#alongthecoast is much more than a boat ride!

The magnificent Mediterranean landscape of the Amalfi Coast, named UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, covers a stretch of coastline of 50 kilometers and gathers some of the most widely known places in the south of the region, Amalfi, Furore, Maiori, Minori, Positano, Praiano and many others connecting this piece of land to the Gulf of Naples with Sorrento and the Island of Capri, known all over the World.

This stretch of rocky coast looks like a never-ending terrace suspended between the blue sea and the green of the Lattari Mountains behind it.… And just like its towns and fishing villages, one different from the other,  with their own traditions and peculiarities, the Amalfi Coast has its authentic identity as well. A long stretch of rugged land, characterized by a succession of ledges and recesses from which come out beaches and paradisiac coves, small natural glimpses, caves, bays and views of incomparable beauty with their history and their Mediterranean charm, in every single site. Shaped by stones and crystal clear waters, the most sought after and wildest beaches of the Amalfi Coast are ‘hidden’ like real treasures framing its beauty!

In fact, most of these natural pearls are located in the shadow of steep cliffs and are reachable through dirt paths or exhausting staircases from hundreds of steps keeping hidden from the eyes of many their beauty. The best way to discover all these wonders? Doubtless, going #alongthecoast

Battellieri Group, every day leaves the pier and sets off to discover new waters, wave after wave… Towards beaches, caves and unexplored spots!

Enjoying a unique adventure through sea-routes is our idea of a journey. An experience that will give you the chance to discover the sea of our Coast, the reflections of crystal clear water, the breeze, the scents, the vibrant colors and nature of these extraordinary places enjoying a privileged observation point. In addition, you will discover all the secrets and traditions of our Coast thanks to the tales of our experienced boatmen who will guide you on our tours & excursions.

Do not stop your desire for discovery, experience the Amalfi Coast surrounded by the blue sea from a whole new perspective. Let the charm of our Coast catch your heart in the spirit of a summer season by sea with a thousand discoveries and adventures!

What are you waiting for? Reach the amazing beaches of Santa Croce & Duoglio, the fascinating Emerald Grotto and many others destinations just waiting to be discovered #alongthecoast

Enjoy your unique experience with us!

The Emerald Grotto: a hidden jewel between Amalfi and Conca dei Marini

The Emerald Grotto, also known as the ‘temple of the sea’, is a cave located along the charming stretch of the Amalfi Coast and more precisely in the bay of Conca dei Marini just a few kilometers from the town of Amalfi.

The well-known natural beauty of the Grotto, was discovered by a native fisherman called Luigi Buonocore – also known as ‘ the discoverer of the grotto’ by local people – dating back to 1932. The Grotto owes its name to the peculiar color of the sea water which reflects an extraordinary play of light filtered by the rocky walls of the coast… reaching the open sea and creating chromatic effects with amazing shades: from cobalt, crystalline blue to emerald green.

Originally, the Grotto did not collect the water of the sea, but solely limestone stalactites and stalagmites that with their particular shapes form columns about 10 meters high and real works of art. Some of the limestone formations found into the grotto recall strange similarities result of the popular imagination with extravagant names: ‘Garibaldi’s head’, ‘Venetian shawl’ or ‘organ reeds’.

There is a great number of ancient stories about the hypothetical presence of the Grotto and still many are the legends about this picturesque piece of land, just like the myth of the Janare. According to popular tradition,  the Janare were witches who inhabited the area, dressed with long nightshirts, waiting for the fishermen’s boats to come back to charm them with the sound of their songs. Here, all this area and the Emerald Grotto looks like an enchanted place!

The popular beliefs of the ‘temple of the sea’ are also combined with the local religious tradition. In fact,  its waters also hide a fascinating underwater nativity scene, with tiny figures made of Vietri ceramic and located at about 4 meters deep. Every year, during the Christmas season, some divers leave the figure of the Child Jesus on the bottom of the grotto.

If you want to admire with your own eyes the hidden jewel of our sea, you just have to set off to discover unknown horizons #alongthecoast with us!