Sail from the north coast of Sardinia to the islet of Caprera, this natural seabird reserve, a beauty spot for lunch and swimming in small coves. Your chef’s menus will certainly feature bottarga, the ‘Sardinian caviar’. On the way to Corsica meander through the archipelago of La Maddalena a pearl of the Mediterranean and a protected marine and terrestrial area. Stop at Spargi and Lavezzi where isolated beaches are framed by granite boulders lapped by enticing turquoise waters. The towering white cliffs of Bonifacio are a magnificent sight from the sea, visit the Genoese fortress. Return to the Maddalena archipelago by Budelli, famous for its incredible pink beach, visit Razzoli and Santa Maria before ending at Sardinia’s super stylish Porto Cervo, capital of Costa Smeralda.