Sailing vacation & Yacht charter in Italy
Yachtcharter – Cruises with or without skipper – Luxury Crewed Yacht Charter
Yacht Charter Italy – experience the Italian joy of living. Cappuccino on the Piazza, pizza, pasta the finest “Cucina Italiana” and Music that gets under your skin, all set within the heritage of ancient Romans and Venetians. What more could you ask for? Exuberant old harbours, modern and sophisticated marinas and lot’s and lot’s of sea, the Italian coastline covers 4.700 miles, and the various yacht charter regions really are the crème de la crème.
Most popular destinations for yacht charter in Italy are the island beats around Sicily, the coast of Tuscany (with the island of Elba), Sardinia and of course, the Tyrrhenian sea – with the gulf of Naples, Amalfi Coast and Pontine Islands.
There are many small fishing harbours with a lot of charm; the marinas in Italy are exceptionally well equipped and offer everything yacht charter crews in Italy might need. For those who want to explore roman history during land excursions: Many of the historic sites can be reached easily via bus, train or taxi or from a nearby harbour. The restaurants and bars are usually open half way through the night.
Italy is truly the charter destination of Dolce Vita, boasting one of the most beautiful coastlines, stunning landscapes, beautiful seaside towns, more than 400 islands to explore and the heritage of ancient Romans and Venetians.
Bella Italia is a land of unrivalled lifestyle and glamour, passion, romance, history, culture, fabulous Italian cuisine and fine local wine. It has the ultimate mixture of a picturesque coastline, amazing landscapes, culture, history, art, architecture, opera and fashion. Italy is one of the most popular sailing destinations; it offers a variety of breathtaking and stunning sailing areas.
The Italian west coast is a true sailing mecca, boasts a wealth of picturesque postcard-perfect seaside towns, colorful fishing villages, glamorous port towns surrounded by azure blue water, each with its own panorama of breathtaking views. Along the coast there are many tempting anchorages, stunning beaches, amazing landscapes, secluded bays and beautiful islands. Truly places to spark romance and memories in your soul.
The best way to discover and explore Italy is by sailboat or catamaran, and the perfect get away from the hustle-bustle of many Italian attractions. Explore Italia with a tailor-made charter that suits you and your dreams, on board a yacht. Whether you prefer to charter a sailing yacht or catamaran bareboat, or a skippered or fully crewed luxury yacht. We have traditional gulets and modern motor yachts – whatever your preferred vessel we have something for you. Take this opportunity to discover islands, bays, deserted shores and beaches, which land-based travel cannot provide. Italy provides the best sailing conditions with calm waters surrounding the peninsula, and excellent wind conditions around the islands. A perfect sailing destination for all levels of skippers from novice sailors to experienced skippers.
The beautiful Italian Riviera offers amazing landscapes and is dotted with islands, romantic towns and colorful villages.
The West Coast of Italy
Visiting Portoferraio on board a luxury charter yacht is truly the best way to discover Elba and the Tuscan archipelago. The beautiful island of Elba is the largest in the Tuscan archipelago and is popular destination for all kinds of yacht charter from Bareboat Charter to Luxury Yacht Charter.
Elba and its neighboring islands in the Tuscan archipelago welcome you with the crystal clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Elba is one of the most beautiful and fashionable islands in Italy and is the “Pearl of the Tuscan Archipelago”. Everywhere you will find secluded bays, magnificent flora and breathtaking nature. Lively places and idyllic villages add to Elba’s highlights. The capital, Portoferraio is located on the northern side of the island and is very popular with sailors due to its well-protected harbor and its beautiful harbor promenade. In the summer season, Elba is a popular beach destination with the piazzas and beach clubs filling with music and people enjoying the Italian lifestyle.
Elba, Capraia, Gorgona. Giglio, Giannutri, Montecristo and Pianosa are the seven islands in the Tuscan Archipelago. The mountainous landscapes and the small romantic islands make this area to a perfect and stunning sailing region for your yacht charter vacation. The Tuscan Archipelago offers an abundance of attractive places and invites you with large or small sailing trips. Sport-oriented sailors love the somewhat more demanding sailing conditions between the islands and the cruises from Elba to Sardinia or Corsica.
