The Strada Statale 163, which bends with the sharp, hairpin curves of the coastline, is known as one of the most beautiful drives in the world. The 40 kilometre road crosses from Sorrento to Salerno, with ferry services running between Amalfi, Positano, Capri and Salerno too. Positano is a gorgeous pastel-tinged village with houses nestled precariously on cliffs. It is the only place in the world where flat landscapes and straight roads feel totally out of place and where up and down are the only two directions that matter. Here, along the winding roads and cobblestoned streets, you will find plenty of stylish luxury hotels, cliffside cafés and Mediterranean restaurants to spend the afternoon in.
Amalfi offers a more cultural experience and the Duomo is a must-see as well as the Museo della Carta. Don’t forget to sit in one of the terrace cafés and people watch while sipping on a small glass of limoncello.
The hillside town of Ravello, located 350 metres above the sea, is a quiet yet elegant destination with excellent sea views and glamorous hotels. While not exactly on the coast, the swanky Capri is a quick boat ride away and is full of luxury hotels, designer boutiques and fabulous Italian restaurants. It is also home to the mystical Blue Grotto, a natural wonder where the sea glows bright blue.
Much like how the Amalfi Coast juxtaposes the ultra-luxe with soulful local flavour, our roundup of best Amalfi Coast hotels covers everything from glitzy five-star hotels to terraced gardens and eclectic villas. After all, there’s certainly something to beguile every kind of traveller in Italy’s most beautiful coastline.
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