The ligurian city of Lavagna is the perfect destination for the ones who want to enjoy and experience a mountain landscape mixed with a sea's one. This typical italian village, far from the other well-known spots, will surprise you with a romantic and wonderful view over the coastline, interchanging harbour villages, hamlets, mountains and beaches, for example the dark-sand beach in Cavi. Selected catamarans and sailing boats are waiting for you to set sail through Lavagna, in Italy. Contact us for a personalised estimate.
|DEPARTURE BASE||Genoa, Italy|
Marina di Genova
Marina La Spezia
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||Check-in at 5:00 pm on Saturday - Check-out at 9:00 pm on the following Saturday|
Skipper (from 1260€)
Hostess (from 850€)
Outboard engine for dinghy (from 60€)
Ports and buoys extra (aprox. 100€)
Provisioning on-line with delivery on board
From €2.200 per week for a boat with 3 cabins and 1 bathroom.
Sailing boats or catamarans with 4 or 5 double cabins and 3 or 4 bathrooms are available for groups from 6 to 10 persons.
|HOW TO ARRIVE||
If you drive by car you have to reach the toll booth 'Lavagna'; by train the train station is 'Lavagna'. The nearest airport is the one in Genova (iata code: GOA). Don't hesitate to contact us: we are available for any advice.
|Language||Italian and english.|
|How to come||AIR: Genoa Airport (GOA)|
Day 1: Check-In
Check-in available from 5 p.m. at the embarkation Marina. After the technical check-in and a short presentation of the boat, you can take your seat in the cabins and board the galley before enjoy an aperitif and a fish dinner in one of the restaurants in Lavagna or, alternatively, eat on the boat at sunset.
Leaving from our base in Lavagna, we head for Genoa, without forgetting to plan a stop in Recco to buy the famous cheese focaccia. Aferwards, we proceed towards the Ligurian capital where we suggest the ones who have never visited the city to stop for the night at Porto Antico. This Marina is located in the heart of the old city between the aquarium (the biggest in Italy) and the “caruggi”, little alleys animated by day and night with small shops and typical restaurants where you can have a typical fish dinner.
On the next day, we set sail towards Gallinara Island: a Marine Reserve characterized by jagged coastlines covered by the typical essences of the “macchia mediterranea”. The island, surrounded by crystal clear waters, is host to one of the biggest nesting colonies of royal seagulls in the Ligurian Sea. In the evening we arrive in Imperia, right on time for a sunset walk at Porto San Maurizio.
The following day is dedicated to Imperia. Traversing its roads, we can distinguish the two souls that constitute its essence: you can still notice the differences between Oneglia and Porto Maurizio, the first east and the second west of the stream Impero. Oneglia is the major part of Imperia, dominated by Piazza Dante, from which the most modern and crowded streets of the centre branch out. They are characterized by a Piedmontese architecture that witnesses the past reign of the Savoia family. Porto Maurizio, on the contrary, clings to the rocky walls of a promontory going down to the coast. The alleys, called caruggi, and the lanes or “creuze”, are thickly interwined among the ancient palaces and the fishermen’s houses, creating a fascinating network overlooking the sea.
We take off in the early morning after a rich breakfast in one of the famous little bars of the port. Following the way to San Remo, we anchor in the inlet of Ospedaletti Ospedaletti for a day of relaxation and fun thanks to dives and baths in this blue sea.
After a nice breakfast, in less than half an hour, from the Ospedaletti bay you enter French territory: continue to Cap Ferrat and explore all the inlets of this verdant peninsula. For the night, a tour of fun Nice awaits you. Fish-based dinner and drinks in the streets of the center.
The journey to the base is still long and we therefore recommend an early wake-up in order to still have time for a quick swim in the middle of the sea with the magnificent Ligurian coast in the background. Return to the Marina at 18:00 with overnight stay in the port included.
Day 8: Check-out
Disembarkation is scheduled at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
The itinerary might be subject to variations due to weather conditions, safety and technical evaluations of the Captain. This program is intended as indicative and non-binding.
Walking through the medieval city center, you could have a look to the most famous historical monuments, for example the Church of Santo Stefano, Palazzo Ravenna and the Loggia del Brignadello.