A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Amalfi Coast is a 30 mile stretch of coastline along the southern edge of the Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region of Italy. The roads along the Amalfi Coast are famously winding, narrow, and challenging to drive. The coastal road between the port city of Salerno and clifftop Sorrento winds past grand villas, terraced vineyards and cliffside lemon groves.
Le Sirenuse – Positano
Le Sirenuse is a wonderful place from which to enjoy the simple pleasures of Positano and the spectacular Amalfi Coast. John Steinbeck, who visited in 1953, wrote ‘Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.’ Le Sirenuse opened in 1951, when four Neapolitan brothers, the Marchesi Aldo, Paolo, Anna and Franco Sersale turned their summer house in Positano into a charming hotel, overlooking the bay of Positano. Today the 58-room resort is considered one of Italy’s leading seaside luxury hotels, though it still retains the intimate, cultured atmosphere of a private home.
Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello
This former 11th-century palace boasts all the worldly luxuries anyone could desire.