” Portofino – Cinque Terre – Portovenere – Chianti Region
Elba Island – Girglio Island “
Portofino is one of the most iconic spots in Italy, it was once a local fishing village, now known as the exclusive jewel of the Ligurian coast. Rustic street, high end shopping, colorful buildings, luxury restaurants and traditional fishing boats make Portofino a great result of luxury and tradition Plus, Portofino is a perfect starting point to sail towards Cinque Terre, enjoying the stunning views of cliff-top villages, impressive coastlines and incredible light blue.
The five charming coastal villages of Cinque Terre, in Liguria, are a huge UNESCO World Heritage site, with some villages only accessible by foot or by boat. The unique, stunning and exclusive Cinque Terre are composed by Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Rio Maggiore. These five little towns are linked by a winding 18 km footpath, full of pedestrianized suggestive streets, romantic cafes offering breathtaken views, landscape and wild hidden beaches.
Another UNESCO site is the small village of Portovenere, composed by a small harbor surrounded by tall and colorful ancient houses. Portovenere is surrounded by charming villages all around, and it is considered paradise for scuba diving since its protected many species of coral, that makes her a protected marine area. Byron Grotto is surely worth the visit. Reachable just by boat, you will have the opportunity to admire natural caves and incredible waters, which pleases the sight with green, blue and purple light effects.
We strongly suggest to spend at least 1 day ashore, in Chianti region, considered the real hearth of Tuscany. Settled between Florence and Siena, Chianti area is covered with woodlands, rows of wines and olive orchards. Around 7,200 hectares of vineyards where the most famous wine in the world is made, the Chianti Classico. We suggest to organize a visit to the impressive vineyard Marchesi Antinori that will make you experience the true Italian adventure.
Moving down in Tuscany, you will visit Elba Island, where Napoleon spent his last days of life. Crystal waters and superb caves are peculiarity of this famous and suggestive place. The main town is Portoferraio, whose architecture has reached the state of the art blending the civilization with the wild surrounding environment. Starting from Marciana Marina, you can find a series of impressive spots where to scuba dive and to swim, you will have the opportunity to swim to Punta del Nasuto and Punta della Madonna.
You will cruise to Giglio Island, central fulcrum of the Tuscan Archipelago, dominated by a famous and suggestive stone watchtower. The majority of the island is wild and covered by Mediterranean vegetation, in which animals and plants live peacefully. It will be a magnificent combination of fragrances, colors, great sunsets and unforgettable stunning beaches. From Giglio Island is easy to reach the small and pyramid shaped little island of Montecristo, famous for its grey-pink granite.