Gay Group Trip: Sailing Italy & The Amalfi Coast

8 days£
Group Trip

Spend a week sailing around Italy on board the Star Clipper. You’ll be travelling in style, beginning in Rome and then venturing to many of Italy’s most charming towns and islands. You’ll sail along the Amalfi Coast and visit the Aeolian Islands. Discover hidden harbours and caves. Enjoy Aperol Spritz in Sorrento overlooking Mt Vesuvius, and, to spice things up a bit, sail past the active volcano of Stromboli. From Civitavecchia you’ll saild to the enchanting islands of Gaeta and Lipari.

The ship is packed with luxury amenities so you’ll have many ways to stay entertained while on board. This really is one of the best ways to see Italy. You’ll see many of the highlights on one trip, living out your “dolce vita” fantasies. Italy is home to much of the world’s greatest art, not to mention the cuisine, the men and the flawless climate. You’ll have yachts of fun.

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Colosseum in Rome

Day 1: Rome

Our Italy adventure begins in Rome, the Eternal City. You’ll find a modern European city sprawled out amidst the ruins of the ancient world. Explore the Vatican, with its Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. See the remains of Ancient Rome at the Colosseum, Forum, Circus Maximum. Experience your La Dolce Vita fantasy at the Trevi Fountain – but don’t jump in, you’re not Anita Ekberg! You could spend a lifetime exploring Rome so we can extend your trip.

Departure: 7:00pm


Day 2: Gaeta

Gaeta is a charming town between Rome and Naples. It’s by the sea so it’s popular for weekend getaways, especially from Rome. Gaeta boasts one of the best beaches near Rome. Gaeta has a charming Medieval center to explore. The town takes its name from the legend of the nanny of Aeneas.

Arrival: 12:00pm / Departure: 7:00pm


Day 3: Sorrento

Sorrento is a small town on the Amalfi Coast. It’s very popular with tourists. You can easily walk around Sorrento in an afternoon. You can then enjoy an Aperol spritz overlooking the ever-dramatic Amalfi Coast. Sorrento has been visited by many great writers, such as Byron and Tolstoy to Dickens and Goethe.

There are many viewing points in Sorrento where you’ll see the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Sorrento is famed for its lemons, so be sure to try a limoncello while you’re in town. You can also take a day trip from Sorrento to Pompeii.

Arrival: 9:00am / Departure: 11:59pm


Day 4: Agropoli

Agropoli is located further up the coast past Amalfi on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Agropoli is in the province of Salerno in Campania. Explore the Port of Agropoli, enjoy the stunning beaches, and take a stroll along the along the Agropoli coast. Listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, the beaches of Trentova Baycontribute are not to be missed.

Arrival: 8:00am / Departure: 2:00pm

AdobeStock Lipari

Day 5: Lipari

Today we’ll visit the largest of the Aeolian Islands. Lipari is a village with a lot of mythological significance. You’ll find a Norman cathedral to explore, a citadel and castle, and quaint Italian restaurants. The beaches of Canneto, Papesca, Acquacalda and Porticello are well worth exploring. Sailing around the Aeolian Islands will be a highlight of this trip.

Arrival: 8:00am / Departure: 7:00pm


Day 6: Sail to Stromboli

Today we’ll be hot on the heels of Odyssey, sailing around Stromboli, an active volcano that looms ominously over the islands. It’s known as the “Lighthouse of the Mediterranean.” The volcano erupted as recently as 2009. Thankfully, the eruptions tend to be quite minor so we should be OK.

Arrival: 10:30pm / Departure: 11:30pm


Day 7: Amalfi

Having survived the volcano and all the Aperol Spritz, we’ll arrive in the town of Amalfi itself. It’s one of the most charming towns in Italy. Located at the foot of Mount Cerreto, Amalfi boasts arguably the best views in Europe. It’s been a hugely popular luxury destination for many years.

Arrival: 3:00pm / Departure: 11:00pm


Day 8: Ponza

The island of Ponza is located off the coast of Naples. It’s said to be the island of Circe, the mythical minx who charmed Ulysses. Ponza is a volcanic island that rises from the Tyrrhenian Sea. You can visit sea caves the Romans used for bathing, and check out the village of Ponza itself. Beyoncé has vacationed in Ponza, yet it still isn’t that well known.

Arrival: 10:00am / Departure: 3:00pm


Day 9: Civitavecchia

Civitavecchia, try and pronounce that! This is a charming coastal town dating back to the 2nd century. Civitavecchia is in the province of Rome so we’re close to where we started. It’s built on an Etruscan site. Despite its ancient historic links, it’s modern and functions as Rome’s main port. Explore historical sites like Fort Michelangelo or the Cathedral of Saint Francis of Assisi. Civitavecchia is a short drive away from Rome, where you’ll be transferred on the last day of our epic sailing trip around Italy.

Arrival: 8:00am

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Star Clippers

The Ship

The Star Clipper brings to life the new age of sail. The Clipper ships are very modern yet they honour the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships. Star Clipper and Star Flyer are both 360 feet long and each carries just 166 guests. It’s like travelling on a private yacht – yachts of fun! On the teak decks you’ll find not one but two swimming pools.

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