Sailing in Italy, Tuscany and discover this beautiful area where not many other European sailors come!
Tuscany, an area that not directly arises in the minds of non-Italians, yet is one of the most attractive sailing areas in the Mediterranean.
Pisa Airport (by Ryan air in use) is not next door but provided a reasonable cheap access to our base in the area - Castiglioncello.
Routes from here reach to the Tuscan archipelago, including Elba (much nicer than St. Helena!). Capraia, Isola del Giglio, Portoferraio but you can also sail to North Corsica with relatively little effort. In short this is a very flexible area that by many sailors is overlooked. We think it is highly recommended and our customers are satisfied with the service of our partners. Giglio and Capraia characterize what you can expect on your trip.
Food and drinks are of course the usual Italian high standards.
Please note it can be very busy in August.
Capraia lies between the mainland and Corsica at the height of Castiglioncello. The port of Capraia is a tourist marina that can accommodate up to 99 boats. Bars, restaurants and shops make this the centre of the summer evening and night. The coastline, slightly sloping down to the sea offers the opportunity to bathe in the clear water, sometimes on a sandy bottom. Mortola The beach is accessible only by boat, and the other bays with rocks are all accessible by sea or by land, in some cases, like Cala del Ceppo or Cala dello Zurletto.
Marina di Campo, this small city offers extensive opportunities for tourism and is located on the right side of the island's largest beach. In the centre lies the old fishing village, the small harbour and the colourful and picturesque houses. They are all dominated by the Pisan tower, formerly used for detection. The city offers a lovely walk by the sea known as a meeting place for the evening. The beach at Marina Field is the largest of the island.
Porto Azzurro is located in a deep inlet of the Gulf of Mola and is dominated by the Spanish Fort St. Giacomo on one side and Forte Focardo on the other. There is a good harbour, a beautiful square close to the sea (a meeting place for the evening) and picturesque alleys with shops, bars, restaurants and craft stalls. In the landscape is a small beach and other beaches are nearby.
It is the main port of the island and one of the most active marinas in Italy.
With a rich history that you can admire as soon as you arrive by boat. The imposing Medici fortifications impress the Bay: Forte Falcone, Forte Stella (indicated by the lighthouse) and the tower of Linguella, all built in 15 century. This took care of the defence against the constant attacks of pirates. The walk along the harbour and within the walls of the centre is beautiful. Portoferraio has about 13,000 inhabitants and offers many services, both in trade and culture. To the west of the country, there are some beautiful beaches with white pebbles which emphasize the clarity of the sea.
Giglio Porto is located on the east coast of the island. The city, originally consisting of fishermen houses scattered around the port is characterized by the waterfront and the streets that open in the characteristic Piazza della Dogana, considered the home of the island. As monuments of historical importance are the Torre del Saraceno, of medieval origin, and the church of Madonna del Giglio known and are worth visiting.
Giglio Castle is located in the upper part of the island of Giglio. The medieval origins is characterized by the imposing Rocca Aldobrandeschi part of the castle with typical and well preserved city walls and towers.
On the west coast of the island of Giglio Campese, a modern resort, opposite a large beach surrounded by a bay, whose southern tip is enclosed by a series of rocks, while the northern end is enclosed by the sixteenth century Torre del Campese. In the tower there is a tourist marina for small boats and there are various shops with equipment for fishing enthusiasts.
Giannutri is the southernmost island of the Tuscan archipelago and is located about 6 miles south of Isola del Giglio. Approximately 3 km long and just over 500 meters wide, is C-shaped and has two names: Cala Spalmatoio in the south-east and Cala Maestra in the north-west. At Cala Maestra are the remains of a magnificent Roman villa of the second century AD, built by the family of Domizi.
In short it is a delight to sail and enjoy.
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