Located in the northwestern corner of Italy to the enchanting seaside towns, the Italian Riviera embodies charm, elegance, and glamor. Charismatic, the Italian Riviera has a fascinating landscape, defined by their heavy Mediterranean culture and an influence of modern luxury.
With a truly chic and bohemian ambience, the rugged coastline of the Italian Riviera is beaded in pastel colored seaside villages located within the mountains that are connected by small winding roads. The elegant fishing village of Portofino has a delightful harbor lined with colorful restaurants, boutiques and bars all set in the curves of the carved out rock. Take a moment to soak up your surroundings on the plaza of a local cafe and sip cocktails or enjoy an afternoon tea.
Cinque Terre are made up of five rugged villages that sit gracefully on top of a cliff. The countryside surrounding the villages grow local olives and grapes that add greatly to the local cuisine and are a UNESCO protected national park. Go wine tasting in a local winery and or take a leisurely walk through the many gardens and fields. The panoramic views from the top as you approach the Ligurian Sea are absolutely breathtaking. Back on board, you can expect a delightful meal with a perfectly matched wine served by your crew.
Continuing west, you will wake up on the Riviera di Ponente, where the morning sun kisses the golden sandy stretches of the famous beaches. A town with deep historical roots as well as chic resorts will bring something for everyone. Take advantage of the temperate waters for a day of a bit of snorkelling or kayaking into the golden sunsets. The next day you can sail south to what some consider the real star of the Italian Riviera, Portofino. Here is where you will find the most luxurious resorts in the Italian Riviera. The Italian Riviera not only is a stunningly gorgeous region, but a haven for those looking for an escape of the every day and relaxation.