With glorious weather all year round, delicious Italian cuisine and some of the Mediterranean’s most impressive scenery, it’s no wonder the Amalfi Coast is one of Europe’s top destinations for holidaymakers. And with so much on offer along this beautiful stretch of coastline, you really will be spoiled for choice when deciding which of its beautiful towns and villages to visit.
To make it easier, we’ve rounded up four of the best destinations along the Amalfi Coast, so you can expand your wardrobe and pick up fashionable pieces from top designers, soak up the beautiful coastal scenery and just relax and unwind on some glorious beaches. Whether you’re just visiting on a day trip or using them as a base for your entire stay, these delightful towns are sure to impress!
Just over an hour away from Naples and twenty minutes from Sorrento, the vibrant seaside town of Positano is the perfect destination for young couples and night owls. Known as the ‘vertical town’ for its steep hills and steps, the town is home to a number of fashionable boutiques where you can pick up pieces from top Italian designers as well as the beautiful Spiaggia Grande – one of the largest beaches on the Amalfi Coast. And if sunbathing with a fashionable crowd of celebrities isn’t enough for you, you can enjoy a plate of mouth-watering Italian cuisine at one of Postiano’s many restaurants, or just enjoy a wander amongst the brightly coloured Mediterranean buildings.
The authentic Italian port town of Ponza is ideal for anyone who likes to take it easy on holiday, and really can just sit back and watch the world go by. The cafes lining the waterfront are the perfect place to do just that! Or, if you can’t resist those spectacular blue waters, a boat ride to explore the grottoes is a great way to spend your day.
If no hassle all-inclusive luxury is more your thing, you’ll feel right at home in Capri! One of the Mediterranean’s most exclusive islands, Capri also boasts a rich heritage and some of Italy’s best restaurants. Capri is a great destination for some rest and relaxation and there are some great spas here, but be sure to pencil in a private visit to the Blue Grotto and a trip to Anacapri, where you’ll be treated to an incredible panoramic view.
Italy is renowned for its culinary prowess, and foodies certainly won’t be disappointed on a trip to Ravello. While its position on a cliff high above the coastline offers some truly amazing views, Ravello is also home to the two star Michelin restaurant, Palazzo Sasso, and Don Alfonso serves up some truly wonderful home grown and organic food. For a dose of culture, be sure to check out the world famous classical music festival too, running from March to early November. The town is said to have inspired the composers Wagner, Greig and Verdi, and was once home to DH Lawrence, who wrote the infamous novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover.