15 days – 14 nights
Escape from your flat routine and enjoy this exclusive sailing throughout Mediterranean waters. Do not miss the opportunity to relive the Malta of knights, discover the open-air-museum Sicily, be astounded by the timeless Aeolian Islands and finally land to the Amalfi Coast, well known as the “Divine Coast”. As a real recover for you spirit and intellect, get absorbed into azure seas, postcard landscapes and vibrant cultures for a unique top experience.
Day 1: Malta – Valletta
Independent arrival in Malta, afternoon boarding in Valletta area. Explore Valletta (optional excursion).The Fortress City, renowned to be “built by gentlemen for gentlemen” is Malta’s capital city. Busy by day, this city retains a timeless atmosphere by night that gives the feeling of a walking back in time. Boasting some of Europe’s finest art works, churches and palaces, Valletta is brimming with history, splendid Baroque architecture, squares and alleys, museums and bastions. Included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, Valletta also hosts two notable Caravaggio masterpieces both displayed in the Saint John’s Cathedral.
Day 2: Gozo – Comino – Mdina by night
Sailing to Gozo, the “little sister” of the bigger Malta, is a real escape from routine. Its name meaning “joy” is exactly the feeling that this paradisiac and peaceful island produces. Take your time to appreciate blue sky, azure sea, unique picturesque coastal views and a priceless uncontaminated nature; you may choose to taste a piece of the Mediterranean culinary heart in one of the local attractive sea view trattorias.
Sail to Comino the smallest inhabited island of the Maltese archipelago with a grand total of 4 permanent inhabitants. Comino is famed for its Blue Lagoon, which offers crystal clear waters for swimming in and Santa Maria Tower built by the Knights of St. John to secure the island from corsair pirates, now in use as a museum.
Back at shore, you may decide for an evening shore excursion to Mdina. Erected on the top of the rough hill in the center of Malta, since at first sight, this ancient capital of Malta reveals itself in all its beauty, majesty and elegance. Well-known as the “Silent city”, due to its quiet and solitary atmosphere, it is impossible not be fascinated by the surreal peace of this antique city, full of traditions and guardian of legends, secrets and endless memories.
Day 3: On sail to Siciliy: Marzamemi – Syracuse
Your landing to the Sicilian coast will follow an astonishing sail through the Malta/Sicily Channel: an intense route with a very long history incised in its waves. While enjoying the crossing, just imagine the Ottoman Empire pirates, the Romans fleets cutting through this sea. Heading towards the extreme point of Sicily, the enchanting panorama of Marzamemi will catch your eyes. Here, where Sicily and Africa meet, have a seat in one of the historical bars in the main seventeen-century little square: admire the surrounding palazzos, the Arabic courtyards and get lost into the exciting smell of the sea throughout the traditional fishermen’s little houses. History, culture and natural beauties here are the main ingredients of this fascinating small village, which is still able to seduce sun, sea and quiet lovers’ souls.
Sail to Syracuse.
Day 4: Syracuse – sailing to Riposto
Don’t miss the visit of Syracuse (optional) defined by Cicero “the biggest and the most beautiful among all Greek cities”. A Unesco World Heritage site for its archeological, artistic and monumental patrimony, a perfect summary of the Sicilian history. Explore the baroque heart of Ortigia, the Euralio fortification, the Apollo Temple, the columns of the Athena Temple set inside the Baroque cathedral like precious stones; get absorbed into the enchanting atmosphere of the ancient Neapolis, the archaeological park where the Greek Theatre is placed: here, still today you can experience the magical tradition of classic tragedy performances. Visiting Syracuse is a continuous alternation of unrepeatable sensations and emotions.
Sail to Riposto, a very small town that halfway between Catania and Taormina with its port at the feet of the Mt Etna, the giant active volcano.
