Coast Of Colour

Genoa to Portovenere. Charter a yacht on the Italian Riviera’s most colourful coastline for cliff dives, nightclub jives and Italian dinners on deck.

A Living Portrait

Seldom does one coastline offer so much colour. On the Italian Riviera, villages appear splashed from Michelangelo’s paintbox. Until they tumble into the turquoise Mediterranean Sea. Expect emerald islands. Terracotta sunsets. And candy wrapper colours within its Protected Marine Area. The Italian Riviera is a portrait. This seven-night Italian Riviera yacht charter itinerary is for everyone. Select private islands in Portovenere, Vespa scooters in Santa Margherita and organic vineyards in Forte dei Marmi. Or eco-farms in Portofino, eBike tours in Genoa and kayak races in the Cinque Terre. Your yacht. Your choice.



Embark in Genoa, where 100 colourful palaces are protected by UNESCO. Join our eBike tour to residences hung with paintings by Rubens and Caravaggio. Then pause for Genoese street eats like chestnut doughnuts and octopus fritters. This evening your captain will position off Camogli. The resort is like Portofino in the 1950s. La Dolce Vita discovered.



Enjoy the ultimate Portofino morning: Peach bellinis at the Hotel Splendido, followed by a celebratory cliff jump off Portofino Lighthouse. Swim back to your yacht for a siesta. Then tender in to Da Giorgio, a simple seafood restaurant suspended over the Mediterranean. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.

Santa Margherita


This morning ride a Vespa scooter through a movie set. Santa Margherita looks like a Hollywood version of Italy. Motor past palm trees for a private tour of Villa Durazzo, a 16th-century palace. Your epic morning ends with organic gelatos in Santa Margherita marina: pistachio, mandarin, fig. Munch them on the tender back to your waiting yacht. Dinner? Your yacht, your choice.

Cinque Terre


Today your tender will hop among the Cinque Terre. These five Technicolor villages make up Italy’s cutest National Park. Kayak 11 different canoeing routes. Snorkel eight underwater itineraries. Cycle rollercoaster bike circuits that zigzag through vineyards. Cool off with Cinque Terre’s favourite drink while overlooking the Mediterranean: locally-sourced limoncello over crushed ice.

Cinque Terre Marine Protected Area


Today, undertake the Italian Riviera’s most unique experience. Your Y.CO Charter Specialist can secure a diving permit within a Marine Protected Area. Scuba shipwrecks like the 80m-long Bolzaneto, a sunken Italian steamship colonised by lobster and damselfish. Or follow a snorkel trail via sea stars and trumpetfish. Want to jump for joy? Leap from your inflatable trampoline into 25°C seas.

Forte Dei Marmi


This morning your tender will speed you to Italy’s St Tropez. Here, 100 beach clubs promise shaded cabanas and private pools, with Tokyo mule cocktails on demand. Still thirsty? Take our SUV tour around Tuscany’s wine terroir. Sample organic wines at sundown. Then party on your anchored yacht until dawn.

Porto Venere


Wake up in Porto Venere, a medieval town with three secret islands to share with yacht charter guests. Swim to Palmaria Island, which is riddled with snorkel caves and wild beaches. Kayak past Tino Island, which is inhabited only by butterflies. Party on Tinetto Island. Where the only beach club for miles around is on your yacht.