French & Italian Riviera Yacht Charter
The Riviera is a section of coastline between Cannes in France and La Spezia in Italy, offering such mild winters and gloriously hot summers that it’s the perfect spot in the Mediterranean for a vacation spent aboard a glamorous yacht. While the activities and events you can get up to are wide-ranging, it’s wise to do your research and make your selections well ahead of time for shore visits.
Best time to charter:
Peak Season: July and August.
Mid Season: June and September.
Low Season: October to May.
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice (France).
Genova City Airport, Genoa (Italy).
Mild Mediterranean climate, with some rains around March and April.
Central European Time (GMT/UTC +2 hours)
Language: French, Italian & English – Currency: Euro – Religion: Christian
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Some reading on the French & Italian Riviera
A yacht charter around the French and Italian Rivieras is ideal for anyone looking for a spectacular blend of calming landscapes, Michelin-starred restaurants, charming pastel-painted fishing villages, and a hedonistic nightlife.
A week or more spent discovering St Tropez's glamorous beachclubs, Cannes' high-end boutiques, Portofino's stylish resort areas, and the French Riviera's national parks is the ideal family or friend getaway.
The coastline between Cinque Terre and St Tropez is lined with attractive spots that are best discovered by luxury crewed yachts. Since the 1950s, the French Riviera has been known as the ideal luxury yacht destination, where the world's elite are drawn to the gorgeous coastline, beautiful beaches, and private ambiance.
The Italian Riviera, with a more relaxed atmosphere than its French counterpart, is full of Italian charm - hillsides of terraced vineyards, unspoiled villages, and exquisite, rustic cuisine. This region provides everything from small fishing towns to luxurious resorts, from the cliff-top towns of the Cinque Terre to the flashy port of Sanremo. An Italian Riviera yacht charter will take you to the best of this region's attractions, including amazing beaches, ancient towns, and fashionable cities. Snorkel off quiet anchorages before returning to the top deck for a glass of local wine.