The western Mediterranean has earned its reputation for an elegant lifestyle, sophisticated gastronomy and beautiful architecture; always awash with warm coastal charm. The inspiring and dramatic sights of the Côte d'Azur, Amalfi Coast, Balearic Islands, Corsica and Sardinia are on this side of the Mediterranean, enjoy these stunning locations in the height of summer with the sun and breeze caressing your skin or opt for cooler climates in late spring or early autumn. Don't be afraid to discover the blend of traditional taste, sophisticated elegance, and an exceptional historical heritage.
Sailing along this coast is an all-round experience, incorporating world-class restaurants, a cosmopolitan lifestyle, and fantastic nightlife with stunning natural beauty and warm Mediterranean waters.
If you're inclined to traditional French glamour, then you might consider Cannes, while if you'd rather soak up the sun at a lively exclusive party you'll do so happily in St. Tropez. Sail to romantic Monaco, or the stunning city of Cannes, and escape the hustle and bustle in the beautiful port of Villefranche.
Italy's coastline is glorious, with fascinating history and breathtaking scenery. You can enjoy secluded bays, ancient monasteries and characterful harbours. Savor Italian cuisine, exquisite and admired around the world; its delicious dishes largely include traditional Mediterranean ingredients, but with a variation or local twist depending on where you visit. All of this set in the typically exceptional Mediterranean climate of long, sunny days, with temperatures averaging 30 degrees Celsius on most days. You will sail along the extraordinary Sicilian coastline home to some of Italy's best beaches and clearest waters. It is also home to volcanoes such as Mount Etna which attracts not only sailors from all over the world, but also hikers and nature enthusiasts. Let yourself be seduced by the busy city life of Palermo or Naples, the historic Taormina, the resting place of the superstars of yesteryear, or venture to the fascinating Aeolian Islands with their idyllic beaches and exclusive visitors.