Explore the Amalfi Coast

Built into dramatic cliffs, the Amalfi Coast Road (or Amalfi Drive) is well known for its twists, turns and incredible views. This is one of those places where the journey is as much a part of the experience as your destination, so if you decide to hire a car you’re in for a drive like no other. It’s not the only way to get around, though, so check out the ferry timetables if you’d like to see the view from the water. With those steep cliffs dotted with lemon groves, luxury villas and pretty towns, the scenery is spectacular.

There are some great places to visit all along the coast. Up in the hills above Amalfi itself, you’ll find the town of Ravello, whose Villa Rufolo has been a popular retreat for composers and writers. If you’re looking for more of those beautiful views, don’t miss Sant’Agata, which overlooks both the Bay of Naples and the Bay of Salerno.

For a completely authentic taste of the ‘real’ Amalfi Coast, make sure you visit Cetara (which still has a working fishing fleet), charming Minori (where you can see the ruins of a Roman villa and its thermal baths) and Positano, whose colourful sugar cube houses will look great in your photos.

Alternatively, if you fancy a good walk, grab a map and head out of town to the Valle delle Ferriere. You’ll be rewarded with some amazing scenery, but the highlight has to be the waterfalls you’ll pass as you hike through the valley.