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.
Sail past quintessential fishing villages where nets are laid out to dry on upturned boats. Catch the heady scent of lemon groves on the evening breeze while at anchor. Dress in your finery and take a taxi up to achingly chic hotels for cocktails on the terrace with the sound of live opera on the air. Stock up on succulent fruit and veg 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.