Honeymoon is an essential vacation for a newly married couple. If you are looking for a European luxury hideaway, Italy is your perfect destination for a sailing honeymoon.
Some sea-lovers fancy a sailing holiday in the Caribbean to chill out on to the beach. But the Mediterranean has so much more to offer. The glamorous ports are just full of history with many fascinating sites to visit. And the food is fantastic! Everything you are looking for during a sailing honeymoon.
Take a romantic gondola ride in Venice or yacht around Italy. Cruise the picturesque seaside towns on the Italian Riviera, or relax with the rich and famous on the Costa Smeralda. Moor up in sleepy islands and pristine, secluded beaches, or stay in an adorable fishing village near pastel-colored houses on the Amalfi coast.
Wine, dine and enjoy the present moment with your loved one. Create your tailored yachting experience with us to indulge your senses on an unforgettable trip for your honeymoon!
How to plan your dream yacht charter among the hundreds of miles of Italian coastline? Here are our five favorite romantic sailing destinations for a honeymoon in Italy.
Portofino and the Liguria coast: the best Italian destination for a sailing honeymoon
Sailing vacations for couples in Italy is, by definition, a romantic getaway. Think of your luxury skippered yacht charter as your private floating resort. Relax on the comfortable decks and enjoy candle-lit dinners with your partner on board.
Charter a yacht in Liguria to explore northwestern Italy around Genoa. To the east of this town stretches the Riviera di Levante, or “coast of the rising sun,” extending as far as La Spezia. The Riviera di Ponente, or “coast of the setting sun,” stretches from the west of Genoa to Monaco.
To experience the jet-set lifestyle, set sail to Portofino. This charming East Hampton equivalent offers an idyllic honeymoon setting in Italy. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton used to spent their holidays in this lovely village.
Admire the azure waters and the stunning panorama on your motor yacht. Honeymoon period is about making memories. So, sit in the sun sipping an aperitivo while the crew takes care of everything.
Cruise to San Remo, Santa Margherita Ligure, Camogli, and the colorful Cinque Terre, famous as a UNESCO World Heritage.
Venice and the Adriatic Sea: a destination straight out of a fairy tale
Honeymooning in Venice can feel like living a fairy tale. The “City of Water” is famous for its intricate web of canals and bridges, the marble palaces, and beautiful churches.
Located in the northeastern part of Italy, and nestled in the Venetian Lagoon, the Serenissima features numerous attractions, restaurants, shops, and museums.
The cinematic locations are cast in several films such as Summertimes. This splendid Venetian travelogue is a love story featuring Katherine Hepburn.
You can also experience the James Bond lifestyle. Visit the Grand Canal, where Daniel Craig and Eva Green cruised onboard a Spirit 54 sailboat in Casino Royale.
Take your time and cruise the Adriatic Sea coasts from Rimini to Trieste on your superyacht charter. A crewed luxury yacht charter offers all the amenities of a five-star hotel. You’ll be being pampered and spoiled by an attentive crew. Enjoy breathtaking vistas, taste Venetian cuisine, and discover the bea vita (the beautiful life).
Capri and the Amalfi coast: perfect for a honeymoon on a superyacht
For a perfect honeymoon in Italy, charter a luxury superyacht and live la dolce vita on the Amalfi Coast. The region is famous for its picturesque villages nestled in rugged and beautiful landscapes. That is why this glamorous scenery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.
Stroll in stunning traditional fishing villages, swim in calm and azure waters, indulge in mind-blowing food, and local wines. You have to try the limoncello. It is a liqueur made with local lemon cultivated in tree-lined terraces covering the hills of the Amalfi Coast.
You can cruise from town to town, visiting Positano, Amalfi or Ravello. Or you can explore Capri or Capraia island, the pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea located in the Bay of Naples.
Sail to the Faraglioni di Capri, three impressive rock spurs in the southeastern coast. Their appearance is the result of millennia of erosion by wind and rain.
Anchor your luxury yacht at Marina Piccola, one of the best superyacht anchorages on the Amalfi coast. Visit the Grotto Azzurra (the Blue cave), a remarkable sea cave in the northwestern coastline. Take a hike to the rocky cliffs overlooking the sea and smell the fragrance of myrtle and the Mediterranean scrub.
Sardinia and the Costa Smeralda: a perfect sailing retreat for a honeymoon
Spend your honeymoon on Sardinia to build lifelong memories to treasure. This Italian island offers a unique enchanting atmosphere for happy newlyweds.
Known as Costa Smeralda (The Emerald Coast), Sardinia’s northeastern coast features 35 miles of sandy beaches and coves bordering crystal clear waters. Thanks to strong summer winds and narrow tidal range, the region provides navigational challenges and sensory delights for sailors.
Charter a superyacht in Sardinia to experience a luxury retreat and discover Italy’s best white sandy beaches. Enjoy romantic tête-à-tête onboard admiring the beautiful sunset. Go ashore to experience luxury resorts, golf courses, shopping, high-end galleries, wine tasting, and even prehistoric sites (nuraghi).
On a crewed yacht charter, your chef can prepare meals with fresh seafood. If you’re looking for the ultimate gastronomic delights, you can try one of the Michelin starred restaurants on the island.
If you are a pasta lover, don’t miss the su filindeu. It is the world’s rarest pasta, and only three women of the Abraini family know the recipe!
Whether you start your journey from Porto Cervo or Olbia, make sure to navigate to La Maddalena Archipelago. This collection of unspoiled islands will welcome you with stunning scenery, remote coves, and even pink sandy beaches!
Sicily and the Aeolian Islands: a true gem for a sailing honeymoon in Italy
For dramatic landscapes and unforgettable sunsets over volcanoes rising from the sea, set sail to Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Explore the dazzling array of sceneries and cultural treasures in the comfort of your favorite luxury charter yacht.
We recommend a wedding trip to the UNESCO-protected Aeolian Islands. Located northeast of Sicily, this cluster of 7 volcanic lands is also known as the Lipari Islands. Travel from one of these gems to another on your motor yacht to taste the utmost comfort and opulence.
Each Aeolian Islands is unique. Some of them feature spectacular black sand beaches and clear, warm waters ideal for snorkeling. On Panarea, honeymooners will discover underwater fumaroles and red sand beach in Cala degli Zimmari. Marettimo is famous for its pebbles beaches which can only be reached by boat. Salina offers unusually lush and green landscapes.
As in other parts of Italy, there are also plenty of quaint old towns, secluded bays, and turquoise waters.
For romantic sailboat charters, let us help you to make your Italian honeymoon ideas come true.