Amalfi: perfect place for sailing

Best sailing areas in Amalfi. Sailing routes, weather and wind details, facts about region and important details to sail in Amalfi.

Sailing trip in Amalfi

In the 10th century, Amalfi was the center of one of the most powerful maritime republics. In this historic area of southern Italy was invented the magnetic compass.

 

The Amalfi Coast has one of the most beautiful and romantic coastlines in the world. On the Amalfi Coast, boaters can see colourful buildings, gorgeous beaches, and Italy's southwest coast’s magnificent nature.

Sailing season
May - September
Travel season
June - August
Marinas in this location
4
Boats in this location
89

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+39 089
Language:
Italian
Timezone:
UTC + 1, in summer UTC + 2
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Population:
5,102

Why sailors like Amalfi

Amalfi sailing vacation — it's a great idea. The city locates 47 km southeast of Naples. The coast is called Amalfi and is located in the Gulf of Salerno in the province of Salerno. The city is located at the mouth of a deep gorge. There are picturesque rocks here.

 

You can see a spacious marina with restaurants, parking. A huge choice of routes makes this place the best place to start a sailing trip. From Amalfi, you can travel to other interesting places. Best places to sail in Amalfi — Salerno, Naples, or Agropoli. Nearby there are the islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida.

 

One of the main attractions of Amalfi is the Amalfi Cathedral. It was built in the 10th century. It contains the relics of the Apostle Andrew.

 

Here, once every four years, the Regatta of the Four Ancient Maritime Republics takes place. It is a boat sport between the teams of Amalfi, Venice, Genoa, and Pisa. The centrepiece of this event is the Historical March.

Amalfi - Yacht Charter Sailica
Amalfi - Yacht Charter Sailica
Amalfi - Yacht Charter Sailica

Yachting routes near Amalfi

Along the Amalfi coast, there are many different routes. You can visit Atrani, Cetara, Conca Dei Marini, Majori, Ischia, Positano in your Amalfi travel itinerary.

 

An example of one of the many sailing routes in Amalfi:

  • Amalfi — Positano — Sorrento — Procida — Ischia — Capri — Salerno — Amalfi.

There is also an interesting route for those who want to sail on a yacht for 14 days. You can head along the coast towards the Italian «sock»:

  • Amalfi — Sorrento — Agropoli — Acaroli — Maratea — Paola — Tropea.

Available yachts in the region

1540 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
37 ft
Length
2001
Built in
1694 €
per week
7
Guests
3
Cabins
40 ft
Length
2010
Built in
1774 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
33 ft
Length
2017
Built in
1885 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
37 ft
Length
2014
Built in
1945 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2006
Built in
2048 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
42 ft
Length
2006
Built in
2119 €
per week
10
Guests
4
Cabins
43 ft
Length
2004
Built in
2175 €
per week
10
Guests
4
Cabins
43 ft
Length
2002
Built in
2194 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
44 ft
Length
2013
Built in

Closest airports to Amalfi

Nearest international airports:

  • Capodichino airport located in Naples;

  • the airport in Salerno.

Yachting season and weather in Amalfi

There is a typical Mediterranean climate in Amalfi. Cloudy and rainy days start in mid-autumn. The holiday season in Amalfi lasts from May to the end of September. July and August are the hottest days — it's the best time to travel to Amalfi. The air temperature practically does not drop below 30 ° C. The Amalfi water temperature ranges from 21 to 26 ° C.

 

The average wind speed during the sailing season is 5 to 10 knots. In August, the mistral creates strong gusts of wind — it is difficult for beginners to sail. All marinas are well equipped.

Water temperature in sailing season +22...+26 °
Air temperature in sailing season +28...+32 °
Wind speed in sailing season 5 - 10 knots

Weather forecast for Amalfi

Upon arrival at the marina, you should be informed of the forecast for the next day. You can also find out the forecast and storm warnings by radio around the clock. It is available in Italian and English on channels 68 and 21. Port services regularly receive the latest weather forecasts for the region.

 

For information about weather conditions, use the services:

  • weather — a site with accurate synoptic data;

  • windfinder is a service for tradewinds in Amalfi, viewing water and air temperatures.