Tuscany 7 Day Sailing Itinerary

Piombino Yacht Charter
Piombino with Elba in the distance

Our Recommended Tuscany 7 Day Sailing Itinerary including Elba, Macinaggio Corsica, and Porto Azurro

You have tremendous options for a sailing charter in the Tuscan Archipelago, all that will romance you with the food, weather, wine, coastline, and culture of the Tuscan Archipelago. You can head all the way to Corsica and back if you love sailing the open waters, or you can simply hop around the coast and island of Elba exploring quiet coves and beautiful historic towns. A week is not a lot of time, so our recommendation on all charters is to not try to be too aggressive in the itinerary, and of course closely watch the weather forecast to make sure you don't sail into bad weather.

That said, here is a Tuscany sailing itinerary that will give you a deep appreciation for all that is the Tuscan Archipelago.

 

DAY 1: Piombino, Punta Ala or Cala de' Medici

Punta Ala
Punta Ala

Depending on where your charter sailing yacht is based, depart from Piombino, Punta Ala or Cala de' Medici. Stay the first night in the harbor or a close-by cove, finish your provisioning, and enjoy the delightful Tuscan town before your early sail tomorrow!

DAY 2: Elba: Golfo Della Biodola and Portoferraio (30nm)

Portoferraio
Portoferraio

Big sail today, as you're heading to the historic and beautiful island of Elba! There are several destinations to choose from but you may want to first stop at the beautiful Golfo Della Biodola on the north side of the island for a swim and to go ashore for a walk and shopping. Then head to the port of Portoferraio and explore the old town. History buffs may want to visit Napolean's residences of Villa Dei Mulini and Villa San Martino, from where he ruled the island during his 9-month exile from France.

DAY 3: Capraia (26nm)

Capraia
Capraia Harbor

Capraia is a pretty volcanic island to the north-west of Elba. Sailors often stop here on their way to or returning from Corsica. Capraia once was home to wild goats and has only recently become a tourist destination, so it is largely unspoiled and life is much as it used to be. Capraia has good marina facilities you may require now that you know your boat and plenty of local fish restaurants, bars, and pizzerias. Explore the island, and head to the pretty bay of Cala del Ceppo for a swim and snorkel.

DAY 4: Corsica: Macinaggio (20nm) and possibly Bastia

Sail across to the French island of Corsica. At the north tip of the peninsula, you will arrive at the small beach town of Macinaggio. You will find a beautiful, unspoiled beach with clear blue waters. This area of Corsica is largely uninhabited and you will be surrounded by nature. You also have a good chance of spotting a whale or dolphins on your sail.

Bastia Corsica
Bastia Port

If you want to visit a Corsican city, head directly south to Bastia (20nm), a bustling port town that is quintessentially Corsican. You will find plenty of amazing restaurants, Corsican wine and Cheese, and several provisioning stores.

DAY 5: Elba: Lacona and Golfo Stella (30nm)

Lacona
Beach near Lacona

Heading back to Elba, this time on the south side. Head to the bay of Golfo Stella, with the main town of Lacona, which offers Lido Beach and several beach restaurants.

If you don't want to sail all the way to Elba, consider heading to the island of Pianosa.

DAY 6: Elba: Porto Azurro (14nm)

Porto Azurro
Porto Azurro

Short sail today to the next bay over, Porto Azurro. This lovely Elban town offers a choice of anchorages or a small marina. The town has many restaurants, bars, and ice cream shops. Enjoy exploring the alleys and small streets filled with shops or stop for a cold drink and soak up the atmosphere of this lively town.  Make sure you visit Piazza Matteotti, one of the prettiest town squares in Italy.

DAY 7: Return to Piombino or Punta Ala (20nm)

Spend your final day enjoying the town and sampling the local food and wine!

 

Our Best Tuscany Sailing Yachts 

Our Tuscany Yacht Charter Guide


Alternative Elba and Southern Route

Here's a suggestion if you want to see more of the Tuscan coastline and archipelago and not sail all the way to Corsica. Or add them on for a 2-week sail!

Giglio
Giglio

Day 1 – Piombino

Day 2 – Giannutri Island

Day 3 – Giglio - Tuscany Archipelago

Day 4 – Pianosa Island

Day 5 – Capraia Island

Day 6 – Portoferraio - Elba

Day 7 – Piombino


Our curated selection of the top Tuscany Sailing Yachts

 

Dufour 520
    2018 - 4 + 1 cabins (4 double + 1 bunk) - Tuscany - Elba
  • 2018 Bareboat Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 15.2 m
  • Year: 2018
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 12
  • From €3500 to €6250 per week
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  • Berths: 12
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Bareboat
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 15.2 m (51' 8")
  • Year: 2018
From €3500 to €6250
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Brand new Dufour 520 available to get the best out of the Tuscan Archipelago!"

