2. Amalfi: Amalfi Coast Sunset Small-Group Boat Tour
Experience the enchantment of Italy with a boat tour of the stunning maritime landscape of the Amalfi Coast as the sun sets over the horizon. Marvel at the ancient rock formations, hidden beaches, and secret coves that adorn the coast from Amalfi to Positano.
Once everybody has jumped on board and had a little briefing about how we're going to spend the sunset hours, we will be ready to set off to the west towards Praiano.
The route will take us along Amalfi Coast’s finest beaches as well as close to natural rock arches and into fjords, giving us the opportunity to admire the old watch towers that dot the entire length of this coast.
We visit beaches reachable only by sea and have time to go swimming in crystal-clear waters.
Not too far from the starting point, right after leaving the center of Amalfi, we will get close to the Saint Andrew Grotto, a huge natural sea cave full of stalactites named after the patron saint of Amalfi (Andrea).
Then, once passed Duoglio and Santa Croce beaches, we will stop by the "Arc of Lovers", a natural rock arch created millions of years ago by the erosion of the sea whose shape recalls two elephants in the act of kissing. Up to not too long ago young couples used to get married on the top of it.
A little later we will cruise in front of the ancient fishermen village of Conca dei Marini, passing near the villa of Sophia Loren and seeing the historic hotel “Il Saraceno” located on La Vite Beach.
From here we will also have a stunning view of the Santa Rosa Monastery, a former convent now converted into a luxury hotel, once home of the Dominican nuns.
It's right in the kitchens of this monastery that the delicious "Sfogliatella Santa Rosa" was born, a shell-shaped pastry filled with ricotta cheese-based cream and little dried fruit pieces, typical of the local culinary tradition (don't forget to taste it before leaving!).
Once past the seaside of Conca dei Marini we will enter its western basin, where we will have a breathtaking view of Furore and Praiano villages and the islands of Li Galli and Capri, together with the well-known Faraglioni Rocks.
We will reach then the famous Furore Fjord, the only natural fjord we have in Italy and location of the international diving competition "MarMeeting": every year in July, professional divers from around the world compete by jumping from the top of the bridge which is 28 meters high.
Finally we will go round the cape of Praiano, where we will stop for a break and to go swimming as the warm hues that light up the sky reflect off the shimmering waters.
The return trip to Amalfi will give us a different but equally remarkable view of both sea and land.