The Amalfi coast, located on the southern shore of the Sorrentine Peninsula in Southern Italy, only about an hour drive away from the South of Naples is one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations due to the sheer beauty of its agricultural landscape and its great historical sites. With an Amalfi Coast yacht charter you can discover the main attractions of this mesmerising coastline from your private yacht without being stuck in traffic during the peak summer months.
Start your yacht charter Amalfi Coast route early in the morning to avoid the midday heat. Must-see places on the Costiera Amalfitana include Positano, Salerno and the famous island of Capri, known by locals as the “paradise of idleness”. Start your luxury yacht charter adventure by docking in the small Italian village of Positano, often considered as the coast’s most picturesque and photogenic town. Among the steeply stacked roads that wind up the mountainside are fine restaurants and local cafés, fashionable boutiques and terracotta coloured houses. Enjoy a typical colazione breakfast, in an authentic Italian bar with a cappuccino and cornetto (Italian pastry).
After a stroll in this beautiful ancient town head back to your yacht and cruise to the 10.4 km2 island of Capri. Visit the Marina Piccola (the little harbour), the town of Capri and Anacapri, and the ruins of the Imperial Roman villas. Before you leave don’t forget to explore the hidden wonders of the Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra), a secluded sea cave on the coast of Capri. Discover the delicious Neapolitan cuisine under the shade of the clock tower upon the delightful Piazzetta of Capri, finishing up your lunch with a limoncello, a lemon liquor native to the Amalfi coast. Other famous local products include alici, a particular kind of anchovy from Cetara.
With a stomach full of local delicacies, continue cruising to the famous town of Sorrento, situated in the northeast of Capri. The town overlooks the Bay of Naples and from your yacht you should even be able to see Naples itself, as well as the famous volcano Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri. If you have time you should certainly attempt to visit nearby Pompeii, a town famous for its ancient Roman ruins that were immaculately preserved in the aftermath of a volcanic ash cloud eruption from in 79 AD.
These are just a few of the many fine attractions available for those visiting the Amalfi Coast by yacht. Venture deeper into the cities and towns of this marauding coastline and there are plenty more cultural treasures to unearth.
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