Amalfi Coast

Overview

The Amalfi Coast has a long-standing reputation as one of the most luxurious retreats in the Mediterranean; it’s also easily among the most beautiful. It stretches for 50km along the Sorrentine Peninsula: a breathtaking vista of near-vertical limestone cliffs, framed between the vivid shades of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the lush countryside of Campania.

The town of Amalfi itself is charming, both historic and stylish in a way that only this corner of the Mediterranean can be. As you wander its sunny piazzas and cobbled streets, it’s hard to imagine that this was once one of the greatest Italian maritime republics.  Today, Amalfi is a beautiful setting for a luxury holiday. Especially the sumptuous cliff-side restaurants where you can sip Limoncello or sample the delights of Campanian cuisine as you look over blue the blue-green expanses of the sea.

The very chic Positano is the embodiment of the Amalfi Coast. A luxury retreat that has played host to Frank Sinatra and Bridgette Bardot, it is famed for its enviable style and exclusivity. Yet, it’s the sheer beauty of Positano that stands out. One of the world’s most photogenic towns, a jumble of pastoral-coloured houses cling precariously to a craggy cliff, overlooking a small picturesque beach. In between, lie an intertwining maze of steep, narrow streets, plazas and little chapels.

There are designer clothing stores in abundance – it’s at forefront of Italy’s fashion scene – plus sumptuous boutique hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants such as La Sponda. The gorgeous sandy cove of La Sponda is just a short drive along the coast. For a luxury honeymoon or romantic escape, few places will come even close to Positano.

Although the Neapolitan Riviera is characterised by its rugged coastline of steep cliffs, idyllic Capri – an island just off the tip of the peninsula – is the exception to the rule. A golden ring of fine silky sands encircles its ten square kilometres. Its interior comprises of undulating mountain terrain clad in forest. Capri is a renowned stop on the luxury yacht scene, and Italian brands like Gucci and Prada offer a wealth of glamorous shopping opportunities.

When booking with Lightfoot Travel, you can be guaranteed to receive impartial advice from our experts on the most suitable accommodation to meet your requirements. We use a concierge-style service to tailor your luxury holiday to the Amalfi Coast, to perfectly suit your needs.

Amalfi Coast Itineraries

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Belmond Hotel Caruso

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Special offer: Book before 30 May to save up to 40% off your stay at the stunning Belmond Hotel Caruso. Contact your Travel designer for more information. A word of warning: you’ll need a…

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Caesar Augustus

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Caesar Augustus lies perched on the edge of a cliff with spectacular views of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples on Italy’s island of Capri. Once a private home, this ancient villa has b…

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Capri Palace Hotel & Spa

Amalfi Coast, Italy

If you’re going to do Capri properly… stay at the Capri Palace. While Italy’s original island retreat, favoured holiday spot since Roman times, is now home to a number of seriously sty…

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Hotel Punta Tragara

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Hotel Punta Tragara is an extraordinary cliffside escape situated on the enchanting island of Capri in Italy, offering unrivalled views of the Bay of Naples. This luxury boutique resort boas…

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Monastero Santa Rosa

Amalfi Coast, Italy

This stunning luxury boutique hotel lies perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Salerno, on Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast. Once a 17th-century monastery, Monaster…

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Palazzo Avino

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Formerly the Palazzo Sasso, this five-star Amalfi Coast property was renamed in 2013 in honour of its founder, who built the hotel in 1997 from the ruins of a 12th century nobleman’s palac…

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Santa Caterina

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Owned and managed by the Gambardella family for over four generations, the Hotel Santa Caterina occupies a late 19th century villa sitting high on the cliffs looking out over the Amalfi Coas…

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Villa Chandon

Amalfi Coast, Italy

When Fellini coined the phrase “la dolce vita,” he might have had Villa Chandon in mind. This breathtaking villa sits in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, a mere 50 steps from the fishing h…

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