Aristocrats have been vacationing in the Bay of Naples for thousands of years — ever since the ancient Romans escaped the hustle and bustle of their capital. This legendary bay is a great starting point before experiencing the delights of the Amalfi Coast and visiting the chic destinations of Capri and Positano.
Heading west, the more remote Mediterranean islands of Ponza and Palmarola lie en route to the dramatic islands of Corsica and Sardinia — one French flavoured, the other unmistakably Italian.
Each of these renowned islands has a multitude of small fishing villages and protected, tranquil anchorages not accessible by land and ideal for enjoying water sports.
A visit to the Maddalena archipelago on the northeast coast of Sardinia and a stop near stunning Cala di Volpe precedes disembarkation in fashionable Porto Cervo.
Day 1: Naples and Capri
Your journey will begin in Italy’s third largest city, Naples, located at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius. Just 6km from Naples International airport lies the Sannazzaro Marina from where you will set sail for the Marina Grande on the Isle of Capri.
Whether you choose to dine on board or on shore, the marina is just a short stroll from the winding streets full of high class shops and boutiques. The Piazzetta is the centre of attraction for the many international jet setters who visit the island every year.
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