Welcome to this special area where you can enjoy truly unique experiences of all different kinds. These precious spots are reserved especially for the eyes of pleasure boat tourists who are surrounded by an enchanting, jewel toned sea. Rare natural treasures can be found along the coast and can be visited by either sea or land. This extraordinary heritage is preserved only a few kilometres from your mooring place.
From Marina d’Arechi, you can take a different route each time: everything is nearby.

Here you can find a brief list of the main touristic sites:

By sea to the North

Vietri - 4 nm

This location is famous for its typical ceramics that can be seen decorating the main monuments of the borough. It has been named by UNESCO as part of the world heritage along with the rest of Amalfi coast. It is made up of several districts that embrace the Lattari Mountains and stretch all the way to the small gulf. In Marina di Vietri by the sea and along the Divine coast you can find beautiful, unspoilt little beaches and coves that can be reached only by sea.

Cetara - 5 nm

Cetara is a quaint seafaring borough situated at the foot of Falerio Mountain and it is characterised by the tower, dating back to XVI century, that watches over the entrance to the small harbour. The people of the coast are famous for their strong fishing tradition, both regarding tuna vessels leaving for weeks in search of tuna, and purse seine vessels, trawling for anchovies. Anchovies are typical product of the area and “colatura”, which is a form of anchovy oil, is particularly prized as a delicacy.

Amalfi - 9 nm

This ancient maritime republic, which was prosperous in the XI centrury, was founded during Roman times. In 1343 a tidal wave destroyed much of the city. You cannot miss the Cathedral, the Santa Maria Square church and Saint Andrew’s fountain. Furthermore, between the end of May and the beginning of June each year, a historical boat race between the maritime republics is held. In addition to its artistic and cultural attractions, Amalfi is well known all over the world for its particular lemons, which are used to make traditional limoncello liqueur.

Positano - 16 nm

Positano is a beautiful hillside village, a place that has been a resort since back in Roman times, as proven by the discovery of a villa under the Santa Maria Assunta church, dating back to the imperial era. The very long staircase that from the highest part of the village reaches the beaches and the small port is scenic as well cinematic. It is from this characteristic borough that Positano fashion, representative of the Italian Dolce Vita in the summertime since the 1960’s, takes its name.

Punta Campanella - 22 nm

This is a thriving marine reserve, that is navigable just in zones B and C (taking some precautions). The cliff and the deep blue colour of its water give a unique show. Punta Campanella is the ideal route for trekking, and it is the natural road linking the gulf of Salerno to the Sorrento peninsula. This is the place where Ulysses met the mermaids. In front of this maritime area you can find the Tyrrhenian sea. The only land close to this area is the Island of Capri.

Capri - 26 nm

Capri has been an elite resort since the time of Emperor Tiberius, who had a very lavish estate on the east side of the island. This island was already known by the Greeks, enough to be mentioned by Virgil in the Aeneid. You need to try walking along the Tragara path at least once in your life, to look at the artisans’ shops and to dive into the crystalline water under the Farallones. This alone explains why our nation is called the “Bel Paese” or the beautiful country.

Procida - 40 nm

Smaller and less crowded than Ischia, Procida became famous the world over thanks to the movie “The Postman”, starring Massimo Troisi. The fishing borough of Corricella is particularly fascinating, a place where time appears to have stood still. The coastline is low and sandy in some areas, with rocky cliffs and breathtaking views gracing others. There are numerous sandy bays and coves for boats to shelter, although a great deal of the coast belongs to the Regno di Nettuno marine reseve.

Ischia - 41 nm

Ischia is a big island belonging to the Flegree archipelago, it has a surface area of 46 square kilometres is home to six towns. It is visible from long distances thanks to Mount Epomeo , which offers optimum shelter in poor weather conditions because it is 788 metres high. If you look at the island from above, it is trapezium shaped. There are so many things to visit and do in Ischia that we advise visitors to call a dedicated guide. In Greek the name Ischia means the island of potters.

Ventotene e Santo Stefano - 66 nm

Ventotene is an island less than three kilometres long but because of its richness and allure it has become a site not to be missed by boaters sailing into the area. We strongly recommend diving into its rich waters, full of Roman wrecks, as well as visiting the Santo Stefano island that, along with Ventotene, belongs to the Ponziale islands archipelago with its ancient Bourbon prison immersed in a thriving natural context. Ferdinando of Bourbon started building in the area back in 1700.

Ponza, Palmarola e Zannone - 87 nm

These three islands close to each other are places of rare natural beauty and great historical wealth. These islands have an irresistible siren song even for VIPs and crowned heads thanks to the crystal water of the beaches, the ancient Roman buildings, maritime and natural reserves and spectacular natural marinas . Among the treasures of Ponza you can find the Pilato caves at sea level, dating back to the Roman era.

By sea to the South

Agropoli - 19 nm

Agropoli, surrounded by the green of the National park of Cilento, Vallo di Diano and Alburni, and by the crystal-clear water of the sea, is one of the first pearls of the Southern coast of Salerno. It is rich in history thanks to its ancient historic centre and the Angevin – Aragonese castle, as well as in culinary traditions thanks to its typical pizza served in a wicker basket. Agropoli boasts, among its naturalistic treasures, the suggestive Trentova bay, the name of which comes from the rock that is opposite it.

