Italy’s most famous coastline can best be described as enchanting. Picture colorful houses stacked along the seaside, wisteria-draped awnings, and a single narrow road that winds along the cliffside, revealing another incredible view at every hairpin turn. Even the long staircases – and there are many! – are charming. It’s difficult to imagine not falling in love with the Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri.
While there is plenty to keep you busy on the coast, a vacation here is primarily about slowing down, soaking in the incredible beauty, and indulging in fresh food and wine. As you sit on your terrace gazing at the sea, watching the boats come and go and enjoying the faint scent of citrus in the air, you’ll understand what the Italians call la dolce far niente: the sweetness of doing nothing.
“All limoncello is fantastic, but the best is by Gusto Della Costa, a very local, artisanal company that still follows traditional methods. And try finocchietto, a liquor made from fennel seeds. It’s a local secret.” ―Saffo, Managing Director, Italy Division
“If you’re flying in from Naples, get a boat transfer or a car transfer to your villa. The Amalfi Coast roads are very narrow with sharp turns, and you won’t want to navigate those after a long flight; better to let your driver or captain take care of it.” ―Margherita, Managing Director, Italy Division