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The Best of the Amalfi Coast

Pastel-hued houses cling on cliffs and hairpin roads wind through lush coastal mountains. A world of heritage, culture and beauty awaits. Steeped in history, Caruso, A Belmond Hotel, is the perfect base from which to explore Ravello, the Amalfi Coast, Positano and beyond.

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Villa Rufolo

Discover a palatial Moorish-style estate overlooking the Bay of Salerno. It’s here that Ravello Music Festival, the second oldest of its kind in Italy, boasts an array of arts each summer. It’s no wonder why Boccaccio featured this stunning villa in his famous collection of novellas, The Decameron.

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Scale the heights of Scala, on the Amalfi Coast, to enjoy an exclusive picnic in the enchanting ruin of Sant’Eustachio. Enjoy the scent of lemon and olive trees, and be awed by the ruins of this historic church. It was built in the 12th century by the wealthy local d’Afflitto family in honour of the Roman martyr Eustace.

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Piazza Vescovado

Visit the lively street market in Piazza Vescovado, held every Tuesday. Don’t miss the duomo, an Arabic-inspired church founded in 1086. Venture inside and admire the unique pulpit, home to six marble lions and elaborate spiraled columns.

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Valley of the Mills

A short ride from central Amalfi, this gloriously zesty lemon grove still follows ancient agricultural methods. Viewed from above, the derelict ruin is covered in thick vegetation. A hauntingly beautiful vision, a trip to this Sorrento sight is one of the best things to do on the Amalfi Coast.

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Villa Cimbrone

American author Gore Vidal declared the public gardens at Villa Cimbrone the most beautiful place on earth. We’re sure you’ll agree. The sweeping azure views and promenade of marble busts are a quintessential Amalfi sight.

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Discover the magical world of Naples. Visit beautifully decorated buildings, chapels and underground networks. Or stroll Roman roads, ancient theatres and World War II shelters. Don’t forget to grab an espresso from Caffe Gambrinus, like a true Napoletano.

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No visit to this region would be complete without a visit to Positano via our gozzo—a traditional wooden boat. This delightful village boasts wisteria-clad cobblestone streets, a sparkling blue coastline and plenty of charming Italian stores selling local wares.

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