ITALY, the BALEARIC Islands, SOUTH of FRANCE and CORSICA
They are the most renowned sailing areas in the Western Mediterranean. Always “the mecca” of luxury yachts, paradise of the "gourmands", of the beautiful world, sophisticated shopping, exclusive clubs, the lifestyle of the hedonism but also the expression of a blatantly beautiful and lush nature of a sea with colors ranging from intense blue to the most crystalline transparencies.
The elegance of their ports, countries and beautiful cities overlooking the sea, the culture that you breathe, tradition, history, social life, celebrities that is easy to meet. Everything makes this area one of the the most requested in the world, the one where you find the most elegant and exclusive yachts and where your cruise will be a stimulating continuous discovery.
After the inauguration of the London-Nice railway the "Còte" will officially become the French Riviera. The painter Monet will decide to spend his last years in Antibes. The artists of the 20s in delirium discover the absolute light of Cannes and so the English and Russian aristocracy and later the high European bourgeoisie to finish with the Americans, all crowd the casinos of Montecarlo playing their destiny to roulette.
Here Scott Fitzgerald writes the Great Gatsby and This side of Paradise. Intellectuals came en masse. And so the myth of the French Riviera is born. That myth is still alive today, both in the villages of the coast and those on the hills of Provence where Picasso painted his most famous paintings and where the myth of B.B. took shape and enriched it in the 50s, making fashionable that fishing village, St. Tropez, today the pearl of international mundanity.
Cruising in South of France, set sail to places full of charm, Cannes, Antibes, Nice, Villefranche sur Mer, St Jean Cap Ferrat, Monaco and, leaving your yacht for a while to your crew, go discover the small villages up the hills as Cagnes, the world-famous Saint Paul de Vence, Grasse, Mougins and many other beautiful and delightful provinces of Provence and stop in the many delicious typical restaurants to savor the best of the cuisine and let yourself be enchanted by the region.
The mild climate, the scent of its vegetation, the charm of the gardens and villas overlooking the sea intensely blue and transparent, the elegance of its anchors and marinas and the style never forgotten, make it a desirable and unique destination for your holidays and ... do not miss to taste all the "coquillages you can", they are the best in the world!
Corsica stands out among the South of France and Sardinia, wild, rocky and mountainous. Its dramatic cliffs, small villages, thick vegetation, countless moorings and bays with crystal clear waters make it an ideal destination for nautical tourism.
The most famous places to head to are Bonifacio at the bottom of a beautiful fjord, with walls overlooking the sea, the incredible and amazing Lavezzi Island and Cavallo in the Bouches of Bonifacio south of the island, the jagged and rocky west coast open to the Mistral, with Ajaccio, Calvi and Saint Florent to the north and finally to the east / south east Macinaggio, Bastia, Solenzara and the characteristic nice village of Porto Vecchio with its ancient bastion and its splendid and safe private Marina.
The Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Formentera to the south and the wild Menorca to the south east of Spain are a world apart. A too highly recommended destination for your cruises. The islands are real corners of paradise with their white sandy beaches and the numerous natural parks.
Despite the tourist expansion, there are still wide spaces of virgin nature, thus meeting the favor of those who do not see the holiday only as "pure fun" but also as a way to spend the days in contact with nature. The charm of Spain is right here. The fun and the desire to enjoy life here is a precious gift and the Spaniards know how to do it better than others.
Here is the success of places like Ibiza and Formentera famous certainly not only for their beauty but for the crazy nights at the disco, the bars with lounge music on the beaches that plays from dawn to dusk, the discos that never close. Everything is allowed in Ibiza and Formentera.
On board your yacht you can decide to sail to Es Vedrà, the magical mysterious rocky island south-west of Ibiza and bathe in its deep blue waters, eat a wonderful Paella in a "chiringuito" on the beach of Formentera, take a bath very shallow and crystal-clear waters of Espalmador or sunrise in the famous nightclubs, the Pacha or the Privilege. The next morning as you sip your first coffee around one o'clock, you'll think it's time for lunch at home. This is what we mean by vacation!
If you prefer to sail in the wind, discover more solitary and wild areas choose Menorca. The island of the wind. It is said to be the greenest island in the Mediterranean. Due to the richness of its waters, Minorca was declared a "Reserve of the Biosphere" by UNESCO in 1993. Nature here is the undisputed master, the environment is kept as wild as possible in order to appreciate its strength and splendor. In this island, often "visited" by the wind of Tramontana, you can find almost all the varieties of typical Mediterranean environments still in its pure state.
Moor at the Club Maritimo of Mahon
A swim or climb to Es Vedrà to capture its mystical vibrations
A walk along the shore to Espalmador, Formentera
Pacha's Opening Party, in mid-June ... only by invitation
A sunset mojito at Platja Mitijorn in Formentera
A caldereta de langosta in Fornells, Menorca
South of France & Corsica:
La Colombe d'Or in St Paul de Vence (with Picasso and his friends)
Les Porquerolles Islands just for you, the seagulls and the lizards
The Cours Saleya market in Nice (perfumes, spices, flowers and regional flavors)
A Mooring in the vieux port in St Tropez, one of the 10 most expensive tourist ports in the world!
The cave du Roi in St Tropez and Jimmy's in Monaco
The Mediterranean hides among its most beautiful pearls the Island of Ponza which, together with the amazing jewels of Palmarola and Ventotene are part of the Pontine Islands . Just a few miles from Rome coast, you will be able to visit them on board of your Luxury Yacht on Charter with Verdeblu.
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