Eat (and Drink) Like an Italian
Italy’s culinary reputation is legendary – elegant in its simplicity and using only the freshest local ingredients, Italian food represents the quintessential Mediterranean cuisine. And what better way to enjoy a true taste of ‘La Dolce Vita’ than on a classic Italian Flotilla from our Procida base. On the Procida Flotilla, from the VIP hotspot of Capri to enchanting Marina Corricella, the Phlegrean Islands you’ll enjoy a gastronomic adventure you won’t soon forget. Departing for 2017, sailors can join the October 14th flotilla. For 2018 we expect to have tours in June, July, August and October.
So, how does this work?
The only extra cost is for a Wine and Sail fee of $345 per person. With this you’ll have the lead boat with both experienced skippers and coordinators who have both the expertise and knowledge of the sailing area, and who’ll organise transfers to all wineries in Ports visited whilst giving general assistance where and when they can. The flotilla will include welcome drinks on arrival, with testing of local wine, visits to 4 Wineries including wine tastings and buffet and all transfers to and from the Wineries. Make sure you bring your appetite (and elasticated trousers).
A short ferry ride from Napoli brings you to the island of Procida, a riot of pastel-hue buildings, cobble-stone streets and drying laundry. Settle in aboard your yacht before heading into town to try some the exceptional local food (try the octopus at Ristorante Graziella in Marina Corricella).
DAY 2 Ischia
Get your Phlegrean voyage started right with a jaunt around Procida and the largest island in the archipelago, Ischia. History buffs may enjoy a visit to Castello Aragonese, while those in search of a little R&R (and some awesome gelato) may prefer Sant’Angelo.
Capri is a goldmine for celebrity spotters and there’s nowhere better to see and be seen than the chic Piazzetta. Alternatively, head to Marina Piccola if you’re looking to avoid the tourist crowds.
DAY 4 Cetara
Take a leisurely sail to Cetara, a fishing village with an enviable gastronomic reputation (anchovies are a particular speciality). A visit to the historical harbour is the perfect start to the evening and when you’re feeling peckish there are plenty of places offering traditional local fish dishes
Salerno’s comparatively gritty mix of medieval architecture, neighbourhood trattorias, neon-lit wine bars and tattoo parlours offers an intriguing contrast to the rest of the Neapolitan coastline.
Cruise along one of the most picturesque stretches of coastline you’ll ever see before arriving in Amalfi, idyllic with its sun-filled piazzas and intimate beach.
Stop off at Punta Campanella, pegged as the place where the Sirens attempted to lure the Greek hero Odysseus and his crew. We don’t know about that but it sure is a great place for a dip. Arrive this afternoon back in Procida.
Available in this Tour Package for $345 USD / Person Dbl Occ
- 4 Winery tours including wine and dinner