A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Amalfi coast is a historically and artistically rich cultural hub. Its location is along the south-eastern coast, very close to Naples. Charter a boat in the Tyrrhenian sea and enjoy a classically Italian scenery. Seaside vineyards, colourful towns such as Ravello and Positano and immerse yourself in the diverse culture found in this region. This will be a truly unique and memorable amalfi coast yacht charter experience.

The Landscape and Architecture seen from an Amalfi Coast Yacht Charter 

The Amalfi coast is located at the foot of the Lattari mountains. This unique location creates a landscape of beaches, coves, as well as cultivated terraces, vineyards and citrus & olive groves. These opposing natures meet to form unforgettable earthly salty scents which are not easily forgotten by any Amalfitano guest. This exclusive immersion in nature by sea is only for the privileged. It allows you to explore and understand the history and inspiration behind the food that is served in this Italian region, which has its roots in the exact locations you will visit.

Weaving through groves and terraces are cliff top villages, built in pastel shades of pink, orange and blue. Sunset walks through stone sidewalks in company of naturally growing purple flowers will be a highlight. They are colourful and romantic. These towns also offer traditional forms of art to admire. Vietri sul Mare, famous worldwide for its ceramics, is an example.

Make this coastline yours by dining in high end restaurants such as Restaurant Zass, Quattro Passi or La Terraza di Lucullo. Alternatively, stay onboard your Amalfi coast yacht charter sipping your alfresco local wine or a small glass of Limoncello. A lemon-based liquor which happens to be a speciality of the region.

Yachting is by far the best way to explore this diverse coastline. Spend time in the towns and in secluded, blue water bays.

Experience culture on your Amalfi Coast Yacht Charter

The Amalfi coast, much like the rest of Italy, has an abundance of different cultures which form and enriches the country’s infamous beauty. The Romans, as well as the Ancient Greeks, the Normans, Arab-Sicilians and many more have all left a timeless mark. The Amalfi coast specifically, has an unmistakable oriental influence, stemming from their historical trade links with the East. the Romanesque Cathedral of Amalfi is a beautiful instance of these ancient cultures mixing is. The famous “Cloister of Paradise, concealed within, exhibits immaculately preserved, oriental style white columns and arches. The Medieval cathedral of St Andrews is a perfect example of Norman influence.

Other parts of the Amalfi history such as the Saracen Tower of Cetara are best observed from the water and therefore, from the comfort of your sundeck. While dropping anchor underneath this monument, we suggest taking a moment to read up on its history. This tower is part of a collection built by locals in the Middle Ages to survive Saracen attacks. The local population was small and felt endangered by this eastern presence. When the locals in these towers released a stress signal, the villages would empty into the mountains and the inhabitants would attack from there. They knew the Saracens’ weak point was climbing heights. You can ask your Amalfi Coast yacht charter skipper to spend a night here, surrounded by the beauty and history of every small building that surrounds you.

 

Famous Figures

Recent famous minds such as the authors Virginia Woolf, Tennessee Williams and the 20th century economist John Maynard Keynes and the artist Joan Miro are only some of the Amalfi coast’s household names. The majority were based in Ravello, now commonly called a playground for the rich, a village with a quiet elegance.

The Amalfi coast’s influence on the world carries on growing with many modern-day artists using its beautiful coastline as inspiration for their work. The poet John Steinbeck wrote this about Positano: “It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” Sophia Loren has worked on over four movies in the area, including “Scandal in Sorrento” and the Rolling Stones’ famous song Midnight Rambler was written in the bars and cafes of Positano by Richards and Jagger. In 2020, Harry Styles used the coastline as the location for the music video of his single “Golden”. These celebrities, whose lives are encompassed in luxury, cannot seem to stay away. We are sure you’ll fall in love with it too!



Sophia Loren walking in an Amalfitano town while shooting Scandal in Sorrento.


Activities for you

Every minute of this holiday will be planned to accommodate your every wish and need. You will spend nights in small, characteristic ports and head out to dinner in lavish restaurants. Other nights, drop anchor in a scenic bay and enjoy a moonlit dinner on the main deck. There are vineyard tours available, dolphin and whale spotting activities and if you are an active cohort, we suggest cycling along the coast between villages. Your yacht and crew will also have activities planned onboard for you which may include, depending on your yacht, playing with water toys, massages and more.

If this experience sounds like your dream holiday, let one of our experienced brokers turn it into a reality.

 

Lewis Smith

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Lewis is the Fleet Manager at 212 Yachts. He is originally from the UK. He previously worked on superyachts and traveled the world extensively by yacht. He has excellent knowledge of super yacht destinations, on and off the beaten track and what can be achieved on a yacht charter. His knowledge of boats and the maintenance required, ensures he applies the highest standards to the boat charter fleet he manages on the French Riviera. This means that you’ll always have a great day out with 212 Yachts. Lewis has previously lived in Cape Town and now lives in the South of France with his Wife and dog Leo. He loves organising smooth charters and nothing brings 'me more joy than seeing the smiles on clients faces after an amazing experience on the water'. His core value that aligns perfectly with the company is to always make that extra degree of difference, "this is how we make sure you’ll be beaming from ear to ear when you’ve experienced a 212 Charter! I hope that we can welcome you on board soon and provide you with an unforgettable experience. If you are looking for any assistance for your next charter, or you’re overwhelmed looking into your first charter, no matter how big or small, please ask for me when you get in touch."


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