Amalfi Coast Charter Itinerary
Charter a yacht in a land where lemon trees stand perched on mountainside terraces and Moorish architecture dates back centuries. The pure magic of the Amalfi Coast beckons as iridescent seas lie under towering crags — much of the coastline is rocky and rigid — creating the dream-like setting.
Day 1: Naples & Procida
Embark your luxury charter yacht in Naples. In the afternoon, cruise to Procida, the smallest island in the gulf of Naples and the most unspoiled. Procida is the perfect place to start your holiday and unwind. This wonderful island is known for its pretty pastel houses, beaches and picturesque views. The word Procida means archaeology and its history centers on the medieval villa Terra Murata.
Day 2: Capri
The extraordinary beauty of Capri includes the Blue Grotto, a charming landscape and the views of Anacapri. Capri has two levels. There is a walking and shopping area right around the marina, while the main town, on top of Capri, is accessible by funicular. Visit the upscale boutiques and stop for refreshments at an outdoor café in one of the little piazzas as you take in the local way of life. Capri has always been one of the favorite leisure destinations for the privileged and was once home to the Roman Emperor Tiberius.
Day 3: Amalfi
Depart early for Amalfi, one of Italy’s most romantic villages. It lies at the mouth of a deep ravine, at the foot of Monte Cerreto (4,314 feet), surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery. Take a taxi to the town of Ravello with its spectacular views of the coast and magnificent villas. The town is set like an eagle’s nest above the dizzying landscape of the Amalfi coast. It is one of the most peaceful and charming resorts in Italy.
Day 4: Salerno
Dock at Salerno Marina. There, a private car will collect you to take you to Pompeii, where you will spend the day visiting the historic ruins. When you return, enjoy an alfresco meal at sunset.
Day 5: Positano
Positano sits in an enclave in the hills leading down to the coast. Stroll narrow lanes to view typical Moorish style houses and courtyard gardens that are lined up along the slopes facing the sea. Positano is a must for dinner. Now the problem
is there are too many places to choose from! Penne with prawns and arugula at La Cambusa overlooking the beach. Hundreds of candles, the prettiest terrace and gourmet treats at La Sponda, Le Sirenuse Hotel. For those slow food aficionados, why not head for the eagle’s nest at Il Ritrovo, Montepertuso. The choice is yours.
Day 6: Sorrento
Sorrento, overlooking the Bay of Naples, is positioned on the coast in the Gulf of Naples between green hills and clear blue sea. With its jaw dropping panorama view appealing to an abundance of tourists each year, you can see Vesuvius, the city of Naples, and the islands of Capri and Ischia.
Day 7: Ischia
In the morning, make way for Ischia, a volcanic spa island with sulfur springs and medicinal bathing areas. Drop anchor and visit the natural spring on the beach, then return to the yacht for lunch. In the afternoon, take a tour of Ischia. Return in the evening and depart for Naples.
Day 8: Naples
Praised, today, for being the largest city in southern Italy, Naples was originally founded by Ancient Greeks nearly 3,000 years ago. Home to the oldest opera house in Italy, famous historical castles, and Spaccanapoli – a popular street for shopping, dining and church – Naples boasts one additional claim to fame: inventing the pizza.