Amalfi Coast, Italy
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Summer like an Italian.
Italy’s most famous coastline never seems to get old, from Amalfi’s winding roads to its cliffside resorts and its breathtaking views of the Tyrrhenian Sea. For those reasons (and countless others), the Amalfi Coast has maintained its luxurious reputation for a reason; and let’s not get started on the mouth-watering Italian fare. No matter which beach town you venture off to, from Positano to Ravello, you simply can’t go wrong.
Did You Know?
|The Amalfi Coast is known for their production of lemons. From lemon trees lining walking paths to shops selling lemon-flavored souvenirs (hello, Limoncello!), this citrus fruit is in abundance and worth trying.|
If you can’t fit it all in but are looking for a day trip that you’ll never forget, an afternoon in Capri is a no-brainer. Catch a ferry from many of the coastal towns and hop on over. Once you’ve docked, head up to the top of the island, where you can roam through idyllic streets full of boutiques, restaurants and beautiful architecture. Head to Villa San Michele to take in the property’s gorgeous gardens, artwork and moss-covered statues. For a splurge well worth every penny, head to the J.K. Place Capri Hotel and grab a bite at their Michelin-starred restaurant overlooking the water.
"Italy’s most famous coastline never seems to get old, from Amalfi’s winding roads to its cliffside resorts and its breathtaking views of the Tyrrhenian Sea..."
While many people prefer to stay right in Positano or another town that dots the water, Ravello—situated high above the coastal towns—is in many ways even more beautiful, and it can be a lot quieter. Rent a car and spend some time exploring the beautiful villas and winding roads. If you’re interested in rolling up your sleeves in an Italian kitchen, famed chef Mamma Agata (chef for celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor) calls Ravello her home, and offers up private cooking classes right from her own kitchen.
Romantic charm is the theme at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria’s Michelin starred restaurant. Seaside dining with views out of a fairytale welcome you in as you savor fresh, local seafood—the kind that makes this region of Italy so famous for its dining. Come at sunset for cocktails before your dinner for a truly spectacular experience.
“Two colleagues and a love for the sea… two friends and a passion for the kitchen” started up this authentic eatery, priding themselves on traditional, authentic fare. Just a picture of their gnocchi con bottarga is incentive enough to book a flight. Dine outside under their rose-colored archway or inside for clean, white décor and artwork of the Italian coast.