Portofino Yacht Charter and luxury Yacht Charter on the Liguria Coast
Visiting Portofino on board a luxury charter yacht is truly the best way to discover this beautiful area of Italians Ligurian coast. Liguria is in north-western Italy, bordering with France. The Ligurian coast features impressive mountains and lovely rolling hills overlooking the Ligurian Sea, the rocky coasts interrupted by small beautiful coves and beaches of fine golden sand.
Experience the medieval and small fishing towns Portofino, Porto Venere , La Spezia and Le Rosse, the five villages of Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, and many other gems on your Liguria yacht charter. Enjoy the Italian hospitality with timeless charm and unforgettable seaside views. Portofino, a sparkling gem of Italy’s western sea side, long-frequented by famous Celebrities, artists and prominent personalities from all over the world. Truly a ‘must to see’ place! In the 50’s Portofino was a international jet set hotspot, from Brigitte Bardot and Frank Sinatra to the famous Royals, everybody came to visit.
Today Portofino is one of the most exclusive resorts in Italy – indeed in Europe. It became increasingly upmarket in recent years; and is now one of the most glamorous yachting destinations in the Mediterranean. Many events also take place along Portofino’s coastline, everything from international regattas, local festivals and religious celebrations.
The pastel-colored fisherman’s houses are stacked one close to the other – a perfectly painted image of tradition, framed by hills plunged in lush vegetation. The heart of the fashionable, colorful and picturesque Portofino fisherman’s village is the harbor that stretches crescent-shaped along the edge of this calm bay with its cobble-stone streets, fine Restaurants, Bars, Cafes, Gelateria’s and exclusive Boutique shops that spill out into the harbor piazza.
The waterfront cafes are the best place to enjoy the Portofino lifestyle and watch the hustle and bustle of small local fishing boats and the luxurious yachts from all over the world either moored in the bay, or dropping their anchor. Piazzetta is the meeting-up point for the international jet-set, the symbol of Portofino. Before dinner, be sure to do as the locals do: head back to the Piazzetta to celebrate the 7 o’ clock aperitif before dinner and sip one of the finest locally produced wine and snack on Genoese focaccia.
Fine wining-and-dining is an unforgettable highlight and experience in Portofino. Dominated by the finest and most exclusive seafood dishes, a must-try is the unbelievably delicious pesto based “Lasagna di Portofino”.
Take your time and hike up to Castle Brown, Portofino’s 15th -century castle, to enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the harbor and coastline.
Portofino has no beach; it is characterized by its stunning harbor. Beautiful Paraggi Beach is a sandy cove just a tiny distance up the coast; an amazing natural inlet of the turquoise sea surrounded with cafes, bars, restaurants and finest places to stay.
Finally to mention, the statue of Jesus Christ – the Christ of the Abysses – is positioned in the depths of San Fruttuoso Bay.
Cinque Terre & Liguria Yacht Charter and luxury Yacht Charter
The beautiful region of Cinque Terre is located on the northwestern Ligurian coast, it is a National Park and Protected Marine Area, recognized in 1997 by the Unesco Mankind’s World Heritage. Chartering a luxury yacht to discover Cinque Terre is the ultimate way to explore this beautiful area of Italy’s Ligurian coast. Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera boasting a string of five picturesque Cliffside fishing villages. They are one of the most iconic scenes along the amazing coastline. The five tiny towns of Cinque Terre are: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare, each one espouse their own unique histories and charm. The villages are only accessible by rail, yachts, by mule tracks and via ancient footpaths.
Vernazza is often touted as the loveliest village for its quaint and photogenic harbor.
Monterosso is the largest of the five coastal villages – surrounded with vines and olives, amazing beaches, beautiful reefs and the sea’s crystal clear and turquoise sea.
Corniglia is a marvellous village that is located on a small cape, 100 meters above the sea. It is the only village without access from the sea. It is an ancient Roman village that is surrounded on three sides by vineyards and terraces. Its architecture is closer to that of a rural inland village than that of a coastal village.
