Long, lazy summers in Italy are at their peak in August, when this yachting destination is at its most delightfully warm. Porto Cervo exudes Italian glamour, with sparkling turquoise waters that will have you floating away on a cloud.

On the Amalfi coast, scenescapes will take your breath away as you cruise between the must-visit destinations. Mountains plunge into the sea, luscious woodlands cascade into the colours cape, and pastel houses prettily decorate the cliffside.

Meanwhile in Sicily, over 1,000km of coastline means there are so many coves to explore, ranging from neat, wide stretches of beach to windswept black sand bays.



San Fruttuoso Abbey is located on an indentation along a mountainous coastline, accessible by sea. Visit the ancient Benedictine monastery in the morning when the sun peeks over the Portofino hills.


After exploring the Cinque Terre walking path from Monterosso to Vernazza, Belforte is the reward. A reservation is a must for this restaurant that specialises in fresh seafood, pasta and panna cotta.


In Canfora Capri Sandals, it still feels as if it’s the era of Jackie O. Order artisan, bespoke sandals adorned with costume jewellery. Other customers have included Sophia Loren and Naomi Campbell.


Snack on anchovies bought directly from fishermen at Marina di Pisciotta, near Salerno. The small piazzas and velvet-sand beach make this old town a delightful gem.


The family that owns Lo Scoglio meets you at their private dock, then shows you to a table on a deck set over the sea. Enjoy a lunch of freshly caught fish, then relax under a parasol on the beach.