The hairpin roads that hug the cliffs of the Neapolitan Riviera have some of the most spectacular views. It’s considered one of the most beautiful drives in the world and leads from Sorrento down to Salerno. We recommend taking an excursion so all you have to do is enjoy the scenery from a comfortable seat.
Pompeii & Herculaneum
These Roman towns were destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in a devastating eruption in 79 AD, burying them in the heavy volcanic ash that helped preserve them for centuries. Take a guided tour and learn all about these once-thriving towns, viewing preserved-mosaics and plaster cast displays that give you a real understanding of ancient Rome.
Footpath of the Gods
Hikes don’t come much more scenic than this. This three-hour trail starts or ends in Nocelle (a short bus ride from Amalfi) and boasts spectacular scenery and magnificent coastal views with Capri in the distance.
Once one of Italy’s biggest ancient Greek cities, Paestum is now an archaeological site with well-preserved Greek temples.
Naples is the gateway into the Neapolitan Riviera and normally skipped by most visitors. But we’d recommend spending at least a day exploring the port city. It rivals Rome with its wealth of historic monuments and archaeological sites and has lively piazzas filled with restaurants serving some of the region’s best food.
Explore the Coast
The towns along the Amalfi Coast are best explored by boat. Take a sunset tour from Sorrento, hop on at Amalfi and visit beautiful towns like Positano, or sail across to the stunning isle of Capri.