It is with good reason that Italy’s Amalfi Coast has a reputation as being one of Europe’s most beautiful places. With its emerald green cliffs rising dramatically from a glittering azure sea, this vast stretch of coastline is nothing short of spectacular.
Hugging the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula, the Amalfi Coast is where pretty pastel-painted villages and fragrant citrus groves cling to towering cliff terraces. Among the string of picturesque towns that bedeck the verdant coast is charming Amalfi, with its meandering medieval streets and majestic 9th century cathedral. Climb the winding stairways of Positano and drink in breathtaking vistas from the aptly-named Path of the Gods. Gaze in awe at the vivid hues of the Emerald Grotto, or take a boat cruise to the chic island of Capri. Discover the celebrated Amalfi Coast for yourself, with British Airways.
Around the Amalfi Coast
Discover attractive Amalfi and a string of idyllic towns and villages on the Amalfi Coast.
Explore the meandering alleyways of pretty Amalfi, stopping to buy artisan paper and limoncello at quaint souvenir shops. Or watch the world go by while enjoying a cappuccino at a pavement café. On the town’s central piazza, climb the steep flight of steps to the beautiful, 9th century Duomo. Then take a boat trip to the famed Emerald Grotto and marvel at its impressive stalagmites illuminated with brilliant green light.
Once a favourite destination for the wealthy elite, Capri still retains an exclusive feel with its luxury boutiques and chic eateries. Visit in spring, when its gardens burst into bloom and the island becomes a vision of colour. During the day, escape the bustle by boarding the funicular to the equally charming town of Anacapri. Then when the daytime crowds have departed, enjoy a serene evening stroll to Capri’s famous square and soak up the atmosphere over a glass of wine.
Discover the peaceful mountaintop village of Ravello. Take in awe-inspiring views and admire the stunning tropical blooms that inspired famous German composer Wagner, at Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone. Then see the famous bronze doors and marvel at the mosaics that adorn the 11th century Cathedral. Or browse the stunning, handmade ceramic ware at Medea. In summer, listen to soothing classical music at a concert in the idyllic setting of Villa Rufolo’s gardens.
Picturesque Positano cannot to fail to captivate, with its peach and terracotta-hued homes arranged in steep tiers against the lush mountainside. Stroll around this cosmopolitan village, stopping to browse in high-end shops or to dine at a terrace restaurant overlooking the sea. Visit the golden dome-topped duomo, or follow The Path of the Gods for views across the Amalfi Coast to take your breath away.
Famed for its thermal baths, Vico Equense boasts stunning vistas across the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast from its picturesque position on a tuff cliff. Take the funicular railway or hike up to the peak of Mount Faito for awe-inspiring panoramic views. Vico Equense is an excellent base for visiting the famous Roman ruins of Pompeii nearby. Stay at the 5 star Grand Hotel Angiolieri, close to the village.