11 August 2017, 2:38 PM
Travel to the Amalfi Coast in Italy and drive the famous windy roads to sandy beaches and hilltop towns. Watch golden sunsets from restaurant balconies in small fortified towns overlooking beaches below.
The Amalfi Coast is renowned for romance in a relaxing Italian seaside setting. The steep cliffs that enclose small beaches ensure privacy and intimacy when looking for a romantic Italian holiday. Stretching over 30 to 40 miles, the Amalfi Coast is home to Positano, Sorrento and Amalfi as well as smaller hillside towns.
Breathtaking scenery of the Amalfi Coast
The tunnels and often steep turns along the single lane, two way roads that hug the Amalfi coastline offer astonishing beauty. The elevation, blue water and small towns provide a dramatic setting for breathtaking scenery. With the frequent traffic often holding up travel times, there is plenty of time for photographs.
Looking down at the water and towns from the Amalfi Coast roads is a highlight of everyone's trip to Italy. Rocky cliffs set against the water and orange, lemon, and olive trees growing along the streets are equally wonderful sights.
As you stroll through the hilltop towns on the Amalfi Coast, you'll notice handmade ceramics bursting with vibrant yellow, orange, red and blues. The ceramics often depict fruit and local life and will be a treasured home accessory from your Amalfi vacation.
Read our travel editor's recommended travel guide to Amalfi for more tips and ideas.