With more than 5,000 miles of coastline, yacht charters prevail on the western side of Italy. The immensely beautiful Amalfi Coast welcomes charter yachts to Southern Italy’s most popular getaway. The coast sports famous architecture and art, and rural areas diverse in cultivation. Yacht charters in Italy’s entire Tyrrhenian Sea region is best from May to October, though Italy charter yachts are available throughout the seasons. Ischia, Capri, Procida and Vivara comprise the Partenopean Islands in the bay of Naples.
The most beautiful and biggest island in the Gulf of Naples, Ischia is one of the most famous seaside and tourist spa centers of Italy and the world. Its volcanic origin is the cause of various seismic phenomena which have continually altered it. They have also produced the salso-iodic and radioactive thermal waters and mudbaths for which the island is renowned all over the world.
Just off the coast of Naples and Salerno, between Cape Miseno and Amalfi, a great rock soars like a dream lost in the cobalt blue sea that surrounds it. This Mediterranean jewel, yearned for and exalted in some of the world’s most famous lyric poetry, is the island of Capri. The intoxicating fragrance of flowers, delicate splashes of color, recollections of a millennial past and a peaceful charm, shattered only by the shrill cry of seagulls, are just some of the magical qualities of this mythical isle.
The charming island of Procida lies like an undiscovered garden next to its vibrant sister islands Ischia and Capri. Flourishing gardens and fragrant lemon and orange groves bewitch visitors with their lush beauty. Procida is the smallest and oldest island in the Bay of Naples and is, like Ischia, of volcanic origin. Procida is linked to the small island of Vivara which is a wonderful natural reserve.
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The climate of the Mediterranean and especially the region of the Amalfi Coast is nearly perfect for travelers. The area generally averages in the eighties for summer high temperatures, and the rainy season, which ends around Easter, doesn’t start up again until the winter rains hit in late November. Even during the coldest months of winter, the temperatures are a mild fifty degrees.
To reach Capri, other than by private yacht, take a ferry or hydrofoild from either Naples or Sorrento. Transportation from Naples is available at the port of Mergellina or Molo Beverello. The latter is more convenient due to the greater frequency of departures. From Naples, the ferry takes about 80 minutes while the hydrofoil is a mere 40 minutes and the Sorrento ferry is 40 minutes while the hydrofoil takes only 20 minutes.
What to Buy
When shopping along the Amalfi Coast think “lemon”, and especially Limoncello, the lemon drink bars keep in the freezer during the summer. True Limoncello is produced in Sorrento. Ceramics are another popular purchase in the area.