The romantic Amalfi Coast is one of Europe’s most breath taking, with rugged cliffs falling precipitously into crystal seas. An Amalfi Coast yacht charter is on everybody’s bucket list, whether it’s for your annual yacht charter vacation or a special celebration, the coastline is synonymous with beauty, historic charm and romance. Drawing people to its shores since Roman times, the Amalfi Coast has as much history as it does beauty and culture and a yacht charter gives the ability to see and experience so much more than you would on land.
To fully witness all that the Amalfi Coast and the surrounding coastlines have to offer, we have provided a collection of the best locations to visit, whether it’s the food, the beaches or the culture that draws you its shores.
Quattro Passi**, Marina del Cantone
The cuisine here focuses on four main elements – the region, the sea, lemons and tomatoes, with an emphasis on local ingredients. The chef’s ability to extract maximum aromas from lemons and tomatoes is unique, lending extraordinary flavour to his dishes. The ambience is a mix of bucolic and Mediterranean, surrounded by olive trees and bougainvillea, while the terrace with its stunning views of the small bay of Marina del Cantone is a real gem.
daní maison**, Ischia
A beautiful Mediterranean garden and a small, romantic dining room act as the backdrop for the delicious cuisine which has made chef Nino Di Costanzo famous, thanks to his technical expertise, creativity and focus on Mediterranean flavours. There are no sea views here, but the beautifully presented dishes more than compensate. If it’s available, book the table in the kitchen where you can enjoy watching the chef at work.
A huge, elegant dining room where the lighting, fabrics and decor create a comfortable and stylish atmosphere. The service gives the restaurant an international feel, while chef Migliaccio from Ischia is a standard – bearer for creative, elegant and sophisticated Mediterranean cuisine.
Don Alfonso**, Sant’Agata
The Iaccarino family makes their guests feel completely at home in this luxurious restaurant situated in the heart of Sant’Agata. Enjoy creative cuisine made from top-quality ingredients, some grown on the premises, in a dining room adorned with Vietri ceramics and decorated in eye-catching shades of pink and white. Don’t miss the wine cellar, housed in caves which date back to Antiquity.
Torre del Saracino**, Marina Equa
The cuisine here showcases the full, distinctive flavours of Southern Italy which are full of harmonious contrasts – a focus on the seasons and the region on one hand and on imagination, research and creativity on the other. The wine list includes a good selection of sparkling wines, as well as renowned French, international and – of course – Italian labels, plus a few new local wines from small producers. Suspended between the sky and the earth, the most popular tables are those on the veranda overlooking the sea in a truly idyllic setting!
Known as one of the most famous and exclusive beach clubs on the Island of Capri, La Fontelina is one of those places you simply must visit. Take a dip in the bluest fresh waters with the unique and spectacular view of I Faraglioni.
Islet of “li Galli”
The Marine park on the west of the islet is always beautiful with very few boats making it a charming and relaxing spot. Also known as Sirenusas (the “sirens”), this small archipelago consists of three small islands just off the Amalfi Coast. The name derives from a local legend that says shipwrecks here centuries ago were the result of songs crooned by the sirens who lived on the islets.
la Conca del Sogno
The restaurant and beach club sit in the crescent-shaped Racommone Bay outside the small town of Nerano, which can be found on the northern tip of the Amalfi Coast. This gorgeous setting evokes images of a Mediterranean paradise, with a sparkling sapphire sea lapping a pebbly beach and the scent of evergreen pines infusing the air.
Il Riccio Beach Club
Located between Capri town and Anacapri, right above the famous Blue Grotto, you will find one of the island’s most exclusive beach clubs.
If castles are fascinating, the Aragonese Castle of Ischia is even more mysterious, as it stands out of the sea, detached from the rest of the island. The ancient walls, the churches, the ramparts of Ischia Castle were built mainly between the 14th and 17th centuries. It is well worth the short climb for a chance to explore the medieval citadel.
Amalfi is a small city that was once a maritime superpower and a strong contestant with Genoa and Pisa before the growth and dominance of Venice. Much of the original town of Amalfi lies beneath the sea after an earthquake in 1343 leaving behind a compact yet beautifully crafted town nestled between dramatic mountains.
Paestum is home to one of Europe’s most glorious archaeological zones. Deemed a World Heritage site by UNESCO, it includes three of the world’s best-preserved ancient Greek temples, as well as an engrossing museum crammed with millennia-old frescoes, ceramics and daily artefacts.
Not quite on the Amalfi coast, Pompeii holds its fame well with a detailed and perfectly preserved glimpse into the past. Visitors can freely explore the excavated ruins after being catastrophically buried by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
Maronti Beach is one of the biggest beaches in Ischia. Anchoring in the long and arcing bay gives easy access to either end of the popular beach so you will be sure to find a quiet spot to enjoy.
Between the towns of Amalfi and Positano sits a simple coastal village of around 800 inhabitants called Furore. What’s not so ordinary is the natural fjord created by promontories of the Lattari Mountains below the village. It forms a natural, lagoon-like fjord with its own small and charming beach.
Baia di Ieranto
Baia di Ieranto is the definition of “secluded”. Inaccessible by road, a yacht is the perfect way to access this isolated paradise with a quiet beach, calm and crystalline waters, and little rocky coves to explore.
Bagni della Regina Giovanna
A tiny beach and grotto formed by a coastal rock barrier and tucked away near Sorrento. Above the grotto you can also enjoy panoramic views of Sorrento to one side and the island of Capri to the other.
Cosmopolitan and captivating, Capri is home to the finest boutiques, exclusive beach clubs, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, and is the hub for all those looking to get the most out of their Amalfi Coast Yacht Charter.
Perfectly picturesque, Positano is the epitome of the Amalfi Coast. Steep, rugged cliffs rising up from the Mediterranean Sea, where a range of colourful buildings precariously perch. You will experience the charm of an authentic Italian town whilst being surrounded by stunning restaurants and stylish boutiques.
Ischia and Procida
The magical islands of Ischia and Procida have pastel-coloured fishermen’s houses that tumble down into the gorgeous blue bays. Born from volcanic origins the islands share a rugged landscape lush in greenery, fragrant flowers and lemon and orange groves.
Amalfi is a charming city known for its sun-drenched piazzas, romantically crumbling palaces, underground tunnels and magnificent architecture. Amalfi’s ninth-century Duomo (or cathedral) is one of the town’s major attractions, dominating the central piazza and should not be missed.
An energetic and bustling city, Naples has a young and creative population making a lively and entertaining atmosphere. Don’t let its size put you off as the narrow streets and culture is unlike much of the rest of Italy and can only be experienced first-hand.