Great for Summer and Winter
Starting in Maddalena, the secret archipelago of Sardinia, this 8-day itinerary takes in the north of the Italian island before cruising to the western coast of Italy for gems such Capri, Amalfi and Positano. Be captivated by a wealth of picturesque landscapes, from pastel-hued hilltop villages, sandy stretches of secluded beaches, pine-clad mountains and curvaceous bays, offering a diverse range of activities to partake in whether you’re after adventure or relaxation.
- Day 1
Embark from BonifacioDistance: 30 nm*
The Maddalena Archipelago is a group of islands in the Straits of Bonifacio between Corsica and north-eastern Sardinia. It consists of seven main islands and numerous other small islets. The largest island is Isola Maddalena on which sits the archipelago’s largest town, La Maddalena.
Spend a relaxing afternoon parading through the picturesque centre for a spot of shopping. Alternatively, you may wish to cruise between Caprera and Maddalena, nicknamed 'swimming pool bay', where you will be invited to make use of your superyacht's waters toys and explore your Mediterranean location. To round off your first day, dine at the coastal restaurants or have your onboard chef prepare you a decadent meal made from fresh, local produce.
- Day 2
Indulge in Cala di VolpeDistance: 5 nm*
On this day you will venture south and spend the day anchored off the bay of Cala di Volpe, which is well be surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches.
Its crowning feature is the spectacular five-star Hotel Cala di Volpe at the end of the bay. This hotel is overlooked by the Pevero Golf Course and on the other side are the fabulous villas of La Celvia. You will have access to the amenities of the resort including their delightful spa if you wish to indulge yourself with a choice of their relaxing treatments.
Following this, you may want to explore the scenic beaches of Carpiccioli where you can unwind and take breathtaking photos. To finish off your day here, be sure to visit Vesper Beach Club and spoil yourselves with a decadent meal overlooking the sunset.
- Day 3
Lap luxuriously in the exclusive Porto CervoDistance: 200 nm*
Porto Cervo is the capital of Sardinia's beautiful Costa Smeralda presenting you a sophisticated day of luxury.
This destination welcomes superyachts from all over the world with open arms. Despite its increasing popularity, the coastline remains practically unmarked by tourism, and the resort's scenic beauty and luxurious style are certain to impress you and your guests.
The town offers golf, tennis and nature trails for active guests looking to keep fit while on their charter. Start your day by visiting Quattro Passi Al Pescatore for a relaxing breakfast overlooking the water, then later in the day venture inland to Petra Segreta for a luxurious afternoon at their resort. In the evening you will return to your superyacht for dinner, or if you please you can party at Billionaire Club where you may bump into visiting celebrities.
- Day 4
Flourish in the healing locale of Ischia Distance: 15 nm*
The island of Ischia rises from the Gulf of Naples like a vision, held up by its dormant volcano Mt Epomeo. It is home to one of the most famous spa centres in the world, The Poseidon Gardens. Pop in for a morning of pampering.
Spend the day exploring the rest of the island. There are some great beaches, such as Ischia Porto, Forio and Maronti. You will benefit from a visit Citara beach at Soccorso, a steep promontory watched over by a little white chapel. Sant’Angelo is an ancient, tiny fishing village on a rocky peninsula that is now dedicated to a tranquil and very private retreat.
If you want to explore, visit Serrara Fontana and then climb up to the summit of Monte Epomeo. Barano d’Ischia has some ancient settlements and geological formations. Or, if you wish to soak up some healing waters, visit Negombo Thermal Gardens where you and your guests can spend the whole afternoon unwinding in the tranquillity of their breathtaking flora.
- Day 5
A breezy day in CapriDistance: 15 nm*
After a light breakfast on your superyacht, you will venture towards the island of Capri to unwind and relish in its epic beauty.
Why not begin your visit with a trip to Blue Grotto in the northeast and liven yourself up with a refreshing dip in crystalline waters. Or perhaps you and your guests would prefer to spend the day peacefully walking through romantic villas such as Lysis and San Michele, where you can explore narrow winding streets filled with flowering terraces and elegant little shops.
For supper, Capri provides extraordinary dining facilities, from family-run establishments to luxurious restaurants. Da Paolino is a prime location if you want to feast on authentic Italian cuisine prepared masterfully with local ingredients. The restaurant even boasts seating under a canopy of lemon trees, providing a fragrant atmosphere. Be sure to buy a bottle of the island's speciality, limoncello, before you leave.
- Day 6
The gem of the Amalfi CoastDistance: 10 nm*
Continuing on from yesterday's trip imbuing you with peace and relaxation, you will travel to mainland Italy to the breathtaking Amalfi.
Amalfi is a town in the region of Campania, at the mouth of a deep ravine on the foot of Monte Cerreto and surrounded by dramatic cliffs.The Amalfi Coast boasts exceptional cultural and natural scenic value resulting from its geography and historical evolution.
There are also plenty of excellent bars and restaurants in which you can watch the sunset while sipping a cocktail. The best way to see Amalfi is through one of the excellent private guided tours, or via your superyacht where you can cruise at your own pace with the coast's fantasy-like architecture as your serene backdrop.
- Day 7
Round off in the glamour of Positano Distance: 25 nm*
For your final day, you will pay a visit to Positano, famed for its exclusivity and utmost sophistication.
Myth tells us that Positano was founded by Poseidon – the god of the sea – for the sake of the nymph Pasitea, whom he loved. You can visit Sirenuses if you're looking for more insight into Italy's mythical heritage.
The town is full of character and charm, with brightly coloured architecture, many boutiques and a cosmopolitan clientele. Walking through the streets you will encounter many buzzy cafes and bars that you can dine at, such as Il San Pietro di Positano or Zass if you're craving some gourmet luxury.
Alternatively, you can visit Treville Beach Club if you are looking for a private haven away from the crowds, where you can end your final full day in relaxing ambience.
- Day 8
Grande finale in Naples
On this day, you will bring an end to your luxury charter by cruising to Naples for midday disembarkation.
However, there is still plenty to do in this prime destination, such as visiting the Sunken City of Baiae, the Royal Palace, or even paying a trip to the civilisation frozen in stone, Pompeii. You may wish to spend the night so that you can visit all of these cultural sites. If you don't however, be sure to make a stop at Palazzo Petrucci for a sumptuous meal before you finalise your trip.
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*All distances are approximate