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Making The Most Of Your Time In Portorosa

By Jenny Wilson
on  May 28, 2017

Both the beginning and end point of our Italian yacht getaway, Portorosa is a stunning area of Sicily that overlooks one of the country’s most prestigious marinas. The entrepreneur behind this luxurious and exclusive marina complex named it after his wife, Rosa, and the theme is continued through to the beautiful shade of pink that has been chosen to adorn the exterior walls of many of the buildings. Although Portorosa could so easily end up as simply a stepping stone to other areas, exploring and enjoying this gloriously photogenic destination is well worth your time.

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Extend your Stay

We can’t say we blame you if you aren’t quite ready to head home after your island adventure is complete. Hotels and apartment complexes in Portorosa are immaculate, with easy access to various facilities and stunning views over the marina and the ocean beyond.

Indulge in Some Glorious Italian Food

If you decide to rent an apartment, this is the perfect opportunity to visit one of the local supermarkets to stock up on ingredients and try your hand at recreating some of the delicious dishes you’ve had the opportunity to try during your trip. Alternatively, there are a variety of restaurants to choose from, each with menus packed full of dishes made from ultra-fresh, local ingredients.

Enjoy Some Extra Rest and Relaxation

Beautiful beaches and calm bays are some of Italy’s much-loved features, so spending some time soaking in the Mediterranean sunshine and swimming in the crystal-clear waters is a must in Portorosa. Although this area of Sicily is incredibly popular with tourists, the calm tranquillity of island life certainly hasn’t been lost forever and watching a variety of different boats sail in and out of the marina is incredibly relaxing.

Explore Sicily After Your Yacht Getaway

The accessibility from Portorosa to a myriad of stunning Sicilian destinations is why it’s so popular year-round. From here you can day trip to the awe-inspiring Mount Etna, visit Messina’s stunning Norman Cathedral, or explore the Gothic palaces, baroque churches and spectacular street markets of picture-perfect Palermo.

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