Since 1997, Portovenere, the Cinque Terre and the islands Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto are listed as UNESCO World Heritage.

This unique setting is ideal for an astonishing sailing trip in the Italian Riviera.

The Cinque Terre by boat

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The Cinque Terre comprises the five villages Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore and is located to the west of La Spezia.

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The steep cliffs, colourful houses and man-made terraced vineyards and olive groves really determine the landscape.

Go for a swim in the crystal clear waters or have lunch in the midst of this breathtaking scenery.

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In cooperation with DBG Charter, you can enjoy a truly private Cinque Terre cruise!

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Conclusion: A Cinque Terre sailing tour should definitely be on your to-do list while visiting the Italian Riviera.

Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto

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Sail around the islands Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto or drop your anchor and use the optional jet tender to visit Palmaria.

On the Isola del Tino, there are still ruins of the San Venerio abbey, dating from the 11th century. They can only be visited on September 13th or the following Sunday during the feast of Saint Venerius. Luckily, you can also spot these ruins during this sailing trip on the northern coast of the island.

South of the island Tinetto, the statue of Madonna Bianca welcomes the returning seamen. Every year in August, she is honoured with a dedicated procession, transforming the whole town of Portovenere into a magical place with thousands of candles everywhere.


Moor the yacht at Portovenere for a stopover during the day or for an overnight stay. Relax and visit the typical Italian restaurants and authentic shops.

The view over the Mediterranean at the St. Peter’s church is magnificent and definitely worth the walk. The following video shows why:

We do suggest you book a mooring place in advance due to the port’s popularity and its small size.

Other sailing routes

As a customer, you can freely decide how to organise your sailing week(s) in Italy. Hence, you can create your custom sailing itinerary without a problem.

You can also have a look at the other sailing routes which can serve as a source of inspiration.

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