Manarola, built on a high rock 70 metres above sea level with steep, narrow alleys carrugi, leading to the sea. Manarola is reputed to be the most colorful fishing villages in the world. It is the most charming and romantic of the Cinque Terre villages. The tiny fishing boat harbour is dotted with picturesque multi-coloured houses and a tiny piazza with small bars, cafes, Gelaterias where you get the best gelato and small restaurants offering Tuscan delights and delicious local sea food. Manarola has a pyramid in white cement whose peak can be seen rising between the taller houses, and it is a navigational mark for the yachts approaching from the sea.
Riomaggiore is the most southern village of the Cinque Terre, the town climbs up along the ridges overlooking the the Ligurian Riviera and it is characterized from the typical stone houses with pastel-coloured fronts facing the seaside.
Palmaria Island, if the five famous villages get too crowded, escape on board your charter yacht to the nearby small island of Palmaria. It is the largest (compared to Tino and Tinetto) of the Archipelago in the Gulf of La Spezia. On the western side of the island Palmeria you find the spectacular Blue Cave Grotta Azzurra, that can only reached by boat.
Amalfi Coast to Calabria Yacht Charter and luxury Yacht Charter
The Amalfi coast is located along the west coast of Italy in the Gulf of Salerno and stretches to the southern coast of the Sorrento Peninsula. Discover vibrant cities, luxury shopping, amazing landscapes, ancient history, breathtaking views, pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The unique coastal scenery, with the azure blue sea and beautiful hilltop towns, winding roads, the green of the Mediterranean and the hues of citrus fruits spreading out over terraced cultivations, blends with the typical colorful Italian architecture to create one of the most beautiful and stunning landscapes in Italy. The Amalfi Coast is extremely unique scenery designed by bays, inlets, cliffs and small villages engrafted onto the mountain. It has 13 beautiful main cities and villages: Amalfi, Atrani, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, Minori, Positano, Praiano, Ravello, Scala, Tramonti, and Vietri sul Mare.
The region boasts an array of luxury resorts, world-class restaurants, various little shores and coves and attracts stars from around the world as regular visitors.
The ports of Salerno and Naples on the Amalfi Coast are ideal starting points for your Italian yacht charter holidays.
Beautiful Amalfi is a modestly sized little town rich in history and tradition, located at the foot of Monte Cerreto. It is surrounded by stunning coastal scenery, small beaches, dramatic cliffs and the azure blue sea. The town boasts interesting piazzas and scenic squares connected by pedestrian streets flanked with, bars, people watching cafe terraces, gelateria’s , souvenir shops, international shopping boutiques, trattorias and excellent restaurants. It is a place to include in your itinerary for your Amalfi yacht charter in the crystal clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The pearl of the Amalfi Coast is Postiano, the most sophisticated little coastal town boasts with its rustic charm and a cluster of pastel houses clinging to the Lattari Mountains. Postiano is one of the most picturesque and photogenic town in at the unique Amalfi coast and is the perfect start habour for your Tyrrhenian yacht charter vacation. Visit the nearby islands Capri, Ischia and the Grotta dello Smeraldo.
Postiano offers piazzas and scenic squares with a maze of alleys and steps flanked with small shops displaying the typical products, bars, people watching cafe terraces, gelateria’s, souvenir shops, international shopping boutiques, trattorias and excellent restaurants. It is a popular destination for celebrities, artists, actors and film VIP’s from all over the world, with the intent to enjoy the genuine Mediterranean lifestyle.
Atrani is the smallest town in Southern Italy, nestled between the cliffs and the azure blue sea, a historic medieval seaside town rich in history and tradition, maintaining a fisherman’s town atmosphere and its own unique charm. The traditional pastel coloured houses stacked one on top of another climb up the valley from the beach, broken up by lemon terraces and colorful gardens.
Sorrento is a historical town, surrounded by a unique and stunning landscape located picturesquely on a plateau above the azure blue sea with spectacular views over the bay of Naples. Soak up the atmosphere in Sorrento’s Piazza Tasso square flanked with people watching cafe terraces, gelateria’s, shops, international shopping boutiques, trattorias and excellent restaurants. Sorrento boasts a prime location; stunning Capri within a short distance, the Amalfi Coast to the north and the rolling countryside to the east. Sorrento is another seaside town that needs to be included in your yacht charter itinerary along the Amalfi coast.
