The chance to experience the Italian traditions of time gone bye
At the heart of this famous stretch of Amalfi coast lies the stunning cliff top resort of Amalfi. The glorious setting boasts spectacular jagged cliff lines and traditional fishing villages. The colourful town centres are bursting with designer boutiques, restaurants and street side cafes that offer money can't buy views.
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Amalfi Coast, Amalfi, Italy
Italy enjoys four seasons, although winters in the south of the country can be extremely mild with temperatures tending not to fall below 15 degrees. The months of July to September offer the hottest months with temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius. In winter (December to February) temperatures can dip to almost zero. Most rainfall is from November to April.
Drive The Amalfi Coast
Experience one of the world's most breath taking drives along the renowned Amalfi Coast where a thin ribbon of road zig zags up and down the steep coastal hillside offering mesmerising views. If you’re not keen on driving yourself, you can always take the local bus!
It may not be as well-known as Pompeii, but Herculaneum offers a different viewing experience to its’ more famous neighbour. To start with, it has far less visitors, so you can really get up close to the magnificent well preserved buildings and mosaics. Tourist facilities are a little bit basic, but there is a café/restaurant which opens occasionally. Audio tours are available from the ticket office.
One of the most famous islands in the world, Capri can be reached by a 40 minute ferry ride from Sorrento. When you reach the harbour there is a funicular which travels up to Capri Town. If you travel a little bit further, up to Monte Solaro (by chair lift from Anacapri), there’s magnificent views over the Bay of Naples and, on a clear day, you can just about see Vesuvius in the far distance.