CAPRI :Leaving Positano in the morning, at an agreed time, we will sail along the coast as far as the archipelago of "Li Galli".
Over the years many "legends" have linked these islands to the myth of Ulysses and the sirens, considering it as the residence of these haunting creatures. The name itself leads back to their Greek iconography, half woman and half bird. But the sirens were not the only inhabitants of the popular island. More recently in fact they belonged to the Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev.
A stop for a swim in the crystal clear waters, and then off to another island: Capri. We will make a complete tour of the island, admiring most of its beauties. We will “enter" into its waters, crossing the hole of the Faraglione di Mezzo, and past the other two large rocks, the Faraglione or Lightning, and Faraglione di Fuori or Scopolo.
We continue our tour to the fascinating grottos along coast and especially the Blue Grotto, the most striking natural beauty of Capri. Only accessible from a narrow entrance by boat (the visit to the cave is an extra), you will find yourself in a state of complete darkness, before being catapulted into a heavenly atmosphere, a celestial blue you will not easily forget.
The tour of the island will also give you the opportunity to learn about other natural beauties, like Punta Carena and the lighthouse, the White Cave, the Green Cave and the Red Grotto, until you reach Marina Grande for an optional stop.
The tour concludes in the late afternoon, when we sail along the coasts of Nerano, a little village near Sorrento where you can have an early dinner before our return.
AMALFI COAST •
After deciding on the departure time together, we will sail along the Amalfi coast, admiring all of its "gems": a succession of small beaches only reachable by sea, alternating with coastal villages and bare cliffs of rock.
The first optional stop (extras not included in the price tour), is near Conca dei Marini, to visit the Emerald Grotto, discovered by a fisherman in 1932. Using the entry "from the sea" (there is a second one from the state road, going down the staircase or an elevator), you take a small boat which leads you to such an unreal place flooded with a brilliant blue or emerald light.
The feeling you have is to be in a sort of sanctuary, where stalactites and stalagmites create bizarre shapes games and impressive columns. Here you can also admire a submerged ceramic crib.
The journey continues in direction to the "capital" of the coast, and you can decide to spend a few hours at leisure (4 hours) and enjoy a good lunch, between Amalfi and Cetara.
Visiting Amalfi means learning a lot about the history of the place and the entire coastline and to be enchanted by its beautiful sceneries such as the Valley of the Ferriere, a natural path rich of streams and waterfalls. Cetara, however, is the perfect destination for fine cuisine lovers, with the especially famous fish "anchovies of Cetara."
Back on board, we will sail back to Positano.