The itineraries along the Amalfi Coast mix in evocative paths that, if experienced on a luxury charter, become simply unforgettable.
Amalfi Coast and Capri
Unique, world famous locations suspended between history and myth and exalted by the intense colors and tastes of Southern Italy.
Recently, the British Daily Mail has listed a tour of the Amalfi Coast as one of “Europe’s best road trips” for the breathtaking vistas and exclusive experiences awaiting visitors on the look out for the most elegant among the Mediterranean coastlines.
What to see of the Amalfi Coast
It is not easy to pick the stops of a long weekend in this enchanting stretch of coastline: so numerous and beautiful are the picturesque seaside towns and, in the interior, the restaurants, beaches, and tourist spots that at the end of the trip you will look forward to get back!
The extraordinary Amalfi Cathedral, consecrated to the cult of St. Andrew, dominates the small town from the top of a monumental flight of stairs located just a few meters from the marina.
The façade, decorated with black-and-white mosaics, is popular worldwide and is one of the icons and a must-visit spot of any tour of the Amalfi Coast.
There is a small Oriental corner inside the building: Chiostro del Paradiso boosts an Arab-Norman portico with pointed arches and halfmoon-shaped capitals.
Paper Mill Museum, Amalfi
Visit the interesting Paper Mill Museum to learn about Amalfi’s historic and cultural heritage. The oldest of the four Maritime Republics, the town produced large quantities of paper thanks to the exchanges with the nearby Oriental coast. Watch how paper used to be made in old times at the Paper Mill Museum.
If you like trekking you cannot miss hiking the Path of the Gods. One of Italy’s most spectacular hiking paths, it connects Bomerano and Positano, unfolding across Monti Lattari at an average height of 400-650 mt above sea level. Majestic calcareous cliffs offer spectacular vistas as the path runs through bluffs that rise steeply from the sea and rough vertical landscapes
Otium Spa, Minori
No tour of the Amalfi Coast is complete without a regenerating stop in a luxury spa, like Otium Spa, a beauty resort the overlooks the beach of Minori. Recalling the old splendor of the nearby Roman Villa (another must-visit spot), the spa provides a modern version of the Latin principle of otium with an offer of massages, Kneipp paths, and countless beauty treatments.
Add also the lure of relaxing stops by the sea, in the shade of sails that slide slowly toward the azure water. We recommend arriving in the late afternoon to enjoy AperOtium, the exclusive aperitif-on-the-beach and then enjoy one of the many musical and theater performances hosted on the terraces. Check the schedule of events on Opium Spa’s website at the beginning of summer.
Raito’s vineyards, Vietri sul Mare
If you love good wine plan a visit to Azienda Agricola Biologica Le Vigne di Raito. Here, the luxuriant vineyards that grow on terraces overlooking the sea yield the excellent Ragis Rosso and Vitamenia Rosato wines.
Enjoy a guided tour and taste the local fare of Cetara anchovies, colatura di alici, the local fish sauce made from anchovies, smoked provola cheese, ricotta, mozzarella, and local cured meats. You will love this departure from more known tastes after a day spent swimming or enjoying the sea on your yacht!
Sail to the Li Galli outcrops
Add a quick sail to the Li Galli outcrops to your yacht tour of the Amalfi Coast. Homer claims that the Sirens living this tiny archipelago tried to lure Odysseus with their chants.
Il Gallo Lungo is the biggest of the three islets. Inhabited since Roman times, one of its last and more eminent dwellers was the Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev who bought the isle and lived in the gorgeous villa renovated by Le Corbusier.
An international atmosphere and the picturesque alleys radiating ‘70s freedom nostalgia make Positano one of the trendiest destinations of the Amalfi Coast. Anchor your charter in the bay and follow the call of the many arts and crafts shops selling the typical handmade Positano sandals you can even have made on the spot.
Enjoy an aperitif at Buca di Bacco, Positano’s most exclusive club, and dine glamorously and romantically at the renowned La Sponda restaurant. And how about the evening? If you love to dance hit Music On the Rocks, the club built on a rock perched above the sea and a prominent meeting place of the national and international clubbing scene.
Laurito beach, Positano
Positano houses a gem, one of the best-kept secrets of the coastline. Begin the day at Laurito, a beach located a few kilometers from Positano and accessible only by the sea (or by a steep flight of stairs from the interior).
For a taste of paradise spend a lazy morning in the gentle waves that touch this rocky inlet. Taste Neapolitan delicacies and mouthwatering preparations of fresh fish at Da Adolfo restaurant.
Cruising out of the harbour and into the Gulf of Naples, your first port of call on your luxury charter is Capri. Largely built up for the tourist trade, Capri offers a staggering selection of Italian restaurants and lavishly decorated cocktail bars to entertain you throughout the day and night. Pay a visit to Da Palino or Fontelina beach club for an authentic taste of Italian Cuisine.
The brightly coloured town of Capri and its selection of high-end boutiques are not the only attractions on the island worth seeing while on the island. Hotspots such as Villa Lyisis and Villa San Michele will certainly give you and your guests a refreshing and serene setting to begin your day.
Another highlight of the island is the Blue Grotto. The naturally made marvel is only accessible by tender so return to your luxury charter yacht in the afternoon and make this special trip. After witnessing the natural wonder you can either return to the shore for an authentic Italian supper or stay onboard your vessel for an evening of pampering and champagne under an equally stunning sunset.
Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Ravello
Have a stroll in the town and head straight to Villa Cimbrone Park. The site was created by the eccentric British lord Ernest William Beckett who bought the dilapidated place in 1904 with the intention of turning it into “the world’s most beautiful place”.
Today the Villa is one of the most glamorous Hotel de Charme of the Mediterranean and the beauty of its gardens is appreciated worldwide. Let the magic of hundreds of different views adorned with statues and fountains enchant you as you walk toward “Terrazza dell’Infinito” the terrace overlooking the coastline. Ravello is the resting place of beauty par excellence, a haven of good music and art.
Adored by Grieg, Wagner, Toscanini, and Bernstein, the Villa houses renowned cultural events like Ravello Festival and the chamber concertos organized by Ravello Concert Society. Stay for dinner at Flauto di Pan located inside the villa: one of the six award-winning restaurants of the Amalfi Coast.
About 70 km from Naples, between the Amalfi Coast and the Sorrento Coast, lies the village of Nerano, perched on a rocky cliff.
Thanks to its position, this small hamlet in the municipality of Massa Lubrense boasts breathtaking views of the sea and of the archipelago called “Li Galli” – belonging to the municipality of Positano, in the province of Salerno – as well as romantic sunsets reflected on a wonderful stretch of water.
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