Chartering a yacht in Genoa offers the perfect base for exploring the Ligurian coastline, dotted with fascinating beaches and seaside restaurants that continue south to Cinque Terre. Genoa has one of Europe’s busiest ports but also several other picturesque marinas where you can easily find the yacht of your choice. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal yacht or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options.
You can book and hire a yacht with a skipper, or without if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Portofino. You can also rent a motor yacht; their fast cruising speed will allow you to tour the 35km coastline of Genoa in a short amount of time. Finally, you can rent a luxury yacht and visit La Spezia, Viareggio, and Livorno--that extend along the coast of Tuscany--for as many days as you wish.
Genoa is the capital of Liguria and centers around the Italian Riviera. Some of the most popular regions of the coast are the natural parks of Cinque Terre and the celebrity destination of Portofino. The Liguria stretches a semi-circle around the Ligurian Sea, enabling you to make your way towards Genoa while eventually visiting Lavaga, Spezia, Viareggio, and Livorno with your preferred vessel.
You can rent a yacht in Genoa and sail across the center of the Riviera di Levante, Lavagna is the main seaside tourist-favorite place, due to the courtesy of its fantastic sand beach occupying an area of many kilometers. Not only that, you can also relish yourself in the epic tourism port of Tigullio and Liguria and visit sensational monuments with a very rich background. The center is crossed by the Carruggio, which opens up to Piazza Marconi, enriched by Santo Stefano Basilica, while Via Roma is a commercial hub of Lavagna with traditional streets and medieval-style gates. It is also known for being an ideally nice and tidy town where fresh fish & Manicaretti are served in multiple food places.
A day trip from Genoa will allow you to line up your motor yacht by the glittering harbor of Portofino and spot many dolphins and whales on the way. Portofino is a celebrity destination with pastel-colored houses stacked up on the hills; it’s a charming town with panoramic views from the historic center, known as Castello Brown, and a range of restaurants and bars by the famous Piazzetta. Another name of gorgeousness is the province of Spezia, which is filled with beaches that put forward mesmerizing transparent water with fabulous landscapes, while its rural life has built-in lush valleys with renowned ancient symbols. La Spezia is a great two-day cruise from Genoa and is a little farther than both Portofino and the seaside town of Santa Margherita Ligure. La Spezia features a coastal terrain with mammoth cliffs, pine meadows, shorelines, and the sensation of the villages tied with the rocks, creating unprecedented scenes.
You can resume your day tour in Genoa at Viareggio that enchants everyone with family-friendly beaches and forests. You can also go for a walk along the beautiful seafront. In Italy, you simply cannot miss a visit to Livorno that goes along the Tuscany coast. The province features some islands that form the Tuscan archipelago, such as Elba. The various charms and eye-catching landscapes contribute to a pleasurable cruise with a catamaran. You would also get to see the unmatched natural treasures of Valdorcia, which come with multiple protected sites. Another option would be to explore Sterpaia, which brings to mind the traditional landscapes of Maremma and the Rimigliano coastal park with its lush Mediterranean shrubbery. Your yacht rental trip in Genoa can be crafted to your liking; the BednBlue platform has many available yachts of all sizes that allow our guests to have the experience of a lifetime in Italy.
Below you will find some useful information for your yacht rentals in Genoa.
Port of Genoa: One of the Mediterranean’s most important seaports, covering an area of about 700 hectares. It extends for 22km along the Italian coastline and has a large volume of passengers for cruising.
The Airport is roughly 5km from the Port of Genoa.
Marina Porto Antico: A superyacht marina with 280 berths offered for all vessels. It provides year-round quality services and great shelter. The moorings are equipped with all amenities and there are shops and restaurants nearby.
Porto Antico is only 5km from the international airport of Genova, also known as the Christopher Columbus Airport.
Marina Genova: A luxury marina offering 500 berths on the western end of Genoa harbor. There are many sailboats and catamarans that are supervised with great security. There are also electricity and water supplies, restaurants, and a bar nearby.
Porticciolo Duca degli Abruzzi Marina: A prestigious marina with about 380 moorings that go up to a depth of 15m. The only trouble is the southwesterly wind, otherwise a well-protected marina.
Porticciolo di Nervi Marina: A charming little port with excellent restaurants nearby.
The Linate Airport in Milan and the Malpensa Airport (the largest international airport in northern Italy) are also other options near Genoa that you can book flights to.
Genoa is connected by ferry with Bastia, Olbia, Tunis, Barcelona, and Palermo.
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