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Host to an incredible selection of small villages and tourist attractions, the Amalfi Coast is a popular destination throughout the year which always delivers. Flourishing with stunning views, historical monuments and boundless amounts of limoncello, your luxury charter yacht will take you on a journey that you will never forget.
- Day 1
NaplesDistance: 15 nm*
Kick start your Amalfi Coast yacht charter by meeting up with your captain and crew in the historic city of Naples. Known as one of the largest cities in Italy, there is plenty to see and do when you arrive.
After unloading your cases and drinking some perfectly chilled champagne, take some time to explore the beautiful city around you. The iconic centre of Naples covers 27 centuries worth of history, leaving no qualms as to why it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stunning buildings like the Royal Palace await your arrival but not until you've had lunch at one of the local eateries. What's for lunch? When in Naples the best lunch option is pizza, after all, it did originate in this city, and no place serves an authentic Neopolitan dish like Palazzo Petrucci.
If you have some time before departing, a must-see sight in the close vicinity of Naples is the Roman ruins of Pompeii. Undoubtedly one of the most famous locations in Italy, Pompeii is open for tourists to visit and catch a glimpse of the settlement that was smothered by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
- Day 2
ProcidaDistance: 5 nm*
Cruising away from the Italian mainland, your first port of call is a small island in the Gulf of Naples called Procida. Created by the eruptions of four volcanoes, now dormant and submerged, Procida is a quaint little island popular for its beaches, pastel buildings and stunning scenery.
After anchoring your motor yacht in the harbor, visit some local businesses lining the shore before indulging in a delicious lunch and locally sourced wine. Burn off your lunch by making your way up a shaggy hill to Terra Murata. Not only are the views from the settlement utterly staggering, but there are some interesting historical structures to see here.
Exploring the higher grounds, you can see some impressive medieval fortifications and a set of two long-range cannons, all of which date back to 1799. Another historical structure to visit is the Palazzo d'Avalos which dates even further back than the cannons. The 1563 building has had quite a history, including a spell of being a royal palace and a prison.
If you love art, there is one more stop to make before returning to your charter yacht. The Abbey of San Michele holds a unique collection of masterpieces, including an interpretation of St Michael defeating the devil.
- Day 3
IschiaDistance: 20 nm*
Another popular stop in the Gulf of Naples is the fishing destination of Ischia, where you and your guests will spend the day discovering its wonders.
Unlike other islands in the Mediterranean, Ischia is very popular for its thermal springs. The hot springs are full of natural goodness and minerals and are a pull to the island - we recommend that you pay a visit to Negombo Gardens and indulge in the many treatments they offer.
After a refreshing treat in the hot springs, stroll across a stone bridge to the Aragonese Castle that rests on a nearby islet. While there, take the time to visit the pretty churches, some of which date back to medieval times. Back on the main island of Ischia, you may have timed your visit right to see the annual Ischia Film Festival. Held in honor of all the work filmed to promote the local area, this festival is popular with locals and tourists alike and makes a great experience that you will never forget.
One final point of interest involves you suiting up in your diving equipment. Below the waters of Cartaromana Beach are some Roman ruins for you to discover. Suitable for any level of diver, this is an intriguing sight to witness and the perfect way to cool off after a day of exploring.
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- Day 4
CapriDistance: 20 nm*
On this day, you and your guests will cruise south, where the glamorous island of Capri awaits you. The tourist hotspot boasts rugged landscapes and shopping facilities, offering a treat for every type of charterer.
In addition to the shopping area of Capri, the other main tourist attraction is the water itself. Taking your tender for a ride, make your way to the Blue Grotto. Seemingly just a dark cavern at first, this natural marvel holds an incredible gift inside. Created by the sun shining through an underwater cave beneath the cavern, the water inside the dark space glows an incredible shade of electric blue.
After a freshly prepared Italian lunch, there are some sites to visit on the island, including several museums and the ruins of some Imperial Roman buildings. Much of the structures still stand, giving you a great idea of how Romans lived here, plus the site makes for some great photos.
After visiting these historic landmarks, guests can journey to the local villas, like Lysis and San Michele. Surrounded by flourishing blooms of flora and fauna, the botanical gardens are a popular retreat to stop and watch the world go by or for a quiet picnic. Alternatively, you would be remiss not to book a table at the restaurant Da Paolino, where you can dine under a beautiful canopy of lemon trees.
- Day 5
AmalfiDistance: 5 nm*
Nestled in the bottom of Mount Cerreto, Amalfi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, immediately making it a worthwhile stop on your luxury yacht charter.
The ideal starting place for exploring Amalfi is the 11th-century St Andrew's Cathedral. Dominating the medieval architecture protected in Amalfi, the cathedral holds some incredible artwork dedicated to the patron saints and shows some distinct structural references to the baroque era.
Another historical monument to see is the Arsenal of the Maritime Republic. Now acting as an art exhibition, the Arsenal makes an interesting visit and promises exciting views of the surrounding waters.
Just a short distance away is the hilltop town of Ravello, which offers breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast. While you are there, you can visit many public gardens from Villa Cimbrone to Villa Rufolo for a romantic afternoon stroll. You may even wish to stay for supper and dine at the famous Palazzo Avino.
- Day 6
PositanoDistance: 15 nm*
Tucked away in the crevices of the mountains, Positano is a beautiful secluded treasure with a fascinating history. Now extremely popular for the locally produced limoncello and L'Albertissimo, Positano is a hidden retreat which offers peace, culture, and stunning scenery.
Start your day by swimming in the cool waters of the bay. If you fancy some insight into Italy's mythical history, then pay a visit to the nearby island of Sirenusus where you can also explore the surrounding waters.
After an exquisite lunch on board your charter yacht, head ashore to see the compact streets of Positano and visit the Santa Maria Assunta church. Topped with a stunning tiled dome, this church is a very popular tourist attraction and can be seen from the mountains that surround the town. A statue inside the church of the Madonna is said to have been abandoned by pirates after a ghostly scare in a storm just off the coast.
For supper, you have a variety of restaurants and cafes at your disposal. There are plenty of local eateries lining the harbor that offer freshly caught and prepared food, such as Zass and Il San Pietro di Positano. Or if you prefer something a little more intimate, visit Treville Beach Club.
- Day 7
One of the most well-known Italian destinations awaits you on your final day along the Amalfi coast. Sorrento remains as popular today as it has been over the decades, thanks to its incredible food, warm weather, impressive historical sites, and welcoming locals.
Sorrento's Piazza Tasso is the best place to purchase some great souvenirs to bring back home and even boasts some high-end boutiques and galleries. Based in the center of Sorrento, the Piazza hosts many local businesses which sell locally produced goods including, limoncello, ceramics, and lace. While in the area, take a break at one of the small cafes and indulge in one last Italian meal of olives and antipasti.
For the remainder of the day take in the sights, starting with the 14th-century monastery of St Francesco. The stunning building is a sacred monument open to the public and boasts some impressive historical artifacts. Also from the 14th century, but rebuilt in areas, is the Cathedral of Sorrento.
If there's the time at the end of your busy day, you can visit the incredible Mount Vesuvius which offers unrivaled views of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. However, if you decide to spend your final day, you can reflect on the memories you have created during your trip through one of Italy's most famous charter destinations.
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*All distances are approximate