Exploring the Adriatic Coast by luxury yacht is a challenging task: it's a sizeable sea — with too much to see and do for one luxury yacht charter or private yacht vacation alone. This itinerary gives an idea of the treasures ready to be discovered — in order to cover the distance involved this would almost certainly involve steaming overnight to make the most of the destinations by day.
Day 1: Venice: Fabled ‘floating’ city
There’s an abundance of things to see and do in this unique city — many of which revolve around life on board your superyacht. Venice is popular with superyachts and a very pedestrian city — the absence of cars makes it a delightful place to explore on foot (apart from high summer when it can be very humid and buzzing with tourists.) There are churches, museums, exhibitions, and galleries galore. The shopping is wonderful and the lack of extensive nightlife may be a good thing – there’s far too much to see by day to waste it sleeping off the night before!
Take local advice to discover the best restaurants — it’s accepted that the quality of food here is not what one would except in Italy and according to many, apparently the worst pizzas are found in Venice. Look for Veneto specialities that use cuttlefish and its black ink, or even better — make use of your superyacht chef and dine on board your luxury yacht.
In July and August the city is crammed with tourists. At the end of the summer the city hosts the Venice Film Festival — one of the highlights of the Mediterranean season. If you are interested in visiting don't miss our guide on how to survive the film festival by yacht.