Ideal for Summer Season
The Italian coasts attract many visitors each year on a Mediterranean yacht charter, not least because of the electric blue waters and endless possibilities to witness beautiful coastlines and serene anchorages, but primarily because once on land, you will find numerous architectural treasures, romantic streets and impeccable restaurants that will leave you feeling as though you never want to leave. Stopping at all the most attractive spots along the Amalfi Coast all the way to Taormina, you can be assured that a yacht charter vacation around Italy is a truly unforgettable experience.
- Day 1
Naples to IschiaDistance: 16 nm*
Embark on your luxury charter yacht in the colorful coastal city of Naples, a historic metropolis that is packed with culture, unique beauty and a vitality for life.
Enjoy a warm welcome and a freshly prepared lunch on board by your personal five-star crew before cruising over to the volcanic island of Ischia. Famed for the healing powers of its spa waters, this Italian Island has been a vacation destination for aristocrats since Roman times and still attracts well-heeled travelers today. Guests can enjoy the mineral-rich waters for themselves at the Negombo Thermal Gardens or marvel at the Aragonese Castle which wows with its magnificent presence as well as its 25 centuries of fascinating history.
For those who are just looking for a bit of rest and relaxation, anchor in the bay of Punta Molino and bask in the warm Mediterranean sunshine before stepping ashore for a leisurely stroll around the glorious Sant' Angelo.
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- Day 2 & 3
Ischia to CapriDistance: 16 nm*
Wake up to a champagne breakfast and admire the views as you cruise west of Capri where you will find a selection of secluded, idyllic anchorages.
These heavenly spots are perfect for making the most of your motor yacht’s water toy collection as you transform the Mediterranean into your own private playground. In the late afternoon when crowds simmer down, head to the main town for an evening aperitif on the Piazzetta, which you will find in the heart of medieval Capri town. Spend some time wandering around the square which is complete with a picture-perfect church and filled with romantic cafes, bars and inviting restaurants. Guests could easily spend a couple of days here, exploring the peaceful serenity of the surrounding anchorages and bougainvillea-covered towns.
- Day 4
Capri to Sorrento Distance: 16 nm*
Feeling relaxed and at ease, cruise back across the bay towards the stunning peninsula of Sorrento.
Boasting remarkable hiking trails, dramatic views and a cool Italian style, Sorrento may be small but it has long had a large reputation with those who like to travel by superyacht. Spend the morning strolling through the Museo Correale di Terranova’s terraced walkways and be prepared for the spectacular views over the Gulf of Naples. For something a little more challenging, hiking trails that hug the Lattari Mountains and Sorrentine Peninsula make a perfect way to stretch your legs after a day aboard your charter yacht and offer sunset views you’ll never forget.
Head back on board your charter yacht to enjoy cocktails before tasting the wonders of one of Sorrento’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants, Il Buco, Terrazza Bosquet or Lorelei.
- Day 5
Sorrento to PositanoDistance: 16 nm*
After a delectable breakfast on board, take a swift tender ashore to discover the historical beauty of the dramatically perched town of Positano, one of Italy’s original Amalfi Coast hotspots.
Boasting chic beachfront bars, elegant restaurants and an alluring ambiance of effortless elegance, Positano is a must-see when exploring Italy on a charter yacht. Spend the day exploring the pretty cobblestone streets or take the day to relax at the magnificent TreVille beach club, a haven of serenity and privacy away from the crowds.
If time allows, guests should also visit the five-star Il San Pietro di Positano, situated on the cliffs of Positano, the restaurant here boasts remarkable views, a luxurious atmosphere and classic Italian cuisine with modern twists and fresh ingredients.
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Il San Pietro di Positano
TreVille Beach Club
- Il San Pietro di Positano
- Day 6 & 7
Positano to Amalfi to PanareaDistance: 120 nm*
Get ready to seize the day in the town of Amalfi, with its beaming white buildings set against a backdrop of green forests above the turquoise azure sea, it is no surprise that this town has been named the ‘pearl of the Amalfi coast’.
Guests can meander around the historic center of Piazza del Duomo, and discover the 11th-century Cathedral of St Andrew before exploring the exclusive boutiques that line the charming streets. As the sun sets, climb back on board for an evening of fun, games and a fine dinner created by your personal chef who can cater to your every desire, want and need.
- Day 8
Stromboli, PanareaDistance: 30 nm*
After an overnight cruise to the Aeolian Islands, wake up to the astonishing views of the volcanic island of Stromboli, the northernmost atoll of this picture-perfect archipelago.
The only island of its kind, Stromboli is the only island with a permanently active volcano that juts dramatically out of the water, making for a charter destination unlike any other. Although just 80 people are allowed up the mountain at any time, there are volcanic tours to be taken to the summit of this volcanic treasure, though it is essential to be escorted by a knowledgeable guide.
Cruise over to the stylish isle of Panarea for an unforgettable evening at the gorgeous Hotel Raya. Home to a luxurious alfresco restaurant and a hugely popular open-air nightclub, Hotel Raya is an alluring hotspot primed and perfect for the Superyacht Set.
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- Hotel Raya
- Day 9 & 10
Panarea to TaorminaDistance: 67 nm*
For your last couple of days on vacation, cruise through the Messina Straits to Taormina, a slice of Italian heaven that is so rich in natural beauty and cultural heritage.
Not to be missed, Taormina is a picturesque hilltop town perched on the eastern coast of Sicily that draws in many high-rollers thanks to its ancient artifacts, sublime beaches and designer shopping scene. Guests can spend a couple of days here, immersing themselves in Sicily's flamboyant lifestyle and impressive culture. Must-sees include Teatro Antico, Mount Etna, Isola Bella and the Valley of the Temples, one of the world’s finest examples of Magna Graecia architecture.
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Valley of the Temples
- Isola Bella
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*All distances are approximate