Neapolitan Coasts and Islands

 Neapolitan Coasts and Islands

An ancient legend tells us that after God had created the World, he wanted to add beauty, but he happened to sneeze and as he fell on his hands, beauty dropped into one place, in Naples and its gulf.

The Bay of Naples is the ideal place for those who intend to spend their holiday at sea. Rocky cliffs rising sheer out of the sea, underwater caves, beguiling bays and inlets, spits of land jutting out into the deep. The coastline of the gulf of Naples has all sort of surprise in store that you can explore by boat.

You can plunge into the depths, chose between sandy beaches and flat rocks, enjoy the full flavour of seafood and find hotel de charme. From the Amalfi coast to the Sorrentine Peninsula, from the volcanic beaches of Ischia and Procida to the limestone cliffs of Capri, is a succession of inlets, beaches and grottos. You can choose from relaxation in spas, aquatic sports, underwater exploration and night life. Cruising in the most famous bay of the world is an unforgettable experience

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Naples to Naples : 7 days

DAY 1
Board your charter yacht in Naples to steam to Capri. Capri with its cocktail of nature, art, culture and high society has few equivalents in the world. The colour of the sea and the environment, the crystalline turquoise in the inlets, the white of the rocks in the blazing sun and the grey of the clifftops or again the dense green of the Mediterranean maquis, the yellow of the flowering broom…

DAYS 2-3
Visit the Blue Grotto that together with the Faraglioni is the trademark of Capri. Accessible only from the sea, the blue grotto owes its name to the remarkable play of colours that meets your eyes inside. A phenomenon of refraction creates a magical iridescence which illuminates the sides of the grotto through the water to a considerable depth. You can go walking nearby Marina Grande or decide to do some shopping in Capri. Visit the upscale tiny shops and stop for refreshments at an outdoor café in one of the little piazzas as you watch Capri life go by.

DAY 4
Amalfi: this is the land of the syrens, the wooers of ulysses, where the nature is still on the wilde side, the sea an emerald green and the archeitecure features houses clinging to the rockface and churches with majolica domes. Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, Furore… every settlement along the coast is a foretaste of paradise, every view remains imprinted in visitor’s heart and mind. Everywhere will give you the urge to come back visit Amalfi or take a taxi and explore Ravello, 350 meters above sea level with breathtaking views and spectacular panoramas that have no equal in the world.

DAY 5
After breakfast head to the Sorrentine Peninsula, celebrated throughout the world for its view and perfumes. Explore the beaches, coves and crystal blue water. Cruise in the heart of the sea park of Punta Campanella, one of the most spectacular sea reserve. Stop at anchor near the Li Galli Island and relax on the sundeck. Have lunch on board or alternatively at the restaurant “La Conca del Sogno”, a splendid place where you ca relax and have some great food. One of the most enchanting places on the coast is the Bay of Ieranto, but also Massa Lubrense and Nerano. If you feel like shopping, late in the afternoon, gaze out at the town of Positano. There are plenty of good restaurant ashore.

DAY 6
Departure for Ischia, universally known for its sea and its remarkable spa resources. There are no less than eight zones of mineral springs scattered over the island, not to mention innumerable springs, stufas and fumaroles. The island has modern thermal parks with hot swimming pools, saunas, jacuzzi’s, japanese and turkish bath, restaurants and bar at your disposal on the seashore. Cruise around the island to discover its alluring coastline and stop at San Pancrazio and Cetara to swim. If you have had you’re your fill of the sea, there are plenty of things to visit, starting from the Araganose castle and the archaeological museum. Anchor off for the night in S. Angelo where there are some excellent restaurants and trattoria.

DAY 7
Departure for Procida. The sea at Procida is like the natural environment: not crowded, transparent and still firmly attached to the traditions of the sea-farers. Procida is the ideal place for whoever wishes to discover the true dimension of living by the sea. Cruise around the island’s rugged tuff cliffs…it is the best way to get to know its coves, outcrops and crystal-clear sea. Visit the island or alternatively go to Marina of Chiaiolella where you can enjoy seafood and limoncello, the liqueur made from Procida’s celebrated lemons. In the evening return to Naples.