CAPRI & AMALFI COAST
The "Bellavita" Italian lifestyle essence is all here!
Your cruise with us begins in Sorrento, precisely in Castellammare di Stabia, easy to reach in just 20' transfer both from Naples airport and train station.
Castellamare di Stabia is a perfect starting point to sail straight to the luxury locations offered in the surroundings: Capri & Ischia, Isole Pontine and Amalfi coast, where you will anchor beside jet-set VIPS like Anastacia, Lewis Hamilton, Demi Moore, Paris Hilton and many others, just to mention some few of them.
South from chaotic and fascinating Naples, the outstanding and well-known Amalfi Coast – and the three islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida, as well as land gems like Positano, Sorrento and Amalfi itself – have been a magnet for visitors since Roman times.
The 50-kilometer stretch of coastline is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is comprised of dozens of towns, beaches, coves and cliffs. The beauty of southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast is legendary, and has inspired artists, writers, and travellers from all over the globe. And it’s little wonder why: here, vibrant, village-strewn cliffs jut into the sea.
During the summer, notes of lemon hang in the air and festivals enliven hamlets along the drive from the Bay of Naples to the Gulf of Salerno, making it the ideal time to travel to the Amalfi Coast.
The southern side of the Sorrento peninsula that divides the Gulf of Naples from that of Salerno, always a seaside resort and tourist for lovers of sailing holidays: its chalk cliffs fall into the deep blue sea, creating extraordinary bays beauty on the terraces suspended over the landscape and, together with its rich artistic heritage, make it one of the most renowned places in Italy and the world, so much so that it deserves recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site: land of colours, mermaids and city of gardens. If you love art and history, you can take a comfortable train that will take you to the entrance of the excavations of Pompeii.
Capri is probably the most celebrated spot of this itinerary – and you won’t have any doubts why. Steep cliffs rise majestically from an impossibly blue sea; elegant villas drip with wisteria and bougainvillea; untainted gardens surround it all. Capri’s most famous attraction is Faraglioni – undoubtedly the most representative picture of this destination: an unmissable spot for any sailor lucky enough to be there.
We set sail for ISCHIA: docking at the port of the small village of Sant'Angelo, the
landscape is the classic Mediterranean seaside village, with colourful houses, narrow alleys, souvenir shops, ice-cream parlours, restaurants and bars with outdoor tables... The main attraction of the island is its thermal waters, since it is located in the middle of a volcanic area, so why not visit a thermal swimming pool? Don't forget a romantic walk near the Aragonese castle: here you will find local restaurants for freshly caught fish, to accompany a bottle of Biancolella, the typical white wine of the island.
Start your day with a nice dip in the Sorgeto bay: a real outdoor thermal park. Hot
chickens and minerals, sauna and therapeutic steam. Then, heading to nearby PROCIDA, the island so famous for the film by Massimo Troisi "Il Postino". You can't miss spending your evening at Corricella, a typical postcard of the island: small, colourful houses, small restaurants and fishermen spinning their nets.
Amalfi and Positano villages
AMALFI, where you will moor in the small harbour located right in the centre of the village. You will begin your discovery of the Amalfi Coast right in the middle of the colourful alleys of Amalfi: you will be breathless at the sight of its majestic Cathedral. You can't miss a Delizia al Limone (Lemon Delight) for a snack in the famous pastry shop in the historical centre.
Circumnavigating Campanella, you will head towards POSITANO, one of the most famous destinations of the Amalfi Coast. Along the way, you will pass in front of Bagni della Regina Giovanna, Baia di Ieranto, a protected marine area, and Nerano: you could stop for lunch in one of the many restaurants on the beach! After crossing the small archipelago of Li Galli, you'll enjoy the incomparable view of Positano, with its endless steps and alleys perpendicular to the sea. Lose yourself in its colourful and lively alleys: you can dine in an exclusive restaurant with a view, or by starlight on your boat.