Porto Lotti’s geographical location places it within convenient cruising distance of a series of well-known yachting destinations in the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas.
Today, superyachts can enjoy the beauty of the coastline in the immediate vicinity of the marina as they are no longer required to remain 2 miles from the marine nature reserves. They can approach the shore in accordance with the current regulations under constant monitoring by the Coast Guard.
The Islands, Porto Venere and the Cinque Terre
Yacht owners and their guests can enjoy five natural gems awarded UNESCO World Heritage status:
Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto (the three islands of the Gulf archipelago), Porto Venere and the Cinque Terre, are all natural masterpieces.
The Cinque Terre is the name of a length of rocky coast 5 miles long with 5 small villages – Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso – nestling on and around the tall cliffs.
On land, the area is a National Park, while at sea it is a Marine Nature Reserve.
There are mooring buoys for tenders off Monterosso and Vernazza and along the entire stretch of coast between Manarola and Riomaggiore. Contact the Park Authority for availability and use.
Free anchoring is permitted in zone C of the Marine Nature Reserve www.parconazionale5terre.it Anchoring and mooring map
(distance: 30 nm)
The charming village of Portofino, with its traditional Ligurian colours in pastel shades, is in the middle of a magnificent little bay dominated by a castle and surrounded by green hills. The Portofino National Park offers kilometres of trails through the splendid Mediterranean vegetation. Portofino Marina has 14 quayside moorings for superyachts, all complete with water and electricity connections, and 2 berths at Baia Cannone.
(distance: 70 nm)
The largest island in the Tuscan Archipelago, Elba combines with its sister islands (Pianosa, Capraia, Gorgona, Montecristo, Giglio and Giannutri) to form the Tuscan Archipelago National Park. The moorings at the Darsena Medicea Marina at Portoferraio are equipped to accommodate superyachts up to 100m LOA. The sheltered bay of Porto Azzurro provides excellent anchorage for superyachts, which can also use the Porto Azzurro Marina, with berths up to 90m LOA.
(distance: 60 nm)
The wild island of Corsica is just a few hours’ sailing away. The Corsica National Park occupies about a quarter of the island’s entire area, and there is also an international marine nature reserve. The many deep gulfs on the western coast provide idyllic anchorages. With its many rivers and lakes, Corsica has landscapes of amazing beauty.
Superyacht moorings are available at Bastia, St Florent, Calvi, Ajaccio, Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio. There are spectacular anchorages at Girolata, Rondinara and Santa Manza.
(distance: 180 nm)
It is a medium-length trip along the west or east coast of Corsica, or by way of the Tuscan Archipelago and the Elba Island to the north of Sardinia and the stretch of coastline known as the “Costa Smeralda”, famous amongst the international jet-set and yachting fraternity for its exclusive venues and beaches of dazzling beauty. There are many moorings and anchorages available.
The Mediterranean’s largest island, rich in historic relics and with a culture reaching back for millennia, Sardinia offers fantastic landscapes on land and underwater, as well as monuments and archaeological sites of interest.