Weekend breaks in the Amalfi Coast promise romance, escapism, glamour - and of course some delicious Italian seafood too.
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This stretch of precipitous coastline has long been a byword for sun-kissed relaxation thanks to its sea vistas, its bijou resort towns, its cliffs and gorges clad in lemon and olive groves. Our top picks are linked by the scenic Amalfi coast road, so it's an added delight to get from one to the other.
With its pastel coloured houses, chic boutiques and smart restaurants, this spot on the Amalfi Coast is especially popular with Hollywood A-listers. Get a taste of the ancient past by visiting the archaeological museum (which houses a Roman villa complete with gorgeous wall paintings); tour elegant hotels like the Palazzo Murat, once home to the King of Naples; or relax on a sunbed at the Spiagga Grande, the town's main beach.
When you fall in love with Ravello, you'll be following in the footsteps of countless artists and celebrities. As the coast's cultural centre, it is best known for its extravagant villas, each of which has its own unique character. The opera composer Richard Wagner was inspired by the opulent gardens of the Villa Rufolo. The likes of Jacqueline Kennedy and the film star Greta Garbo have stayed at the Villa Cimbrone and strolled along its Belvedere Terrace, perched on a 1000 foot high cliff overlooking the Gulf of Salerno.
The dukes of Amalfi once ruled the roost in this steep little town, and it is still jam-packed with culture and history. The main tourist site is St Andrew's cathedral, whose chequerboard facade shows a distinctive Arabic influence. After that, sipping a Campari in the adjoining piazza is the perfect way of chilling out in the early evening.