Italy Yacht Charters
Italy has long been considered one of the world’s top yachting destinations. With its welcoming culture, tantalizing food, and sweeping coastlines, there’s no better place to take your next getaway. Italy yacht charters offer an innovative way to tour the country, all from the comfort of your own private vessel.
Explore the cerulean blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, or dock and explore the bustling cities of Rome and Venice. Home to the rich history, stunning museums, and top-of-the-line shopping, after you reserve an Italy yacht charter, you may never want to leave.
Italy Yacht Charter Highlights
- Equal parts romantic and adventurous
- Breathtaking views
- Fine dining and amazing local cuisine
- Thermal spas and hot springs
- Dramatic coastal scenery
Area Guide: Italy Charter Destinations
You could spend months exploring all the hidden treasures that Italy has to offer. But in the interest of time, you’d better stick to the highlight reel. While you’re free to dock at different destinations during your Italy boat charter, we recommend these four popular locations:
- Amalfi Coast
Home to secluded beaches, vibrant homes tucked into its jagged mountains, familiar towns, idyllic natural landscapes, fruitful terraced gardens, seaside valleys, and all the beauty a yacht charter guest could hope for, Amalfi Coast is regarded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make sure to visit Positano, Capri, Sorrento, and Naples.
- Italian Riviera
Equal parts glamorous and naturally beautiful, the Italian Riviera is the epitome of Italian history and class. Dotted with ancient fishing ports, inherent charm, and some of the globe’s most popular destinations, like Portofino, San Remo, and the Cinque Terre, the Italian Riviera has become an international favorite for yacht charters in the Mediterranean Sea.
As the second-largest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia has one of the most beautiful coastlines in all of Europe. From near-perfect beaches and archaeological ruins to charming coastal towns and villages and world-renowned caves, Sardinia is a destination with water and land activities all yacht charter guests can enjoy.
- Sicily & Aeolian Islands
Known for being a melting pot of European, African, and Asian heritage, Sicily is home to plentiful Arab castles, Greek temples, and Aragonese churches. As the largest and most unique island in the Mediterranean, it boasts architectural gems, a complex history, and interesting folklore that is sure to impress.
VAT (Value Added Tax) on Yacht Charters in Italy
As any yachter knows, when it comes to chartering in international waters, a Value Added Tax (VAT) will typically be applied. The following VAT laws pertain to private yacht charters in Italian waters:
– If a yacht only cruises through Italian/EU waters, a standard 22% VAT rate will be applied.
– If a yacht cruises both in and outside EU waters, the VAT rate is only applied to the charter for the amount of time spent in Italian waters.
Italy Yachting: When to Go
Typically, yachting season runs from mid-May through the end of September, with the height of the season being during the summer months, in July and August.
During these particular months, you will benefit from both warm climates and light winds, making this time of year ideal for boat exploration. That said, May-June and September shouldn’t be passed up as potential times to visit the area. Given that outside temperatures are still comfortable, waters are still warm enough for swimming and these months fall just outside tourist season – when destinations are most crowded – this time of year is ideal for yacht charter guests to set sail on their private charter yacht and explore the enchanting Italian coast.
Ready to explore all Italy has to offer? Enjoy pampering amenities aboard your luxurious Italian rental yacht. Here at Worldwide Boat, we’ll pair you with the vessel and crew best suiting your needs, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy a full-bodied red as you sail along the Italian coast.
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