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Family Sailing Italy - Amalfi Coast

Trip type: 
Family - Sailing
Adventure level: 
2. Gentle
Max group size: 
16
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Europe, Italy | 8 days
Trip code: 
ZSFSC
New
Family Holidays | Min age 5yrs
What's included: 

Transport - Yacht, minibus

Accommodation - Onboard in twin cabins (7 nts)

Meals - 6 breakfasts & 5 lunches

Trip Highlights: 
Sailing Adventures
Swimming and snorkelling
Ancient Pompeii
Tasty pizzas
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(Departures in 2014-15)
  • Day 1 - Procida/Ischia
  • Day 2 - Sorrento/Pompeii
  • Day 3 - Naples
  • Day 4 - Amalfi
  • Day 5 - Capri
  • Day 6 - Procida
  • Day 7 - Tour ends
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Day
1
Procida/Ischia

Procida/Ischia

Fly to Naples and you will be transferred to Procida.

Buongiorno! Welcome to Italy.

Your adventure begins on with a group meeting at 4pm on Day 1.

Procida is the oldest and smallest island in the bay of Naples. Dozens of typically Mediterranean pastel-coloured buildings are sandwiched into less than 4.1 square kilometres. Wander the narrow streets and alleys and you may find yourself thinking the streets appear oddly familiar. This may be because this quaint island has featured in a number of films, such as “Il Postino” and “The Talented Mr Ripley”. Look out for local delicious cuisine, such as Coniglio alla procidana (Procida-style rabbit stew) or spaghetti al riccio di mare (spaghetti with sea urchin), both popular favourites.

After your welcome meeting, you can expect a gentle introduction to life on-board as you head a short distance west to the largest of the Phlegrean islands, Ischia. In contrast to Procida, it’s the largest island in the Bay of Naples.

Check out Castello Aragonese, a hugely impressive monument with a dark history located on a small island near Ischia Ponte. The castle was built in 1441 and was later used to protect the island from pirates. One of the more grizzly exhibits displays some of the methods of medieval torture previously used at the castle.

There are a whole host of beautiful beaches on the island. Fumarole beach is said to be one of the finest. There are some fumeroles here, so if you head down towards the evening, you might see locals cooking their dinner in the sand. In the bay of Saint Montano lies an unusual phenomenon. The clear sea water is hot and the sea is shallow due to the Island’s natural volcanic activity. It’s also home to Negombo thermal park, where you can relax, unwind and enjoy the therapeutic properties of its hot springs.

Overnight boat (1 nt) 

Day
2
Sorrento/Pompeii

Sorrento/Pompeii

Today you sail over to Sorrento.

Perched on a cliff, Sorrento is a busy town, full of beautiful views over the Bay of Naples. It was here according to Greek legend that the mythical sirens once lived and preyed upon the sailors of antiquity with the allure of their beautiful song.

Upon arrival at Sorrento you take a trip to the abandoned city of Pompeii, a Roman settlement that was buried in up to 6 meters of ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. The residents quite literally got up and ran away, leaving behind one of the world’s greatest depictions of life in the past. Today this world heritage site is one of the most popular attractions in all of Italy and could easily be explored over an entire day due to sheer size and content. There are many brilliantly preserved temples to the ancient gods here, frescos, roman bathes, villas and an Amphitheater.

Overnight boat (1 nt) (BL)

 

Day
3
Naples

Naples

After a taste of island and small town life, it's time for a huge contrast during our day trip to the busy and diverse Naples, the 4th largest city in Italy that has given the world much in the way of cultural and historical significance and importantly, it gave us pizza!

You take the train from Sorrento to Naples. From the central station it is a tough choice of which way to go and what you wish to explore first, be it the centro storico (historical centre) which is listed as a world heritage site and features Ancient Greek streets, hidden shrines and many other historical riches, the shopperhollics paradise that is Via Toledo, the great Piazza del Plebiscito, Palazzo Reale and world opera Teatro San Carlo at Santa Lucia, the trendy shops and bars of Chiaia, the dominating medieval fortress Castel Sant'Elmo. The list goes on and on! Your skipper can assist you in making a great choice though. Or perhaps pursue an entirely different historical journey and go to what is probably the oldest pizzeria in the world.

Overnight boat (1 nt) (BL)

 

Day
4
Amalfi

Amalfi

The Amalfi peninsula is a land of rocky coasts, cliff-top vistas, azure seas and bright blue skies. 
Why not take a half-day walk along the narrow trails, which, until quite recently, were followed by mules and donkeys as they traversed the dramatic landscape. The trails are steep and have many stairs, but the views are breathtaking and amply repay you for the effort! Stroll by ancient buildings, olive groves, vineyards and villages. Alternatively, enjoy the medieval architecture of the cathedral of Sant'Andrea and convent of the Cappuccini amongst many other notable sites.

Overnight boat (1 nt) (BL)

 

Day
5
Capri

Capri

Sail to the Isle of Capri, home to the mythical Sirens and magnificent holiday palaces of the ancient Roman Emperors. You explore the island including the Blue Grotto. The natural light from below the waterline creates a stunning colour which illuminates the cave. We’ll find some great places for taking a dip in the water for a bit of swimming and snorkelling. You dock in the marina tonight so there is also time to explore the old town.

Overnight boat (1 nt) (BL)

 

Day
6

Procida

Look forward to a morning of relaxing in the sun, taking in the beauty of the area and swimming from the yacht as you make the journey to the island of Procida. Reknown for it's classical Mediterranean architecture and regarded as being the quietest and most authentic of the three islands on your trip, Procida was used during the fiming of Il Postino - The Postman and The Talented Mr Ripley.

Take a walk and look down upon the magnificent view and colorful Marina Corricella from the 16th century Castello d'Avalos and visit the Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo, a Benedictine Abbey and museum featuring a maze of catacombs. Or maybe head directly to the unpretentious Marina Corricella itself and enjoy the wealth of local seafood from one of the many restaurants of this classic seaside town.

Overnight boat (1 nt) (BL)

 

Day
7

Tour ends

Our sailing adventure ends in Procida around 10am.

Procida is the oldest and smallest island in the bay of Naples. Dozens of typically Mediterranean pastel-coloured buildings are sandwiched into less than 4.1 square kilometres. Wander the narrow streets and alleys and you may find yourself thinking the streets appear oddly familiar. This may be because this quaint island has featured in a number of films, such as “Il Postino” and “The Talented Mr Ripley”. Look out for local delicious cuisine, such as Coniglio alla procidana (Procida-style rabbit stew) or spaghetti al riccio di mare (spaghetti with sea urchin), both popular favourites. Those on group flights will transfer to Naples and fly home.

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