1. Amalfi: did Hercules really create Amalfi as a gift to a woman with eyes the colour of the sea? We will never know, but the town that gave its name to this Italian coast was once part of the four impressive Maritime Republics, its emblem a white eight-pointed cross representing the Order of the Knights of Malta. Amalfi was one of the first places where paper as we know it was made in Europe and its cathedral is the home of the relics of Saint Andrew the Apostle. As for the Emerald Grotto, its spells are famous...
2. Positano: perhaps you will discover this cluster of colourful houses when reaching the end of the Path of the Gods, a gorgeous walk starting in Bomerano. Enjoy your time in the Pearl of the Divine Coast, but make sure you resist the sirens trying to lure you to islands close by...
3. Sorrento: ideally situated to visit the famous archaeological site of Pompeii, Sorrento is a buzzing town with its own charm. The Sorrentine Peninsula offers the most amazing views of Mount Vesuvius, Naples and Capri. And did you know that the famous Limoncello comes from Sorrento?
4. Ravello: the town was once thriving with commercial activities, before wars torn it apart. It found a new lease of life when intellectuals and artists chose to make it their residence. To this day, Ravello organises every summer an art festival encompassing music, dance and visual arts. The Dawn Concert, with spectacular sea views as a background, is an unforgettable experience.
5. Vietri sul mare: famous for its ceramics, the secrets of the masters are safely passed on to the new generations of artisans. You will be able to admire their art in the form of wall tiles or the dome of the San Giovanni Battista church while strolling the streets. You can also head to the Museum of Ceramic in the Villa Guariglia in Raito or to the Museum Cargaleiro.
6. Ischia: this very mountainous island in the Gulf of Naples is famous for its thermal spas. Visitors from all over the world come to relax and enjoy the health benefits of the hot springs and volcanic mud. The culinary delicacies include of course seafood, but also rabbit and the rucolino, a liqueur made from rucola.
7. Capri: the Island of Love has been a popular destination for centuries, its first inhabitants coming from Greece. The Caprese salad, made with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, was named after the island. Relics of statues of Neptune have been found in the beautiful Blue Grotto and the Emperor Tiberius had twelve Imperial Roman villas in total built on Capri!