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Catamaran Charter in Amalfi Coast
Campania offers a mix of spectacular views, dreamy bays, millennia-old culture and a typical cuisine that will grab you by the throat, all supported by a mild and gentle climate.
The ideal starting point for our catamaran vacation in Campania is Marina d'Arechi in Salerno, at the mouth of the famous Amalfi Coast. From here we can sail to the pearls of the Campanian Archipelago, Capri, Ischia and Procida, or head south and explore the wonderful Cilento Coast, less touched by mass tourism.
To spend a catamaran vacation on the Amalfi Coast allows you to admire from an unprecedented perspective one of the world's most evocative sceneries, not surprisingly a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In quick succession you will discover majestic cliffs, turquoise-water bays, villages perched on hillsides and terraces planted with citrus trees and vineyards, demonstrating man's ability to integrate himself into the natural landscape.
From the bow of the catamaran you can admire the architectural spectacle of Positano which climbs up the hill from the sea through endless flights of steps. Shopping is definitely one of the recommended pastimes: you will lose yourself for hours among the thousands of boutiques of local fashion and handicrafts, enveloped in the intense scent of Amalfi's lemons.
Amalfi was mistress of the sea in the 11th century, rivaling Genoa and Venice for dominance over merchant trade. The glorious past still echoes in its medieval-flavored alleys, among the remains of the ancient Arsenal of the Republic , and in the arabesque facade of the St. Andrew's Cathedral.
There are so many villages that are absolutely worth a visit: we cannot leave out Cetara, where you can taste the delicious colatura d'alici, or Vietri sul Mare, over which towers the colorful dome of the Church of St. John the Baptist completely covered in yellow, green and blue majolica tiles. With the dinghy of our catamaran we will explore the fjord of Furore and its tiny village that is all vertical. The resort is famous for the world diving championship held every summer from the spectacular 30m-high bridge.
The Amalfi Coast is not limited to its towns, but is dotted with small hidden bays that can only be reached by sailboat. We will moor at the buoy in the Recommone Bay, with an excellent restaurant just steps from the shore. West of Cape Conca we can stop for a swim in the Emerald Cave, in which light filters in from above and gives the water a particular shade of green. Finally we will anchor the catamaran in the Cavallo Morto Beach, a corner of unspoiled nature protected by a high cliff.
Capri is universally recognized as one of the most beautiful islands in the world, a concentration of breathtaking views just a few miles from the mainland.
The village is developed around the iconic "Piazzetta" surrounded by luxury boutiques. Anacapri is the second town on the island, and if possible it is even prettier: you can climb the Mount Solaro from which there is a spectacular view of the entire Bay of Naples.
Circumnavigating Capri by catamaran we will discover a majestic coastline dotted with caves and towering cliffs. We will anchor under the iconic rock peaks about 100 meters high, the Faraglioni, which paint a postcard scenery to be surrendered at least once in a lifetime.
The island is home to so many natural cavities, including the Green Cave, on the southern side of the island, and the celebrated Blue Cave: the entrance is almost invisible, but inside it is over 60 meters long immersed in an incredible explosion of blue, a breathtaking sight.
Ischia and Procida
A couple of hours by boat from Capri you will glimpse the unmistakable silhouette of Ischia, the largest of the Phlegraean Islands. To welcome us we find the Aragonese Castle, overlooks the transparent-water bay of the same name. The fortress dates as far back as the 5th century B.C., but it took its present form in 1441 thanks to a commission from Alfonso d'Aragona, who modeled its outline after the Maschio Angioino in Naples.
South of the island we will anchor in the San Pancrazio Bay, beautiful and wild, and in front of the Sant'Angelo Beach, a pretty little port that stands in a prime location. Along the northern coast we will stop for a refreshing swim at the Seno di San Montano, a beautiful black sand beach on which the Negombo Thermal Gardens, which take advantage of sulfur springs found in large quantities on Ischia.
Procida on the other hand, it has managed to maintain a certain detachment from mass tourism, allowing us to savor an authentic atmosphere that has enraptured poets and artists from all over Europe. Corricella is an old harbor with pastel-colored facades, where time seems to stand still amid traditional fishermen's goiters and nets spread out to dry in the sun.
On the other side of the island we will visit the placid Cala del Pozzo Vecchio, which thanks to its extraordinary simplicity was chosen by Massimo Troisi to shoot some scenes of his last film "Il Postino," while we will spend a night in the roadstead under the stars in the Golfo di Genito, a beautiful natural harbor nestled between Procida and the islet of Vivara.
While the Amalfi Coast needs no introduction, with a catamaran vacation in Cilento You will discover an area of unspoiled nature, far removed from the summer hustle and bustle.
The first landing in order of appearance is Paestum. Anchoring off the beach we will be able to glimpse the silhouettes of temples dedicated to Hera, Neptune and Athena, dating from the 6th century B.C. but still in an excellent state of preservation. A few miles away we will spend the night in the small port of Agropoli, whose name comes from the "high city" that still towers over the town, and from which you will enjoy fiery sunsets over the Gulf of Salerno.
As you sail south you will glimpse Punta Licosa, where the bright green of the pine forest meets a transparent sea full of life, and Acciaroli, which inspired none other than Hernest Hemingway to write "The Old Man and the Sea."
A few miles away we will round the majestic lighthouse of Cape Palinuro, which holds the title of the highest in Italy (an impressive 206m above sea level). The limestone cliffs are home to many caves and coves, all to be explored with our tender. A swim in the Natural Arch Beach, the most famous and photographed, as we spend the night at anchor under a million stars in the Bay of Good Sleep , wild and sheltered.
Past the pretty Marina di Camerota a wildly beautiful coastal stretch opens up, in which a series of deserted bays. We will spend the night at the buoy at Cove of the Inferschi, a wide natural harbor sheltered from all prevailing winds. The icing on the cake is the spectacular Frenchmen's Beach, where going up a few meters along the valley we will have lunch at the Wolf's Lair, which serves only exquisite local products.
Catamarans for Charter in Amalfi Coast
The following catamarans are available for your catamaran cruise on the Amalfi Coast:
Catamaran charter info in Amalfi Coast
- When: Year-round.
- Catamarans: Lagoon 40, Lagoon 400 S2, Lagoon 42, Lagoon 450 F.
- Prices: Pricelist.
- Where: boarding at Marina d'Arechi near Salerno.
- Duration: Weekend (except June to September) or weekly charter with embarkation on Saturday at 6 p.m., disembarkation the following Saturday at 9 a.m.
- Crew: Possibility of catamaran rental on the Amalfi Coast with or without crew, skipper and hostess.
- Reservations: email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the number +39 347 949 8966 (Luca)
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