The pretty town of Amalfi is situated at the heart of the Amalfi Coast, one of the country’s most glamorous and beautiful regions. The coastline stretches south on the western side of Italy from the Bay of Naples. Its small towns perched on the hills and cliffs that lead down to an emerald sea have long been visited by travellers looking for some rest and relaxation amid sophisticated and glitzy surroundings.
Naples is the northernmost point of the region and the city where all flights to the Amalfi Coast arrive. From here, wend your way south along a staggering and precarious-looking hillside road with spectacular views far out across the sea. Perhaps the most idyllic town, Positano has two beaches, many high-end restaurants serving excellent local food and picturesque streets winding steeply up the hill. Further south, the smaller Praiano is often visited for its cliff-side caves. Amalfi itself is much larger and it is easier to find cheap accommodation and food, as well as more activities beyond shopping and sunbathing. Ravello is famous for its music; the annual Wagner festival is held here.
Travel along the coast is easy, either by bus or taxi on the breathtaking coastal road or by ferry between resorts, so there is no need to decide in advance which town you most want to visit when you are booking an Amalfi Coast flight. An unmissable trip is to the island of Capri by ferry. Once home to the Emperor Tiberius, today the town houses winding streets of designer shops, visited every year by a host of celebrities.
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