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Welcome to Italy

Even if you have been to Italy before - sailing the Aeolian Route around its rugged and restless volcanic mountains is a true spectacle and offers a completely new perspective. Italians like it so much, they are known to holiday in their home country. If that’s not enough to inspire you maybe the great food and true Italian vino will.

Example route

  • Portorosa

    We start our seven day journey through the Aeolian islands from Marina di Portorosa in the town of Tonnarella. We recommend getting to this vibey little port town by 2pm to check in and buy food for the trip if need be.

  • Salina

    In contrast to Vulcano's barren mountainside, Salina's twin craters, Monte dei Porri and Monte Fossa delle Felci, are evergreen and lush. Salina offers a variety of boutiques and restaurants. Enjoy your first day strolling around the streets, feasting your heart out on the good stuff - true Italian pizza pasta, or take the plunge into the mud baths.

  • Lipari

    This lively pastel-coloured town is the cultural hub of the Aeolian route and is the largest and most populated island along the archipelago. Lipari has a very distinguished history and has been inhabited for about 6000 years, you could quite happily spend a day pottering around its cobbled streets, gelato in-hand, gawking at the gorgeous architecture and revelling in all its ancient glory.

  • Stromboli

    After spending a successful few days ‘carping the diem’, we will work off that megalicious pizza and vino with a hike up one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Stromboli. Most famous for its nighttime explosions that throw glowing lava into the sky, giving it the nickname the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean.”

  • Panarea

    Small and exclusive, Panarea is renowned for attracting fashionable international jet-setters. On the way there, it’s well worth popping by the tiny island, Lisca Bianca, for one of its famous boat parties before anchoring in San Pietro and heading to the Raya hotel that evening for a party.

  • Vulcano

    Approaching Vulcano you can't help but be awestruck by the pretty plumes of smoke rising into the sunset. Famous for its black volcanic beach, therapeutic mud baths and hot springs, this small yet restless mountain island is an absolute must-see.

Typical day at sea


Wake up and have breakfast on your yacht


Relax whilst your skipper takes you to the next island


Stop for a lunchtime swim in a beautiful bay


Continue sailing and soaking up the sun


Arrive on the island and explore the coastal town


Dine on deck or feast at a local restaurant


Dress up and get down at a TYW exclusive event

What happens on your week?


and live on a yacht with friends. All are welcome—even if you've never sailed before.


different islands and hidden splendours for seven days on a set route.


somewhere different everyday to live DJs playing in the sun throughout your week.


to a growing community of international Yacht Weekers all following the same route.

What people are saying about Italy

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  • "Had an awesome time. Can't wait to do it again!"

    - Brian R. Week 30, 2015

  • "Amazing week, looking forward to BVI"

    - Chad K. Week 30, 2015

Italy Weeks

Showing the 2016 dates for Italy. All weeks will have a similar experience.

Answers To Your Questions Yes, we read your mind…

The exact routes are set a few weeks before the event starts. As soon as the routes are set, you will be able to view it on your booking.

All the yachts will depart from Portorosa marina.

We recommend to get to the marina by 3pm. Then you will have time to register with us, do the check-in with the yachting company and the food shopping before you get your yacht. The yachts will stay in the marina on Saturday night and leave on Sunday morning. You will get back to the marina on Friday afternoon and have to check out and leave the yacht before 9am on Saturday morning.

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