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A city of immense historical importance and exquisite beauty, Venice is evergreen in popularity and a great location to visit during an eastern Italy yacht charter.

A huge draw for visitors, Venice remains highly popular for the diverse sights on display. Impressive and important buildings are ubiquitous, piazzas, walkways, ornate buildings and palaces at every turn are a spectacular sight. Visit lively St Mark’s Square to soak up the atmosphere – flanked by St Mark’s Basilica, the ornate Doge’s Palace and the Torre dell’Orologio, this is the perfect place to start your tour of Venice. An important historic historic landmark, the Bridge of Sighs connects the Prigioni Nuove to the Doge’s Palace. Legend states that as criminals were taken from the palace over the bridge, they’d cast a final glimpse back at Venice and sigh, considering their final punishment.

With hundreds of canals connecting the various islands making up the city, the largest and most famous is the Canale Grande. An important waterway for hundreds of years, it passes from one side of Venice to the other, with only four bridges spanning it. The canal is lined by over 170 buildings dating from as early as the 13th century and populated by consistently busy water traffic.

Art enthusiasts will enjoy the Gallerie dell’Accademia, hosting a fine collection of Renaissance masterpieces by artists such as Titian and Canaletto, while Murano is another island within the Venice district famed for glass blowing and glass products.

Why Visit?

  • Chic boutiques
  • Palaces
  • World class restaurants
  • History and culture
  • Stunning views

A Yacht Charter on Italy's East Coast

Offering a different experience from the country’s western Mediterranean coast, a yacht charter along the east coast of Italy offers a range of activities. Cruise from Venice and stop at delightful towns along the coast to experience quintessential Italian culture. From historical Ravenna and popular Rimini down to serene Bari in Puglia, Italy’s Adriatic coast offers exceptional cruising.

Built on a lagoon, Venice comprises over 100 tiny islands, divided by canals and connected by bridges. The unique construction and architecture give the Italian city more than its share of romance. As the world’s only pedestrian city, Venice is a sensory overload: from the mosaic encrusted Basilica di San Marco, to the Museo Querini Stampalia crammed with Renaissance paintings. It is, without a doubt, the most photogenic city in Europe and must be explored when chartering a yacht in eastern Italy. Explore the labyrinth of canals, wander the atmospheric cobbled streets, marvel at the iconic Renaissance architecture and visit the skilled glass blowers of Murano.

From Venice, you’re within a day’s sail of the Croatian coast. But if it’s Italy that you want to explore, head south along the east coast to discover the fabulous beaches and villages along the Adriatic coastline. Stop in Rimini for an alfresco snack at Casina del Bosco where you can enjoy some of the best and most diverse piadine in town, served with sensational fillings such as caramelised figs. Visit Ravenna, home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site with captivating monuments and mosaics. In Puglia, Bari offers the chance to indulge in simple but delicious cuisine and relish the lilting fishing villages of this magical sun-baked stretch of southeast Italy.