Discover these late-summer Mediterranean yacht holidays
Tuscany’s port city of Viareggio has beautiful art deco architecture, a 10km strip of white sandy beach and a bustling nightlife scene. Perfect for sailing holidays, the Mediterranean island of Elba enjoys isolated beaches and transparent waters, making it a fantastic base for snorkelling and scuba diving.
Don’t miss picturesque Portofino, an international hub that welcomes the most sophisticated yachts, thanks to its chic boutiques, refined cafés and exclusive clubs. Keen scuba divers will enjoy the exclusive marine nature reserve below its promontory.
Average September Temperatures: 15°C – 27°C
Average October Temperature: 11°C – 22°C
Liguria & Cinque Terre
The Ligurian coastline provides a romantic backdrop for Mediterranean yacht holidays, with the coastline to the east of Genoa known as the Riviera di Levante, coast of the rising sun, and to the west as Riviera di Ponente, coast of the setting sun.
The Cinque Terre, or Five Lands, are five villages (Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore) which perch on the steep cliffs of this rugged stretch of coastline. Unspoilt and best photographed from sea, each is a delight to explore, with narrow lanes filled with pretty churches, chic boutiques and lovely cafés.
Average September Temperatures: 13°C – 24°C
Average October Temperatures: 10°C – 19°C