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 the new built Etrusca Marina of Scarlino (Puntone). Departing from Puntone you can visit Elba island and the Tuscan islands.
Sicily and the Aeolian Islands
The history of Sicily is rich and varied It consists mostly of successive waves of invaders (the Greeks that founded Syracuse in 734 BC, the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Arabs, the Normans and the Spaniards) occupying the island and leaving cultural influences which have blended in often fascinating ways, such as the unique Arabic-Norman architecture of the Middle Ages.
Thanks we had a great holiday with some good wind and also very pleasant calm days. As usual ate and drank too much.
Portisco base is located in the beautiful “Costa Smeralda” (Emerald Coast), between Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo, only 10 minutes from Olbia Airport. Marina di Portisco, which is a natural green cove, is ideal for sailing tourism and it offers a variety of services in a warm and hospitable environment.
|Italy: 7 days itinerary|
|Total distance:||146 nautical miles approximately|
|1st day:||Embarkation||5th day:||Macinaggio – Bastia (Corsica) (20 nm)|
|2nd day:||Puntone – Porto Ferraio (Elba) (20 nm)||6th day:||Bastia – Marina di Campo (35 nm)|
|3rd day:||Porto Ferraio – Capraia (26 nm)||7th day:||Marina di Campo – Puntone (25 nm)|
|4th day:||Capraia – Macinaggio (Corsica) (20 nm)||8th day:||Disembarkation|
Weather & Wind
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.