Arguably Italy’s most famous corner and almost certainly its most crowded in season, the Amalfi Coast is quite something. The sheer drops to the sea with towns precariously clinging onto the sides all backed by forests and mountains are quite something. The landscape alone is a draw, but it is also great for celeb spotting, is the home of limoncello, and offers well-marked hiking trails.
Connecting the towns of the coastline are the winding switchbacks and sheer drops of Amalfi Drive, a road that clings as precariously to the cliff face as the the towns and fishing villages it joins, carving a way flanked by forested mountains and shimmering Tyrrhenian Sea. Along the way, Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello’s candy coloured buildings spill their way down into blue bays.
The peninsular combines affluent sophistication with a honest simplicity, where super yachts and gurgling Italian sports cars next sit amidst an unchanging rural way of life, surrounded by terraced gardens growing olives, grapes and lemons. The food gloriously reflects this and some of Europe’s finest restaurants can be found here