Hemmed in by high mountains, the coastal towns of the Campania region are physically unspoilt, and they retain an evergreen appeal despite the inevitable tour groups. Avoid high summer, when visitors arrive in peak numbers, and a trip here will be a scenic, artistic and culinary delight.
Many hotels, restaurants and attractions are firmly chiuso closed from November until Easter. Spring and autumn, though, are wonderful in this region — spring for its swathes of bright wildflowers and autumn for warm seas and bountiful seasonal produce including mushrooms, black truffles and chestnuts.
Five days is Want to go to the coast you need cooast take in the highlights of the region. Of all the tumbling coastal towns in Italy, Positano has to be the most beautiful, with its surreally steep geography and colourful houses. Sashay in the footsteps of Jackie O and Clark Gable on this most dazzling of islands: the whitewashed core of Capri town is lovely, with a path leading through terraced countryside to a Roman villa.
A hilltop garden paradise, Ravello is famous for its music festival and incomparably swish hotels. The glories of ancient Rome survive due to the volcano that both blotted out and miraculously preserved the town.
Walk chariot-rutted streets and admire frescoed villas. You need strong legs and a head for heights to walk the legendary Path of the Gods, which offers dizzying sea views. Driving through the region can be a hectic experience.
We recommend getting around by public transport or hiring a driverunless you have a penchant for zigzag bends, cavalier overtaking and buses swinging at you from the opposite direction. A network of ferries connects the coastal towns along the Amalfi Coast with Salerno, Sorrento and Capri.
As an alternative, take Want to go to the coast Campania Express train.
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It is a bit more expensive and runs less frequently, coasg it stops only in Naples, Herculaneum, Pompeii and Sorrento and makes for a much more pleasant journey.
Planning your perfect trip to the Amalfi Coast. South from chaotic and fascinating Naples, the vertiginous and craggy Amalfi Coast — and the three island outposts of Capri, Ischia and Procida — have been a magnet for visitors since Roman times.
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