You should not miss dropping anchor at the stunning island of Capri and the ‘Blue Grotto’. The Tyrrhenian Sea also offers excellent sailing options. Regardless of the route, it is a great mix of a fantastic sailing adventure, beautiful and breathtaking nature, magnificent bays and interesting sights in picturesque harbor towns.
The Province of Naples is a magical place where colors, flavors, culture and history are intertwined in a charming mix of knowledge, joy and fun. The area is loomed over by Mt. Vesuvius and overlooks a marvelous bay, whose beauty has served as driving inspiration for many an artist. The allure of the landscape, the beautiful islands that dot the blue waters of the Mediterranean like jewels, the energy of a fiery and vivacious people open the doors to that joie de vivre that pervades every inch of this land, whose popular songs and delicious recipes never fade.
Two places highlight and define the bay: the Sorrento Bay to the south and the magnificent area of Phlegraean Fileds to the north. In the center of this arc lies Naples with the majestic Vesuvius directly behind it. The sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum are of great archaeological value and are famous worldwide for their astounding number of ruins. The entire area is interspersed with finds from the long-ago past, especially those that saw the presence of the Roman emperors that first recognized the beauty of this terrain. Not to mention the natural masterpiece created over the course of the millennia by the volcanic eruptions and lava flows that have drawn such a unique landscape: it is a reminder of the strength and grandeur of Mother Nature, against which man can do very little. Finally, in a sea so blue that it blends with the sky, three islands – Capri, Ischia, Procida and a few islets – each boasting unique identities and history. In the Province of Naples, tourists can take on a truly multi-faceted vacation that will leave wondering why they waited so long!
Faraglioni is a massive rock formation made up of three separate limestone stacks, that is one of the first things you will see on board your yacht charter holiday on the way to Capri. On a clear day you can even spot the Faraglioni from Amalfi Coast towns like Positano and Praiano.
Capri is the unbeatable island of dreams, an enchanting and picturesque island made of limestone rock. Some Beaches are scattered around the island, but the best spots are only accessible by boat. Yachts and Super yachts from all over the world dot the island’s two harbors. Capri is the island where the stars, actors, celebrities and VIP’s come out to play. There are only two towns – Capri, just above Marina Grande, and Anacapri, the higher town. Anacapri is the place where you can take the chair lift to the top of Monte Solara. Capri is an island that has it all; stunning landscapes, unbelievable natural beauty, a beautiful historic old town, a see and be seen scene, amazing cuisine, world-class shopping and water in colors you have to see to believe and the famous Blue Grotto, Grotta Azzurra, that is the most fascinating of the island’s many caves. It is a truly mystical sight, the extraordinary optical effect is created by the sunlight bouncing on the cave walls which produces water that is an electric blue that seems to glow. Piazza Umberto I, often called La Piazzetta, is the central square that is surrounded by mass alleys and flanked with people watching cafe terraces, gelateria’s, shops, trattorias and excellent restaurants. The piazza is filled with people day and night. Capri is an incredible shopping destination. Designer boutiques are located in Via Roma and Via Camerelle showcase exclusive jewellery, shoes and dresses made to impress. Smaller locally owned boutiques are found on the via le Botteghe and the via Fuorlovado. Marina Piccola is the place where some of the world’s most expensive yachts drop their anchor. Enjoy dinner in a magical corner of Anacapri where you can watch a killer sunset from the terrace of Da Gelsomina one of Capri’s most beloved restaurants. Capri is a late-night town, where you can dance at one of the island’s famous nightclubs, until just before the sun comes up. Don’t miss to visit the famous late night club Taverna Aneme e Cuore.
Ischia is the capital of European’s spa, the regeneration of mind and body. The island, of volcanic origin boasts coves and beaches where seawater mixes with hot water from the thermo-mineral springs. Ischia is the largest and most beautiful island in the bay of Naples boasting amazing landscapes, a rugged coast, a rich Mediterranean vegetation and many historical and cultural sites. Enjoy Ischia’s relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere. Take the time to visit the port and the little towns Casamicciola, Lacco Ameno and Forio on this beautiful island. Port Ischia is flanked with people watching cafe terraces, bars, gelateria’s, shops, shopping boutiques, trattorias and excellent restaurants. Ischia is truly a place to drop your anchor. A ‘must to see’ in your yacht charter itinerary.
