Naples and Capri Yacht Charter, Italy
Many Amalfi Coast luxury yacht charter commence in Naples, the extraordinary metropolis of art, music, colour and cuisine all existing in the shadow of the towering Mount Vesuvius. The city has a distinct energy - chaotic yet charming, cluttered yet beautiful - that characterises its inhabitants with their vivacity and famed hospitality that always amazes visitors.
Heading south of Naples, the famous buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum are worth a visit during a Capri and Amalfi Coast yacht charter vacation: Both cities were buried by the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius and feature incredible antique preserves, such as amphitheatres, triumphal arches, villas, bridges and tombs of the Roman Imperial Age.
Southern Italy is a popular destination for many, and a Capri luxury yacht charter can incorporate the numerous Roman ruins along Posilipo, Sorrento and Positano as well as the fine flavours of Italy and the famed craftsmanship in their clothing and leather. With the beautiful grottoes and gardens of Capri just a short distance away, cruisers often fall asleep to the city lights of Naples and wake up to the striking white cliffs of a Capri cove. This jewel of the Gulf of Naples is famously chic and has attracted the rich and famous from Roman emperors to supermodels and movie stars. The pristine streets are ready to be captured on camera or by any artists in your group as wisteria and bougainvillea spill over the white-washed walls of cafes, bars and boutiques.
The limestone Blue Grotto is a spectacular sight when the light reflects from beneath the water, and water sports enthusiasts will be in their element along the rocky, life-rich coasts. Marvel at the weathered cliffs at Faraglioni, which represent the last remnants of what once was a unique and immense grotto, then take the cable car from Marina Grande to see the island from a very different perspective.
The Island of Capri offers its superyacht charter visitors an array of sophisticated restaurants, romantic paths, gelaterias as well as bars and night clubs. You can also delight in one of their famous mozzarella cheese braids billed with prosciutto and tasty herbs.
There are two main marinas in Capri, however numerous luxury super yachts and charter yachts prefer to anchor outside the marina. There are also plenty of secluded bays to enjoy after a ‘tiring’ night out. Another destination to add to your itinerary is the Procida Island, which was completely built with yellow tuff rock, with orange trees scattered everywhere.
Other nearby destinations along the Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast has numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites offering beautiful churches and magnificent villas from the city’s golden age that merge with the beautiful natural environment surrounding the coast. The town of Amalfi for which the region is named has an impressive cathedral dedicated Saint Andrew the Apostle, and perched high upon the cliffs above is the romantic town of Ravello where perfumed gardens overlook the sea.
The medieval town and seaside resort of Agropoli is dominated by a crenulated old lighthouse and a feudal castle, and you can spend some time on land to visit the spectacular temples at Paestum or the sandy beaches in Trentova Bay to the north of the town.
5 quick reasons to visit Naples & Capri on a Yacht:
Naples: Incredible Pompeii, World-class museums and galleries, The birthplace of pizza, Myriad shopping opportunities, Numerous concerts, plays and other family friendly events
Capri: Scenic towns, Plenty of luxury shopping, Grand villas, World-famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Fantastic diving and snorkelling sites
Naples and Capri Yacht Charter Experiences
A trip to Naples is a delight for the taste buds as well as the mind, where pizzerias and gelaterias are open long into the evening alongside large museums, elegant churches and amazing theatres, of which Real Teatro Di San Carlo is the oldest opera house in the world. The volcanic activity in the region has also produced some fine spas with hot springs and mud treatments. If you decide to have a change from the expertly prepared meals aboard your luxury yacht, there are plenty of Michelin-starred restaurants including two-star Taverna Estia farther into town, Palazzo Petrucci near the marina and Caracol, where you can sit near the shore and take in the views of the imposing Mount Vesuvius.
Pompeii is a must-see for first-time visitors, who should visit The National Museum of Archaeology too see the best pieces from the ancient settlement. At Museo Cappella Sansevero, be inspired by the fine veil carved into the marble figure 'Cristo Velato' by Giuseppe San Martino, one of several exquisite statues. In stark contrast, Spaccanapoli is alive and bursting with colourful alleyways where visitors can find unique galleries and shops, whereas Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara showcases the region's speciality of hand painted Majolica tiles.
