Sicily Sailing Itinerary
Sicily has been considered a classical crossroads of Mediterranean culture. Today, the city is an exquisite beauty with Norman churches, Greek temples and Baroque infrastructure forming it. The wonders don't stop there, Sicily is also rich in natural resources - in fact, in this island you will find Mt. Etna, Europe's highest active volcano. There is indeed no other better way to explore Sicily other than our Sicily Sailing Itinerary.
If Sicily's classical heritage is not enough to captivate you, you might be enticed to know that this island is also an artistic architecture of its own. A short stroll around Palermo will guarantee that you'll see Arab domes and arches, Byzantine mosaics and Norman palace walls. To see Baroque architectural masterpieces, you only need to circle around southeast Sicily. Throughout the island you'll stumble upon a vast evocative remnants of Arab and Norman castles. And, this is just one of the reasons why Sicily remains as one of the most captivating places in the world.
If you want to go Sailing in Sicily, our Sicily Sailing Itinerary will help you get the most out of your trip.
Our Guide to the Sicily Sailing Itinerary
If you want to have the best time of you life, sailing in Sicily, you wouldn't want to miss out our Sicily Sailing Itinerary. To guarantee you get the best of the bests, we worked with several local fleet operators to bring you the highlights of this amazing island.
Sicily is often associated with the movie "The Godfather", but we are dedicated to help you see this wonderful island beyond the classic movie. If you have already been in other parts of Italy, you will definitely understand that Sicily is an experience of its own. We are very excited to embark on our Sicily Sailing Itinerary with you and explore many majestic architectural buildings and catacombs as well as breath-taking landscapes. This trip is designed to move at a good pace but still gives you the perfect mix of fun activities and free time – and incredible cuisine, of course.
Whilst we couldn't claim that you could possible see them all, you will enjoy everything from the formidable Mt. Etna to the colourful markets in Palermo.
Portorosa Marina which is the starting point of our Sicily Sailing Itinerary, can be easily accessed via a taxi from either Catania Airport (102 miles) which is served by major airlines with flights from all over Europe and further afield, or from Palermo Airport (130 miles), which is the ending point of our Sicily sailing itinerary.
For mooring in the Sicily Sailing Itinerary, you will find plenty of options, with many marinas and safe anchorages. In Vulcanom we recommend anchoring in Porto di Ponente. This cove will protect you well from the easterly winds. On the next stop, in Filicudi, you can drop your anchor in Punta La Zotta, another safe bay.
In Salina, you will find moorings in the town port. With 160 berths for boats and yachts up to 210 meters long, Santa Marina Salina is a nice mid-size port - however, in the July and August, we recommend booking in advance.
On Stromboli, you won’t find any moorings in the port, but if you go to the west side of the harbor, you will find a great anchorage with water and fuel replenishment offered. There is also an anchorage in Ginostra, where you can moor for a fee. The water is quite deep at 100-1000 meters deep so take care to let the anchor rode down enough.
Sicily has a Mediterranean climate, with arm dry summers and cool rainy winters. In the summer temperatures on average range from 30 degrees celsius to a low of 23 degrees celsius, making it the perfect time to complete our Sicily sailing itinerary in the warm dry weather.