Naples & Amalfi Coast
Naples & Amalfi Coast
Embark on a journey that will certainly replenish your senses with stunning fragrances, gentle waves caressing the shores, lively music from ancient narrow streets, lovely sights, and gourmet cuisine. Start by immersing yourself in the busy streets of Naples, renowned for its temperamental locals, incredible architecture, vibrant culture, and culinary wonders, and then head on to sunbathe on one of the many stunning islands of the Amalfi Coast.
Explore the blend of opulent and picturesque in the much-coveted sailing holiday destination that's been enchanting yachting aficionados for ages, with lush marinas, crystalline waters, extraordinary valleys, a preserved environment, and colourful houses rising in the clifftops of this stunning UNESCO heritage site. Forests sizzling with vibrant wildlife, supreme sailing conditions, and the relaxed posh atmosphere will show you the true meaning of la dolce vita.
The regional capital of Campania is sure to amaze even the best-travelled citizens of the world. The birthplace of baroque is a perfect starting place for those looking to enjoy both history and rugged nature, opulence and mystery, the quiet of the nearby islands and islets, as well as a taste of a real Italian metropolis. The third-largest city of the Mediterranean boot leaves so much to be seen, for both those waiting to discover the rich culture and the worshipers of sun & fun.
Request a box at the Teatro Don Carlo to enjoy a musical spectacle at the world's oldest opera house, or soak in knowledge at one of Naples' many museums.
Once the largest port of the globe, the central part of Napoli now offers scarce moorings reserved only for the wealthiest tourists. Explore the ruins of Pompeii famously devastated by the volcano of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The Amphitheatre, the case del Fauno, and the Temples of Apollo and Jupiter are all magnificently conserved and await for you to step inside the time capsule this site represents.
Those interested in the lesser-known jewels of this metropolis to discover while sailing won't be disappointed either.
The coast surrounding the upscale Posillipo neighbourhood will leave you breathless with underwater Roman ruins to explore while diving, haunted villas, and grottos holding keys to the many unsolved centuries-old mysteries.
Palazzo Donn'Anna is one of those stunning haunted houses, melancholically abandoned and standing in the blue waters of the Posillipo sea. The owner was a pompous aristocratic lady, who supposedly murdered the lover of her beau - the ghosts of the two women supposedly haunt the mansion today.
The Palace of the Spirits is next in your tour of lesser-known gems of Naples. Villarosa, as is alternatively called, is a Roman ruin dating to the 1st century BC. Situated in the clear waters of Pausilypon's archaeological and marine park, this glorious building is thought to be where esoteric events and mysterious forces take place, some even claim they heard a ghost reciting poetry in Latin!
After getting a little scared by the fantasms of Naples, you might find yourself in need of some retail therapy. The Chiaia District is the perfect place for some high-end goods, while souvenirs in Via Toledo have been attracting shoppers for almost five centuries.
To enjoy some top-notch cuisine, located along the scenic Bay of Naples, you'll find a family-run restaurant, Don Alfonso, where you can treat your taste buds to mouth-watering dishes made exclusively from fresh, homegrown ingredients.
The exhilarating sun-kissed beaches and the quintessentially Mediterranean scenic bays of the Amalfi Coast are beautifully explored from the comforts of a luxurious yacht. Inhale the smell of citrus fruits and flowers bejeweling the dramatic terrains of the dreamy coastline and glide into the translucent emerald waters. Stretching from the Gulf of Bay and the Gulf of Salerno, the Seductive nature and romantic atmosphere will leave a lasting impression and.
As your yacht approaches this picturesque cliffside village, you'll notice a striking panorama of colours. The Mediterranean houses painted white, pink, and yellow contrast the calm, blue seas and the emerald green of Monti Lattari. The steep, narrow streets of Positano are dotted with numerous cafes and bars, all guarded by grandiose walls, and bejewelled with several stunning watchtowers.
Hop on to explore the nearby bay of Rammese, only accessible by sea, to view the pastel-coloured sunset and relish haute cuisine served in Remmese Beach House. The wooden terraces and natural pools will make for a remarkably beautiful day of swimming and relaxing.
The bay of Clavel will enchant you with azure waters, rugged rocks, and scenic beauty - even Pablo Picasso fell in love visiting this marvellous sea gem, where the beautiful sea rests next to a 16th-century watchtower.
If you find yourself needing to stretch your legs, hike along The Path of Gods. The limestone-coloured cliffside trails will lead you to discover ancient abandoned stone houses, fragrant wildflowers, and spectacular scenery on route.
The glittering town overlooking the seductive Gulf of Naples is wonderfully scented with sea salt mixed with lemon trees, treating your eyes to expansive views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Goethe, Nietzsche and Dickens all admired the charms of Sorrento's warren alleys and sun-kissed beaches.
Ironically, the Marina Grande is smaller than its counterpart the Marina Piccola and is surrounded by inviting restaurants and cafes to relax in. Head to Marina Piccola to enjoy delicacies attracting seafarers for a century now at Ristorante Vela Bianca.
Watch the world go by at a relaxed pace at Sorrento's famous Piazza Tasso. The busy streets of the Piazza hide a natural phenomenon - check out Il Vallino Dei Mulini, a five-story, grass-covered mill mysteriously placed in a deep mountain cleft originating from a volcanic eruption 35,000 years ago.
Sipping limoncello is an unavoidable activity when visiting the lovely Sorrento. I Giardini di Cataldo is the perfect place to do so, after walking around its luscious lemon groves offering the finest products on the island such as oranges, tangerines, liquorice, basil, fennels, nuts, and marmalades.
A short sail away from the busy town life, you can swim around the gorgeous beach grotto of Bagni Della Regina Giovanna, which served as the private pool of Giovanna d'Angiò, the 14th-century Queen of Naples.
Offering a stunning view of both Sorrento and Capri, this natural gem is never too crowded.
Become enchanted by the romantic vistas of the town often referred to as "the city of Music". Ravello is home to one of the finest classical music festivals, named after the town, where virtuosos perform timeless pieces in clifftop concerts held from July through September.
The famed gardens are situated on clifftops - they can be beautifully in the Moorish-style Villa Rufolo built by a wealthy merchant in the 13th century. The blue horizons and luxury of the famous villa were even mentioned in Boccaccio's Decameron.
Looming 365 meters above the azure Mediterranean seas, you'll find the sculpture-dotted Terrace of Infinity. Located in the medieval estate of Villa Cimbrone, views from this terrace are the closest thing to heaven one can see on Earth. Walk around the iconic gardens of the estate to discover fragrant flowers and masterpieces such as the Statue of Ceres and the Crest of Mercury.
Join the yachting jet-set to discover why Capri stands to be one of the world's favourite sailing destinations. With its opulent Marina Grande and high-end boutiques, Capri awaits for you to discover its beauty both on land and at sea.
Grotto Azzuro will entice you with surrounding sapphire waters, but if you wish to enter, you'll have to hop on a wooden rowboat, the only vessel that can access the cave. Grotta Bianca hides a stalagmite formation resembling the Madonna and is another miracle one must explore while sailing around Capri.
On land, use the opportunity to taste different cocktails on La Piazzetta and shop in upscale boutiques in Via Calabritto.
For a night of culinary extravaganza, visit the Aurora restaurant. The place to see and be seen, this place is famous for serving pizza all'acqua - the recipe used for this delicacy is a hundred years old.