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GETTING THERE Flights to Naples from many German airports. From there, a 20 to 30-minute taxi transfer to Procid or Castellamare or Salerno (around 60 minutes). The taxis cost around 30 euros per person to Procid and around 50 to 60 euros to the other ports. To get to Procid, a ferry crossing of about 35 to 60 minutes is necessary, depending on the ferry for about 15 euros per person. Taxis are expensive in Italy, a group transfer organized via the base by minibus can be worthwhile
Photo gallery: Amalfi Coast
CHARTER There are charter fleets near Naples, on the island of Procida, in Castellamare di Stabi or Salerno. The start on Procidist is scenic, but getting there by ferry is a bit more complicated. The other ports are on the mainland. The range of fleets is relatively large for the manageable area
Weather statistics Naples and Amalfi Coast
WIND & WEATHER Campania is more of a light wind area. North-westerly (Tramontana) or weak westerly winds are predominant in summer. The Libeccio blows from the southwest and the Scirroco from the south less often. On the Amalfi Coast, jets and gusts of wind are to be expected due to the high mountains, and stronger thunderstorms can form in front of the mountains. If the wind turns to the south and becomes stronger, a swell quickly arises, which reaches many anchoring bays
NAVIGATION & SEAT CREW In terms of navigation, the area is relatively unproblematic, shallows and harbors are well buoyed. However, there are two large nature reserves, one around Ischi and Procid (www.nettunoamp.org), the other from Sorrento around Cape PuntCampanell to shortly before Positano including the small islands of Galli with beautiful anchorages (www.parks.it/riserva.marina.punta.campanella/Epar.php.) Within this zone partly restricted areas and anchor bans, the latter the Italians often ignore. Important: generally keep a distance of 300 meters from the beach when anchoring in the region! Bathing beaches are often cordoned off with buoys and lines
PORTS & ANCHORAGE The ports are usually very simply equipped, some with modest sanitary facilities. But water, electricity and mooring lines are available. The price level is still very high, a berth for a 44-foot ship costs 95 to 125 euros in the low season and 100 to 175 euros in the high season. The Marinvon Capri is extremely expensive, where you pay 275 euros per night for such a ship in the high season without water and electricity. There are a number of anchorages around the islands, but many are not very well protected. In places buoy fields, larger ones on the south coast of Capri or in front of Positano. The night there usually costs 40 or 50 euros. Before Positano, a free transfer with the operator's boats to the beach is included
LITERATURE & SEA MAPS R. Heikell: Coastal Manual Italy, Edition Maritim. Official Italian sports boat cards IT P4 and Nauticard 4003 for the islands
AREA CHARACTERISTICS GULF OF NAPLES AND AMALFI COAST
Hardly any other area offers such a great combination of a very delightful mainland coast and beautiful islands only a few miles before that. It's about 20 miles long Amalfi Coast is simply spectacular: steeply towering Mountains, lots of green and on the slopes beautiful places nestle in the crevices. Colorful houses, winding streets with historical buildings, often enough with this unmistakable patina. Positano, Amalfi, Minori - all definitely worth a visit. This may hide the fact that Campania is one of the structurally weakest regions in Italy with high unemployment.
And as a contrast to the islands offshore: Ischia, capri and Procidreal beauties where tourism is booming. All of them offer either a harbor or anchorages or buoys, at least if the weather is not too rough. However, this is more likely only in the off-season, in the summer months the Gulf of Naples is a light wind destination.
Take-off board for the district is that Gulf of Napleswhich, in contrast, is rather unattractive. Exceptions like the very attractive Sorrento in the south are rare. It is often only two or three hours of sailing to the next destination, and those who don't like miles can do a complete tour around the islands and the Amalfi Coast 100 nautical miles.
There is usually typically Italian flair on site, but there are plenty of tourists on Capri and the Amalfi Coast during the season.
The beauty of the area gives him many crews in the summer who Berths are then often rarewhat also the very high Port price level explained here. In addition, you shouldn't expect too much from the facilities, sanitary facilities are often simple or even non-existent, fortunately some buoy fields help to alleviate the lack of berths.
All in all, an area that offers the most beautiful sides of Italy, hardly causes any nautical problems and is really worth seeing. And if you value a varied land program, you will find plenty: historically there is the old Roman settlement south of Salerno, a visit to Pompeii and Vesuvius can be ideally combined before or after departure. From a culinary point of view, there are wineries, mozzarella farms (near Agropoli), pasta factories (Agropoli) or visit to limoncello production - and culinary you are right at the forefront here.