Things to Do in Cinque Terre and Tuscany, Italy

A breathtaking symphony of colors blended into the Tyrrhenian sea

The incredible UNESCO Heritage site of Cinque Terre and the sunny coast of Tuscany are two of the most fascinating places on the Italian Riviera. Explore the legendary Elba island, enjoy the crystal clear waters of Cala Violina beach, or cruise to Monte Argentario. Take a day trip to Portovenere, Italy or to Pisa. From the many things to do in Cinque Terre and Tuscany, these are the ones you should not miss on your Italian sailing adventure.

Marina di Scarlino

Marina di Punta Ala

Boat trip to Elba Island

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Everybody knows Elba Island as the famous place of exile for the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. But there’s more to it than that. Often compared to the Caribbean, the island is surrounded by stunningly clear blue sea, with white sandy beaches and majestic cliffs. Enjoy a sailing trip around this beautiful piece of Mediterranean paradise and don’t forget your scuba and snorkeling gear! The seabeds boast streams of colorful fish and marine life.

    Suggested Boats

  • sailing in Tuscan and in Corse starting from the coast
    $292 (per day)

    sailing in Tuscan and in Corse starting from the coast
    Grosseto

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  • Fun in the sun is all you will experience in Tuscany
    3,100 € (per week)

    Fun in the sun is all you will experience in Tuscany
    Tuscany

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Cruise to Monte Argentario

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Plan a day cruise to Monte Argentario and anchor in one of the many secluded bays of the promontory, or enjoy the endless beaches of Giannella and La Feniglia that connect the peninsula to the mainland. Experience the eclectic mix of medieval and Renaissance towers and forts with modern cafes and restaurants. The two charming seaside towns of Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole would also make a perfect stop for the night.

    Suggested Boats

  • Enjoy luxury and comfort on this Bavaria Yachtbau in Scarlino
    1,200 € (per week)

    Enjoy luxury and comfort on this Bavaria Yachtbau in Scarlino
    Scarlino

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  • Jump aboard this beautiful Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 479
    3,100 € (per week)

    Jump aboard this beautiful Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 479
    Tuscany

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Trip to Portovenere, Italy

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Sailo’s local team of sailing enthusiasts are almost too excited about this hidden gem of Tuscany, too often overshadowed by Cinque Terre. Stop for the night in Portovenere harbor and venture out to explore the town “carrugi” (alleys). The next day you can drop your anchor a few hundred yards away from the town, on the tiny island of Palmaria. Don't miss your chance to savor a wonderful seafood lunch at Ristorante Il Pozzale, looking over the Golfo dei Poeti (Poets’ gulf).

Cruise to Vernazza, Cinque Terre

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Cinque Terre is an ingenious group of five age-old seaside villages, with colorful houses and vineyards clasped to gorgeous terraces. Each of them is a spectacular case of creativity and building skills of the local people, carefully protected as a Unesco Heritage site. As part of your sailing trip to Cinque Terre, we recommend a stop in the lovely hamlet of Vernazza. Dock your dinghy in the petite harbor and enjoy a fresh seafood lunch with a unique view.

    Suggested Boats

  • A perfect sailing boat for a relaxing vacation in Italy
    322 € (per day)

    A perfect sailing boat for a relaxing vacation in Italy
    Punta Ala

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  • Jump aboard this beautiful Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 479
    3,100 € (per week)

    Jump aboard this beautiful Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 479
    Tuscany

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Day Trip to Pisa, Tuscany

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Your Italian sailing adventure would be not complete without a day trip to Pisa - home of the famous Leaning Tower. Your photo next to the 12th century “campanile” should be a must on your list of things to do in Cinque Terre and Tuscany, Italy. Dock your beautiful Sailo sailboat in Porto di Pisa, head to Piazza dei Miracoli and be prepared to be amazed by this incredible architectural “mistake” that has fascinated the world for centuries.

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