Portovenere and the Gulf of Lerici
Explore the bays of Tellaro, Lerici and Le Grazie. Here you will bath in the clear waters and have lunch on board followed by some relax in the sun! On the way back we will keep sailing towards the Island Palmaria and the Island of Tino, taking a striking view of Portovenere and its enchanting marina by the sea. Enjoy some fishing and learn some basic sailing rules.
Seafood and fishing in Viareggio
Viareggio has a very nice peer which runs to the lighthouse and onto the sea. Every morning and evening fishermen display their fish for selling directly on the quays: anchovies, squids, seabeams, seabass and shrimps. A triumph of colours together with the smell of sea and fish.
Typical seafood recipes
Viareggio is particularly famous for its ‘Cacciucco’. This is a fish soup based on different kinds of fish and shellfish such as cuttlefish, octopus, red mullet, scorpion fish. It is a main course plate which is usually accompanied with bread croutons. All restaurants in the area will include it in their menus, though I would look for a special homemade one.
The cetacean’ sanctuary
Off the coast of Viareggio, you will easily spot groups of dolphins. This part of the Mediterrenean Sea is particularly known to biologists and researchers as the Santuario Pelagos, whale sanctuary. This stretch of sea from Northern Tuscany coast to the Ligurian sea is subject to the passage of whales and a favourable environment for doplhins which can be sighted in groups. Meeting with the dolphins is an amazing experience both for kids and adults and in this area of Tuscany is not that difficult to be satisfied.
Departure: Viareggio at 10:30
Return: at 17:00
Min 2; max 6 pax
Cinque Terre sailing trip
This beautiful sailing trip starts from La Spezia. You will pass Portovenere on your way to the Cinque Terre and follow the steep cliffs of this rocky piece of coastline, well decorated by vineyards and cactuses. During the sail you will be served local wine, soft drinks and snacks and the skipper will be happy to teach anyone who wants the basics of sailing. During the day you will sunbath and swim in the most beautiful bays and explore its caves. Lunch will be served on board, based on local products.
Departure: Marina di Carrara at 10:30
Return: at 18:00
Min 2; max 8 pax