A superyacht charter in Corsica and Sardinia gives you the rare opportunity to hop from France’s best-kept secret to the jewel in Italy’s crown. This charter destination offers untouched beauty combined with a rich cultural history.
Follow the ‘Route des Vins’ in the Corsican Patrimonio Hills to try some of the best wines in the Mediterranean. Dive below Corsica’s calm turquoise waters and experience a secret world of tunnels, caves and wrecks inhabited by colourful marine life. Discover authentic Corsican delicacies such as sheep milk cheeses and wild boar charcuterie from the market in L’Ile Rousse and tantalise your tastebuds with world-class food overlooking the water.
Explore Sardinia’s outstanding natural beauty from the unspoilt archipelago of La Maddalena, where the sea meets the sky. Cruise through the azure waters amongst shoals of colourful fish off Santa Maria. Venture on land and hike amongst the lush scenery, hidden caves and rocky peaks. Experience sensational fine dining with dreamy sunset views and traditional Italian flavours. Drop anchor, kayak the glistening clear waters and explore the towering granite islands and secluded bays for your very own private paradise.
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Start your yacht charter in Corsica at the port town of Calvi. Take in the historic Citadel, the Salt’s Tower, St Anton’s Oratory and Johann’s Baptiste Church with a guided tour. You can discover Calvi’s best diving spots, including a B17 wreck, or go off-road with a quad bike tour of the Balagne region, exploring the olive groves and quaint surrounding villages. Delight in the famed Meditteranean cuisine of La Palmeraie for meticulous gourmet cuisine or U Fanale for traditional cooking. Afterwards, head to Chez Tao: you won’t find anywhere cooler to party until the early hours. Lavishly decorated in a vaulted room, it was founded in 1935 and seven decades on it continues to be the place to be seen.
Gulf of Porto
Cruise into the Gulf of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the Piana creeks in the South, the Girolata Peninsula and the Scandola nature reserve in the North. Porto itself is tucked away at the end of the gulf and is well worth a look. The Route de la Marine, lined with eucalyptus trees, links the two parts of the resort. Shops, cafes and hotels grace one end of the village but the focus of activity is the marina. From here, take a 15-minute walk up to the recently restored Genoese watchtower to enjoy a scenic lunch of redefined Mediterannean cuisine at Le Bel Ombra, while you overlook the bay of Girolata.
Visit Napoléon’s birthplace and Corsica’s cosmopolitan capital, oozing with class and seduction. Check out the glittering harbourfront, designer boutiques and fashionable restaurants and buzzing cafes. Ajaccio plays host to many museums and historical sites including the Musée National de la Maison Bonaparte. Venture out of the city to the Clos Capitoro vineyard in the hills of Pisciatella to this family-run vineyard, a producer of high-quality red, rosé and white wines. Dine at the Michelin Star A Reno D’Oro with the ocean lapping at the terrace, or tuck into exquisite creations of the Mezzacqui brothers at L’altru Versu.
You could take a guided tour of the harbour city of Bonifacio, then play a round of golf on the Sperone Golf Course nestled between the sea and maquis. Or book a private dive instructor and take in the fabulous sites in the heart of the International Marine Park, then discover the south of Corsica by quad, ranger or buggy tour. Enjoy a long lazy lunch at Le VM, Chez Ciccio, or L’An Faim. Party in style after at Via Notte, near Porto-Vecchio, Europe’s largest open-air nightclub that plays host to international DJs throughout summer.
At the Maddalena Islands, competent divers can explore an underwater paradise and marvel at the backdrops of the islands of the archipelago. Hikers can climb the San Pantaleo Granite Towers, an 8km scenic route that reaches an altitude of 450metres. Or go canyoning on Rio Pitrisconi, on the granite mountains behind the beautiful beaches of San Teodoro. Following a busy day of activities, enjoy a well-earned dinner at La Casitta, on Santa Maria Island or La Scogliera-Porto Massimo.
Continue the adventure in the Maddalena Islands by kayaking in the archipelago and Tavolara Park. Take a magical helicopter ride above the Emerald Coast and see the most striking views from above with a guide. Dine at La Grotta, a stone’s throw from the ancient harbour of Cala Gavetta. Opened in 1958, it boasts over 60 years’ experience in international seafood cuisine. Or, for exclusive elegance, book into L'Avventura-La Maddalena with its period furnishings and traditional style and tuck into specialities including carpaccio and crustaceans.
Practice your tennis forearm at the Hotel Caladi Volpe’s Panatta Academy with private lessons, or visit the Perero Golf Club, ranked by Golf Magazine in the top 50 in the world, then relax with water toys in the crystal clear waters of the Emerald Coast. Dine out at Phi Restaurant - or for somewhere a little more traditional, book a table at Perdrinelli, then watch the sun go down with cocktails at YOU Lounge Bar.