The Amalfi Coast really is a natural paradise, there are no words to define this magical place, no surprise that UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage site. The formation of the Amalfi Coast is like a balcony suspended above the cobalt blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, under the intense blue sky that many painters have tried to reproduce over the years.
This area covers a long section of Italy’s west coast from the Gulf of Naples to the Gulf of Salerno and has thirteen main cities and villages, none more beautiful than the other: Amalfi, Atrani, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, Minori, Positano, Praiano, Ravello, Scala, Tramonti, Vietri sul Mare.
The beaches along the coast are a real paradise and a yacht charter trip will allow you to admire the wonders of nature directly from the sea and discover coastal hideaways, often unreachable from the mainland.
Located in a splendid position within the homonymous gulf, Naples (Napoli) is a beautiful city, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and enriched by an artistic and architectural heritage that has allowed it to become part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Naples is truly a city that pulsates with energy, animated by the noise of the markets and populated by picturesque and playful local characters, always ready to welcome visitors with a smile and good humour.
Naples is a hyper-active city that, all year round, provides its citizens and visitors with interesting opportunities for recreation as well as plentiful nightclubs, discos, bars, pubs and more. If you like a vibrant nightlife, then mooring your charter yacht in the harbour is the best solution.
Notwithstanding the delicious recipes offered on board our yachts, it is well worth going ashore to eat original pizza and the tasty Neapolitan dishes.
What makes Ischia an enchanting island is its generosity of nature, art and culture. Ischia is a volcanic island in the Gulf of Naples and is known for its mineral-rich thermal waters. The thermal springs gush at the Maronti beach, located to the south of the island. To the east, Roman remains can be found on the sea bed of the Cartaromana beach, an ideal spot for anchoring the charter yacht or catamaran for diving and snorkeling. The beach overlooks the mediaeval Aragonese Castle, which is connected to Ischia by a stone bridge.
Capri, the island in the Gulf of Naples, is famous for its rugged terrain, exclusive hotels and shopping, ranging from haute couture and limoncello to handmade leather sandals. One of the most famous natural sites is the Grotta Azzurra, a dark and rocky cavern where the sea water is tinged with electric blue owing to an underground cave that filters the sunlight. During the summer, the spectacular cove- filled coastline attracts numerous motor yachts, sailing yachts and catamarans.
Positano is a very popular tourist destination with pebble beaches and narrow, steep streets filled with shops and cafes. Thanks to the mild climate and the beauty of the landscape, Positano has been a holiday resort since the time of the Roman Empire. Typical are the many staircases that lead from the top of the village down to the beach. The main beaches are Spiaggia Grande and Fornillo, both within walking distance, or you can use the yacht’s tender and visit them by sea. Most famous is the walking path Sentiero degli Dei which starts at Positano and stretches to the other seaside villages of the Costiera Amalfitana.
The city of Amalfi, which gives its name to this section of coast stretching from Vietri sul Mare until Punta Campanella, is one of the most famous tourist centres of the Campania coast. It is known and appreciated all over the world for its artistic and natural beauty and its crystal clear water.
Amalfi overlooks the sea with its characteristic houses clinging to the rocks and narrow streets running between the pattern of arches and ancient towers which guard the village. Highly recommended is a walk through the alleys in the old town, between the wide open spaces that you will encounter from time to time. As you climb the stairs leading to the upper districts, you will be overcome by the memorable fragrances and astonishing views. As you can imagine, the best way to enjoy this luxurious place is on board a charter motor yacht, sailing yacht or a catamaran.
Set at 350 metres in a prodigious suspension on a rocky hill overlooking the Amalfi Coast, Ravello looks like a small treasure chest that at first glance impresses, and then seduces. Richard Wagner is symbolic of the music that the city honours every year at the prestigious Ravello Festival. It has hosted distinguished names from Arturo Toscanini to Humphrey Bogart, from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Virgina Woolf, from Totò to Gina Lollobrigida, all past courtiers in this elegant kingdom of natural “bien vivre“. Ravello is deserving of its name as the most precious jewel on the Amalfi Coast.
Herculaneum and Pompeii, the cities “risen” from Vesuvius, are the places of greatest historical and cultural value in the Land of the Sirens. Herculaneum (Ercolano), which boasts an enchanting position right in the centre of the Gulf of Naples, enjoys particular importance both nationally and internationally, for its immeasurable heritage. This comprises the archaeological excavations of the ancient Herculaneum, destroyed by the in 79 AD, the Vesuvian villas of the Miglio d’Oro and Vesuvius itself, all easily reached from the town centre. Stopping in Herculaneum provides an unrivaled view over the archaeological excavations, where you will observe one of the most prestigious monumental complexes of classical antiquity, and where they continue to make new discoveries. At the entrance to the excavations, alongside the Palestra, is a spectacular avenue that offers a view of the dissected part of the city: ruins, mosaics, paintings, statues, interiors and exteriors. Here you can experience more than two centuries of Roman history. Pompeii (Pompei) is famous for the great eruption of 79 AD. That autumn the city was the victim of the devastating activity of Vesuvius and was submerged by ashes and lapilli that fell enveloping the people and the buildings. The rain of volcanic material crystallized the entire city, preserving it in time.
Built on the cliff that separates it from the crowded port, Sorrento is famous for its panoramic view of the sea and Piazza Tasso, dotted with cafes. The historic centre is a maze of narrow streets where the church of San Francesco is located, a 14th century building with a tranquil cloister. The centre stretches harmoniously over a high tufaceous terrace, rich in lush vegetation and is characterized by cliffs with an average elevation of 47 metres above sea level. The view of Sorrento from the yacht will leave you breathless!