Explore Italy’s breathtaking south with visits to the picturesque lemon-growing coastal town of Sorrento, and navigate the Tyrrhenian Sea to Amalfi. Cruise onwards to the Sicilian town of Giardini Naxos, the port city of Crotone in the Calabria region, and Otranto and Monopoli in Italy’s Apulia region on the Adriatic Sea.
1 Depart the USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Civitavecchia, Italy.
2 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Upon your arrival in Civitavecchia, you’ll transfer to your superyacht to
commence your yacht cruise.
A quaint resort credited with inspiring the works of Charles Dickens and Leo
Tolstoy, Sorrento provides a romantic introduction to the Amalfi Coast. The
historic town has spectacular views over the Bay of Naples, and its maze of
cobbled streets is punctuated with cosy cafés.
Sitting in the foothills of Mount Cerreto, the ambient setting of Amalfi is
a pleasant collection of piazzas and waterfront restaurants. Despite its
diminutive size, this town was once a maritime powerhouse.
5 Giardini Naxos
Giardini Naxos is a gorgeous beach resort, with a resplendent horseshoe
bay and seafront lined with bars and restaurants.
At the very tip of Southern Italy is the Calabrian city of Crotone. Legend has
it that it owes its name to Greek half-god Hercules, and there are Aegean
influences at every turn, including the remnants of Apollo’s temple.
Regarded as ‘the far east of Italy’, Otranto gazes out on to the Adriatic Sea
and was a key port for trade and conquest during Roman times. Today,
you’ll find a picturesque town of fortifications, mouthwatering seafood
restaurants and a pleasant beach.
Tracing its origins back to 545 AD, Monopoli is a melting pot of Byzantine,
Venetian and Turkish influence. Its charming harbor is surrounded by
medieval stone walls, while the Church of the Purgatory features a Baroque
chapel of mummified citizens that passed on.
8 Dubrovnik, Croatia
Your luxurious yacht cruise concludes in the medieval city of Dubrovnik, as
you disembark your superyacht and be transferred to the airport for your
return flight home.