Art and sea: the perfect match, which is actualized with the discovery of the territory and the local cultural heritage, in an ideal climate.
Cities like Genoa, Naples and Venice are full of masterpieces, a great destination for travelers in search of sea, sun and culture.
For all those visiting an art city in search of memorabilia and monuments, the combination art and sea is the perfect match, especially in summertime: moments of relax to fully enjoy the best of one’s experience, observing the city from a different point of view.
A stay on a boat represents the ideal solution for finding the perfect balance between two different realities like sea and museums, so below we listed the ideal destinations which best combine culture and relax, without renouncing to comfort.
Crowned by Forbes as the best Italian city where you can enjoy art and sea at the same time, Genoa immersed in the enchanting scenery of the Ligurian coast, combined with the undoubted value of the city's artistic heritage, represents a formidable attraction for travelers.
The fascinating promenade of Corso Italia goes from the center to the picturesque Boccadasse, with its colorful houses and its pebble beach; here you can stroll to refresh yourself caressed by the sea breeze.
The characteristic towns of Camogli and Recco offer many opportunities for a nice relax among the streets of the town with bars situated one step away from the sea. In these villages you can enjoy an aperitif in the picturesque squares of the village or dine by the sea, without forgetting to taste the unique gastronomic pleasures of this area like the “Focaccia of Recco”.
For those who are looking for a luxury stay on a boat, the main destinations are the worldwide famous Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure and Paraggi, which have always been among the most exclusive destinations of the international tourism and not far from the city's main moorings.
At the discovery of these places, combining relax with the artistic heritage and the main attractions of the city, a stay on a boat at the Old Port of Genoa would be perfect: moored in the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from the Historic Center, an UNESCO heritage site, from the Aquarium and from the famous Palazzi dei Rolli in a flurry of exhibitions and events.
Moving a few kilometers outside Naples you can find enchanting beaches, certainly the best places to enjoy moments of tranquility and take a break from the bustle of the city center.
We’re talking about Spiaggia della Gaiola, a free beach that is part of the Submerged Park of Gaiola, in the Posillipo area. Destination to be preferred during the week for its calm and crystal clear sea and it’s also indicated for water sports.
Here the more adventurous ones can observe, thanks to local diving centers or using one’s own snorkeling equipment, the fascinating sunken ruins of the Submerged Park, an archaeological area where volcanic and archaeological elements sank in the deep due to bradyseism.
Under the sea can be found the remains of the Imperial Villa of Pausilypon, the imperial residence of Augustus and his successors and now home of many fascinating Mediterranean marine species.
In Naples there’s the monumental tomb of Archbishop Rainaldo Brancaccio, sculpted by Donatello and Michelozzo, waiting to be discovered in Sant’Angelo a Nilo.
And after: the National Archaeological Museum, Catacombs, Veiled Christ... an endless list of sights to see.
You’ll be spoiled for choice, but what will guarantee the uniqueness of this experience combining charm and relax in a peaceful environment, is the stay on a boat, now possible thanks to the Boat & Breakfast in the heart of Naples.
Although Venice is not a destination properly known for its seaside resorts, it’s able to offer solutions for all sea lovers and sunbathers, to bear in mind for a peaceful and relaxing getaway.
The Lido of Venice is the beach of the Venetians, always their favorite destination for a swim and for getting some rays of sun.
Moving slightly outside the city you can reach Sottomarina or Cavallino, their beaches were awarded with the prestigious blue flags that certify purity of the seas and quality of the services.
The presence of important international events, such as the Biennale of Art 2019, assures Venice an absolute relevance for a special experience between art and sea.
Open from 11 May to 24 November, the exhibition will be hosted in the characteristic setting of the Arsenale: the historic core of the Venetian shipbuilding.
Divided between the Gardens and the Arsenal, the Biennale 2019 is a must-see destination for all travelers in search of beauty, which is why a stay on a boat moored in the Lagoon, thanks to the Boat and Breakfast formula, represents the perfect solution for an unconventional and immersive experience between art and sea