The Amalfi Coast has been a teeming centre of multiple human civilisations over the course of centuries. The precipitous slopes of its beautiful coastline, along with the charming towns that seem to hang off them, and its rich cuisine have always proved an irresistible attraction. Today its glorious natural environment and unique cultural heritage make it highly popular with summer yacht charters.
There is a lot to see on the Amalfi Coast. The remarkable city of Naples is curious, fascinating and inspiring. As Veronica Etro said about Naples: ‘Everything here is unique – the food, the people, the places, the traditions – it’s a world of its own.’
The elegant and refined island of Capri and the more sleepy Ischia, with its spas and springs, offer more of a riviera charm, glamour and relaxation. Positano, down the coast from Naples, is enchanting with its dramatic cliff views, wonderful art and crafts and fantastic choice of restaurants. Taken as a whole, the Amalfi Coast provides a great backdrop for a yacht charter. If you board in Naples, Capri is a good first stop.
Back on the mainland, those who brave the narrow, winding coastal road, will discover the many hidden treasures of the terraced towns and villages along the way. Ravello, with its medieval streets and byways, is one of those charming places. You can also visit the remains of Pompeii, further inland, which is one of the most remarkable archeological sites in the world. Further south, there is Sorrento with its distant views of Mount Vesuvius. If you want to head south, visiting the Aeolian Islands and Sicily can easily be incorporated into an itinerary focused on the Amalfi coast.
Beautiful and intoxicating, Italy’s glamorous Amalfi Coast remains as popular as ever.
High Point Yachting offers a great choice of crewed motor yachts, sailing yachts and catamarans in this area. Tell us your preferences and we’ll find the most suitable itinerary, including booking the restaurants and recommending on-land trips.
The scenery along the Amalfi Coast has to be experienced to be believed. Picture towering bluffs, pastel-hued villages, the scent of lemon groves, bougainvillea-draped villas, and mountains towering over a sparkling, cobalt-blue sea…. You’re in for a treat!
Ah, the Amalfi Coast — when you explore this gorgeous part of the world, you’ll quickly understand why the people of Amalfi have had a love affair with the sea for over a thousand years. Besides being a thing of beauty, the sea was the source of their power. At one time, Amalfi’s sailors sailed a fleet that rivalled Venice’s, and they had a number of Mediterranean colonies and a trading network that extended all the way to Arabia. And you may be interested to know that these masters of the sea invented the compass.
The scenery along the Amalfi Coast has to be experienced to be believed. Picture towering bluffs, pastel-hued villages, the scent of lemon groves, bougainvillea-draped villas, and mountains towering over a sparkling, cobalt-blue sea. The scenery is so spectacular that it earned the Amalfi Coast a coveted spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. You’re in for a treat!
Naples takes pride of place as southern Italy’s most important city. Offering everything from eclectic architecture and vivacious locals to vibrant nightlife and fine museums, this city will certainly give you plenty of options to enjoy.
Visit the boutiques and restaurants around the small fishing village of San Angelo, and unwind in the thermal spas of this volcanic island.
Capri, famous as a favourite vacation spot of the Roman emperors Augustus and Tiberius, bustles with chic boutiques, restaurants and bars. Explore the famous Blue Grotto or the beautiful hilltop village of Anacapri.
Anchor beneath the charming town of Positano and enjoy the scenery before stepping ashore to dine at the restaurant of famous San Pietro Hotel. In 1953, John Steinbeck said of his visit to Positano: ‘Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.’
This resort town boasts olive and lemon groves, a stunning cliffside setting, and a charming old quarter. Strolling along its lively main street is a treat.
Further down the coast is the traditional fishing village of Amalfi, boasting past glories as a maritime state. Discover the imposingly positioned old cathedral or venture inland to the ruins of Pompeii.