Costiera Amalfitana, also known as the Amalfi Coast, is a little slice of paradise that’s an outstanding example of the Western Mediterranean landscape according to UNESCO. Iconic towns and rustic villages tumble down mountains toward the glistening cobalt waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The scent of citrus carries on the salty sea air, and verdant woodlands colour the landscape every shade of green imaginable.
From May to October, temperatures hover around 27°c to 30°c and rainy days are few and far between. Explore some of the most beautiful Italian towns and fishing villages as you sail along the rugged coast. Stop at Capri and enjoy world-class shopping or watch the sunset over Vesuvius from the Sorrentine Peninsula. If it’s authentic Italy you’re after, here’s our most popular Amalfi Coast itinerary.
Home to some of the finest pizza restaurants in Italy, Naples is a foodies paradise. Unlike the tourist hotspots of Venice, Florence and Rome, Naples still clings to much of its old-world charm. Explore the walled citrus gardens of San Gregorio Armeno church, dig into the best pizza on Via Tribunali and explore the preserved streets of the once-buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. If you want to spend the day on the beach working on your tan and making the most of the cool ocean breeze, Gaiola Beach is the place to go.
Famed for its natural thermal springs, manicured gardens, gorgeous beaches and vibrant bar scene, Ischia is an unpretentious yet upscale island found in the heart of the Bay of Naples. Spend the day exploring chestnut forests, sprawling vineyards and secret beaches before stopping for a Negroni in the town of Lacco Ameno. The island is divided into two distinct halves. On the Southern side of Ischia, rustic and rural charm takes the lead. Here, you’ll find no cars, no mass development and a more traditional look and feel. On the Northern side of the island, upscale bars and restaurants hug the coastline, serving up simple flavours and fresh ingredients – with spectacular views, of course
Capri is an island that needs no introduction. It’s a chic hotspot where people go to see and be seen. Superyachts drop anchor in Marina Grande, providing easy access to luxury designer stores and boutiques, award-winning restaurants, magical ocean caves, secluded coves and beautiful beaches. Sip on a limoncello while taking in breathtaking natural beauty, explore the Blue Grotto and its startling blue waters, swim among the famous Faraglioni and stock up on Italian leather, designer bags and local art.
Amalfi is the main town of its namesake coastline and is everything a Mediterranean town should be. Clinging to the cliff face and ascending down toward the sea, whitewashed buildings glisten like pearls before coming to a stop at the promenade. Colourful boats and superyachts drop anchor in the marina as their guests explore the historic centre, sidewalk cafes, luxury boutiques, marina-side bars, and restaurants. One of the most popular attractions in Amalfi is the Duomo di Sant’Andrea and the fragrant lemon groves with their giant yellow orbs used to make limoncello and zesty deserts.
Situated on top of a towering clifftop, Ravello is a quiet terrace town overlooking the Amalfi Coast – serving up some of the most spectacular views around! A hub of music, art and creativity, it has long been a muse for artists searching for inspiration. Ravello is home to majestic villas, botanical gardens and gourmet dining opportunities. Palazzo Della Marra and Scala are two popular attractions in the town, while limoncello and wine tasting tours draw in a younger, hip crowd. Modern architecture blends seamlessly with historical and cultural landmarks to create one of the most beautiful towns on the Amalfi Coast.
When it comes to the Amalfi Coast, Positano is the epitome of Southern Italy and its draw to the elite. With rose, peach, saffron and terracotta houses cascading down toward the ocean, steep streets fringed with wisteria and bougainvillea and boutique stores and restaurants at every turn – it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. For those looking to up the ante and indulge with world-class cuisine, jaw-dropping views and Milan-Esque shopping opportunities, Positano is your go-to! Kick back and relax on the beach before spending the night sipping delicious Italian Prosecco or an Aperol Spritz on one of the many roof terrace bars and restaurants lining the beachfront promenade. Food, fashion and beauty clash in the best ways possible to create a picture-perfect town well worth a visit.
The final destination on this Amalfi Coast yacht charter itinerary is the lively resort town of Sorrento. Nestled between Vesuvius and Amalfi on the Sorrentine Peninsula, it’s big on cafe culture, pizzerias and artisan shops. Home to the Basilica di Sant’Antonino, Sorrento Cathedral and the shopping district of Corso Italia, it’s a bustling town filled with history, culture and entertainment. Spend the day exploring museums and taking in the sights before watching the sunset from the gardens at Villa Comunale. Chic seafood restaurants adorn the water’s edge at Marina Grande, while the trendiest bars and nightspots are found in the busy Main Square of Sorrento.
Cruise the Amalfi Coast in Absolute Style
There’s no better way to take in the beauty of the Amalfi Coast than from the water. From Spring through to Summer, visitors from around the world make their way here to soak up the true spirit of Italy. Wake up to the fragrant scent of nearby lemon groves, wander through vibrant vineyards, explore epic landscapes and shop till you drop at iconic fashion stores.
At Ahoy Club, we know the Amalfi Coast inside out. From the moment you step onboard until the day you leave, enjoy an authentic 5-star experience with the highest levels of service and attention to detail. Whether you want to sail with a set itinerary or create something unique to you, we’re here to ensure you get the most out of every moment.
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