Naples in summer can be a hot and unpleasant place to be as a traveller, but a short trip away is a wonderful coastal area which has been a haven to travellers for centuries.
The Neapolitan Riviera is Italy’s most idyllic holiday spot that has been popular over many centuries. The Neapolitan Riviera has some of the best scenery in Italy, plus great restaurants and the best weather that the country has to offer.
The Neapolitan Riviera begins in Sorrento – a bustling tourist town with great bars and restaurants as well as great views over the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.
Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples in Capagnia and is a popular tourist destination, it can be reached easily from Naples or Pompeii as it is at the end of the Circumvesuviana rail line. The Sorrentine Peninsula has views of Naples, Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri. The Amalfi Drive one of the great roads in the world connects Sorrento and Amalfi,and threads along the high cliffs along the Bay of Naples.
Ferries and hydrofoils connect the town to Naples, or you can get a transfer from Naples to Positano from our partners Positano Travel Service.
Sorrento’s sea cliffs and luxury Sorrento hotels have attracted celebrities including Enrico Caruso and Luciano Pavarotti.
Sorrento is also the home of Limoncello so there could be some hazy nights if you enjoy partaking in the local delicacy.
Positano is a cliffside village on the Amalfi Coast. It’s a well-known holiday destination with a pebble beachfront and steep, narrow streets lined with boutiques and cafes.
The Church of Santa Maria Assunta features a majolica-tiled dome and the 13th-century Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary.
The hiking trail Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods) which goes from Agerola to Nocelle links Positano to other coastal towns. The entire walk takes about 3 hours in total, but longer with stops along the way.