Procida is a stunningly beautiful Italian yacht charter holiday destination. The volcanic island of Procida is a secret place in the Bay of Naples, with short distances to Capri and Ischia. Yachts and superyachts from all over the world drop their anchor and visit the stunning little island. Charming Procida boasts idyllic charm with beautiful colorful houses, an amazing landscape, seclude coves, pristine sandy beaches, exotic vegetation, lush gardens, verdant citrus groves, rare wildlife and stunning azure blue seas. Procida is rich of culture, history and ancient remains. The harbor Chiaiolella is the most famous and popular destination in Procida, it is a place to drop your anchor in your yacht charter vacation. Chiaiolella has maintained the characteristics of a fishing village. Enjoy the relaxed Italian lifestyle in Chiaiolella, soak up the atmosphere in the harbor flanked with people watching cafe terraces, gelateria’s, shops, trattorias and excellent restaurants.
Palmarola, This Pontine island in the Tyrrhenian sea, off the coast mid-way between Rome and Naples is uninhabited, but all summer long it is one of Italy’s dreamiest destinations. Sail over to Palmarola and spend a day swimming in the turquoise seas and admiring the craggy white cliffs. Don’t miss La Cattedrale on the northernmost point of the island. There is a rustic restaurant on the main beach that serves grilled fish and simple pasta dishes, but you will probably have to swim from your boat to get there.
Calabria is at the toe of the boot, the extreme south of Italy. The blue Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas are separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina. The warm climate, the beautiful colors of the sea, rocky coasts that alternate with sandy beaches, a nature that is wild and mysterious, the strong and genuine flavors of local food and the vestiges of its ancient origins make Calabria a unique place that vacationers can enjoy in both winter and summer. Those who prefer to learn about the region’s past, Calabria, the cradle of Magna Graecia and land of ancient settlements, is full of splendid churches, monasteries, castles, palaces and towns where age-old traditions still survive.
Sicily & The Aeolian Islands
Sicily is Italy’s largest island and it sits at the very bottom of the toe of the boot. Sicily has two active volcanos, Etna and Stromboli, both of which you can climb and it even has two of its very own set of islands, the Aeolians and the Egadi islands. For the architecture buffs, you can visit Palermo and the the eight towns in the Val de Noto filled with stunning examples of Sicilian Baroque. Of course, the cuisine is legendary so make sure you plan a culinary pilgrimage as well.
The Aeolian Islands are an island group of seven located northeast of Sicily. The Aeolian archipelago – Lipari, Salina, Stromboli, Panarea, Filicudi, Alicudi, and Basiluzzo – is a sailing delta. An extraordinary experience is a blow to the still active volcano Stromboli, especially when the mountain spits at night glowing lava. The islands are part of a volcanic chain stretching from Mount Vesuvius near Naples to Mount Etna in Sicily. The fires have made the islands famous. The islands are a fantastic sailing retreat with untouched nature, dreamlike bays and small fishing villages which have been spared from mass tourism.
Once you have visited them all, you’ll understand why the Aeolian Islands are in the Unesco World Heritage list. In addition to the 7 islands, 5 islets also contribute to form the Aeolian archipelago: Basiluzzo, Dattilo, Lisca Nera, Bottaro and Lisca Bianca, near Panarea. You will feel like you are in a world lost in time where, in an intimate conversation with nature, the volcanic earth and its ancient history, you will discover beaches, bays, caves, creeks, cliffs and the incomparable variety and richness of its seabed.
Astonishingly beautiful and extremely varied, the seven islands and various uninhabited islets of the Aeolian archipelago were designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2000. Their volcanic origins left a dramatic legacy of black-sand beaches, smouldering craters and splintered, rocky coastlines. Island-hoppers can discover their individual charms: from the spartan conical Alicudi, where donkeys are the only form of land transport, to the international jet-set playground of Panarea.
North of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea, the archipelago was named after Aeolus, god of the winds, by Greek settlers. This has been a volatile part of the world ever since Filicudi, the first land mass, emerged from the sea 600,000 years ago. There are two active volcanoes, Stromboli and Vulcano, and volcanic activity of some kind, whether steaming fumaroles or thermal waters waiting to be tapped, on most of the other islands. Winter storms see the islands cut off for days.
