For exploring the magnificent west coast of Italy and world known for its beauty island of Corsica, we have chosen οne excellent location in the mainland, in Punta Ala. Departing from Punta Ala you can visit Elba island and the Tuscan islands.
Island of Elba is the largest, richest and most beautiful island of the Archipelago Toscano. Its coast is much indented and there are numerous attractive harbours and anchorages. The slopes are extensively terraced and the island is always green even in the middle of summer. It is a green and colorful spot that enchanted the exiled Napoleon.
You can sail to the western Italian mainland coast, and to the Tuscan archipelago consisting of Gorgona, Capraia, Montecristo, Giglio and Giannutri. It is a popular cruising ground for yachts, however you may end up staying longer than you planned, seduced by the charm of these islands. You may also explore the Ligurian coast, Corsica and Sardinia.
Italy: 7 days itinerary
- 1st day: Embarkation
- 2nd day: Puntone – Porto Ferraio (Elba) (20 nm)
- 3rd day: Porto Ferraio – Capraia (26 nm)
- 4th day: Capraia – Macinaggio (Corsica) (20 nm)
- 5th day: Macinaggio – Bastia (Corsica) (20 nm)
- 6th day: Bastia – Marina di Campo (35 nm)
- 7th day: Marina di Campo – Punta Ala (25 nm)
- 8th day: Disembarkation
The prevailing wind in the summer is from W – NW. There will frequent be SE winds around Capraia, Elba and the mainland coast down to Giannutri, and frequent periods of calm. Often there will be a light W or SW wind at night. In the spring and autumn there are frequent local squalls around the islands, usually easily spotted as a ragged black line of cloud, though they do not normally last for long.