Land in Naples and you will be met by your captain who will escort you to your vessel. Naples is a vibrant and chaotic city filled with an array of historic and artistic treasures. Spend a day exploring narrow, winding streets popping into boutique shops and secluded and romantic cafes as you take in the atmosphere and vibrant buzz of this enchanting city. In the evening, enjoy a private dinner including world famous pizza, before strolling through the narrow streets back to your yacht. Back onboard you will set off on a short overnight cruise around the headland into quieter waters.
A trip in Campania would be incomplete without visiting the famous town that was buried under a vast layer of burning stone and ash when Vesuvius erupted in AD79. Thanks to this layer of ash, the city has remained incredibly well preserved. Explore the city with an expert personal archaeologist, entering houses and amphitheaters. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the city whilst you learn about the city’s fascinating history. Discover not only the Roman history but also the tale of how the town has been excavated since the 19th and 20th centuries.
After lunch head over to Herculaneum. Less famous than its neighbour Pompeii, this town is equally fascinating. Covered in a layer of mud and pyroclastic material after Vesuvius’ eruption, Herculaneum is even better preserved than Pompeii. The city’s buildings are well preserved, but even more delicate items such as clothing and furniture have been well preserved. Hop on a Vespa with your partner and drive along one of the most spectacular roads in Italy. Speed along the peninsula taking in glorious views that stretch in all directions. As the sun begins to set, you will truly feel as though you are living in a romantic scene from Roman Holiday.
Head into the hills above Ravello and Amalfi to a local Lemon factory and orchard. Tour the gardens and grounds as you learn about the complexities of growing and harvesting as you try your hand at picking ripe lemons from the tree. Eat delicious lemon cake accompanied by a cooling glass of lemonade as you and your other half rest in the shade of the surrounding trees. Head inside the factory and learn about the production of Limoncello as you embark on a private, guided tasting.
After a romantic and leisurely lunch, take a walking tour of the hidden treasure of Ravello exploring the winding streets and of course, the Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Dating back to the 11th century and renovated in the early 20th century, this villa and its gardens are one of the most beautiful and romantic sights on the Amalfi coast. In the company of your guide discover the sculptures and creations scattered throughout the garden including the magnificent crypt modelled after the monk’s cellarium at Fountains Abbey in England. This is the perfect place to escape the midday sun, with its stunning, massive columns, shady interior, and expansive views. Return to your yacht in the evening for dinner on deck looking out over the quiet beauty of the Italian coast.