We continue our rubric "Where to go ..."! We have previously visited the Baltic Sea, Croatia, Greece and France. Next up is Italy!
Elba and the Tuscan archipelago
As in Greece, the Italian islands are an integral part of the local mythologized past. According to legend, the Tuscan archipelago, or rather its islands, were once pearls in the necklace of the goddess of beauty Venus. These pearls fell into the Tyrrhenian Sea, forming a chain of islands that are today known as the Tuscan archipelago.
The most famous of the islands is Elba. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. In addition to beaches, historical monuments and anchorages, you can find mountains with beautiful views.
A world famous city with its unique architecture, one of the symbols of Italy and its southern tip. In 1995, the historic center of the city was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Naples is not a city for a quiet holiday, keep that in mind. A crazy rhythm of life reigns here, which contrasts with other cities in Italy. The charm of the city lies not only in architecture. Be sure to try the local pizza, which, along with the ancient churches and monasteries, is the hallmark of Naples.
Before you sail far from Naples, we recommend that you look into Sorrento, which is located 48 km from Naples. Here you can enjoy crystal clear waters, citrus orchards, a huge number of local attractions.
In addition, it is from here that a gorgeous view of the Gulf of Naples opens, sung in dozens of books, songs and films. Sorrento is located on the rocks, which is also a feature of the city. There are two marinas and many anchorages along the coast.
It is worth going here at least for the view of the Amalfi Coast from the board of your yacht. This is a real aesthetic-visual ecstasy - especially at dawn and dusk. The town itself is small, but very picturesque. Here you can try limoncello from local lemons, visit charming restaurants and cafes. In addition, Amalfi is known for its ancient papermaking tradition.
Alas, the good location and local beauty played a cruel joke on Amalfi. The town is languishing from the influx of tourists throughout almost the entire year. So if you are going here, then it is better to take care of booking a place in the marina in advance.
In the Gulf of Naples there is one very remarkable island - Capri. The local unique atmosphere has always attracted the most extraordinary personalities. The guests of the island were Roman generals, Italian revolutionaries, dozens of writers, and the number of artists inspired by local beauties cannot be adequately estimated at all.
There are only two cities here - Capri and Anacapri. The situation is similar with marinas, because there are only two of them on the island: Marina Piccola and Marina Grande. The main attractions of Capri are:
– Blue Grotto, also known as Grotta Azzurra, named after the blueness of the local waters;
- Mount Monte Solaro;
– The Phoenician Stairs, also known as La Scala Fenicia, with its stunning 900 steps that connect Capri and Anacapri.
Here is a small checklist of places to visit.
This commune is famous for its sandy beaches and clear waters. Follonica is rightfully considered one of the most important and largest seaside destinations in Tuscany. There are many tourists here, but no less than Italians who come to Follonica to relax.
In Follonica, you can find an absolutely indecent amount of water sports, as well as a pleasure to walk along the local streets and the beach. Be sure to visit the Cala Violina beach - one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. In addition, you can find fine wine in Follonica. The Montereggio di Massa Marittima wine route runs through the commune.
The Cinque Terre is also known as the “Five Lands” which is the common name for five villages on the east coast of the Italian Riviera. It is interesting that for centuries these villages lived quite apart. They could only be reached by sea or dangerous mountain paths.
The Cinque Terre are known for their scenery and the beauty of the villages themselves. Neat small houses of bright colors against the backdrop of majestic rocks will look great from the deck of the yacht. The villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso are always full of tourists, but it is worth visiting such an attraction.
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