Declared "World Heritage" by UNESCO in 1997, the Amalfi Coast in Italy, located on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, is one of most beautiful spots in Italy. Thanks to its particular shape, the Amalfi Coast is similar to a terrace facing the blue sea, which holds unique and authentic treasures. Extending into the stretch of the Gulf of Salerno, the Amalfi Coast hosts towns of exceptional beauty overlooking the sea. Panoramic views, ancient buildings surrounded by lush gardens, small bays bathed by a dream sea, trekking routes that will allow you to discover charming villages where you must try the various specialties of local cuisine and relax letting yourself be carried away by the rhythms of the Mediterranean. From Amalfi to Vietri sul mare, here are the must-see places to see sailing along this beautiful coast with boat hire in Salerno.
Vietri sul mare
When hiring a boat in Salerne, the first town on the Amalfi Coast that you will find will be Vietri sul mare, a charming village known especially for the colorful artistic ceramics the village is decorated with. The symbol of Vietri is in fact is the dome of the Church of San Giovanni Battista, which is a mosaic of majolica. Also the ceramics museum woths a visit and it is housed in a villa surrounded by a flowery park.
Continuing with the navigation, you will find Maiori, a fishing village known for its wide beach composed mainly of fine sand. Most of the beaches of the Amalfi Coast consists of small bays of rocks torn from the sea, being these villages above sea level. Going to the sea on the Amalfi Coast may be a bit tiring for some people because you can reach the beaches walking along rugged paths or long stairways, but if you opt for boat hire in Salerne you can easily solve this problem and discover this stretch of coast from another point of view enjoying the pleasures of navigation. You can also discover exceptional moorings on board your charter boat in Salerne and dive into the water with a view of the Coast. Finally, take the Sentiero dei Limoni (Lemon Trail), a walking route that will allow you to discover one of the best cultivations of the place, the one of citrus fruits.
Situated between Minori and Amalfi, Ravello is a perched village that is slightly inland and thanks to its position offers an exceptional panorama. Less known than the popular Amalfi and Positano, Ravello is the ideal place to spend pleasant moments of relax. In your visit ypu should include Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, ancient villas surrounded by gardens that are flowered balconies overlooking the sea and the Cathedral of Ravello.
Founded in the 4th century B.C., Amalfi, which gives its name to the Amalfi Coast, used to hold commercial power in the past as it was the first Maritime Republic of Italy. This charming town houses one of the most admired treasures of the Amalfi Coast, the Cathedral of Amalfi, built in the eleventh century in the Arab-Sicilian style. Get lost in the maze of streets, steep stairs and squares that form Amalfi. The arsenals and the Paper Museum are also worth a visit.
Positano is the first town on the Amalfi Coast coming from the opposite side, from the east, easily accessible hiring a boat in Naples. This small town perched on a hill is famous for its artisan shops and fashion boutiques where you can find not only precious handmade sandals handmade, but also beach clothes that in the '60s have become famous in the fashion scene. Trekking lovers will certainly would like to walk on the Path of the Gods, which goes from the Spiaggia Grande to the Spiaggia di Fornillo, and the Path of lovers, a path that has bewitched even artists and poets. Once you arrive in Positano you will be tempted to continue sailing and reach Sorrento, only a few nautical miles away, and ideal base with which to set sail to the islands of the Gulf of Naples with the boat hire in Sorrento.