If you fancy following in the footsteps of film stars and artists, and taking a break in a part of the world that perfectly strikes the balance between nature and culture, take your holidays to Amalfi. This destination has long been famous for its stunning coastline, scooped-out valleys, jagged mountains and beautiful beaches. However, you’ll also find outstanding art galleries, fascinating museums, pastel-coloured villages, and the glamour and glitz of Positano.
During the summer, the lemon groves add a gentle hint of citrus to the air and you’ll find colourful festivals exploding into life almost every other day! Littered with secret bays, secluded coves and outstanding beaches, Amalfi holidays are ideal for sun-seekers. Perched on a cliff overlooking the azure blue sea, Amalfi town is a maze of cobbled streets and sun-drenched piazzas.
Start the day with an espresso and a sfogliatella (sweet Italian pastry) in a café overlooking the main piazza. The Cattedrale di Sant’ Andrea is the town’s centrepiece. Sitting at the top of a flight of steps, it’s a grand, 12th century cathedral with a unique black and white striped exterior. The narrow streets are filled with family-run shops selling everything from limoncello to traditional Italian ceramics. One of the most popular places to visit is the Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto). The sunlight reflects against the water, creating vivid tones of green and blue.
If you want good sunshine, but without the sweltering summer temperatures, take your holidays to Amalfi in late spring or late autumn.
Naples airport is about an hour and a half’s drive away.