Luxury in Amalfi Coast: Chic taste, exquisite views
The breath-taking Amalfi Coast comprises approximately 50 kilometres of cliffs, lemon groves and whitewashed Italian private villas. With a mixture of history and nature there is a lot to discover along these shores. The picturesque town of Positano, with its terracotta houses is perfect for day-trips and Ravello promises exquisite views from its hilltop location. Shop at boutiques in the colourful streets of this town that is known for its chic taste. Follow in the footsteps of artists, writers and intellectuals by letting the island of Capri inspire you with its dramatically colourful flowers, incredible rock formations and glimmering blue waves. Rub shoulders with celebrities in the glamorous Piazetta or learn more about the island's history when you visit the ruins of Emperor Tiberius's Villas. Visit The Grotta Azzura and Villa San Michele; and for the more adventurous Anacapri is the place to be.
Ascend right to the top of Monte Solaro in a scenic chairlift ride. Faraglioni is another must-see with its three immense 80-100 meter high formations rising out of the ocean. A stay in Sorrento provides perfect views of the bay of Naples and the legendary Vesuvius. Leisurely ferry boat rides can take you to all major destinations while you sip an ice cold glass of limoncello or enjoy the local citrus fruit, nuts and olives. Close to Naples you will find the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Pompeii was destroyed and buried under ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. This fascinating site is referred to in songs, screenplays and poems to this day. Another important historical site is the first Temple of Hera, built in 550 BC this is the oldest surviving temple in the city of Paestum. With so much to see, taste and experience, the Amalfi Coast is a terrific destination for your next holiday.