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Amalfi — Italy's Sun-Kissed Coast

Amalfi Coast

10 NIGHTS ON THE SOUTHERN COAST OF ITALY 

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Begin your tour exploring the art and history of Naples, where pizza was first created, then travel along the dramatic Amalfi Coast. Hike the Walk of the Gods, following ancient paths and trails linking isolated farms, villages, churches, and monasteries. Sail to Ischia, a breathtaking volcanic island rich in thermal waters, and experience one of the many healing spas or wellness centers. Then sail to Capri, one of the region's most picturesque and visited locations, where steep cliffs rise majestically from an impossibly blue sea and elegant villas drip with wisteria and bougainvillea. End in stunning Positano and Amalfi, known for hidden beaches, abundant lemons, and artisan paper. Throughout your journey, you will find abundant seafood options and the region's traditional and much-loved lemon after-dinner digestivo, limoncello, on every menu. Each family has its own "secret recipe." You will have to sample plenty to decide whose is best.

  • Arrive at Naples International Airport (NAP) or Naples Central train station
  • Two nights in Naples — hop on a ferry and head out to the island of Ischia
  • Two nights in Ischia — take a ferry to the island of Capri
  • Two nights in Capri — head back to the mainland via ferry and journey to Positano (approximately 60 mi / 97 km)
  • Two nights in Positano — head up the coast to Amalfi (approximately 10 mi / 16 km)

Click here to view the full Italy Travel Guide.

Begin your tour exploring the art and history of Naples, where pizza was first created, then travel along the dramatic Amalfi Coast. Hike the Walk of the Gods, following ancient paths and trails linking isolated farms, villages, churches, and monasteries. Sail to Ischia, a breathtaking volcanic island rich in thermal waters, and experience one of the many healing spas or wellness centers. Then sail to Capri, one of the region's most picturesque and visited locations, where steep cliffs rise majestically from an impossibly blue sea and elegant villas drip with wisteria and bougainvillea. End in stunning Positano and Amalfi, known for hidden beaches, abundant lemons, and artisan paper. Throughout your journey, you will find abundant seafood options and the region's traditional and much-loved lemon after-dinner digestivo, limoncello, on every menu. Each family has its own "secret recipe." You will have to sample plenty to decide whose is best.

Driving here is not for the faint of heart. Unless you enjoy weaving around bends and experiencing close encounters with buses on blind turns, using a network of ferries that connect towns along the shoreline to the islands or hiring an experienced local driver is your best bet.

  • Arrive at Naples International Airport (NAP) or Naples Central train station
  • Two nights in Naples — hop on a ferry and head out to the island of Ischia
  • Two nights in Ischia — take a ferry to the island of Capri
  • Two nights in Capri — head back to the mainland via ferry and journey to Positano (approximately 60 mi / 97 km)
  • Two nights in Positano — head up the coast to Amalfi (approximately 10 mi / 16 km)
  • Two nights in Amalfi — drive back to Naples for departure (approximately 39 mi / 62 km)

Click here to view the full Italy travel guide.

*Hotels must be booked individually.

Naples – Two Nights

Naples

Local Sights

 

  • Walk down streets of ancient Pompeii, and snoop around homes, temples, shops, cafes, amphitheaters, and even a brothel buried in ash and lava more than 2,000 years ago
  • Wander a myriad of narrow, cobbled streets winding down to the sea, poke around local shops, and treat your taste buds to pizza margherita — fresh and bubbly hot, straight out of an ancient wood-fired oven
  • Explore a secret underground world of otherworldly passageways in the San Gennaro Catacombs
  • Stroll through the National Archaeological Museum, the National Museum of San Martino, and the richly decorated San Severo Chapel Museum, which holds the mysterious "Veiled Christ"
Grand Hotel Santa Lucia

Grand Hotel Santa Lucia

Naples, Italy

  • Grand in every sense, with a glorious lobby and stunning guestrooms, many facing the Bay of Naples; get lost in the views of Mount Vesuvius and Castel dell'Ovo
  • An exceptional location next to the port is ideal for discovering the Borgo Marinari and the Prehistoric Museum
  • Savor fresh pastries at breakfast at Megaris Restaurant and Italian classics with a modern touch at the elegant Il Pavone Restaurant & Bar

Ischia – Two Nights

Ischia

Local Sights

 

  • Visit the medieval fortress, Castello Aragonese, the island's most famous landmark and the site of the Ischia Film Festival
  • See Giardini La Mortella, a lavish Mediterranean garden with thousands of rare plants and the product of the great love story between its creator, Lady Susana Walton, and her husband, Sir William Walton
  • Relax in one of Giardini Poseidon's 20 thermal pools, with temperatures ranging from 82° F to 104° F (28° C to 40° C), and in a steam room in an ancient cave
  • Sample a variety of dishes using limoncello, including a velvety version made with milk and cream and one created from oranges called arancello

 

Excelsior Belvedere Hotel & SPA

Excelsior Belvedere Hotel & SPA

Ischia, Italy

  • Perched on a lush hillside with views to the distant island-castle of Aragonese, Excelsior Belvedere Hotel & SPA gives you the chance to live life like an Italian aristocrat
  • Savor locally sourced, low-fat cuisine at Belvedere, the hotel’s restaurant, helmed by Michelin-star recipient Chef Libera Iovine
  • Spend your days poolside or go for over-the-top relaxation and rejuvenation at OIL + SPA and enjoy treatments centered around a series of thermal baths

Capri – Two Nights  

Capri

Local Sights

  • Hire a boat for a trip to the cool, peaceful Blue Grotto; water illuminated from the sunlight outside the grotto creates an eerie and calming effect
  • Glide in the footsteps of celebrities and jetsetters; visit the family-owned boutique established more than a century ago where the island's namesake slim-fitting trousers favored by island Jackie O are still made by hand
  • Take the chair lift in Anacapri to the top of Mount Solaro for some of the best views of the island and a relaxing break high above the crowds
  • Lose yourself in the crystal clear blue waters that surround the island and enjoy a boat tour to a private beach or for cocktails at sunset
Villa Marina Capri Hotel & Spa

Villa Marina Capri Hotel & Spa

Capri, Italy

  • Take a nap in the outdoor hammock, stroll the beautiful gardens above Marina Grande, and walk to the beach
  • Indulge in a signature treatment at STAI Spa or unwind in its steam room, sauna, hydro-massage plunge pool, and multi-sensory shower
  • Dine onsite and enjoy fresh Mediterranean fare, breakfast surrounded by nature, or a private romantic dinner
  • Open seasonally from April through October

 Positano – Two Nights

Positano

Local Sights

  • Climb steep steps to explore the geography and colorful houses of this vertical town
  • The majolica-tiled dome of the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta, home of an 18th-century Byzantine-inspired Black Madonna, can be seen from every corner
  • Bask in the sun and the stars at Spiaggia Grande — one of the largest, most glamorous beaches on the Amalfi Coast, it attracts artists, actors, and celebrities
  • Admire fragments of the original architecture and decorations to learn about Positano's Roman history at the Museo Archeologico Romano
Covo dei Saraceni

Covo dei Saraceni

Positano, Italy

 

  • Revel in the luxury of a deluxe suite with your own private balcony hot tub or infinity pool
  • Ask the concierge to arrange an unforgettable day for you aboard the hotel's private yacht or spend the day at the hotel's sparkling pool
  • Dine at The Covo Restaurant for local dishes, fresh seafood, and pasta on the terrace overlooking the shimmering sea
  • Open seasonally from April through October

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