Follow in the footsteps of countless writers and composers and allow yourself to succumb to the allure of the Amalfi Coast. Every inch is blessed with an abundance if history, culture, art and breathtaking scenery with picturesque shores and beautiful bays. The tranquillity of this coastline stems from a combination of old-world charm and the Italians’ great passion for fine living and fabulous cuisine.
Coloured by a long history of splendour and suffering, the Amalfi Coast has barely changed since the Roman emperors made it their headquarters in the first century AD. A place where lemon terraces are chiselled into mountainsides, it is too steep to support much in the way of modern development, meaning this stretch of landscape largely remains idyllically untouched. Famed for vertiginous landscapes and gourmet food the islands of Ischia and Capri are best visited by luxury yacht whilst the mainland highlights of Amalfi, Positano and the ancient city of Pompeii hold many cultural treasures waiting to be discovered.
Take a stroll in the elegant and romantic gardens in Ravello and take in the panoramic views from the Terrace of Infinity before strolling down the wisteria draped Avenue of the Immensity. Before joining the ‘It’ crowd in Capri, step ashore and embrace the wraparound views of the Bay of Naples from the cliff-top terraced walkways of the Museo Correale di Terranova, followed by a refreshing ice cream from a gelateria. This dazzling stretch of coastline, dotted with fascinating cities and charming villages is the perfect setting for an unforgettable cruising vacation.
9DayVertiginous Coastlines & Volcanic Island Retreats
Naples to Palermo
- From the Amalfi Coast, take an overnight cruise to the Aeolian Islands and Sicily for an extended itinerary.
- Watch the sun go down in the beautiful Amalfi town and toast to your cruise with some locally made Limoncello liquer.
- Anchor near Palmarola island and snorkel in the crystal clear waters.
- Watch the sun set over the Faraglioni rocks, Capri.
- Anchor off Positano for lunch on the waterside terrace of San Pietro.
- Spend a day indulging in water sports activities at of Positano’s off lying islets, known as Li Galli.
- Take a dip in the thermal waters carved out of the rock on Ischia’s Maronti beach.
Sheltered by the Lattari Mountains, the Amalfi Coast enjoys one of the mildest climates in Italy with the temperature rarely dipping below 10°C in the winter. It is best visited between April and October, with August being the busiest and hottest months with temperatures reaching a high of around 31°C.
- Bathe in the mud baths and hot springs of the volcanic island of Vulcano. Rich in sulphur and craters with springs, the volcanic island has been visited since antiquity for its healing qualities.
- Time your visit right and you may catch one of the many musical concerts hosted in the stunning gardens of La Mortella, Ischia.