Day 5: Catania – Etna – Giardini Naxos
Today at shore, it is time to explore Catania highlights, the liveliest city of the island. As the curdle of the Baroque in Sicily, admire its historical and archaeological patrimony, churches and palaces. Perfectly immersed in this unique setting, don’t miss the visit to the fish market, nominated World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Placed in the bowel of the most ancient neighbor it is a must-see to discover the authentic folklore that animates the city for centuries.
You may decide to continue your tour to explore the Mt Etna, where fire eruptions and blue sky intertwine to give you a unique spectacle. Here where nature mixes colors, fertile lands are imbued with the fragrance of local wines, which you will be able to taste in one of the top wineries at the bottom of its sides.
Back to Riposto, we can suggest some of the best walking-distance restaurants from the port.
Night sailing to Giardini Naxos, which is your next step. As the first Greek colony, this coastal village is the curdle of ancient Mediterranean civilizations and at the same time a renowned tourist station. Along the promenade, series of typical restaurants and boutiques characterize the atmosphere of this town, a real postcard.
Day 6: Taormina – sailing to Aeolian Islands
Land in Taormina for a shore excursion of the crown jewel of the tour that thanks to its great beauty patrimony has gained the title of “pearl of the Mediterranean sea”. Over the centuries, the magnificence of this small town has seduced innumerable poets and writers, attracted illustrious travelers, host internationally renowned celebrities. Visiting this strip of paradise on Earth, do not miss the visit to the Ancient Greek Theatre, an open window to the coast view; a walking full immersion throughout its medieval alleys; its breath-taking panoramas while tasting its excellent gastronomic soul. Taormina is a real picturesque landscape, “it will seduce your eyes, fantasize your mind”.
Late sailing towards the Aeolian Islands, admiring the sunset and embracing this bright vibrant side of Sicilian coasts. Imagine this portrait: where the blue shades of the sea and those of gold orange sun intertwine; be caressed by the breeze and sweetly cuddled by the sound of waves, which will cradle you to your next stop.
Day 7: Aeolian Islands – Stromboli at night with Sciara del Fuoco
At your own choice, don’t miss a shore excursion to some of the seven little gems volcanically originated in the sea: Vulcano is the first, where the namesake volcano dominates the island and protects it like an ancient guardian, character inherited by the fascinating Greek and Roman mythology. Moving to Panarea you will surely notice its perfect combination of history, art, culture and modernity. Equally marvelous as the sea that flows through it, Panarea offers both festive elite atmospheres and absolute relax, far from frenetic and modern life. Proceed to Lipari, the biggest among Aeolian Islands. It certainly represents the right compromise between comfort, leisure and natural beauties. In addition to its panoramic allure, it preserves the whole Aeolian history by hosting the archeological museum with its 5000-year civility testimony.
Heading to Salina, named as the “garden” of Aeolian Islands, you will discover this ideal place where to taste culinary Aeolian traditions: capers and Malvasia wine, the so-called “nectar of the gods”. Filicudi and Alicudi, the smallest islands of this archipelago follow. Here you will totally lose your sense of time, admiring always-different sunsets and breathing a magic and mythological atmosphere. You will be inebriated by the good smell of the sea and typical Mediterranean scrub plants. No cars nor paved streets exist in these two lands, it only exists the authentic beauty of long walks on rustic paradisiac paths.
Late this day, head to Stromboli, one of the most active volcanos in Europe, magnificently erects in front of you with its high cliff interrupted by black sandy beaches and alternated by inlets and caves. An incredible volcano sinking into the sea that boils, producing a real suggestive unique show that reaches its top at night. Enjoy the “Sciara del fuoco” performance right from your yacht: red fire explosions and lapillus throwing will paint the starry sky. A real open-air spectacle, where the volcano shows all its strength!
Day 8: Aeolian Islands
Once selected your excursions among the islands previously mentioned, you will be captured by the atmosphere, the scenario and the air you breathe in these lands.
