer, Lillo will give some useful sailing tips as well as suggestions on where to go for a dive or where to indulge on some authentic Aeolian cuisine. Read the full article here.
A great report on sailing in the North of Sardinia
The base where Francesco works in Olbia, Sardinia is located in the heart of the city just a few minutes from the airport. In this little report, he will share with us the most beautiful gems around the island from a true connoisseur of the island. The base in Olbia is the ideal starting point to reach numerous beautiful bays in the north of Sardinia and the Corse coast. Read the full article here.
Mooring in the Gulf of Naples
Mario, base manager in Naples of Dream Yacht Charters, has been working in the sector for more than twenty years and in this interview he gives us an overview of Naples, the islands and bays that are worth a visit if you decide to sail in the Campano Archipelago. Read the full article here.
Q&A Interview with Marco, base manager of Scarlino in Tuscany
In this roundup we discover together with Marco, Sailing Sicily's base chief in Scarlino, one of the main ports of the Tuscan Archipelago, where in his view to take a dip in the sea and where to stop for an authentic culinary experience around the Archipelago. Read the full article here.
A word from an expert sailor (and local!)
Portorosa is a strategic port from which you can easily get to the Aeolian Archipelago as it's just 15 miles from the closest island, Vulcano. In this Q&A we explore the Aeolian Archipelago with Marco, Dream Yacht Charter base manager in Portorosa. Given the proximity of the islands from one another, only 6-8 miles apart, what makes sailing around the seven sisters so special and peculiar is visiting a different island every day. Read the full article here.
Sailing from Cagliari to explore the southern coast of Sardinia
Watch this Q&A with Marco, base manager in Cagliari where he shares his experience of sailing in the south of Sardinia and advises us where to stop by boat and what itineraries to plan if you sail along the Sardinian coast (you can turn on subtitles by clicking on the gear icon). Read the full article here.
Explore the islands in the Gulf of Naples with Maurizio
From Procida, we set sail to Ischia, Capri then off to Palmarola, together with Maurizio, base manager in Procida.
Already from afar, when the port of Marina Grande can barely be seen, the first thing that amazes about Procida is the colourful ensemble of houses. A rainbow of colours that welcomes sailors welcoming all to this small island. A little less touristy than the others and so extraordinarily authentic. The beauty of Procida is right here, in the fishermen, the blue sea, the anchored boats. "Amalfi, Positano, the Amalfi Coast are certainly among the most beautiful places to visit in these areas. But the islands are the most wonderful beauty around here. We are based in Procida and seeing the Corricella from the sea with its explosion of colours is truly breathtaking" comments Maurizio. Read the full article here.
Stay tuned for more exciting sailing reports from our professional ambassadors!