For even more choice, there are museums, castles and the Royal Palace surrounding Piazza del Plebiscito near the marina, which would take a day to explore all by itself.
Capri has long been a weekend escape for Naples's elite and its charming villages and dramatic coasts blend the best of luxury with pristine surrounds. The beautiful Gardens of Augustus overlook the Via Krupp hairpin bends and the serene coast, while at Marina Grande the group can take the weight off their feet after a shopping spree along Via Camerelle and savour an authentic Italian coffee in one of the charming cafes.
At night the bars and clubs come alive, and for those looking for peace and quiet the area to the east of Marina Grande will allow you to watch the evening lights dance off the water while listening to the sounds of nature.
As well as numerous bays and gravel beaches, three limestone caves are available to you: The Blue Grotto, the Green Grotto and the White Grotto, the latter a beautiful example of stalactites. There are also other great caves for Scuba divers to gain their skills, scenic coasts for exercise with paddleboards and kayaks, plenty of private places to let loose with the towable toys and excellent fishing opportunities to catch your own dinner.
In September, Anacapri celebrates its local culture with a local festival: Settembrata Anacaprese. The old quarters of La Porta, Le Boffe, Le Pietre, and Le Stalle are given a theme and all compete against each other with a procession of floats, traditional costumes, authentic island cuisine and much more. Concerts, shows, an artisan market and treasure hunt.
Things to Consider:
Yachting Seasons & Climate:
Temperatures sit around 18-25°C/64-77°F between May and October, which is the warmest and driest time to visit. The sea is also a wonderfully warm 25°C/77°F until November which is something new divers and young snorkelers might welcome.
Clothing to Pack For Your Charter: Light layers made of cotton or linen are recommended for the coast, where temperatures cool noticeably after sundown and winds add to the chill factor. Locals on Capri tend to dress smart-casual for shopping and visiting the restaurants, bars, and long-sleeved items should be work to cover shoulders and thighs when visiting religious sites.
Clothing to Pack For Your Charter:
Light layers made of cotton or linen are recommended for the coast, where temperatures cool noticeably after sundown and winds add to the chill factor. Locals on Capri tend to dress smart-casual for shopping and visiting the restaurants, bars, and long-sleeved items should be work to cover shoulders and thighs when visiting religious sites.
Main Ports and Marinas:
Mergellina and Saint Nazzaro Harbour (Naples), Porto Marina di Stabia (Naples), Marina Grande (Capri)
Famous Restaurants & Clubs:
Capri: L'Olivo restaurant, Mammà restaurant, Il Riccio restaurant, Taverna Anema e Core
Naples: Taverna Estia restaurant, Palazzo Petrucci restaurant, Caracol restaurant, Enoteca Belledonne wine bar, Turstico Beach Park
A Must See Attraction:
Naples: Pompeii & The National Museum of Archaeology, Museo Cappella Sansevero, Teatro di San Carlo, Piazza del Plebiscito and Palazzo Reale
Capri: Gardens of Augustus, Via Krupp
Best beaches to visit in your yacht:
Naples: Baia Trentaremi, Mitigliano Beach, Fiordo di Crapolla, Spiaggia di Tordigliano
Capri: Cala del Limmo, Cala del Rio, Cala Ventroso Beach,
Local Yacht Events:
Naples: Festival of San Gennaro, Festa della Madonna del Carmine, Neapolis Festival
Capri: Rolex Capri Sailing Week, Campionato Nazionale del Tirreno regatta, Settembrata Anacaprese
Best time to go:
As with other parts of Italy and the Mediterranean, the Naples and Capri yacht charter season generally runs from April to the end of October. The summer season in July and August is the hottest and tends to have lighter winds. This is also the high season as far as yacht charter goes. Other good times to charter your yacht is generally on either of the shoulder seasons (April-May and September-October), each side of the main summer season, as the temperatures are still comfortable and the onshore-only tourists are not at their largest numbers.
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Colin, everything was very good: we liked crew very much - friendly and customer oriented, always best recommendation of where to go and option to visit in the ports, including bookings made. The boat is very clean and rather new, we also liked area of cruising. Lessons learnt: difficult to plan in advance routing and be flexible - storm and as a result there was no space in Capri and we changed routing way around. Thank you. TA Motor yacht ECLIPSE / Sorrento / 14-19 August 2018
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