Largest of the Phlegraean Islands in the Gulf of Naples is the volcanic Island of Ischia. The hot springs and volcanic mud is famous and the thermal spas are in plentiful. Together with the beaches they are the islands main attraction together with some excellent shopping.
Should hot mud not be your thing, cruise the coast line and/or venture inland to explore the highest point of the island, Monte Epomeo at 788m.
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Good and inexpensive food and wine, friendly locals and beautiful surroundings. This busy city is excellent for shopping and Naples’ opera and theatre houses are considered some of the best in the world. It is a perfect spot to start your Gulf of Naples luxury yacht cruise and here are two main marinas for easy access.
Naples often called an open-air museum so before you cruise off into the bay you may want to consider to visit the UNESCO – World Heritage site of the Historic center of Naples. Once founded by the Greek settlers in 470 BC “Neapolis” this unique site has monuments like the Church of Santa Chiara and the Castel Nuovo.
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UNESCO – Historic Centre of Naples
Teatro di San Carlo
Mount Vesuvius & Pompeii
The ancient Roman city of Pompeii is believed to have been founded in the seventh or sixth century BC. The city was destroyed and buried in the eruption of the volcanic mountain of Vesuvius in year 79 AD. The city was lost for 1,500 years until its initial rediscovery in 1599 and broader rediscovery in 1748. The city was been well-preserved for centuries because of the lack of air and moisture and you can today visit the remains of the city at the foot of the vulcano.
Although the volcano is not extinct it is possible, should hiking be to your liking to take the walk to the top of Vesuvius and look down in the crater as well as the view of the whole Gulf of Naples. Good shoes and a good health is necessary as even though it is an easy walk it is steep at times and should not be done in the heat of the day. At the top you have the possibility to enjoy some local vines and/or some limoncello.
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The spectacular Sorrento peninsula is truly magnificent. High mountains, deep valleys, terraced agriculture brimming with lemon trees, olive and grapevines, wonderful coastline and the picturesque City of Sorrento is not a place to miss on your Bay of Naples cruise.
Allegedly the famous Italian lemon liqueur Limoncello was founded here. Made traditionally from the zest of Femminello St. Teresa lemons, also known as Sorrento or Sfusato lemons. The perfect way to finish off an Italian meal.
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Capri, an exceptional hot spot of the Italian riviera and is a must for your luxury yacht charter. From ample of luxury boutiques, exquisite restaurants and unchallenged jet-set mingling to the natural beauty of The Blue Grotto and all in-between makes Capri a superb destination on your yacht cruise.
The Blue Grotto is a cave reaching approx. 50 metres into a cliff with a small entrance at water level on the north-west cost of the island. When the sun shines through the mostly submerged entrance and reaches the sandy bottom at a depth of ~150 the light reflects and illuminate the cavern with a beautiful blue colour.
The silhouette of the rocks of Faraglione will welcome you to the south part of Capri and Marina Piccola. This is a beautiful place to let the yacht anchor off for the night whilst you take the dinghy ashore before sunset to the small marina and have the captain or crew organise a taxi for you to take you uphill to the center of Capri for a wonderful sunset view, dinner or maybe just an luscious ice-cream on the piazza. Last ferries back to the mainland leaves fairly early so it a perfect time time to really enjoy the island.
Daytime let your yacht crew show you the rocks of Faraglione and the Blue Grotto . Weather permitting you may pass through the archway of Faraglione di Mezzo whilst embracing your loved ones or enter in the mystic Blue Grotto.
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