Boat tours are a great way to explore Italy’s glorious coastline and lakes. There is a wide variety of tranquil water tours available, taking you on day trips and excursions to visit islands and grottos, all while hopping on and off at different spots along the coast.
The Cinque Terre is one destination to that needs to be seen by the water; hop on a boat in La Spezia and gaze at the multicoloured houses perched on the cliff tops, as well as the scenic winding roads, which make for a picture-perfect view.
Just south of Naples is the Amalfi coast, and its stunning beaches and incredible cliffs are best seen when sailing beside the white cliffs. Along the coast, you can visit incredible places like Sorrento and the mesmerising coloured grottos on Capri.
Many of the boat tours in Italy and especially the longer excursions often provide a picnic and wine, so you can savour local Italian food as well as wine straight from the vineyard while taking in some gorgeous sights.