Cassiopea’s excursions unite the pleasure of a boat trip with luxury of being able to explore the fascinating destinations dotted along the route, at leisure.
As a family run business, our focus is on making your cruise experience relaxed and memorable. And of course you have the option of customizing your excursion so that you can experience this amazing coastline as you would personally like to.
Cassiopea is located in the beautiful town of Positano, on the main beach, “Spiaggia Grande”. Just look out for our distinctive orange umbrella.
The architecture and hundreds of steps of Positano was the reason the artist Paul Klee referred to this unique place as “the only place in the world conceived on a vertical rather than a horizontal axis”. The town’s arcaded, cubist buildings, set in tiers up the mountainside, reflect the palette of colours seen in the Positano sky from dawn to dusk.
A visit to Positano takes you back in time. It’s not difficult to see why, dating back to the 1950’s, Positano became highly desirable as a holiday destination and, for a while, rivaled Capri as the playground for the rich and famous.
Traces of this “dolce vita” image are still visible and the town continues to attract a glamorous, affluent crowd. It’s not just holidaymakers and honeymooners who fall in love with the Amalfi and Sorrento coasts. Numerous writers, poets and composers have been inspired by its beauty. Positano inspired Patricia Highsmith when she wrote her novel “The Talented Mr. Ripley” which was made into a film by Anthony Minghella starring Matt Damon, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow. More recently Positano was the chosen setting for many of the scenes in “Under a Tuscan Sun”.
In the words of John Steinbeck, who visited Positano in 1953 “Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone”. Once you’ve been to Positano, you’ll want to come back again and again. It is one of those rare places, which attracts a lot of visitors but has retained its charm. With stacks of ice-cream coloured houses built into the cliffs and small paths running down to the beach – there simply isn’t room for major development or tourist buses.
Positano is the perfect location from which to explore the rest of the Amalfi and Sorrento coasts. And whilst buses and ferries are frequent the best way to explore the coastline is by boat. Not only do you avoid the congestion of the summer traffic but you get to see so much more of the coastline.