Like many coastal communities, the islands, with a total population of 10,000, have very different characters depending on the season. The head count swells to 200,000 in summer: ports fill with yachts; bars and beaches overflow with the very beautiful and the very wealthy. In August, the rich and famous sail in to Panarea on their multi-million-euro yachts to occupy villas or €500-a-night hotel rooms, and they don’t do it quietly. This is easily the most fashionable and expensive of the islands, but there is more variety in the Aeolians than a quick jaunt around Panarea’s shores in peak season might lead you to believe. The Aeolian island of Filicudi is not very easy to get to, but your effort will be well worth it. For the dive enthusiasts, these are some of the best waters in the Mediterranean to see a rich bounty of underwater life. There is a prehistoric village at Capo Graziano where you can visit stone foundations of a Bronze age settlement. For a bird’s eye view of this quirky island, take a hike up to highest peak on the island, Fossa dei Felci, which is over 2,000 feet above sea level at the summit.
Salina is the most elegant of Sicily’s Aeolian islands, but it is also one of its most relaxed. Capturing the perfect high/low mix, there are Michelin starred restaurants and beach bars that deliver freshly made sandwiches directly to your beach towel by a basket rigged up by pulleys.
If you are looking for a rugged and fiery adventure, sail over to Stromboli — another of Sicily’s — and trek up to the top of one of Italy’s most active volcanos. If a hike is not your style you can take a sunset cruise and watch the natural fireworks show from the water instead.
The northeastern coast of Sardinia is the Costa Smeralda, named after the shimmering sea. The Costa Smeralda has a unique charm and is characterized by the winds and its peculiarly shaped granite rocks, the small islands, the countless white shining bays and rugged mountain ranges, with breathtaking vegetation and fragrant macchia. Incredible watercolors and snow-white, red-brown, golden yellow and cotton-woolen beaches lie on your sailing route to the south bordered by Olbia and north of Palau.
The island group of the Maddalena archipelago is located on the northwestern coast of Sardinia, off the Costa Smeralda. It consists of seven large islands – La Maddalena, Caprera, Budelli, Santo Stefano, Santa Maria, Spargi, Razzoli and other smaller islands, framed by a charming and breathtaking area. Also “Bonifacio Street” and “Maddalena Archipelago” are highlights for the experienced sailor. In the shallow crystal-clear sea between the islands, the sky is reflected in the turquoise sea, in strong navy blue or emerald green. Bizarre-shaped red-gray granite rocks rise all the way from the floodplains.
Port Cervo is located on the north-east coast of Sardinia, near the 46m high Capo Ferro with its lighthouse. Porto Cervo is the hotspot of Sardinia, a fashionable harbor town, one of the most popular ports of the yacht jet-set. Linger in the harbor to discover the vibrant life. Elegant boutiques, exquisite restaurants, large parks and the beautiful, marvelous harbor characterize the image of Porto Cervo. The town’s architecture combines old Sardinian traditions with modern elements. The Costa Smeralda was spared from Bausen by the privatization of Karim Aga Khan. If you are looking for peace, solitude and nature or variety, luxury and entertainment, the Costa Smeralda prepares a successful blend of the finest ingredients.
This low-key paradise which lies off the west coast of Sicily has water in shades of blue that you didn’t know even existed, a slow, sleepy vibe, and some of Italy’s best gelato. If you are visiting in early summer (May/June) and are not too squeamish, try and catch the mattanza, the gory annual tuna hunt.
Scala dei Turchi
Scala dei Turchi, or ‘Stair of the Turks’, is a tiered rocky white cliff located in southern Sicily. Made up of soft limestone rock and white marl – a sedimentary rock – the stretch of coastline has withstood millennia of lapping ocean waves and salty breezes that have created natural terraces on the territory, giving the formation its name. It is also named for Turkish pirates who invaded Sicily numerous times over the centuries.
This island off the coast of Naples is for poets and romantics, with one of its beaches serving as a backdrop in the classic Italian film Il Postino. Take a hike up to the tiny island’s highest point and get a perfect snap of the candy colored fisherman’s cottages for your Instagram feed.