About the Amalfi Coast
At just 10km2 the island of Capri, in the Bay of Naples, is a tiny slice of heaven. And it sure does pack in its pleasures. Cliffs, olive groves, vineyards and garden terraces all overlook the blue waters of the Mediterranean, fringed by a luxurious sprinkling of high-end shopping and boutique cafes.
Back on the mainland, one of Italy’s most famous cities, Naples, was founded by the Ancient Greeks, expanded by the Romans, and perfected by a string of contemporary villas in the countryside surrounding it. Dripping with history and architecture, whichever of our luxury villas on the Amalfi Coast you’re staying in, Naples makes a great day out. Soak up the street-theatre atmosphere of Neapolitan life with a lazy amble down Spaccanapoli.
A dramatic road journey cuts through the cliffs and the unrivalled Italian countryside to reach the pretty hillside town of Sorrento, passing Mount Vesuvius’ whipping post cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii. Probably Italy’s most treasured archaeological find, and still an awful sight that manages to somehow fill you with a sense of awe.
As your mind swims with the mysterious tales of these dead cities, the sublimity of the twisting roads of the Amalfi Coast recaptures your imagination. This memorable region offers incredible glimpses of many more towns, villages and little bays, all dotted amid the brilliance of the Mediterranean’s shimmering coastline.