Castellabate - 22 nm

From this point the National park of Cilento starts: it is a place characterised by rural, historic and environmental heritage. Especially the ancient part of this small townhas preserved its physiognomy almost unchanged over the decades, becoming the natural set of many film productions such as the blockbuster “Benvenuti al sud”. The coastline of the maritime districts of Santa Maria and San Marco is evocative and modern and it is a popular holiday destination.

Punta Licosa - 23 nm

In Greek the name means “white” after Leucosia, one of the three mermaids Ulysses met during his journey. Nowadays Punta Licosa is the natural end that closes the Salerno Gulf. In addition to from the land where you can find paths and nature trails, Licosa also boasts a homonymous little island that has in the middle a lighthouse devoted to seafarers. The underwater scenery of Punta Licosa includes a lot of specimens similar to the ones typical of the Coral Reefs.

Acciaroli - 32 nm

It is a characteristic harbour with lovely beaches kissed by crystal clear water certified by the 5 mainsails of Legambiente and by blue flag for the cleanliness of its beaches. This town offers a lifestyle way far from the hubbub of modernity ensuring a memorable holiday experience. The maritime village of Acciaroli belongs to the district of Pollica and is close to another small village, Pioppi. These two villages are considered to be the place where the Mediterranean diet was born.

Palinuro - 42 nm

Palinuro is a place of incredible rural beauty thanks to its green hillsides and many overwater and submerged caves that make the area a real heaven for those who love aquatic sports. Hidden within the magic under water places with unique view, there is the famous Grotta Azzurra, the biggest cave among the ones that can be visited, and it is characterised by the intense gem like colour of the water.

Marina di Camerota - 52 nm

The last village of the Cilento coast is Marina di Camerota with its beautiful beaches , a pretty harbourwith a quiet and relaxed lifestyle characterised by the pleasures of fine dining and leisure time. The village took its name from Ferdinand of the house of Bourboun. Among its natural beauties the Cala Bianca beach stands out. This beach takes its name from the white sand mixed with pebbles that you can find on the beach. In 2013 it was declared by Legambiente to be the most beautiful beach in Italy.

Maratea - 67 nm

Maratea is a colourful and evocative patchwork made up of different small towns, that ends in the only part of coast of the provincial area of Potenza. Starting from Saint Biagio mountain, identifiable by the famous statue of the redeemer, towards the charming glimpse into the sea of the coast districts. There are 30 kilometres of beaches and cliffs in total with a memorable view making Maratea the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian.

Aeolian Islands - 112 nm

Stromboli, Panarea, Salina, Lipari, Vulcano and moving towards the West, Alicudi and Filicudi. This archipelago in the province of Messina is named after Aeolo, the God of the winds who was able to predict the weather conditions of the Lipari island by merely observing the shape of clouds. Thanks to this ability he was worshipped by the native people, made up of fishermen. These islands are one of the most desirable maritime holiday destinations for all generations of seafarers.

Tropea - 127 nm

Legend has it that Hercules founded the centre of this town in the province of Vibo Valentia when he returned from Spain. Nowadays the Calabrian borough is one the safeguarded treasure by the Unesco Tropea – Costa degli Dei Club. Tropea is situated on a high tuff cape that overlooks the brilliantly clear sea. Aside from being a beautiful but wild landmark, Tropea has a strong culinary tradition based on its famous red onions.

By land

Ravello - 29 nm

Ravello is famous the world over thanks to its astonishing views and beautiful landscape where luxury holiday resorts have sprung up. It has been declared as part of the world heritage by UNESCO and back in the old days several celebrities belonging to the art, literature and music cirlcles spent their holidays here. Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini stopped here for a few years because they were fascinated by the lookout over the Gulf.

Paestum - 32 nm

Paestum is acity of Ancient Greece named “Poseidonia” by its founders, after the sea god Poseidon. The residential area is still enclosed within the ancient Greek walls. The temple of Athena dates back to 500 BC and is one of the best-preserved monuments in the South of Italy. There is a sign from the ancient city on each side of the walls: from the Sirena door to the Justice Door, and the Marina door in front of the Aurea door, on the North side which is in near ruins.

Parco Nazionale del Cilento - 55 nm

The National Park was formed fairly recently (1991) and it covers an area of 180.000 acres. Since 1998 it has been part of the UNESCO world heritage along with the nearby archaeological sites of Paestum, Velia and Padula. In the park you can find 1.800 plant species and 25 different habitats which are home to more than 600 animal species, among which are the last specimens of the golden eagle in Italy. Since 1997 it has been a biosphere reserve and in 2010 it became the first Geopark in Italy.

Pompeii and Herculaneum - 40 nm

These two small towns of the Roman period were buried in 79 AC by more than 5 metres of ash and red-hot rocks caused by the violent eruption of Vesuvius This incident caused the instant death of the entire population of the two towns. Today they constitute one of the most evocative archaeological sites on earth, declared world heritage by UNESCO in 1997. The Miglio d’Oro is particularly famous, this is the path of Corso di Resina, in Herculaneum that takes you from the site to the town ofTorre del Greco,passing by the historical villas that abound in the area.

Naples - 62 nm

Naples is a real open air museum made up of history, folklore, culinary tradition, faith and culture. Everything is enveloped in the unique scent of the Gulf of Naples and its typical products. It is a city with various touristic routes thanks to the alleys of the old town, which during Christmas are especially crowded because of the shops where you can find artisanal nativity scenes and to its underground city with its paths below the streets of the modern city, leading you on an exploration of the ancient history of Naples itself. This is a must-see for those who want to get to know the real soul of the South of Italy.
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