On the southern side of the Sorrento Peninsula, and just a short few miles from the chic island of Capri, is the quaint and glamorous Amalfi Coast; a sunny shore, with lemon orchards, and fishing villages. A private yacht charter usually starts in nearby Naples cruising along the Amalfi Coast, however also Capri, Ischia, and the nearby Pontine Islands can be visited all depending on what you want to see and do. On the Amalfi Coast visit Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, and Vietri sul Mer. Positano is a little fishing village full of artists and craftsmen. Here you can buy handmade leather sandels, fit exactly to your foot. Explore the little alleyways, and walking streets to find the unique and unusual made in Positano. Amalfi, once the Duchy of Amalfi a very wealthy maritime state that today, as a little fishing village still reflects the grandeur that once was. High up in the hills, overlooking the Amalfi coast, and reachable by taxi or hiking is Ravello, a tiny mountain village home to ceramic artists and villas of the wealthy including the Villa Rufolo, which today is the site of an excellent series of summer musical concerts. And for the ceramics enthusiast, there is Vietri sul Mer. This village has been a center of ceramics since the medieval days, and today, Vietri is an important appellation of origin for any ceramics painted in this village, as only these ceramics can bear the name Vietri. Visit the ceramic artists and commission a piece for yourself to be shipped. And don’t forget to have an evening cocktail on the outside terrace of the San Pietro hotel, or head by ship’s tender into the little coastal taverna of Conca del Sogno, best reached by ship’s tender with excellent pasta.