The Amalfi Coast
Taking a trip along the Amalfi Coast
Why Go: It’s Italy: stunning scenery, sensational food, crystal-clear blue water, history, great people, and some of the hotels.
Best Bites: Prebook lunch on the terrace at Le Sirenuse when in Positano. We had dishes of prosciutto crudo with melon, and cherry tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella, plus a couple of glasses of the best rosé.
Shopping Score: There’s amazing shopping wherever you look, but there are some gorgeous linen shirts in Bonifacio, and stunning handwoven clutches in Capri at Fiore Capri. When it comes to shopping a little bit of indulgence is a must!
Local Flair: You’ll love exploring the Amalfi Cathedral, which was built in the ninth century. We saw clothes, sedan chairs, miters (ceremonial headgear), and so many items collected over the centuries.
Tip: Visit earlier (April or May) or later in the season (September) to avoid major crowds. Book in advance, prebook the important tours you wish to do, and wear comfortable shoes for all the walking and stairs.