Say you’ve got nine spare days in Italy, and you’re at a loss for what to do. It’s a nice hypothetical, and one with hundreds of potential solutions. You could take a trek in the Dolomites. You could learn to prepare the perfect pizza. Or you could drink yourself into a jittery frenzy with espressos on tap.
"You’ve got nine spare days in Italy, and you’re at a loss for what to do..."
But we’d suggest another plan. The next time those nine free days come rolling your way, instead charter a yacht from Camper & Nicholsons luxury yacht charters and follow their carefully curated route along the Italian coast, from Naples to Palermo.
The yachting experts have named this trip ‘Vertiginous Coastlines & Volcanic Island Retreats’, and it’s as exciting as it sounds. Beautiful countryside, stunning seascapes and wonderful food await. And Camper & Nicholsons suggest the magnificent 62 metre RoMa to enjoy it aboard from €395,000 per week. So what are you waiting for? Weigh anchor, chart a course and read on…
Begin from Naples, and cruise to Ischia
From the thriving, cultural Bay of Naples, first you will coast out to the island of Ischia. The artisanal boutiques and restaurants around the small fishing village of San Angelo are second to none, and those first day stresses will soon by quelled when you unwind in the thermal spas of this volcanic island.
Next, wind your way to Capri
One of the sunniest islands in the world, the bustling community of Capri is a social experience you’ll never forget. Sink coffees during the day, which will turn to cocktails in the night as you visit the many restaurants and bars. The next morning, before setting sail, why not explore the famous Blue Grotto or beautiful hilltop village of Anacapri?
Positano calls across the Bay of Naples
Cruising back across the Bay of Naples to the mainland, there’s the chance to anchor beneath the charming hilly town of Positano and enjoy an afternoon of water sports before stepping ashore to dine at the famous San Pietro.
Amalfi is the village for which the coast is named
Further down the coast is the traditional fishing village of Amalfi, boasting past glories as a maritime state. Make your way here, and discover the imposingly-positioned old cathedral. Alternatively, you could venture inland and explore the fascinating ruins of volcano-devastated Pompeii.
Take an overnight cruise to Stromboli
Following an overnight cruise, awake in the waters surrounding the volcanic island of Stromboli. Surrounded by crystal-clear bays, which are ideal for water sports, it’s the perfect chance to take the weight off, lay off the sight-seeing and have some sheer, thoughtless fun.
Explore the diverse landscapes of the region
You may have spent the last two days around the volcanic black sands of Stromboli, but next you’ll cruise around to the green paradise island of Panarea. If you anchor off the rocks at Panarelli, it’s just a short hop ashore to the many bars and restaurants around the island’s main town.
Take a cruise to the largest of the Aeolian Islands
Lipari is surely the prettiest and largest of all the Aeolian Islands and boasts a truly stunning coastline. It’s a view, in our opinion, best viewed from the top deck of your superyacht.
End in a splendid natural harbour
The end may be in sight, but what an end it is. Cruise around to the mainland of Sicily and take your time discovering Palermo’s intoxicating medieval charm. But, before you get to the town, you’ll be disembarking in one of the most beautiful natural harbours in Europe.
Vertiginous Coastlines & Volcanic Island Retreats
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