Achingly romantic and stunningly beautiful, the Amalfi Coast offers an idyllic location for honeymooners, with rugged peaks and clifftop palazzos providing a cinematic backdrop for cruising. Sail past picturesque fishing villages with nets drying on upturned boats. Inhale the heady scent of lemon groves on the evening breeze and enjoy cocktails on the terrace at one of the ultimately chic hotels as the sound of live opera hangs in the air.
Running southwest from Campania at the southern edge of the Gulf of Napoli, the coastline is classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and those who appreciate culture, art, architecture and food could not be better met.
Stock up on succulent local produce at markets and shops in Amalfi town or hike the rocky pathways of Positano to the old church of Santa Maria Assunta, boasting a majestic dome. For definitive romance, visit la città della musica, Ravello. Try to see Villa Cimbrone at dusk. The belvedere, Terrazza dell’Infinito is lined with marble busts set against the sapphire sea: according to Gore Vidal, it’s one of the finest views in the world.