Best Time To Visit: The area has a lot to offer all year, but the key cruising season is from late May to September.
Key Cruising Areas: The Italian Riviera curves from the French border south to Tuscany, and is filled with attractive harbours and anchorages. The island of Elba and nearby islets offer stunning cruising.
Don’t Miss: Sail along the Cinque Terre, which boasts some of the most dramatic coastal scenery you are likely to experience, and marvel at the five villages, perched in a seemingly precarious position atop sheer cliffs. Their pastel walls create a striking image against the lush fields surrounding them, and they remain beautifully unspoiled.
Best Spots for Wining and Dining: Portofino may be the best place to eat seafood in the Italian Riviera! A stone’s throw from the harbour, Da Puny is a renowned fish restaurant – try the branzino baked in salt for expertly prepared, yet simple local flavours.