All hands on deck as we travel down the Amalfi coastline for seven days, learning about regional specialties, sailing and life at sea, the famed Limoncello of Amalfi, baked whole fish with garlic and herbs, and other local specialties. There is plenty of room for invention on our “go with the wind” itinerary and an entire coast and bay to explore.
Day One: Saturday
Get settled on our boat, la bella Azzura. Aperativo at sunset. We’ll get acquainted and go over the itinerary before enjoying a welcome dinner on deck.
Day Two: Sunday
Breakfast on board with typical pastries from Procida. We’ll have a look around the island and a walk through the historical center.
Back on the boat, we’ll leave the port of Procida for a tour around the island—this time, from the vantage of the sea. We’ll enjoy lunch on deck of our boat, docked off the coast. Our afternoon will be open to relax and swim. Later, in the galley kitchen, we’ll dive into Neapolitan cuisine.
As the sun wanes—aperitivo time!—we’ll begin to discover the wines of Campania. We are getting to know the jewel ingredients of this region. Dinner sotto le stelle, “under the stars.”
Day Three: Monday
After breakfast on deck, we’ll take advantage of the mistral winds for our first sail to Capri.
We’ll stop for lunch as we arrive in Capri and anchor off the dramatic Faraglioni rock formations that rise out of the sea, conjuring the Greek and Roman myths. Capri is the territory of Homer’s sirens. The landscape is as dramatic as the stories that have risen along these rocky coastlines, from this deep, crystalline sea.
In the afternoon, we’ll find a nice place to swim in un posto carino. Below deck, an afternoon cooking class: Cucina Caprese.
Once again, before sunset, we’ll dive into the wines of Campania once again for our ritual evening aperitivo.
Day Four: Tuesday
Breakfast on the boat, followed by a morning of shopping on the island of Capri.
For lunch, we’ll discover local dishes at a restaurant on the island and dine al fresco. In the afternoon, it’s back to the “Azzura” for swimming, aperitivo and an olive tasting.
Today’s cooking class will focus on zuppa di pesce. We’ll enjoy it fordinner, on deck sotto le stelle.
Day Five: Wednesday
Breakfast on deck, and then a roundabout sail to Amalfi. Today we’ll tempt the wind, test our sails and look for dolphins. As we dock in the port of Amalfi, we’ll be greeted by our old friend Aniello, the Portmaster of Amalfi. We’ll cook on board and enjoy another lesson and meal, breathing in the air of a new island.
Day Six: Thursday
Today, our morning is free. Take a stroll through town and enjoy a nice cappuccino in the piazza, with plenty of free time to shop Amalfi.
In the late morning, the group will meet and we’ll walk together up to an organic lemon grove. Conceived in the lemon grove, our guide is 84-years-old and—in his own words—has “lemon juice flowing through my veins.” Our visit to his grove will be followed by a Limoncello tasting.
Back on the boat, a lunch of Tagliatelle al Limone. Afterwards, we set sail to Positano, with a cooking class on board.
Day Seven: Friday
Breakfast on boat and swimming in the azure bays along the coast.
Lunch and wine tasting. In the afternon, we’ll sail to Procida.
Tonight will feature a gala dinner on the island, to be a surprise. We’ll be celebrating our grande viaggio.