A GUIDE TO AN AMALFI
Once a powerful Maritime Republic, historically Amalfi was a major commercial harbor of the Mediterranean. Today, it is one of the top destinations of the Amalfi Coast, visited and adored by the yachters who tour the Phlegraean islands and coast. Discover the stunning sights and locales to be experienced while enjoying an Amalfi yacht charter.
Amalfi, the main town of the Coast that bears its name is a gem of the Sorrentine peninsula. With its white-washed houses, ateliers selling hand-made goods, and a mild climate throughout the year, it is a must-see spot during a holiday Amalfi yacht rental. Visit the Cathedral dating back to the 9th century and built in the Arab-Norman style, which bears the traces of later improvements made in the Romanesque, Byzantine, Gothic, and Baroque eras. Go down to the famous Chiostro del Paradiso (Cloister of Paradise), dating to the 13th century: an old cemetery of Amalfi’s noble families, boasting a palm grove and a portico of slim white columns.
Rione Vagliendola is one of Amalfi’s most picturesque spots, lined with pastry shops, boutiques, typical small shops, and old aristocratic homes adorned with turrets. Lungomare Cavalieri, the promenade, opens on a lovely view.
What to do on an Amalfi yacht charter
It’s already time to hit on one of the nearby beaches, like Marina Grande, Duoglio, sitting 1,6 km from the town’s center and easily reached by your charter in the Amalfi Coast, or Santa Croce, a small cove of clear, shallow waters.
Trekkers enjoy exploring the nearby Valle delle Ferriere Reserve, a forest dotted with waterfalls and the remains of medieval ironworks, and Valle dei Mulini, including an ancient mule track that winds through the Mediterranean vegetation.
Amalfi is definitely a must-see destination while cruising the Amalfi Coast on a charter, which can continue with visits to the nearby Positano, Sorrento, Vietri, Maiori, and Minori, for a holiday on this extraordinary stretch of charming coastline.