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Rough around the edges and brimming with character – a yacht charter to Naples will leave you beautifully bemused. The chaotic crush of the old town is a vivid imagining of ancient churches, basement pizzerias, strung up washing lines, and colorful characters. With easy access to the stunning spectacle of the Amalfi Coastline and the historical significance of Pompeii, a trip to Naples is a must.
The crammed streets, the dancing hands of locals, the crumbling frescoes and scent of fish wafting through market – Naples is unabashedly herself and brimming with charm. There is always something happening in Naples – from old men playing chess in the faded piazzas to raucous NYE celebrations when everyone throws their old fridges and TVs out the window. Weave into the mix street musicians, artists and radios blaring and you have a place unlike any other charter destination in the world.
The birthplace of pizza knows to hold its own when it comes to truly authentic food experiences. Stashed away in the streets you will find places that will change the way you think of the humble slice forever. Chewy crusts, rich marinas and heady toppings will make you weak at the knees. Throw into the mix the freshest fish, melt in the mouth ricotta stuffed pastries and a rich coffee culture and you have a rare wonder.
History abounds on the streets of Naples. Step ashore from your yacht charter and hear the tragic tale of Pompeii, the 13th century cathedral that sits at its core, and the 17th century monastery of San Martino. The Presepe di Cuciniello offers you the chance to see the famous Napoli nativity scenes outside of the Christmas period. Also worth a visit are the catacombs of San Gerrano with their crypts, tomb chambers and frescoes. History lovers will find plenty between the pages of this chapter of Italy.
Caravaggio, Botticelli, Titane – Italy has many Master of Art and some of their pieces de resistance can be found stashed away in the streets of Naples. The Capella Sanservero holds some stunning Caravaggio pieces, or you can visit the Capodimante Museum where masterpieces from El Greco, Bellini, Raphael and Botticelli can also be found.
The splendor of Pompeii’s ruins come at a price – one of the greatest tragedies in Italian history. The ancient city of Pompeii found its fate beneath the spewing ash caused by a devastating eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius back in 79 A.D. Take a tour of this lost city, wonderfully preserved and with many corners of interest. You can see everything from the antique brothel still with its stone beds and frescoed menu intact, to the beautifully restored bathhouses. Pompeii is one of the most stunning architectural sites in the world and a true highlight of a yacht charter to Naples.
The harbor of Naples is where the charter yachts come to call. Hailed as the gateway to the Amalfi Coastline and the far southern reaches of the Mediterranean; this whole area is a hustle and bustle of activity. Cafes and restaurants dot the shoreline all offering their own concoction of margarita pizza, gelato and limoncello aperitifs. Helicopters whisk well-heeled guests to and fro from the Island of Capri and the breakwaters and bays are always busy with fishermen hauling in their catch of the day.
After visiting the famous churches, monasteries and pizzerias – the north area of Santa Lucia is well worth a visit for yacht charter guests wanting to witness a slice of traditional life in Naples. Join the locals for their morning espresso huddled in the street, peek into artisan workshops, explore the shops and charming bakeries where the windows are piled high with delicate pastries, and when evening falls wander amidst the mayhem of street strolling, smoking and drinking that makes Santa Lucia such an evocative place.
Leave the mayhem of Naples behind for a day trip over to Sweet Sorrento. A short trip on your yacht charter takes you into a different world – one where pretty pathways are soaked in citrus scents, boutiques showcase handmade lace, and stunning views out towards the Bay of Naples and the simmering Mount Vesuvius can be sought.
Another superior stop on the Mediterranean summer itinerary - Naples is best enjoyed between the months of May and September. Summers are sweet and long and with soft trade winds are perfect for sailing along the whole of the Amalfi Coast. In the height of summer – July and August, the streets of Pompeii can be packed out with day trippers so prior planning is recommended to make the most of the trip.