Palermo is not only the capital city of the island of Sicily, it is also the capital of the autonomous region that bears the same name and has been a key location in this major part of Italy and of the Mediterranean Sea for over 2700 years.
The seas surrounding the area of Palermo are smooth and when yacht chartering around the area, you will have the opportunity to visit the rugged islands which lie to the Northern tip of Sicily, the architecturally rich Cefalu, the rocky Filicudi and the colorful and beautiful Salina.
The best time to charter a yacht in the waters near Palermo is between the months of May to October. As the region experiences a typical Mediterranean climate; it is perfect for those seeking for sunshine and nice water temperatures.
Palermo offers a large number of anchorages, small tidal ranges and some easy line-of-sight cruising in its sheltered waters.
Palermo, together with its beautiful coastline and dramatic coastline and the off-flying islands around are definitely a yacht cruising area not to be missed when visiting Sicily.
By taking the starting point of Palermo as a reference, you can charter your yacht to visit the western part of Sicily.
Further, you can also sail to the Aeolian Islands and discovers the archipelago’s fascinating volcanic-origin islands dotted with beautiful beaches and coastlines.
After the Aeolian Islands, you can sail further to Portorosa. Apart from the groups of islands, you can venture your yacht in the eastern coastline where you can visit Catania or some 30km further to the North, the fascinating town of Riposto which lies in the shadow of Mount Etna.