Visit the island of Capri

Whatever you think you know about Capri, you’re probably right, but there’s a whole lot more to this idyllic little island than high-end designer shopping and celebrity boltholes. Hop on the ferry at Amalfi or Positano and you’ll be there in well under an hour, so it’s the perfect destination for a daytrip from the Amalfi Coast in the summer. (You’ll need to get the ferry from Naples or Sorrento the rest of the year.)

You could spend all day pottering around Capri town, just make sure you’ve got plenty of euros handy as this isn’t a place for budget travel. Soak up the chic atmosphere as you explore the maze of tiny pedestrianised streets, enjoy the peace of the Certosa di San Giacomo monastery and take a walk out to the Punta Tragera viewpoint.

Alternatively, catch a bus to Anacapri, which is quieter and a little easier on the pocket; laze the day away at a beach club; or take in the view from the top of Mount Solaro. It’s a good climb if you like hiking or a chairlift ride if you’d rather save your legs. However you get there, you can see Mount Vesuvius from the summit on a clear day.