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What to see during a weekend sailing in Naples

 

Contradictory, lively, overwhelming, real, traditional. Describing Naples with just some adjectives is impossible, you have to live it! "See Naples and die" wrote Goethe, full of enthusiasm, after visiting Naples for the first time and after describing it as a city that never sleeps and that enchants with sounds, colors, flavors and traditions. Thanks to its mild Mediterranean climate for most of the year, Naples is the ideal destination to recharge your batteries and immerse yourself in an experience that involves all the senses. The main city of Campania region has so much to offer in cultural, artistic, natural and gastronomic terms and is the perfect destination for a weekend on a sailing boat. If you rent a sailboat in Naples for the weekend you can have a taste of the metropolis that never stops to fascinate tourists from all over the world and you can also decide to spend some time to discover one of the islands of the Gulf of Naples. Get inspired and start planning your sailing weekend in Naples!

The must-see places in Naples

Whether you have already visited it or whether it is your first time in Naples, renting a sailboat in Naples for the weekend will be an incredible experience. You cannot easily forget the view that you can enjoy on a sailboat on the Gulf of Naples and the silhouette of Vesuvius will remain imprinted in your mind. With the boat rental in Naples you can discover in a weekend some of the wonders that every corner of this city offers.

The historic center, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is rich in history, art, poetry, music and tradition and you will really be spoiled for choice when you have to decide what to visit. In any case, the day always starts with a hot espresso, as only the Neapolitan one can be, accompanied, why not, by some pastries such as "sfogliatella" or  babà.

The best way to visit the city center is by walk: there is no need to get the car, because every street, square and alley is a new discovery. In your tour you cannot miss Piazza del Plebiscito, an iconic square that is located near the port and it is in front of the entrance of the Royal Palace of Naples. Keeping on walking along the promenade you will find Castel Nuovo, also called Maschio Angioino. From here you can continue discovering its squares and streets. Do not forget Spaccanapoli, which today is called Via Benedetto Croce, the ancient decumanus that literally splits the city in half and is now one of the most important streets of the city.

Naples is the home of the so-called "street food": spend some time to taste the various gastronomic delicacies of this territory. From the classic pizza Margherita, invented in Naples, to the "pizza fritta", that is actually fried pizza, from pasta and potatoes to buffalo mozzarella. All palates will be easily satisfied.

In the district of Spaccanapoli you will be spoilt for choice in terms of points of interest to visit, but we suggest you not to miss the church of the Gesù Nuovo, the Monastery of Santa Chiara with its cloister lined with colorful tiles and the Chapel of San Severo that houses various artistic treasures, including the Veiled Christ, a masterpiece of sculpture that never ceases to impress visitors. Via San Gregorio Armeno is worth a special visit. It is the street of the artisan shops where you can admire and buy Christmas cribs, the ones typical of the Neapolitan tradition. 

For the ones who love panoramic views we suggest you to climb the hill of Vomero and reach Castel Sant'Elmo. From here you can enjoy an incredible view of the Gulf and when the sky is clear you can see Procida and Ischia too. If you are looking for more postcard landscapes we suggest you to go to Posillipo and in particular to go to the terrace in front of the Church of Sant'Antonio.

 
view of vesuvius naples
 

Going sailing to the islands of the Gulf of Naples

After a first taste of Naples, you can go back on board and continue your short holiday by boat. When renting a sailboat in Naples for the weekend you can sail to the islands of the Gulf and relax by being carried by the slow rhythms of the Mediterranean.

If you don't want to go too far from Naples, the nearest island is Procida, which can be easily reached by renting a boat in Pozzuoli. With its coves, inlets and small beaches, some accessible only by sea, Procida is the ideal destination for a relaxing weekend, with family or friends. 

Located a few nautical miles from the coast you will find Ischia, an island that is part of the Archipelago of the Phlegraean Islands, a real jewel of the Gulf of Naples. Take the time to sail along the coast of Ischia and discover its many beaches and coves overlooking a turquoise sea. If you love spas and you want to spend a few hours taking care of yourself, you are in the right place. The thermal baths of Ischia are known since the Roman era and will give you a unique moment of relax.

If you decide to go sailing south you will find Capri and its iconic stacks, three rocky peaks that have become the symbol of the island. With boat rental in Capri you will discover the island chosen by the international jet set as a summer holiday destination. Get lost in the narrow streets of Capri full of haute couture boutiques and bars where you can stop by and observe how life goes by peacefully on an island.

 

procida island

What are you waiting for to go sailing in Naples? With the boat rental in Italy you will have the opportunity to take many routes and combine the visit of a charming city like Naples with a cruise to one of the islands of the Gulf of Naples.


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