Marina of the Month: Porto Mirabello

Written by Elizabeth Kelly

Situated on the north-western Italian coastline, the Porto Mirabello marina is nestled in the seclusion and serenity of the Gulf of La Spezia. Known also as the Gulf of Poets, the idyllic surroundings are said to have inspired the works of Lord Byron, Percy Shelley and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti to name but a few, and it is easy to see why. Against the backdrop of the rustic and rolling Ligurian mountain range, the marina is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With the ability to accommodate up to 17 vessels over 65-metres, 11 new mooring slips and an outstanding Megayacht Quay, the Port’s recent transformations have secured the location as one of the largest luxury superyacht hubs on the Mediterranean coastline.

With attention to detail at every avenue, Porto Mirabello meets and manages every possible need of the superyachts, their owners and their crew. There are trained technical staff available 24 hours a day to assist with docking and with the unique added aspect of a dedicated onsite shipyard, yachts are also able to complete any maintenance work whilst in port, a rare and extraordinarily useful facility. The marina is home to a heliport as well as two high-capacity fuelling stations situated within the Megayacht Quay, allowing vessels to refuel conveniently and quickly. Moreover, with privacy a priority, members of the Megayacht Quay receive state of the art entry badges to gain access through private security gates, giving high profile owners peace of mind. With exclusivity in mind, the recently opened Poets Lounge offers guests moored in the Megayacht Quay a secluded space to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views and sensational scenery of La Spezia.

The multi-lingual concierge are able to advise and organise endless activities and excursions, from guided hikes in the jade-green mountainside of Biassa, to river rafting in Val di Vara, the surrounding areas have everything and more to offer. For those wishing for a more relaxing and luxurious experience, Porto Mirabello boasts a Wellness Centre and Spa, a 25-metre swimming pool overlooking the marina and is in close proximity to a 18-hole golf course. Just a short stroll into La Spezia along the Thaon de Revel bridge, guests can easily access the boutique shops, bustling bars and experience true Italian cuisine in one of the many restaurants overlooking the marina.

Though there is little left to be desired within the marina itself, the true luxury of Porto Mirabello is its location. Surrounded by enchanting destinations, Porto Mirabello opens the door to the region's extensive and outstanding natural beauty. Whilst the charm of the five towns of Cinque Terre remains the most defining feature of the Province of La Spezia, the marina is just a stone's throw away from some of the most rustic, romantic and under the radar locations. From the cobbled streets and coloured houses of Porto Venere to the rugged rocks on the Island of Palmaria, guests of the marina are spoilt for choice.

Whether its culture, cuisine or couture, Porto Mirabello is able to offer it all. As the owner of the Marina, explained, “Porto Mirabello is a perfect home port, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the location is very central for many of the most alluring destinations in the Mediterranean. Charter yachts can reside in the relaxing, stylish atmosphere of Porto Mirabello, having the reassurance that our dedicated shipyard is available 24 hours a day for any maintenance work or upgrades, and still be in Monaco to pick up guests in just a few hours.

With its convenience and it’s charm, Porto Mirabello is a fantastic destination for both clients and crew. It’s unique and unrivalled ability to host vessels up to 130-metres make the marina the ideal destination for superyachts wishing to explore the Mediterranean coastline of Italy.


Porto Mirabello
Viale Italia
19124 La Spezia

T: +39 0187 778108



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