Colored by a long history of splendor and suffering, the Amalfi Coast has changed little since the Roman emperors made it their headquarters in the first century AD.
A place where terraces of lemon trees are chiseled into the mountainsides, too steep to sustain the rhythm of modern tourism, but thanks to its topography it has maintained intact its idyllic features.
Famous for its “cinematographic” scenery and its culinary specialties, the islands of Capri and Ischia are the best places visited by luxury yachts, while the important inland towns of Amalfi, Positano, and the ancient city of Pompeii offer cultural treasures of incalculable value, all worth discovering.
The magic of this small Mediterranean island can be understood only by actually visiting it, when the last rays of the sun paint the sea stacks with indescribable copper tones.
The sea, visible from every part of the island, blends into the blue sky along the horizon. Other sensory experiences include the villa gardens and green tree-lined paths, the magical blue of the world’s most famous cavern, the white and pastels of the Capri homes, the aroma of lemon trees and other island essences, the tastes and aromas of Neapolitan cuisine, and the sounds of the wind blowing through natural cove arches and sea stacks. All unique sensations of a unique island.
Marina Grande is the first point of landing in Capri, where the larger vessels and hydrofoils from the mainland dock. It is located in the island’s northern bay, right in front of the Gulf of Naples, and it is also a seaside resort with a wide beach. The houses lining the port maintain the typical structures built by fishermen of old, with a lower level reserved exclusively for boats, because in the past the houses practically brushed the surface of the water, another fact that surprises tourists.
The most captivating dock, however, is Marina Piccola, on the southern end of the island, featuring a beach with a view of the sea stacks, protected by a steep rocky cliff. For this reason it is always hot with very little breeze.
While it is a small island, Capri offers much to do and visit, its narrow streets branching out of the Piazzetta lined with exclusive boutiques, and many artisan shops that are just as enticing. Also worth visiting are the artistic masterpieces, including 12 churches, seven museums, and various monuments, not to mention the natural wonders that are recognized worldwide.