CRUISING GUIDEI17NAPLESPompeiiPositanoAmalfiPaestumMt VesuviusAgropoliScaleaAmanteaMessinaTaorminaGiardini-NaxosCefaluPALERMOMt EtnaCataniaAugustaSiracusaReggio di CalabriaBariBrindisiTarantoScarioSalernoGULF OF TARANTOTYRRHENIAN SEAIONIAN SEAMEDITERRANEAN SEALIPARI ISLANDSPONZAISCHIAVENTOTENECAPRIUSTICASTROMBOLIFILICUDISALINAPANAREALIPARIVULCANOCAP SPARTIVENTOSTRAIT OFMESSINAPONTINE ISLANDSITALYSICILY?Expert opinion Charter Broker Tina Montzka Ialways recommend that clients venturing to the Aeolian islands should finish off their charter with a fewdays ashore on the island of Sicily. The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a world apart fromItaly. The island throws together ancient Greek, Roman, Norman, German, Arabic, French and Italian influencesin its pastoral landscapes and coastal cities. Cruise along the island's unique coastline to the bustling capitalof Palermo, and disembark at the splendid natural harbour. From here, discover Taormina, one of Sicily's mostfamous hilltop towns with a fantastic amphitheatre. Journey to the southwest coast and the Valley of Temples,or to Syracuse on the east coast and the Temple of Athena, one of the world's most beautifully preserved 5th-century BC Doric temples.?
corsica & sardiniaThe cruising grounds of Corsica and Sardiniaprovide a perfect blend of French and Italiancharm. Cruise the breathtakingly beautiful westcoastline of Corsica and anchor in the deep baysalongside the charming fishing villages that line theroute. Further south, the coastline of Sardiniasparkles with designer labels, exclusive restaurants,and stunning coves around the Costa Smeralda, butif you venture inland you will find an ancientSardinia. BastiaOlbiaAjaccioBonifacioPorto CervoCagliariCORSICASARDINIAMADDALENA Day 1Calvi to Girolta(28 nautical miles)Day 2Girolta to Ajaccio(30 nautical miles) Day 3Ajaccio to Golfe de Valinco(23 nautical miles) Day 4Golfe de Valinco to Bonifacio(30 nautical miles) Day 5Bonifacio to Isle de Lavezzi(10 nautical miles)Day 6Isle de Lavezzi to Maddalena(10 nautical miles) Day 7Maddalena to Cala di Volpe, Sardinia(12 nautical miles) Day 8Cala di Volpe to Port Cervo(10 nautical miles) Day 9Porto Cervo aboardhPower a pedalo off the pine-shaded Corsicanbeach of Palonbaggia hSwim with dolphins in the Golfe of Girolatanature reserve, Corsica hGet your water sports fix off the remote andbeautiful Maddalena archipelagodon't misshTake part in the Loro Piana Superyacht Regattaheld every year in June around Porto Cervo ashorehTour Calvi's medieval citadel hFor gourmet delights step ashore to LeBelvédere near Bonifacio hSand-surf down the vast dunes on PiscinasBeach, Sardinia hJoin the 'IT' crowd at the solid silver bar at IlPortico, or the Billionaire nightclub, Porto Cervo?Expert opinion Charter BrokerMolly Browne Whilst in Sardinia, take a step back from thebustling Costa Smeralda to capture realSardinian life. For classic Sardinian cuisine, goashore to the family-run restaurants and cafésin the Supramonte Mountains. Head to thepretty city of Bosa, and visit an agro-tourismfarm where you will find fantastic organic andvegetarian fare.?