The Amalfi Coast is an enticing combination of great beauty and gripping drama and has long been a favorite sailing holiday destination. This renowned coastline has it all: with coastal mountains plunging into the sea in a stunning vertical scene of rocks, lush forests and a luxury string of coastal gems. Positano and Amalfi top the list, with mountaintop Ravello and its grandiose villas towering above.
Sunsail offers some of the most unique sailings of the Amalfi Coast inviting guests to discover some of the coastlines hidden gems. So, whether you are looking for culture, history, shopping, tiny island towns, mouthwatering cuisine, or are seeking some southern Italy’s best beaches, you won’t be disappointed.
The Amalfi towns of Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento and undeniably beautiful, but for a real taste of la dolce vita, skip the big tourist attractions in favour of these smaller, under the radar hidden gems.
Conca dei Marini
Tourists in favour of the larger, more famous towns of Amalfi and Positano often overlook the tiny, quaint fishing village of Conca dei Marini. Unlike Amalfi or Positano, Conca dei Marini doesn’t feel like a tourist destination at all. The village is a cluster old cream-coloured houses, tucked into the base of a cliff, curling down to a small inlet leading to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Don’t miss seeing 100ft sea cave, Grotta dello Smeraldo with is shades of unearthly emerald green water.
Cantine Marisa Cuomo
Italy is abundant in world class wine regions and the small Cantine Marisa Cuomo Winery, tucked into the cliffs of the town of Furore is no different, making wine that is as beautiful as the landscape itself. Be sure to have a glass (or two) of the award winning Furore Bianco Fiorduva, a zesty white wine made from the best Finela, Ginestra and Ripoli grapes.
Da Adolfo Trattoria
Skip the English menus and overpriced pizzas and head for Da Adolfo, a quaint trattoria on Laurito beach, a 10-minute boat ride from Positano. Feel the sand between your toes as you choose between grilled mozzarella, octopus and spaghetti and mussels in a tangy, tomato sauce, all washed down with a carafe of chilled white wine.
Indulge in the Italian delights and more as you discover the Amalfi Coast on a stunning yacht at 30% off. Prices start at $1,740 for 7 nights on an Oceanis 373 – 3 Cabin Monohull yacht. Departures now through April 21, 2017 and again October 21- December 31 2017 and must book by December 31, 2017.