The Yacht Week

Italy, Sicily Route

Hike volcanoes and sail around them

For the sophisticated sailors and the food fanatics, it’s time to slow things down in a place where not much has changed in a good hundred years. This route's an Italian slice of paradise. The exquisite Aeolian islands, also known as the pearls of Southern Italy, are home to rolling hills, rugged landscapes and rustic cuisine.

Key Facts

Currency EuroCurrencyEuro

TYW route since 2011TYW route since2011

Peak Season Temperature 28°C (82°F)Peak Season Temperature28°C (82°F)

Local dish AranciniLocal dishArancini

Hello Ciao (chow)HelloCiao (chow)

Bottle of beer €4.50Bottle of beer€4.50

Italy highlights

Stromboli volcano hike

White caves raft

Panarea panaramics

Night sail

Riviera Raya in Panarea

Vulcano retro evening

Baia Negra sunset

Secluded bays

Aerial yoga

Vineyard on Salina

Scooter rides

Cookery class on Vulcano

Cannoli and granita

Goats cheese farm

Lipari lookout

Event week


"Awesome way to vacation if you want a break from the real world and enjoy meeting new people!"

Stephanie Owens


"I cannot stress enough how life changing this experience is. Whatever your situation - if you are looking to unwind, 100% forget about the real world, and have the time of your life then this is for you."

Jessica Flemming


"Sharing this experience with new life long friends will have you yearning for more."

Quincy Dancer

Additional costs

These are estimates based on a 10 person monohull. Please note, port fees and fuel may double if you book a catamaran.

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How it works

Read our How it Works page to help you and your crew plan the trip of a lifetime and find out everything you need to know.

Getting there

We set sail from Portorosa Marina on the Sicily mainland. Catania Airport (CTA) is a 3 hr taxi journey away. Find out more about getting to Portorosa marina here.


What will the itinerary look like in Italy?
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.
What marinas will the yachts depart from in Italy?
Yachts depart from Marina di Portorosa.
When do I have to arrive on the first date and when does the yacht return back on the last day?
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 (weather permitting) and have to check out and leave the yacht before 9am on Saturday morning.