Seven Days of Island Hopping and Coast Sailing in Italy
The largest city in southern Italy, Naples has one of the world’s largest historic centers and is famous for its UNESCO World Heritage status. With a Mediterranean climate and warm waters between May and October, it’s also a prime spot to sail the Amalfi coast, Capri and the many outstanding nearby islands. From Sorrento to Positano and Ischia to Ponza, this historic coast and archipelagos will enthrall and entertain our crew with nature reserves, delicious Italian food and traces of ancient civilizations. This will be a voyage marked by natural anchorages in hidden coves, relaxing days at beachside clubs, architectural exploration through stunning villages, a couple of spirited nights out on the town, and lots (and lots) of delicious food, especially pizza (Naples is the home of the Margherita!)
Day 1: Overnight at Pozzuoli, and make sure you try the Margherita as Naples is the birthplace of pizza.
Day 2: Head to Procida after lunch, the smallest island in the bay, and stroll around the colorful harbor. Sail around the coast to Vivara, which is connected to Procida by a bridge. This island is home to a nature reserve with rare plants, rabbits and birds, but check online for opening times.
Day 3: Make for Ischia, the largest island in the bay of Naples and a popular coastal destination. Explore the island’s 34km of volcanic coastline and views of Capri. Enjoy its thermal water and spas, mountains and hidden coves.
Day 4: Sail 19 nm from Ischia to Capri. Get to know the island’s Faraglioni rocks, visit the Blue Grotto and watch the amazing colour of the water as the sunlight hits the caves or enjoy the ambience at Marina Piccola.
Day 5: Enjoy the morning and lunch in Capri and sail back to Ischia. Head to Forio for shopping, Citara beach and Poseidon Thermal Gardens.
Day 6: Sail to Pozzuoli, Naples, and enjoy a day exploring Mount Vesuvius, which towers above Naples, or Pompeii to see the Vesuvius National Park and stand on ground that was once destroyed by the disastrous eruption of AD 79.
Day 7: Disembark
The pace of this trip will be mixed, with time to relax on the boat and in port, along with optional activities each day - join other Bolt members or hang back and explore at your own pace.
This 7 day Experience is designed to showcase the best of Naples, and the Capri and Amalfi Coasts. It involves substantial amounts of sailing each day, alongside time to explore. Our route and islands we intend to visit aren’t set in stone; sailing in a small group gives us options to change course and itinerary in the event of adverse weather or changing conditions.
Direct flights to Naples are available from some US cities, as well as easy connections via major European cities, including Rome. Consider extending your trip, exploring other parts of Italy with other Bolt members before and after this sailing adventure.
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