Yacht charter Portisco – Enjoying the Turquoise Waters of the Costa Smeralda
Though not a large settlement, yacht charter Portisco
is however a well-kept secret of the sailing community in Italy
, because it plays an important role in the exploration and touristic potential of the island of Sardinia
Located just 17km from one of the island’s main ports and main entry points, Olbia, Portisco manages to retain its untouched nature while managing to mix the love of sailing with that of exploration along one of the most famous stretches of coast in Italy which has been nicknamed the Costa Smeralda – The Emerald Coast in reference to the lovely turquoise waters in the region.
Getting to Portisco for a yacht charter holiday
is relatively easy, since there are many ferry connections to the mainland from neighboring Olbia, which, in turn, connects with major cities like Rome. Here, you’ll find airports such as Fiumicino, that provides services from all major European cities.
The ferry routes that connect with the port of Olbia include cities like Piombino, Civitavecchia, Salerno, Livorno or Genoa, so basically from all major parts of the Italian peninsula, offering people the possibility to travel to Sardinia.
Once of the island of Sardinia, you can begin exploring this ancient stretch of land and marvel at the numerous relics from times long forgotten. For instance, you can visit the Tomb of the Giants of Su monte de S’Abe which is a strange rock formation, the sacred nuraghic well of Sa Testa and the Castello di Pedres. These all attest to the long period the island has been inhabited and the numerous cultures that have passed by during that long period.
The marina is by far the most popular place in yacht charter Portisco
and manages to attract a good number of sailors with its luxury services and facilities it provides. There are always some large yachts moored here but the interesting fact is that these high end visitors don’t drive up prices in the region which still has restaurants and hotels at affordable prices.
This is due to the fact that the region remains outside the main tourist circuit due to its relatively remote location. For some, it’s a blessing because they get to enjoy privacy and also lower prices in an otherwise stunningly beautiful region of yacht charter Italy.
From Portisco one can engage in a number of itineraries that will take him in some of Italy’s most beautiful locations such as Porto Rotondo, Porto Cervo, Cala di Volpe, Tavolara and the famous La Maddalena archipelago which also constitutes a national park.