This is a holiday dedicated to
- Food & Wine
Brief description of the holiday
Taking advantage of the long weekend of April 25th we will take you to discover the Pontine Islands: Ponza and Palmarola and Ventotene . Sailing aboard a 14mt sailboat we will take the first swims of the season in the crystal clear waters of these still wild and uncontaminated islands.
We will be able to explore its coasts, beaches, caves. Having aperitifs under the stars, cooking rich lunches and dinners and exploring its seaside villages, trying some local specialties in a small restaurant in the port.
On the boat we will share the experience between sailing, chatting, music and joy! The boat is a 'little world unto itself' where great bonds of friendship can be created in just a few days. It could also be an opportunity for those who want to learn the basics of sailing by helping the skipper in the management.
What are you waiting for? Come on board with us! Good wind.
After a short briefing and the galley (shopping) in the local supermarket, we will set sail for Palmarola, an island that Jacques Cousteau defines as the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. We will be able to have dinner during the trip and whoever wants to help the skipper in running the boat. We will arrive at night, just in time for the first midnight swim.
We will drop anchor before dawn and, when everyone has woken up, we will have breakfast in one of the picturesque bays of the island. We will spend the day sailing between the bays and making stops. It will be possible to go down to the beach with the tender. At sunset we will move towards Ponza. We will enter the port for a trendy aperitif or dinner in one of the small restaurants overlooking the port. Evening in Ponza to follow. We will spend the night moored in port.
After a rich breakfast of puff pastries and croissants with cream we will dedicate ourselves to the discovery of Ponza: we will sail and stop in its bays, beaches, caves overlooking the sea. Before evening we will head towards Ventotene to visit its characteristic Roman port dug into the tuff and perfectly functional, like 2000 years ago! We will decide whether to eat on board or in a typical restaurant. Night moored in port.
Breakfast based on donuts with cream from the ancient oven and a swim in the nearby Cala Nave, then we leave again towards Ponza to continue the exploration of the island. At sunset we will drop anchor in Chiaia di Luna, the most photogenic of the bays on the island and, after the aperitif, we will cook a succulent dinner to enjoy under the stars. We will sleep in the harbor, at anchor.
Tuesday After the night at anchor we will head for Palmarola to visit its famous Cathedrals, a series of narrow caves overlooking the sea. At lunch we will leave in the direction of Nettuno, where we will return at 6-7pm.
Greetings, group photo and disembarkation.
NB : this is a general itinerary, the choice of places to drop anchor is always subject to weather and sea conditions, which is why an exact list of the bays we will visit is not made. We are also a group that shares an experience whereby together we will decide if and when to have meals on board or on land.
We will sail aboard a 14.20m Bavaria 46 from 2005 equipped with 4 cabins (three doubles and one with bunk beds) and 2 bathrooms
Check out the crew!
Our trip starts here
Nettuno, RM, Italia
Friday 21 April from 17:00 until Friday 21 April at 18:00
Our trip ends here
Nettuno, RM, Italia
Tuesday 25 April from 17:00 until Tuesday 25 April at 18:00
Other important information
How do I get to the port of embarkation?
The marina of Nettuno can be easily reached by train from Rome Termini (a little more than 1h of travel and the station is a 5' walk from the marina) or by car (about 80KM) with parking available in the marina itself (€15 per day ) or nearby. For the return, the trains from Nettuno to Rome are available until 21.56
What to bring on board?
- Soft and light luggage (easily stored in the cabin lockers). No rigid trolleys.
- Comfortable shoes if possible with white soles.
- A windproof jacket or k-way
- Sleeping bag if you are sensitive to the cold
- Anti-UV shirt or snorkel suit
- Masks and snorkel
- Biodegradable shampoo and shower gel
- Want to have fun and be together
How is the galley organized?
The expense for the galley will be divided among the participants (skipper excluded). I will offer you a list of things to buy which, in case of need, can be modified. We will decide whether to buy food and drinks first
Are children and teenagers accepted on board?
Always welcome, also because my 9 and 12 year olds will be with me! They have already sometimes accompanied me in my summer seasons and will give us a hand in the maneuvers and in preparing the aperitifs! From experience I can say that I have seen apparently heterogeneous crews 'work' very well, with people of different ages and cultures, as well as groups of peers. The boat is a bit of a 'world unto itself' where everything fits perfectly in a sharing perspective.
Who cooks on board?
We cook, we prepare the table and we all settle together. The spirit of sharing on a boat is essential. And it's one of the reasons why strong bonds are created between perfect strangers in a short time.
Do I need to have sailing experience to participate?
Absolutely not! But if you want to learn the basics of sailing, the skipper will be happy to let you participate.
How will the experience take place in case of rain?
In case of rain we will be able to spend more time on land, eating, drinking and chatting below deck or in the cockpit sheltered by the awning.
Cancellations and Refund
This experience undergoes Sailsquare's standard Cancellation and Refund Policy:
- As long as the Experience is Not Confirmed, you can cancel your reservation at any time and receive a refund of the amount paid.
- If the Experience is Confirmed, you can cancel your reservation up to 30 days before departure and receive a full refund.
- If available for the selected Experience, you can choose our Extended Refund Terms and cancel your booking at any time up to the departure, and receive a refund of the paid amount, upon the occurrence of certain conditions (illness, including Covid-19, work-related reason, domestic emergency, previous medical conditions and many more).
Knowing what expenses are included and excluded from your booking fee will enable you to have a good idea of the total cost of your chosen experience.
Included in the price.
- Final cleaning
Not included in the price.
- Meals/drinks consumed ashore
- Trip from and to embarkment/disembarkment port
To be paid onboard.
In addition to the price, there will be some additional expenses that you will incur during your trip. Expenses have been listed below.
- Meals onboard
- Mooring fees
- Drinks onboard
- Set lenzuola e asciugamani (€15 per persona)×
The estimated expenses for the rest of the holiday are approximately 0-50€ per person.