amalfi coast& sicilyDay 1Naples to Ischia(16 nautical miles)Day 2Ischia to Capri(18 nautical miles) Day 3Capri to Ravello(9 nautical miles) Day 4Ravello to PompeiiDay 5Ravello to Sorrento(11 nautical miles) Day 6Sorrento to Positano(17 nautical miles)Day 7Positano to Amalfi(10 nautical miles) Day 8Amalfi to Stromboli(120 nautical miles - overnight)Day 9Stromboli Day 10Stromboli to Panarea(25 nautical miles)Day 11Panarea to Lipari(20 nautical miles) Day 12Lipari to Filicudi(20 nautical miles)Days 13 & 14Filicudi to Palermo(55 nautical miles) 16IICHARTER COLLECTION 2012The beauty and tranquillity of the Amalficoastline stems from a combination of old-world charm and Italy's appreciation for thefiner things in life. Every inch is infused with anabundance of history, culture, art, breathtakingscenery and a love of food. Rich with picturesqueshores and beautiful bays, the west coast of Italy andits off-lying islands are both dramatic and idyllic and,of course, the best way to discover this gracefulstretch of coastline is by yacht. Further south, the seven Aeolian islands have all theright credentials for an upmarket chill-out zone, whilstthe strategically positioned rugged island of Sicily hassuffered a long history of invasion, and the influenceof the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs andNormans is still visible in the shape of beautifultemples and historic buildings. aboardhSpend a day indulging in water sports at oneof Positano's off lying islets, known as Li Galli hDiscover the Azure Grotto, Positano, and theBlue Grotto, Capri hLie in pools of thermal water carved out ofrock on Ischia's Maronti beach hLunch at anchor off the rocks of PanarellihDiscover the islands lying off the west coastof CaprihAnchor off Positano for lunch on thewaterside terrace of San Pietro don't misshTime your visit right and you may catch one ofthe many musical concerts hosted in thestunning gardens of La Mortella, Ischia ashorehVisit the boutiques and restaurants aroundthe small fishing village of San Angelo, IschiahTake a train ride from Capri to the beautifulhilltop village of AnacaprihVisit the paradisiacal gardens of Villa SanMichele, Capri hEmbrace the views from the cliff-top terracesof the Museo Correale di Terranova, Sorrento hDiscover the imposingly positioned Cathedralof Amalfi hExplore the fascinating ruins of PompeiihFor great fish and gourmet treats dine at LaSponda, Positano hParty with the locals at Raya, PanareahBe pampered at the Capri Palace spa hBathe in the natural mud baths of Vulcano
CRUISING GUIDEI17NAPLESPompeiiPositanoAmalfiPaestumMt VesuviusAgropoliScaleaAmanteaMessinaTaorminaGiardini-NaxosCefaluPALERMOMt EtnaCataniaAugustaSiracusaReggio di CalabriaBariBrindisiTarantoScarioSalernoGULF OF TARANTOTYRRHENIAN SEAIONIAN SEAMEDITERRANEAN SEALIPARI ISLANDSPONZAISCHIAVENTOTENECAPRIUSTICASTROMBOLIFILICUDISALINAPANAREALIPARIVULCANOCAP SPARTIVENTOSTRAIT OFMESSINAPONTINE ISLANDSITALYSICILY?Expert opinion Charter Broker Tina Montzka Ialways recommend that clients venturing to the Aeolian islands should finish off their charter with a fewdays ashore on the island of Sicily. The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a world apart fromItaly. The island throws together ancient Greek, Roman, Norman, German, Arabic, French and Italian influencesin its pastoral landscapes and coastal cities. Cruise along the island's unique coastline to the bustling capitalof Palermo, and disembark at the splendid natural harbour. From here, discover Taormina, one of Sicily's mostfamous hilltop towns with a fantastic amphitheatre. Journey to the southwest coast and the Valley of Temples,or to Syracuse on the east coast and the Temple of Athena, one of the world's most beautifully preserved 5th-century BC Doric temples.?