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The South of France to the Italian Riviera is an endlessly popular cruising ground for luxury yachts and superyachts. The glittering shores, quaint coastal towns and unrivalled array of boutiques, hotels and fine dining restaurants never ceases to impress, with luxury yachts returning to the Med year after year to soak up the relaxed lifestyle and European charm. Although there is no shortage of romantic and luxurious destinations in the French and Italian Rivieras, the endless available choice can at times be overwhelming. We put together a mini-guide containing our top pick of luxury yacht marina stop-offs when sailing the seductive South of France to the dazzling Italian Riviera.
With 270 berths hosting boats up to 75 metres in length, Marina Porto Antico is the first port of call when it comes visiting Genoa. A stone’s throw away from the historic Italian city centre, its sheltered waters makes it not only one of the most cultural, but safest ports in Italy. With a whole host of reasons to stop-by this coming season, we caught up with the marina to find out more about this enticing port location...
The gelato coloured coastline of Genoa, clustered across the Italian Riviera and honeyed by the sun, is one of the most characteristic regions of the Mediterranean. Rustic in its allure and austere in its character, just one of its secrets is knows just how to turn on the charm for superyacht owners. Porto Antico the bustling heart of it, is where superyacht owners begin their Mediterranean voyage, and return to with intrigue, time and time again.