“If you want a stellar food and wine-focused tour, contact Brittany Carlisi.”
Katie Parla - Rome-based food and beverage writer, culinary guide, and cookbook author
Launched in 2009 and fully refitted in 2022, Riana is a custom-built 42-meter, 220-ton luxury sailing yacht with the elegance & grace of the traditional sailing yachts of yesteryear but with all the modern amenities one may expect.
My Volcano Dinner Cruise is a gourmet culinary odyssey. This private sunset dinner cruise sails between Milazzo, Sicily, and the volcanic island of Stromboli in the Aeolian Islands.
Relaxed in luxury as bountiful seasonal delicacies of Sicily are served through sunset. Your gourmet five-course wine-paring dinner begins as we approach the volcanic Island of Stromboli - known for its perpetual eruptions as the "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean."
This once-in-a-lifetime epicurean experience is accented by the rhythm of small eruptions that can be viewed from the safety of Riana.
Discover this tiny but unique country in the heart of Europe, rich in nature and long in history, culture, and heritage.
The Montenegrin coastline (from the Croatian to the Albanian border) abounds with stunning scenery, gastronomic delights, numerous anchorage and swimming spots, and water access to the UNESCO World Heritage-protected towns of Kotor, Budva, Bar, and Ulcijn, amongst other must-visit locations including numerous mountains, lakes, forests and other cities and villages across the country.
Bespoke Montenegro land adventures and other services and experiences are offered in conjunction with our destination management partner Discover Montenegro, discovermontenegro.com
Split, Dubrovnik & Kornati
At the doorstep of Montenegro lays Dalmatia and the beginning of the immense Croatian coastline. With over 1,000 islands and coastlines lined with ancient historical towns & sites, Croatia is arguably one of the best sailing destinations in the world.
Croatia’s islands are remarkably close together and offer protected sailing, limiting the need for long open water crossings between locations.
Italy needs little introduction as a sailing destination. However, we have a few tricks up our sleeve when navigating the various Italian hotspots and adding a selection of stunning locations and expeditions to your itinerary.
For our volcano cruise, for example, we can offer a pure Sicilian dinner experience with a visit from a renowned local chef, local wines, and live acoustic background music as you dine at sunset, drifting past the active Stromboli volcano as your backdrop.
Our bespoke volcano dining experience is offered with our Sicilian destination partner Contessa Consulting, contessaconsulting.com, at an extra cost.
Athens, Kos, Paros & Mykonos
Greece abounds with ancient history, clear, clean water, breathtaking islands, and uncountable swimming and anchorage locations, making for a perfect sailing vacation filled with unforgettable memories.
Guests pick their destination and preferences for pure relaxation or partying at world-famous hotspots such as Nammos, Matsuhisa, and Scorpios, and Riana Yacht will take you there.
Your door-to-door driving services can be arranged in a Mercedes Class V Vehicle for a day visiting the wineries, and your entire visit around Sicily from airport pick up to drop off. The drivers are extremely knowledgeable about the territory and make great guides on the road.
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Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.
– Paolo Coelho
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Italy needs little introduction as a sailing destination, however, we have a few tricks up our sleeve when it comes to navigating the various Italian hotspots and adding a selection of stunning locations and expeditions to your itinerary.