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Great Sailing Vacation in Tuscany

Jul 10, 2008
These days, more charter companies have opened up making it easy for people to see various destinations by sea. If you are planning to go to Europe, why don't you see what a Tuscany sailing vacation has to offer?

Tuscany is a region in Italy. It has an area of 22,990 km and a population of about 3.6 million inhabitants. The regional capital is Florence. Tuscany is known for its landscapes and its artistic legacy. Six Tuscan localities have been UNESCO protected sites : the historical center of Florence, the historical center of Siena, the square of the Cathedral of Pisa, the historical center of San Gimignano, the historical center of Pienza and Val d'Orcia.

A Tuscany sailing vacation will take you to 7 different islands that will let you see ancient ports, beautiful coastlines and vast sceneries. The Mediterranean waters are rich in marine life and one of the biggest in Europe.

The largest island is the Tuscan archipelago of Elba which at one time was the site where Napoleon was exiled. Next to this is the island of Gilio that has both fine sand and pebbled beaches for those who want to set foot on dry land.

One of the things you should not forget to visit is the island of Monte Cristo. You better get there as fast as you can because it is limited to 100 visitors on any given day.

If you have scheduled a guide tour, you will be able to visit Gorgona. For those who don't mind walking 200 steep steps, you will be rewarded by the breathtaking beach of Cala Palombaia as well as the magnificent sea-grotto with deep blue stones called sassi turchini.

Your next stop will be Portoazzuro on the Elba Island that has beautiful crystal clear waters matched with picturesque bays, islets and coves. Next, you will cruise onto the magnificent sandy beaches of Portoferrio and Fetovaia, Calanova, Biodola and Costa del Sole.

You will enjoy a day excursion to Marciana Marina, an old colorful village with a vibrant nightlife giving you time to drink and party with the locals.

For those who want to go scuba diving, you can do so by sailing to Capraia Island near Portoferrio. Afterwards, you can head down over to Saint Florent, an extremely attractive small town with its beautiful ancient citadel.

Other places you will get to see on your Tuscany sailing vacation includes the port of Marina di Carrara where visitors will enjoy the magnificent views of Corniglia, Manarolia and picturesque Riomaggiore before heading further up the idyllic coast to Vernazza.

You will once again walk on land and be able to explore the historic township and local traditions and culture of Portovenere.

There are different charter companies to choose from should you decide to go on a Tuscany sailing vacation. You can choose to use bareboat yacht charters, yacht rentals, skippered, catamarans, sail boat charters and luxury super yacht charters.

When you book with any of them, this already includes the insurance deposit, gas, water, meals, outboard motor, inventory, end cleaning, local taxes, ports, linen and towels. Refreshments are not included in the package so you have to bring your own.

More information that will help you decide which one to choose can be found in magazines and the internet. You can also book for your trip online.But before you do make any booking, find out how much it costs, how long will the voyage last and what else is included in the package. After all, you want your Tuscany sailing vacation to be perfect and memorable.
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