Amalfi Coast Bareboat Itinerary
Amalfi Coast Bareboat Itinerary
Welcome to the beautiful Amalfi Coast and the start of your bareboat charter in this iconic and stunning world heritage site. Board your yacht in Salerno making sure you stock up on all the delicious local foods and wines for your 7-day adventure. Salerno is the capital of the Amalfi coast and is a very pretty town to explore with many medieval churches, trendy shops, restaurants and a vibrant historical center.
Head off along the coast and anchor off the cliff-hugging fishing village of Positano for lunch and a swim. This is the best place to get the best view of this colourful village of houses in pink and yellows which adorn the cliffs - and you avoid climbing all the steep steps!
After a relaxing stop it’s anchors away to the next destination of Sorrento. Overlooking the Bay of Naples, from Sorrento you can take in Mount Vesuvius, the city of Naples and the islands of Ischia and Capri - a breathtaking and truly panoramic view!
At only 4 square kilometres, Procida is the smallest island in the Bay of Naples and one of the most picturesque. Studded with lemon groves and the pastel hued houses this region is famous for. This small island has managed to retain a natural feel and outside of August will not be overrun with tourists, but rather you can mingle with the fishermen and other locals that fill the narrow paved streets. Explore the island on foot or just sit on the deck of your yacht and take in the tranquil natural beauty in peace and quiet.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on deck because the next destination, Ischia, the biggest island in the Bay of Naples is just a short hop from Procida. If eternal youth is what you are looking for then you have come to the right place! This volcanic island is renowned for its thermal springs, hot mud pools and sands which have been curing and relieving visitors for centuries of whatever ails them.
Ischia is covered in lush forests, vineyards and rocky outcrops and is less crowded than neighbouring Capri. Head to Ischia Porto, a bustling little town where you can relax in one of the waterfront restaurants and enjoy some fresh fish caught by the local fishermen.
The name Capri is instantly evocative of old school glamour and jet set chic. Super yachts and famous visitors are regular sights here dating back for centuries when the Roman Emperors made this their favoured resort. If rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous is not your cup of tea then you will find something that is on this very beautiful island. Visit the temples and ruins that date back for 2000 years, walk in the rocky interior and visit the busy but incredible Blue Grotto. Dive into the warm, crystal clear waters and enjoy one of the quiet coves at anchor with a cold drink in hand and soak up the beauty that people have been flocking to admire for centuries.
A trip to the Amalfi coast would not be complete without a visit to the town that gave this stunning coastline its name. Not only was Amalfi one of the first luxury resort locations with the Roman Aristocracy building holiday villas here in the first century A.D but it was once also one of the most powerful Maritime bases in the Mediterranean. Not much evidence remains of this however as it is now a small, vibrant yet relaxed holiday destination. Wander the bustling sun filled piazzas with a gelato in hand and visit the Arab-Norman cathedral at the heart of town, with its striped Byzantine facade.
Day 7: Amalfi - Salerno (8NM)
Have an easy sail back along the rugged Amalfi coastline to return to Salerno and save some time to explore this fascinating and beautiful town. Renowned for being the birthplace of the Scuola Medica Salernitana, one of Europe’s greatest medieval medical institutes, there is much to see of historical interest as well as the more modern additions such as the new ferry terminal designed by Zaha Hadid. Stroll the tree lined waterfront promenade and try some of the local fare in one (or several) of the local wine bars, trattorias and cafes and plan your next bareboat charter!