Vietri is very characteristic because of its white plaster rococo buildings, its sheltered narrow lanes, the laundry hanging outside, its balconies, fountains and the shop signs made of ceramic.
A scenic tower which dates back to the XVI century, “Torre Crestarella”, built by the Spanish viceroy of Naples, Don Pedro de Toledo, dominates the beach which also carries the name of the tower. With its 120 metres of sand mixed with small pebbles, Crestarella beach is our first stop.
Afterwards, approaching Cetara, you will experience the illusion of looking at a small oasis: the reflection of the small houses sparkles on the water and the surrounding rocks of the strand.
Catara was the ancient Saracen fortress and its name comes from Latin Cetariae, “tonnara” (tuna-fishing net). Further on we discover “Spiaggia dei Limoni”, a small bay 20 metres long accessible by sea only, a preserved place of beauty. It is nestled into a bushy lemon tree grove that dominates from above and a rocky wall sheltering it from the western breeze.
Afterwards, between the sky and the sea, the tower of Erchie. At this point, you will feel as if you would never want to break the silence of such enchanting natural beauty. Here, peace and nature blend together.
The Tower of Erchie, with its four machicolations at the top, is made of local calcareous stone and today is in very good condition, compared to the other towers of the coast. Its original shape has been preserved through the centuries, with its enchanting position on the rocks that fall into the calm waters.
Further on we find Capo d’Orso, the headland of the Peninsula Sorrentina, represented by the ridge of the Pertuso Mountain that plunges into the sea (the mountain is in the shape of a bear that gives it its name). Capo d’Orso is located between the innermost part of the Gulf of Salerno and the bay of Amalfi.
The emerald waters invite tourists to visit Grotta Pandora, a natural cave located a few minutes by boat from Maiori, where it is possible to see precious stalactites and stalagmites.
Later we will reach a small creek with water falling into the sea from high above. Here you can bathe hearing the sound of a natural waterfall, Marmorata Falls.
Then we will pass Maiori, with its ancient marine style, characterized by art and cuisine, “an imaginary city, a history not completely lost…” (Salvatore Quasimodo), Minori, the city of flavour, where limoncello, pasta and tradtional pastries are produced. The typically tapered lemons have excellent organic and medicinal properties and are an essentiel ingredient of Amalfi Coast cuisine.
Continuing we discover Atrani and Amalfi; you can experience Amalfi by boat or by land excursions, walking along its narrow streets with steps that lead up to the top of the city. A fascinating small town with ancient white walls and an irresistible marine style, the deep grayness of its steps, a delicious local lemon cream dessert, red hot peppers sold along the lanes, the green majolicas and the ancient history of the famous Amalfi paper.
When the sky seems to blend into the sea, it is time to approach Conca dei Marini, where in 1700 a shell-shaped cake was baked for the first time in Santa Rosa monastery. It was made of thousands of thin puff pastries rolled into each other, filled with custard and black cherries: the so called “sfogliatella di Santa Rosa”.
Going beyond Capo di Conca, we will stop at a beautiful bay with clear and shallow waters just under the cliffs, often the spot of visiting bathers, scuba divers and canoeists. You cannot resist the temptation of bathing in the waters of “Fiordo di Furore” which is accessible by sea or by the steps along the rocks leading to the beach. It is a wonderful experience especially around midday when the sun rays reach down to the cliffs. Deep waters offshore, pebbles and crystal clear waters ashore.
Later we discover Praiano reaching the islet of Galli. Once it was called “the mermaid’s island”: it is said that Ulysses passed here avoiding the three captivating mermaids Partenope, Leucosia and Legea.
This is where the coast becomes a real living paradise, and it is said that ancient locals weren’t worried about going to heaven or hell in death since they had already experienced heaven during their lifetime on the Amalfi Coast.
Going further we find a series of white houses, arches and domes famous all over the world: this is Positano. Positano is full of rocks that look like goddesses, colored boutiques and art galleries; here you can truly feel the influence and tradition of religion and local cuisine.
- What Will You Do1. Pick up in one of the harbour of the Coast
2. Enjoy the landscape and hear about the story of that place
3. Stops for swimming in the most suggestive spot
4. Aperitif on board and taste of local fingerfood
5. Choose or not to go out in one place you love to visit
6. Return to your point of departure
- What To Expect1. Visit the precious Amalfi Coast
2. Enjoy the stunning view and clear water
3. Taste local food and experience italian aperitif
4. Be inspired by the Dolce Vita and we will share with you our passion
- What Is Included- 7-hours boat tour
- Team speaking french, english, german and italian,
- Pick up and drop off
- Soft drinks, fruits
- Know Before You Go- This is a group tour. You can book the boat for your own family and make it private.
- The maximum of capacity is 6 person.
- Bring your Swimsuit with you, we take care of the rest.
- TransfersWe can pick you up in your accommodation in Vietri or Salerno with our bus.
The other points for the meeting could be in Cetara, Maiori, Amalfi, Praiano and Positano always at the dock.