When it’s time for a break from Italy’s art museums, Roman ruins, and churches, sunseekers flock to the Amalfi Coast, a collection of small towns and villages, including the hilltop town of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello – each with it’s own unique character and appeal. From the quintessential village of Positano, to the fragrant hilltop gardens of Ravello. Here, you’ll find sandy beaches, the scent of lemon hangs in the air, and pastel fishing villages cling to hillsides, strung along a rugged coastline of limestone cliffs and spectacular views. The Amalfi is a feast for the eyes.
Amalfi Coast Highlights
Below are a few top experiences that can feature in your bespoke Amalfi Coast itinerary.
• No hiker should miss the aptly-named Path of the Gods hike in the mountains above Positano on the island of Capri.
• Do a private boat trip aboard a private yacht to explore the hidden coves.
• Visit the Grotto della Matera (which you can explore) and the pretty disconcertingly named cover Marina di Crapolla, with Roman-villa ruins on the beach.
• While in Ravello, visit the Villa Rufulo and the Villa Cimbronee
• Stopoff in Vietri sul Mare, the last town on the Amalfi stretch, to see the fascinating ceramic workshops.
• Attend the annual Ravello Music Festival at the Villa Rufolo, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
• Shopping at Antonello della Mura; must-buys include a pair of Positano sandals, decorated with seashells.
hotels we love
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LE SIRENUSE, POSITANO
You’ll have to pinch yourself to believe you’re basking in the beauty that is Le Sirenuse. As John Steinbeck once put it, it’s a dream place that isn’t quite real when you’re there. Many of our clients have fallen in love with this family-run villa. Spend afternoons on the sunny terrace, taking in views of Positano, Capri and Li Galli. Visit the hotel website.
Capri Palace, Capri
Set in the village of Anacapri, standing high above Naples Gulf and Ischia Island, the Capri Palace is secluded and authentic. Indulge the palate with traditional Mediterranean cuisine at Michelin-star L’Olivo and Il Riccio restaurants. Visit the hotel website.
PALAZZO AVINO, RAVELLO
Palazzo Avino is a stunning, deluxe five-star hotel on Italy’s famous Amalfi Coast. Originally a 12th-century villa, the property has been refurbished while retaining its medieval and baroque features. The hotel boasts a private beach club exclusively for hotel guests, offering full sea access, with a casual restaurant and a small swimming pool. Visit the hotel website.
bellevue syrene, Sorrento
The historic Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittorias most popular suite is the signature suite Enrico Caruso, which retains much of the same décor and furnishings (including the piano) from when the famous Italian tenor called it home in 1921. Visit the hotel website.
BELMOND HOTEL CARUSO, POSITANO
The Belmond Hotel Caruso is one of the crown jewel properties of Italy. Set on a cliff on the highest point of the beautiful town of Ravello, and overlooking the Amalfi Coast, the 11th-century building was beautifully restored to create 51 exceptional luxury rooms and suites, most with sea view, terrace or private garden. Visit the hotel website.
Casa angelina, amalfi coast
Located between Positano and Amalfi, the Casa Angelina is an adult-only boutique hotel perched on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast with spectacular views. With its minimalist, boutique-y vibe, it is one of the most likely to appeal to design aficionados. Visit the hotel website.
SANTA CATERINA, AMALFI
A secret among celebrities and discerning travelers, Hotel Santa Caterina is a romantic hotel set in a hillside villa above the sea. It offers gorgeous views of an endless expense of sea and sky. The enchanting Romeo & Juliet suite is a two-story chalet set on a cliff above the sea. Visit the hotel website.
J.K. PLACE, CAPRI
Set into the cliffs of the enchanting island of Capri, J.K. Place has 22 rooms that echo the style and the concept of a luxury house combined with the light and color of the sea. JK SPA offers a choice of excellent treatments, JKITCHEN features traditional Mediterranean cuisine and a panoramic terrace – the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and a brilliant sunset. Visit the hotel website.
” The hotels you selected for us were fantastic, as were the private tours and excursions. It was the perfect combination of downtime to planned activities. We loved our girls trip in the Amalfi Coast and can’t wait to do another mother-daughter trip, again soon. Thank you so much for everything!”
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