“Here, in this place of the world that is not of this world, where every glance is already emotion and every thought is already a dream, here you can.” Cit.
This place of the world is the Amalfi Coast. Located south of the Sorrento peninsula, it is a stretch of coast that goes from Positano to Vietri sul mare. Declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1997, famous for its charm and elegance, every year it is the destination of hundreds of thousands of tourists enchanted by so much beauty. If on the land side this “suspended balcony” halfway between the cobalt blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the blue of the sky is very crowded, by sea you can have a view of the villages that are part of it.
A boat tour on the Amalfi coast is what you should never miss if you decide to visit this wonder. Here is where to anchor and what you will admire during your tour.
“Sea side” view of the Amalfi Coast
Coming from Punta Campanella, on board your boat the first town on the coast to admire will be Positano. A “favor” on the water, with its multitude of colorful houses set in the rock. Stopping and admiring so much charm is a must if you visit the coast by sea. If you want it will be possible to go down by asking your “skipper” to stop for a short break; landed on land you can breathe its characteristic atmosphere, with a walk through the alleys or with a relaxing break on the beach. Opposite Positano, a special mention goes to the “Li Galli” island: private island where you will have the opportunity to dive into an unspoiled corner of paradise, swimming in the crystal clear waters.
Continuing, passing the coasts of Arienzo and Praiano, other places of interest are the fjord of Furore and the emerald cave. The first consists of a recess in the sea within the coast; the emerald cave, which is part of the Conca dei Marini bay, owes its name to the color that the water takes when illuminated by natural light. The continuous navigation and the convenience of sailing along the coast, with a professional skipper, connoisseur of the place, lies in the possibility of stopping in the most beautiful bays and coves that the whole Amalfi coast offers. Here we will arrive in Amalfi, a town from which the Amalfi coast takes its name and which was the first of the four Maritime republics. Here too it is possible to stop for a short and intense visit between the alleys and the Cathedral of Amalfi.
The Amalfi coast is known for being the land of lemons, the crystalline sea and part of the wildest Mediterranean scrub, all arranged vertically, with houses overlooking the sea and hidden among the picturesque alleys.
Where to rent a boat to visit the coast
To make the most of a day on the coast by sea, choosing the boat that best suits your needs is very important. Depending on the itinerary and the bays you want to visit, it may be important to choose the place from which to start. If you are not staying on the Amalfi Coast, in order to take a boat, the best ports from which to leave are those on the Sorrento Coast, Marina di Stabia, and Naples on one side and Salerno on the other. There is only the embarrassment of choosing between Yachts, Gozzi, Inflatables or Sailboats. Find your boat and enjoy your experience in one of the most beautiful areas of the Mediterranean.