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Unique things to do while on charter on the Amalfi Coast | Boatsters Back
Those charming pastel colored houses in Italy you always knew you had to go see one day? You will find them on the Amalfi Coast!
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most iconic destinations in the whole of Italy. And for good reason, this stretch of coastline is simply stunning. The Amalfi Coast consists of thirteen charming towns that cling to the dramatic cliffside and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has such a glamorous feel to it and there is so much to experience and see. These unique things to do on the Amalfi coast will make your time on board even more exciting and needless to say they are best experienced on a yacht!
Visit the Sirenuse Islands
While Capri is probably the most famous island of this part of Italy, just next to it you will find the Sirenuse Islands, which have the same desert island charm. There are five islands in the chain in total; La Rotunda, Isca, Vetara, La Catelluccia and Gallo Lungo, the latter of which is the largest and used to house both a monastery and a prison. The islands are not open to the public, but your captain might be able to find a way for you to actually set foot upon them. Making your way around and through the islands will give a very close look at what lies on shore and the surrounding sea is home to some of the best snorkeling hotspots in Italy.
The crew will set you up with snorkeling gear and the captain will drop the anchor for one of the best snorkeling experiences ever. Afterwards, sit back on deck with your friends and family, your favorite cocktail in hand, and enjoy taking in the fascinating nature of these islands!
Did snorkeling here make you feel like exploring more of what lies beneath the surface? Why don’t you snorkel through time and head underwater to experience an inspiring history tour. Ask the captain to set sail to Baiae, an ancient Roman town, where the remains of a nympheum from the time of Emperor Claudius, the floor of an ancient villa and an ancient Roman public paved road can all be seen through goggles. This unique attraction cannot be done anywhere else in the world and the historical importance of these ruins is like nothing you will see on dryland.
Ride the Railway
Up towards the northern region of the Amalfi Coast you will find La Circumvesuviana, the Amalfi’s very own trainline. While sitting on a train might not be quite what you envisioned when you thought about yachting in this idyllic part of the world, the journey on the train takes you through the heart of this fascinating region, passing some spectacular scenery including the monolithic Mount Vesuvius. The window seat has never been more desirable and try to sit on the left so that you can gaze out to sea and marvel at the azure Mediterranean Sea as you travel.
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Hunt for Waterfalls at the Ferriere Valley
A protected area of Salerno, the Ferriere Valley is a fantastic spot to hike, discover and explore an untouched side of Italy you have never seen before. A haven for both hikers and cyclists alike, you will encounter plenty of stunning natural beauty, rolling landscapes and magical forests while the impressive waterfalls are a sight to behold. The various trails allow you to experience a plethora of different viewpoints of the towns, admiring them from a totally different perspective, and be sure to keep an eye out for any interesting plants or wildlife during your hike.
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Take in the views at Ravello
Ravello has long since been a playground for the rich and famous, and it will not take you too long to figure out why. Set atop the mountains in the middle of Maiori and Amalfi, Ravello is definitely the most romantic place on the Amalfi coast. The chief stewardess will set you up with a private guide to tour Villa Cimbrone, a historic villa in Ravello, famous for its jaw-dropping views from the terrace of infinity and luxurious blooms and rose gardens. After strolling around in the beautiful gardens, make your way to the center of town to admire the impressive cathedral while art-lovers can browse the fascinating gallery. The Italian tapas and the local cheeses in the restaurants and bistros around town might be calling your name, so sit down with your loved ones on one of the inviting sidewalk terraces to enjoy Italian cuisine at its best at one of the best locations Italy has to offer.
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Admire the pastel colored houses of Positano
The pastel colored houses we mentioned earlier? While approaching Positano on board of your yacht you will be blown away by the beauty of this town, often considered to be one of the most picturesque towns on the Amalfi coast. It is easy to see why, when you look at the beautiful terraced houses among orange and olive trees perched on the mountainside. This town is located on the southern arm of the Amalfi coast and is best viewed from the sea. Your captain will make sure you will be able to take in the whole of Positano from the waters, the panorama of the houses and mountains is sublime.
While on anchor here, the crew can tender you to the beach of Positano, the perfect place to relax and enjoy a chilled glass of local wine with your friends and family. You can find a plethora of quality cafes, restaurants and bars on the winding streets of the town and make a quick stop at one of the many inviting shops to pick up a souvenir to remind you of this unforgettable day before you head back to the yacht.
Not only does the Amalfi Coast offer jaw-droppingly beautiful scenery, but to explore these unique bucket list experiences by yacht makes it a journey you will treasure forever!
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