The Moorings Includes Sicily as Travel Destination

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The Moorings, a yacht charter company, is adding Portorosa, Sicily as its newest Mediterranean sailing destination. This is the third Sailitalia partner base for The Moorings in the boot shaped country, along with Procida and Sardinia.

The ground covered includes the nearby Aeolian Islands. The Tyrrhenian Sea has a variety of modern and traditional anchorages along with UNESCO-protected waters, which The Moorings say are ideal for snorkeling. A Sicily sailing vacation features views of Stromboli’s volcanic activity to bathing in natural thermal springs and sampling Italian cuisine.

The Mooring passengers can join a “SailEATalia” Sail, Wine and Taste of Italy flotilla, a seven-day sailing vacation at certain dates during the season. The charter experience in collaboration with Sailitalia includes a day with a professional chef who makes authentic dishes to eat and teaches guests how to replicate them at home.

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From Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, the Portorosa Marina is a full-service harbor with restaurants, bars and shops. Nearby are Sicilian Towns like the Milazzo Peninsula and Tonnarella. The private yachts will have monohulls and catamarans that are nearly 50 feet. The online provisioning service is provided to stock the yachts prior to departure.

The Moorings yacht charter company was founded in 1969. Its fleet includes bareboat yachts, luxury crewed yachts with captain and chef, and power yacht charters around the world.

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