The Excursions

The Amalfi Coast lies on the south side of the Sorrento peninsula.

It is one of the most delightful seaside destinations in Campania and claims to be Europe's most beautiful stretch of coast, its corniche road winding around the towering cliffs that slip almost sheer into the sea. There is no fixed season to visit the Amalfi Coast.

Besides enjoying the pleasures of the seaside and going on excursions, visitors can eat in fish restaurants and try Per e Palummo or Lacryma Christi , the local wines from the vineyards on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.

After Sorrento, the main road goes to Positano, which looks out over the sea from the top of a cliff. Further along the coast, there is the charming town of Praiano.

Amalfi itself is the largest and best known of the coastal towns. Ravello has the best view of the coast and further on, past Atrani, are the Roman ruins at Minori with their beautiful old art remains.