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August 6, 2018 IntersailClub
Sailing tours of Italy: Capri and Amalfi

Sailing tours of Italy: Capri and Amalfi

 

Stretching along the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula the Amalfi coast is one of the Mediterranean most breathtaking coastline. Declared one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its undisputed beauty and the uniqueness of its natural landscape, the Amalfi Coast is characterised by the combination between mountain and sea.

The mountain plunges steeply into a sea, creating charming coves, deep fjords, cliffs, caverns, bays, natural arches and small pebble beaches; natural elements that have created, an enchanting landscape. The roads hug the tight curves of the cliffy coast overlooking blue water that merges with the sky in one vast blue horizon; Typical houses, painted in warm pastel colors, follow the natural slope of the foothills, creating very picturesque “postcard“ villages.

This breathtaking landscape combined with the intense scents of the lemon groves, the vineyards, the bright colors of bougainvillea and the smell of the salt air, creates a unique sensory experience which give the tourists, pleasant memories and a strong desire to return to this little piece of heaven on earth.

A highlight of the Amalfi coast vacation is a visit to Capri. The glamorous seaside getaway is an enchanting and picturesque island made of limestone rock; the town is a Moorish opera set of shiny white houses, tiny squares, and narrow medieval alleyways hung with flowers. It rests on top of rugged limestone cliffs hundreds of feet above the sea, and on which herds of capre (goats) once used to roam (giving the name to the island). Once, a pleasure dome to Roman emperors and now Italy most glamorous seaside getaway, it is still one of the Mediterranean must-see places.

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