Day 9: On sail to the Amalfi Coast
Sailing to the Amalfi Coast you will cross the Strait of Messina, whose waters are linked to the famous Greek myth of Scylla and Charybdis. In your next step you will unearth fairy-tale places in an incredible symmetry between beauty and care for the territory. With hamlets climbing on the rock, traditional vivacity and crystal sea, its landscapes have always symbolized the perfect cohabitation between humans and nature.
Day 10: Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Coast, labeled as the “Divine coast” is universally famous for its great natural beauty and its glorious past. Declared Unesco patrimony in 1997, it is a place of incomparable splendor, where suggestive and pleasant beaches meet a majestic cultural and artistic patrimony thriving of history and traditions.
Day 11: Amalfi/Positano/Ravello
Explore Amalfi (optional excursion), one of the major touristic centers of the Coast. Characterized by an enchanting splendor, this little country is a gem to discover together with its watercolored houses. Its city center is considered as a living museum since it preserves, evidentially untouched, architectonical and urbanistic testimony of its past. Amalfi is also ancient producer of handmade paper, known as “bambagina”. Positano (optional excursion) is the following special-and-rare-beauty, which with its marvelous warm weather and its fame related to high fashion industry, is appreciated for its elegance as a touristic locality since the Roman Era. All staircases and lanes, Positano boasts an incredible and legendary past. Surely inhabited by Phoenicians, Greeks and then occupied by the Romans, Positano met an incredible development with no equals. Least but not last is Ravello (optional excursion), “the roof on the Amalfi Coast”. Its natural treasures delighted not only Greta Garbo and Richiard Wagner, but also artists of all epochs and nationalities. Standing right opposite the Scala Mounts, it dominates Maiori and Minori.
Day 12: Sorrento
Shore guided excursion to Sorrento (optional). “Sorrento the gentle; Sorrento the land of colors, mermaids and citruses”. It is a very gracious little town where kindness and hospitality compose a perfect binomial inherited from generation to generation. Here vibrant, bright dyes blend with the changing seasons. Just stop and stare how the sunset towards Punta Del Capo, Ischia and Procida can be suggestive; or appreciate the majesty of the tuff coast varying its shades throughout the day. And why not to take your mind back to the past so that, with little imagination, you will see right in front of you agile Greek ships sailing the sea of Ulysses, follow the path of Roman boats charged with goods and hard-working sailors, or browse through the splendid villas built by Romans along the coast.
Day 13: Capri
In the heart of the Naples Gulf, Capri Island erects right opposite the Sorrento coast, in an amazing scenario. Its coasts are high, jagged and full of natural cavities, most of whom are reachable only by sea. The Faraglioni are the undisputed symbols of the island, with its peculiar rocky islets that rises up from the sea waves. Famous postcard all over the world, the Faraglioni complete Capri landscape, immersing into the deep blue fondles. A very high-selected destination for celebrities, Capri in nowadays an exclusive land to enjoy a luxurious and relaxing holiday.
Day 14: On sail to Malta
Sailing back to the first step of this unusual tour, you will surely relax and enjoy this piece of sea, which is already familiar to you.
Day 15: Malta
Disembark. Independent Departure.
General info: our 85ft red superyacht built by C. Boat has 5 five deluxe cabins (1 master suite, 2 double rooms, 2 twin rooms sleeping up to 3) comfortably accommodating a total of 10 to 12 guests, all equipped with en-suite bathrooms. The living room is equipped with TV 46”, BOSE surround system, fridge, wine fridge, Table 10 seater, air conditioning, guest toilet, command post with radar, Gps, ecoscan ×2 , automatic pilot × 2.
The Fly is equipped with fridge, ice-maker, grill, sink, stereo, jacuzzi, 4 sunbeds, Table 10 seater, 2nd command post. Four crew member, a commander on board and a personal chef on board.
Departures & prices: available all year round, upon request (please, note that there are no scheduled departures)
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Reservation & Payments: a deposit of 30% per person is required at the time of reservation. Final payment of the tour is due 60 days prior to departure.
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