And when she died he buried her in the world's most beautiful place and honored it with her name. It's no wonder he chose this spot, as the dramatic coastline from Sorrento to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello is one of the most stunning stretches of coast along the Mediterranean. Natural beauty shines, with panoramic views in all directions. Picturesque villages cling defiantly to the cliffs as they plunge into the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. The famous islands of Capri and Ischia are nearby, both immaculate in their natural splendor.
A mere pebble's throw away from the vibrancy of Naples and Sorrento, the towns of the Amalfi Coast -- with their unassuming grandeur -- combine simplicity and sophistication. The drive along the narrow, winding road that joins each romantic coastal town isn't for the faint of heart, but the scenery is nothing less than spectacular as the route twists and turns, barely clinging to the cliffs.
Base yourself in the legendary Amalfi, which sits nestled amongst hillsides of lemon groves, olives trees and vineyards. With its delicate climate, delightful beaches and soothing scenery, it is the perfect place to enjoy the ease of the Italian lifestyle. Enjoy a traditional meal in one of the many restaurants or find a spot on a terrace, sip on a limoncello and watch as the sun gently dips into the Mediterranean. Or perhaps take the climb to enchanting and serene Ravello where the beauty of the Amalfi Coast can be experienced in one sweeping glance.
Enjoy the timeless charm of Positano - one of the most picturesque towns on the Amalfi Coast with its tidy terraces of Moorish-style pink, yellow and white homes nestled among lush gardens that tumble down to the sea. Once a sleepy fishing village, Positano has made the transition to trendy resort town, where fashion is paramount. Explore its many shops and boutiques and dine in style.
Gateway airport: Naples or Rome
From Naples, it's about a 45 minute drive to Sorrento, slightly longer to Maiori, mostly on the main autostada (freeway). From Rome, travel time by car is just over 2 hours on Italy's major freeway.