Why choose Tuscany region?
Tuscany is one of the worlds greatest treasure chests in terms of housing art in all possible forms, from paintings and frescoes to architecture and sculpture. The background of Tuscany is set against an exquisite countryside and a coastline that contains long sandy beaches with rocky cliffs. The islands in the Tuscany Archipelago are covered by Mediterranean vegetation and surrounded by clean, blue sea - an ideal location for some boat exploration. Starting with the region`s capital, Florence, the most popular route to take is that of sightseeing in Siena and Pisa. Florence is located in the heart of Tuscany and is one of the most popular cities to visit in Italy. Containing numerous marvels of architecture, like the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence is sure to dazzle the imaginations of visitors from all corners of the world. Also noteworthy are the towns Siena, a classic medieval hill town, and Pisa, located in northern Tuscany and famous for its leaning tower.
What to do and see on your yacht charter in Tuscany?
Punta ala is located in the Gulf of Follonica on the Tyrrhenian Sea in the heart of Maremma coastline, in southwest Tuscany. It is a seaside resort famous for its sailing regattas and modern and professional marina. The regattas are held sequentially by the Punta Ala Yacht Club and are a joy to watch from the organized seaside promenade. In the old town, the Hidalgo Tower from the 16th century overlooks the town and port, still expecting pirate raids and foreign invades. The Punta Ala castle built by the Medici served to further enhance the defence system of the settlement.
The province of Livorno runs along the coast of central Tuscany, from Piombino to Livorno. This coastline is also known as the "Etruscan Coast" because of the plethora of remains left by this ancient civilization. Livorno includes within itself several islands of the Tuscany Archipelago, like Elba, Capria, Gorgona, Pianosa and the untamed Montecristo, designated as a Nature Reserve. These islands make a perfect getaway destination for all charterers sailing in the region. The town of Livorno is inspired by Venice, with its canals beckoning the nickname of Piccola Venezia (Little Venice). Between the canals sits Piazza della Repubblica, a square housing the 16th-century castle of Fortezza Nuova.
Sailing season - When to charter inTuscany
Tuscany's tourist season peaks during the months of June and July, bringing with itself high temperatures and crowds of tourists. Even during the summer, the weather in Italy can vary from region to region. Tuscany can experience cooler air temperatures than the rest of the country. Sailors tend to come cruising in the Tyrrhenian Sea during the beginning of Spring or the end of Autumn, because is significantly less crowded and it doesn't get so hot. If you do decide to sail in April or October, you will need some additional warmer clothes, because temperatures at sea are known to drop below 14 degrees, with the wind being predominantly stable. The summer in Tuscany is known to bring with itself temperatures well above 30 degrees Celsius. If you decide to come in August, it would be wise to prepare for the eventuality of many Italians going away on holiday. During this time of Feragosto, many facilities close down, but some hotels and marinas lower their prices.