Amalfi Coast

Legend has it that Hercules settled Amalfi so he could offer the seaside paradise to a woman with sapphire-colored eyes. The romantic coast has long been a go-to holiday retreat for Europe’s rich and famous — and it’s no surprise. Surrounded by scenic towns, sharp cliffs and shimmering waters, this gem of southern Italy is a 43-mile stretch of relaxation. From urban Naples to unspoiled grottoes, ancient ruins to trendy clubs — the Amalfi Coast has it all. Consider staying in quiet Positano or the more lively Sorrento as a home base. Both are a short ferry ride or drive from most of the coast’s attractions.