Bavaria 45 Cruiser - 4 Cabins - Puntone Scarlino - Italy VIEW 1 REVIEW 
Bavaria 45 Cruiser
    4 Cabins - Puntone Scarlino - Italy
  • 4 Cabins Bareboat Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 14.27 m
  • Year: 2012/2014
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From €2500 to €4400 per week
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  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Bareboat
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 14.27 m (48' 11")
  • Year: 2012/2014
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From €2500 to €4400
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Brand new Bavaria 45 available in Puntone"

Oceanis 45
    4 Cabins - Puntone - Scarlino
  • 4 Cabins Bareboat Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 13.85 m
  • Year: 2014
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From €2500 to €4500 per week
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  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Bareboat
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 13.85 m (47' 5")
  • Year: 2014
From €2500 to €4500
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Brand new Oceanis 45 - perfect for exploring Tuscany"

Elan 350
    3 Cabins - Puntone - Italy
  • 3 Cabins Bareboat Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 10.6 m
  • Year: 2013
  • Cabins: 3
  • Berths: 6
  • From €1620 to €2900 per week
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  • Berths: 6
  • Cabins: 3
  • Crew: Bareboat
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 10.6 m (36' 4")
  • Year: 2013
From €1620 to €2900
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Enjoy pure sailing"

Sun Odyssey 35
    3 Cabins - Tuscany - Italy
  • 3 Cabins Bareboat Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 10.75 m
  • Year: 2005 (2012)
  • Cabins: 3
  • Berths: 6
  • From €1550 to €2600 per week
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  • Berths: 6
  • Cabins: 3
  • Crew: Bareboat
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 10.75 m (36' 7")
  • Year: 2005 (2012)
From €1550 to €2600
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Perfect for charter around the beautiful Tuscan coast"

Dufour 382
    3 Cabins - Puntone - Tuscany
  • 3 Cabins Bareboat Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 11.65 m
  • Year: 2015
  • Cabins: 3
  • Berths: 6
  • From €2100 to €3600 per week
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  • Berths: 6
  • Cabins: 3
  • Crew: Bareboat
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 11.65 m (39' 1")
  • Year: 2015
From €2100 to €3600
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"A good all-around cruising yacht that is unobtrusive and surprisingly fast, easily controlled by a small crew."

Sun Odyssey 42
    3 Cabins - Punta Ala - Italy
  • 3 Cabins Bareboat Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 12.85 m
  • Year: 2010
  • Cabins: 3
  • Berths: 6
  • From €1800 per week
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  • Berths: 6
  • Cabins: 3
  • Crew: Bareboat
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 12.85 m (43' 1")
  • Year: 2010
From €1800
per week

Gipsy Queen
  • Bareboat Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 13.34 m
  • Year: 2011
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 8
  • From €2600 to €4200 per week
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  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Bareboat
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 13.34 m (45' 2")
  • Year: 2011
From €2600 to €4200
per week

Sun Odyssey 45
    4 Cabins - Tuscany - Italy
  • 4 Cabins Bareboat Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 13.72 m
  • Year: 2005 - 2012
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From $2400 to $4100 per week
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  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Bareboat
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 13.72 m (46' 4")
  • Year: 2005 - 2012
From $2400 to $4100
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Recently refitted, this Sun Odyssey 45 is a fully furnished and high performing sailboat."

Bavaria Cruiser 45
    4 Cabins - Tuscany - Italy
  • 4 Cabins Bareboat Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 14.27 m
  • Year: 2012
  • Cabins: 4
  • Berths: 8
  • From €2750 to €4500 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 4
  • Crew: Bareboat
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 14.27 m (48' 11")
  • Year: 2012
From €2750 to €4500
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"This sailing yacht features a fantastic swim platform."

Oceanis 50
    4 + 2 Cabins - Puntone Scarlino - Italy
  • 4 + 2 Cabins Bareboat Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 15.42 m
  • Year: 2011
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 10
  • From €3650 to €6100 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Bareboat
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 15.42 m (52' 6")
  • Year: 2011
From €3650 to €6100
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Spacious and elegant sailing yacht for exploring Tuscany"

Oceanis 50
    Yeba II - 5 cabins + skipper cabin - Scarlino - Tuscany
  • Yeba II Bareboat Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 15.42 m
  • Year: 2010
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 11
  • From €3600 to €6200 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 11
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Bareboat
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 15.42 m (52' 6")
  • Year: 2010
From €3600 to €6200
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"A brilliant Beneteau, ideal for family charter."

Bavaria 50
    5 Cabins - Portisco - Elba - Italy
  • 5 Cabins Bareboat Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 15.43 m
  • Year:
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 10
  • From €2500 to €4700 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Bareboat
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 15.43 m (52' 7")
  • Year:
From €2500 to €4700
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Brilliant sailing yacht for large groups"

Bavaria 50 Cruiser
    5 Cabins - Puntone - Tuscany
  • 5 Cabins Bareboat Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 15.57 m
  • Year: 2013
  • Cabins: 5
  • Berths: 10
  • From €3650 to €6100 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 10
  • Cabins: 5
  • Crew: Bareboat
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 15.57 m (52' 9")
  • Year: 2013
From €3650 to €6100
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Brand new Bavaria 50 Cruiser available in Tuscany!"

Oceanis 34
    3 Cabins - Procida - Naples
  • 3 Cabins Bareboat Sailing Yacht
  • Length: 10.34 m
  • Year: 2012
  • Cabins: 3
  • Berths: 8
  • From €1400 to €2360 per week
Details Enquire
  • Berths: 8
  • Cabins: 3
  • Crew: Bareboat
  • Type: Sail
  • Length: 10.34 m (35' 2")
  • Year: 2012
From €1400 to €2360
per week

BOATBOOKINGS SAYS:
"Based in the beautiful port of Naples, this Oceanis 34 is the the perfect sailing yacht for charter on the Amalfi Coast."

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