Italy:

 

Italy is a southern European country in the shape of a boot that covers a total surface area of 301,263 km². It comprises a continental part and an insular part which features the three main islands of Sicily, Sardinia and Elba.

 

Sailing in Italy:

With your Italy boat rental, set sail from Portoferraio for Follonica, Castilion dela Pescaia, Porto Santo Stefano, Civitavecchia, and finally Fiumicino

 

Places to visit:

Before embarking aboard your Italy boat rental, visit Portoferraio on the island of Elba and discover Forte Stella, one of the mean elements of Medicean culture, it was commissioned in 1548 by Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Next, pay a visit to Padulella Beach, where you will be able to enjoy the sunshine and the magnificent beach with its turquoise water and white sand, and try your hand at water sports such as water-skiing and wakeboarding, or simply spend the afternoon relaxing, swimming and sunbathing. Another beach not to miss is Gravel Beach, which is fitted out with parasols and deckchairs so that you can take full advantage of your holidays in the sun. Do not miss a visit to Forte Falcon which is very interesting and from where you can enjoy a magnificent view over the town and the sea. The, set sail aboard your Italy boat rental and head towards Follonica

Stop over at Follonica, where you will discover the aquapark with waterslides, waterfalls, activities, dining areas and deckchairs for enjoying the sun. You will spend an incredible day there in this park that is particularly suitable for family holidays. Once you have rested, you will be able to visit Magma Museum, a museum with three themes, Art, History and Ironwork, a visit that will particularly delight those with an interest in science. Do not miss San Leopoldo Church in the centre of Follonica on Piazza della Chiesa. This neoclassical style church was built by the architects Alessandro Manetti and Carlo Reishamer between 1936 and 1938 and was consecrated in 1938. Once you have finished your visit, set sail for Castilion dela Pescaia.

Stop off with your Italy boat rental in Castillion dela Pescaia and visit the Riserva Naturelle Diaccia Botrona where you will find an exhibition on the reserve’s wildlife, an interesting excursion to be enjoyed with your children. Don’t miss Fortoria la Mortelle winery, where you will be able to taste the excellent wine, then visit Casa Rossa Ximenes, a visit to be enjoyed alongside the reserve, then soak up the sun or do some water-skiing or jetskiing at Bagno Sirena beach, an attractive place with parasols and deckchairs where you can spend the afternoon. Then set sail for Porto Santo Stefano.

Stop off in Porto Santo Stefano, where you will discover Fortezza Spagnola, the town’s imposing fortification, and the Argentario aquarium where you will see many different types of fish. Continue your visit with the Laguna di Orbetello, where you will find a nature reserve, and, finally, pay a visit to Soda or Bagni di Dominiziano beaches, both of which are natural and well-preserved, where you will be able to enjoy the turquoise water and fine sand. Then set sail for Civitavecchia.

Stop off in Civitavecchia and visit the Terme Taurine, Roman ruins that are very interesting. Continue your visit with Michelangelo fortress, that can only be visited from outside, an imposing fortification not to be missed. Then take a stroll around the very beautiful port in Civitavecchia, with its well developed and very welcoming coastline. Nest, set sail for Fiumicino.

Drop anchor in Fiumicino and visit Rome. Start your tour with the Colosseum, a huge Roman amphitheatre formerly used for gladiator fights. Next, visit Saint Peter’s Basilica, a magnificent Renaissance church built by Michaelangelo, and the most important religious building for Catholics. Another building not to miss is the Pantheon, a temple built between 118 and 125 AD with a dome and Renaissance tombs. Continue your visit with the Roman Forum, a vast area where you will find temples and Roman government buildings, some of which are 2,000 years old. Continue your visit of the town with the Sistine Chapel and admire the superb ceiling painted by Michaelangelo. Don’t miss the Vatican Museums, where you will find major works of art from the Renaissance period.

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The ports in this sailing area

Ostia, Rome ...

Winds

summer
5-10 knots
(average)
Winter
5-10 knots
(average)

Temperatures

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
10° 18° 18° 21°
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
24° 25° 23° 12° 11°