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Amalfi Coast ~ Honeymoon

Stretching for 50km from the Sorrentine peninsula to Salerno, the Amalfi Coast has been described as the Garden of Eden only better, because the scenery changes at every turn. From Sorrento, drive east towards the chic resort of Positano, then on to Amalfi town with its rich maritime history, the hillside resort of Ravello and further east, the smaller seaside towns of Maiori and Minori.

  • Sorrento: Set on a spectacular headland, Sorrento commands breathtaking views across the Bay over to Naples. The town is full of character with charming streets lined with restaurants and elegant boutiques. Running from the Sorrentine peninsula, the Amalfi Coast winds along the Bay of Salerno. Its stunning views, wonderful climate and delicious food and wine make this one of Italy’s favourite holiday destinations. Nearby places of interest include Amalfi, Pompeii and the beautiful island of Capri. You can spend hours strolling through the old town of Sorrento where a variety of designer shops, chic cafés and ancient buildings sit comfortably next to each other. Life tends to centre around the main square, Piazza Tasso, in the evenings. Good value, high quality restaurants abound and there are lovely pavement cafés from where you can watch the town come alive.
  • Positano: One of the most fashionable resorts in the Mediterranean, Positano is built into a rugged cliffside where hotels enjoy sweeping views of the bay below. One of the prettiest corners of the Amalfi Coast, Positano is an exclusive resort often frequented by the rich and famous. Clinging to a cliffside which plunges into the glistening sea, the town overlooks luxury yachts and coloured fishing boats which adorn the crystal waters. You’ll find plenty of designer names in the resort’s exclusive shopping district, or you could just relax over a plate of antipasti washed down with some fine Italian wine and watch the sun set.
  • Amalfi: Boasting a proud history as a maritime state, this lively fishing village set on a sand and shingle beach has brightly coloured buildings, quaint shops and lovely restaurants.
  • Ravello: In Ravello the 11th Century Villa Rufolo hosts the Wagner music festival every summer, while Villa Cimbrone is renowned for its beautiful gardens.
  • Maiori: Three miles from Amalfi town lies the village of Maiori, a delightful seaside resort overlooking one of the largest and most beautiful beaches in the area. Well known for its flourishing lemon production industry, it also has a lovely seafront promenade where you can stroll or just sit and watch the world go by.
  • Minori: Just a mile from Maiori is the charming fishing village of Minori, a jewel of the coastline famous for its rich artistic and cultural heritage. This small, charming resort retains its traditional Italian culture and is home to some historic churches and villas. The quaint resort is also renowned for a wide range of excellent restaurants. There is a regular bus service between Minori and Maiori.
  • Capri: The Bay of Naples is an impressive tourist destination, but for many travellers the best bits are out to sea – the small group of islands a short ferry ride offshore. Capri is famous for its Blue Grotto. With its spectacular scenery, towering cliffs and dramatic caves, it is a natural paradise, but it also has a cosmopolitan feel with shops, restaurants and bustling towns to explore. Ischia is known as the ‘Green Island.’ Although there hasn’t been an eruption for 700 years on this volcanic island, hot springs bubble up all over the place, making it an ideal spa resort. It also has sandy beaches, traditional trattorias and great nightlife.
  • Capri: Daytrippers and holidaymakers flock to this island with its thrilling cliff walks, bustling restaurants and the famous Blue Grotto – prepare to be dazzled by its translucent water. Don’t miss the Augustus Gardens with views of the Faraglioni Rocks, and the town of Capri itself has lots of trendy shops and busy outdoor restaurants. The island’s second town is Anacapri from where you can take a 12-minute chairlift ride to the top of Mount Solaro with its breathtaking view.
  • Ischia: No trip to Ischia, the largest of the islands, would be complete without visiting the historic village of Sant’ Angelo or the ancient Castello Aragonese which stands on a rock connected to the island by a bridge. With its natural thermal springs, Ischia has become renowned as one of the most popular health resorts in the world. Enjoy the hot baths at Negombo, take a gentle walk through the woods and vineyards or, for a relaxing afternoon, take a boat ride around the island.

Amalfi Coast ~ Honeymoon

















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