Traveller’s Tips

Passport/Visa Requirements
Passports must be valid for at least three months beyond length of stay required by all nationals with the exception of nationals of EU countries with valid national photo ID cards. Visas are not required by British, Australian, Canadian, USA and other EU residents for stays of up to 90 days. Other nationals are advised to contact their embassy to check visa requirement. All nationals must produce evidence of return/onward travel and evidence of sufficient funds for the duration of stay. N.B.: No visas (and no extension to previously issued visas) may be granted to tourists who are already on Italian territory.

The national currency in both Sardinia and Corsica is Euro. Traveller’s cheques are widely accepted. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller’s cheques in Euros, Pounds Sterling or US Dollars. Traveller’s cheques, cheques and foreign money can be changed at banks, railway stations and airports and very often at major hotels (generally at a less convenient rate). Diners Club, MasterCard, American Express and Visa are widely accepted. Banking hours vary from city to city but, in general, Mon-Fri 08.30-13.30 and 15.00-16.00.


Skipper Qualifications
To charter a sailing yacht in Sardinia and Corsica it is necessary to have sailing certificates proving your competence. The Port Authorities in Sardinia and Corsica require an RYA Day Skipper with VHF qualifications as a sufficient license. International equivalents are also accepted from the majority of countries in Europe, as well as Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Your original certificate should be taken with you and presented upon check in.

Travel Insurance
We strongly advise you to purchase suitable travel insurance before your departure, including cancellation insurance to protect your booking deposit. When you book your holiday through Adriatic Holidays you are comprehensively insured on the yacht you are chartering, and are not liable for any damage beyond the value of the security deposit.

Travel Insurance can be arranged by contacting Cover-More Insurance Services Ltd by telephone on 01245 272408 or email: Cover-More Insurance Services Ltd are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA number: 312172). All the arrangements will be made with the insurance company and a full policy wording will be sent to you directly. Please quote referral code AFE5009 when contacting Cover-More directly.


Time Zone
Sardinia and Corsica are GMT + 1 hour. (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).

Italian is the official language. Dialects are spoken in different regions. German is spoken in the South Tyrol region (bordering Austria). French is spoken in all the border areas from the Riviera to the area north of Milan (border with France and Switzerland). English, French and German are also spoken in the biggest cities and in tourism and business circles.