2023 Dates: 29 Apr - 23 Sep
DAY 1 - SATURDAY — Pozzuoli
After the check-in on board at the base in Pozzuoli (18:00 / 06:00 pm), we will sail for just 6nm arriving in Corricella bay in Procida. The bay is famous for its village with tightly packed houses built on top of each other in a myriad of different colors. The village is known to be a cheerful place, and offers a breathtaking view, especially when the sun is shining on the colored houses.
It is car-free and it’s possible to enjoy an aperitif, dinner or walk to the main village using just stairways and snaking passages to Terra Murata or Casale Vascello. Dinner on board and night at the anchor in the bay.
DAY 2 – SUNDAY – Ischia
After a dip in the sea and a typical traditional breakfast (lingue al limone), we head to Ischia, the largest island in the bay of Naples and a popular coastal destination. We will pass close to Vivara, which is connected to Procida by a bridge. This island is home to a nature reserve with rare plants, rabbits and birds. After sailing 8nm, we will arrive in Sant’Angelo bay and Maronti beach. Certainly, the bay is amazing but don’t miss visiting its small, fashionable village or Le Fumarole beach, which can be easily accessed using a small path from the heart of this village.
Around 16:00 / 04:00 pm the catamaran will move in a bay close to Ischia Ponte (4nm from Sant’Angelo). Ischia Ponte is famous for its medieval castle that overlooks the bay below (Castello Aragonese). A boat dinner under the castle and a walk among the shops in Ischia Ponte will be an unforgettable experience.
DAY 3 – MONDAY – Capri
In the morning, we set sail for 19 nm from Ischia to Capri. Get to know the island’s Faraglioni rocks, visit the Blue Grotto and watch the amazing color of the water as the sunlight hits the caves. Take a tour of the island, passing close the famous Faro and stop to enjoy the ambience at Marina Piccola.
Don’t worry, we won’t forget Capri. We will land on the most famous concrete pier in the world to visit Capri village and its narrow streets full of shops, La Piazzetta, Via Tragara, Via Camerelle etc. Every day, famous people from all over the world land on this pier with their mega yachts.
DAY 4 – TUESDAY – Positano
Passing through the Faraglioni Rocks, we will head towards Amalfi coast where high mountains, with particular colours, overlook the bays of Nerano, Positano and Amalfi. After a sail of 8.5nm, you will swim in the deep water of Li Galli.
The Li Galli islands are three rocky, remote islands (Gallo Lungo, Castelluccio and Rotonda) located a few miles from the beach of Positano and mirrored in the clear sea facing the pearl of the Amalfi coast. According to legend, the islands were inhabited by the mermaids who seduced sailors with their melodious voice, making them lose control of their ships so they crashed on the rocks (a mythological tale highlighting the dangers of navigation). The last inhabitants of these isles were the choregrapher Leonide Massine (who built a wonderful villa on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa decorated by the architect Le Corbusier) and the ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev.
After a short sail to Positano, 4.5nm, we will stop to see the undisputed beauty of the landscape which has contributed to make Positano and the Amalfi Coast famous worldwide. In Positano don’t forget to buy the fresh linen dresses, leather sandals, colorful ceramics and Limoncello.
DAY 5 – WEDNESDAY – Amalfi
After breakfast we will head to Amalfi (6nm from Positano), passing close to Praiano and Cona dei Marini. We’ll make a short stop visiting the amazing Furore Fijord, a deep rift into the rock at the mouth of a steep valley that falls into the sea, which retains a small beach with a tiny and a picturesque fishing village. Here among the charming 'monazzeni' began the stormy relationship between Roberto Rossellini and actress Anna Magnani also known as 'Nannarella' during the filming of 'L'Amore'. The houses are inhabited and have been transformed into an interesting Eco-museum.
The fjord is overridden by a bridge suspended at 30 meters high, along which runs the main coast road. Here, on the first Sunday in July, a high diving championship takes place. Just behind Capo Conca we’ll be in Amalfi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the four Italian republics. It is full of history, rich of amazing and ancient buildings and museums. The Cathedral of St. Andrew in Piazza Duomo, the Basilica del Crocifisso, the ancient arsenal of the Maritime Republic and the paper museum are just some of the wonders of Amalfi.
DAY 6 – THURSDAY – Sorrento
In the morning we suggest taking a bus from Amalfi to Ravello. Perched on a rocky outcrop, at 365 meters high, Ravello is set right in the middle of the Amalfi coast and overlooks the whole Gulf of Salerno. It is one of the most popular destinations of the Divine coast, due to the irresistible fascination and fame that made it famous in the world. It has a perfect combination of art and music that deserves its UNESCO cultural acknowledgement and recognition as a city of music. Villa Ruffolo, Villa Cimbrone, Villa Rondinaia and the famous Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium will enchant you.
In the early afternoon, the catamaran will head to Sorrento, leaving the Amalfi coast and entering the Sorrento coast. It’s 18nm from Amalfi to Sorrento, where you can admire fantastic landscape and swim in beautiful bays (Nerano bay or Marina di Puolo). Night in Sorrento bay and a visit to the village at night.
DAY 7 – FRIDAY – Pozzuoli
At the mooring you can take a last swim in Sorrento bay or walk through the town.
In the early afternoon, we head back to Pozzuoli passing along Naples coast and admiring the city of Naples by the sea with its Castel dell’Ovo, Posillipo hill and Nisida island. Night in Pozzuoli Marina.
DAY 8 - SATURDAY
Disembarkation at 09.00 am
N.B.: Itinerary subject to change due to meteorological or/and technical conditions