A M A L F I COA ST A YACHTING DESTINATION GUIDE
Ponza Naples AUSTRIA SWITZERLAND
Gulf of Naples
YACHTING ON THE AMALFI COAST Famous for art, history, food and wine, the Amalfi Coast combines warm sunshine, beautiful beaches and fascinating culture. Cruising the shoreline allows full appreciation of this extraordinary country; not only will the views be even more spectacular, but a yacht is perfectly placed to explore the many local and lesser-known islands along the way. The qualities of this striking coastline are much celebrated and, unquestionably, the best way to discover some of its best-kept secrets is from the water.
ella Napoli, the southern capital and third largest city in Italy, is brimming with fast-paced life. Cobbled streets and bustling piazzas sit amongst the heady buzz of Vespas, whilst delicious aromas of traditional cuisine hang in the air. History buffs will relish visiting the remarkably intact Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum near Naples, plus amazing artefacts and treasures housed in the Naples Archaeological Museum. Wander the winding streets lined with restaurants, ride the funicular to enjoy breath-taking views and listen to opera at the ancient Teatro San Carlo.
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olcanic Ischia is steeped in ancient mythology and famed for its hot thermal springs. The islandsâ€™ interior is covered in lush semi-tropical vegetation while a fascinating mix of vineyards and quirky towns pepper the landscape. Visit designer boutiques along Via Roma, stroll through the famous Mortella Gardens and relax in traffic-free Santâ€™Angelo. Clandestine and inviting, the rugged island of Ponza is a tranquil yachting haven where windless coves dot the coastline. Casual restaurants deliver understated nightlife with sunset aperitifs and delicious fresh fare; this is a place to relish unmitigated Italian charm with laid-back simplicity.
ith spectacular views over the Bay of Naples, the historic seaside town of Sorrento is packed with picturesque charm. Wander at leisure through the labyrinth of intricate shopping lanes, then head to the picturesque fishing quarter at Marina Grande where you can enjoy delicious fresh seafood for lunch on the waterfront. Close to the harbour, the small and sandy beach at Marina Piccola is a popular choice, or slightly further south, Punto del Capo, is an attractive option. Adventurous visitors should not pass up a trip to the striking ruins of Vesuvius and Pompeii.
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ocated in the Bay of Naples, cosmopolitan, chic and rich in history, Capri is a renowned playground for the rich and famous – strewn with high-class hotels, restaurants and boutique shopping. Cruise around the impressive Faraglioni Rocks, swim in the azure waters and take the thrilling chairlift to the island’s peak. Blessed with the most spectacular scenery, from the sheer cliffs of Tiberius’s Leap to the Blue Grotto, all are definitely worth a visit. Stop at a bustling café to enjoy a refreshing limoncello while watching the world go by.
pproaching the dramatic bay of Positano by yacht is a truly magical experience. Clutching the hillside in an almost impossible fashion, and attracting a stylish jet set crowd, this infinitely chic retreat oozes glamour. Many coves and seductive bays are only reachable from the water – go to Fiordo di Furore for unique rock diving, the three Galli islands for stunning anchorages or head to Fornillo where the beach is a peaceful haunt for discerning locals. For individuals in search of nightlife with an exclusive feel, don’t miss a visit to ‘club-in-a-cave’, Music on the Rocks - one of the leading clubs in Europe.
emorable and dramatic, the charisma of Amalfi is displayed in clusters of brightly coloured houses cascading across the steep cliffside. Narrow town alleyways wind upwards, snaking past ancient piazzas and pretty churches, linking the azure sea with lofty emerald mountains. Bursting with history and maritime aplomb, local folklore and tradition preside alongside Byzantine architecture. Anchor off Duoglio Beach, blessed with crystal waters for snorkelling and kayak round the bay to the exquisitely peaceful waterfront at Atrani.
erched on a promontory and marking a gateway to the Cilento National Park, Agropoli is brimming with diverse appeal, genuine southern hospitality and stunning anchorages. Sunseekers adore the long stretches of golden beach that fringe the lush landscape; notably blue flag Baia di Trentova is renowned for crystalline waters in a perfect setting. The old town radiates a traditional atmosphere with medieval alleyways piazzas and palazzi, while the scattered ancient ruins and Byzantine fortifications will enthuse and fascinate historians.
YACHT SELECTION A small selection of our yachts available for charter on the AMALFI COAST
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LENGTH: 55.0M / 180'5" GUESTS: 12 GUESTS IN 6 STATEROOMS
LENGTH: 40.0M / 131'3" GUESTS: 12 GUESTS IN 5 STATEROOMS
LENGTH: 30.02M / 98'6" GUESTS: 9 GUESTS IN 4 STATEROOMS
LENGTH: 37.0M / 121'5" GUESTS: 6 GUESTS IN 3 STATEROOMS
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