Why not thaw out in paradise? Escape the dreary days and harsh cold of winter for the warmth of these unique destinations.
Enjoy a full-day excursion to the ancient city of Pompeii and the rugged Amalfi Coast, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the Pompeii excavations with a guide, and then drive along the Amalfi Coast, stopping to enjoy lunch and sea views in Positano.
Summer isn’t quite over yet so we wanted to share a uniquely charming place to stay Le Sirenuse hotel in Positano on the Amalfi Coast…
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There’s no better way to witness a place than by going it on your own. There’s no more liberating, badass way of doing that than by motorcycle. With this nimble, simple machine, you can weave through the thunderous traffic of Vietnam, around the twisting cliffs of California and into the towering Tibetan Himalayas. If you have the time and the means, here are our top journey recommendations…
Pacific Coast Highway, California
California’s Pacific Coast Highway’s epic 500-mile stretch from San Francisco to San Diego is full of seal-strewn beaches, redwood forests and limestone cliffs to be seen along the way. Gastronomic, celebrity-concentrated cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco lure city dwellers, and the snaking Big Sur shoreline, which boasts the most abrupt elevation change of the Pacific shore, satiates nature lovers’ appetites. From Santa Cruz’s Monterey Bay to San Luis Obispo’s art galleries to Santa Barbara that is the “American Riviera,” there’s something for everyone.
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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.
Famed for its spellbinding scenery, it’s no wonder that Italy’s Amalfi Coast is a favorite honeymoon destination, as well as a retreat for VIPs and celebrities. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this stunning coastal region is scattered with sleepy seaside towns, superb restaurants, and luxurious cliff-top resorts overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. With the scenic highway winding along the coastline, driving the Amalfi Coast makes an unforgettable road trip and holiday destination — but there’s a lot more to do than just soak up the scenery on your honeymoon.
Romantic Amalfi Coast Hotels
Hotel Santa Caterina
Resting on the clifftop above the town of Amalfi, Hotel Santa Caterina is the perfect place for a love-in. From this white-stucco estate dating back to 1904, expect an opulent setting, superb service, and utterly enchanting scenery of the Mediterranean Sea and sky. What’s truly special are the two honeymoon villas designed for romance, each equipped with sunken whirlpool baths and sun-kissed terraces overlooking the Amalfi Coast.
To say that the Amalfi Coast of Italy is beautiful is something of an understatement!
Oh, and don’t get me started on the weather too! While some of us are sat at home, scratching our heads in disbelief at summer snow/hail and wondering why we still need coats in the middle of summer, the Amalfi Coast of Italy seems to just be basking in what seems like perpetual summer sunshine.
Then there are those colourful villages homes, staggered on terraced cliffs, fragrant lemon groves, delicious freshly made Italian food and turquoise waters – all of which are pretty much guaranteed to make you fall in love instantly with not just the Amalfi Coast but Italy as a whole.
But here’s the thing, the Amalfi Coast isn’t just one spot! It’s a collection of lots of different towns and villages – each of which has it’s own unique character and appeal and so you kinda need to decide A.) where to base yourself in the Amalfi Coast when you visit and B) which other places to see during your time in the Amalfi Coast.