The Amalfi Coast, which stretches along the the northern side of the Salerno Gulf in the Province of Salerno in southern Italy, will always be a very popular holiday destination and it’s certainly one you should most definitely consider if you’re currently planning your next luxury cruise holiday onboard Legenda Yacht.
Because you’ll be sailing your way around and about, you’ll find you’re in the perfect position to tailor your own itinerary to suit the particular preferences of your party… so sit down together and decide what you’d like to see and what you’d like to do. Then simply tell your skipper your plans and he’ll be able to take you wherever you want to go.
The Amalfi Coast is home to some delightful coastal towns and it is so easy to explore them if you’ve got an entire luxury yacht at your disposal.
It might be best to consider this as a destination, however, when it’s not high summer season, as you’ll find you’ll have to share the region with countless other tourists - and it can be quite hard to really get a feel for a place when you’re having to navigate your way through hordes of other people. Spring and autumn are both perfect times to explore this part of the Mediterranean - and spring is (kind of) just around the corner!
So, now you’ve decided that this is what you’d like your next holiday to look like, where should you go first? Sorrento is a serious highlight and an absolute must-visit for anyone on an Amalfi Coast holiday, famous for its stunning sea cliffs (which you’re sure to recognise).
The steep slopes of the town look out over incredibly blue waters to the Bay of Naples, Capri and Ischia, so views are at a premium and you’ll want to make sure you have your camera with you at all times.
Those of you who love nothing more than getting out and about, and being as active as you can on holiday will find you’re in absolute paradise here, with amazing hiking trails to find, as well as sea fishing, diving and more.
History buffs will also be in their element in this stunning part of the world and if that sounds like you, you need to put a visit to Pompeii at the very top of your list. You must, of course, make sure you visit the ruins and Mount Vesuvius, which would make a very interesting day trip, but there are lots of other attractions to see and activities to consider, as well.
You can go wine tasting, horseback riding on Vesuvius, see the Teatro Grande, visit the Stabian Baths, enjoy authentic Roman food in all sorts of different restaurants, learn how to make pasta… the list goes on and on!
For something a little different, make your way to the delightful little village of Panza, where you’ll find hot thermal rock pools tucked away in a secluded bay - perfect for some onshore rest and relaxation. Just take care as the water can be scalding, so supervise children at all times… or leave them onboard Legenda having fun of their own.
Along a similar vein, you’ll also find the natural springs of Ischia on a trip around the Amalfi Coast - another must-visit attraction. The Nitrodi natural springs are a particular favourite among locals and it’s said that the water has all sorts of healing properties, able to help with skin conditions and infections… perfect if you’ve been feeling a bit under the weather.
Or what about the Fumaroles of Sant’Angelo, hot vapours that rise up from the beach - said to help with rheumatism! Interestingly, the vapours can also be used to cook food they’re that hot, so why not take some nibbles with you and see what treats you can whip up in your natural kitchen?