Neapolitan Riviera Holidays

Explore some of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in Italy, clifftop towns and beautiful walking trails on a Neapolitan Riviera holiday

Many visitors make a beeline for Sorrento, where the Neapolitan Riviera begins. The lively town straddles the cliffs above the bay of Naples. The Amalfi Coast rolls out to the south and its colourful towns of Positano, Amalfi, Ravello and Maiori spill down the cliffs. Hop across the Gulf of Naples to Ischia. The island’s famous for its natural thermal springs and is full of beautiful walking trails. We love combining these resorts on a multi-centre holiday.

What to see on a Neapolitan Riviera Holiday

The Neapolitan Riviera’s dotted with picturesque cliff top towns and little fishing villages. One of the best ways to see the region is on foot. There’s lots of interesting routes that link the coastal towns – the Path of the Gods on the Amalfi Coast is one of our favourites. Remember to bring your camera because the views are incredible!

You can also explore the region by boat. It’s hard to beat looking back at that iconic coastline from the water. Sail across to the glamorous island of Capri, visit the famous Faraglioni rocks and swim in the Bule Grotto. Pompeii is just north of Sorrento, with the volcanic Mount Vesuvius looming over it. Visiting the ancient ruins of the city is a must while you’re here!

After a day of adventures, find a pretty piazza where you can dine al fresco or pick a bar with a great view for a limoncello spritz. 

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Why book a Neapolitan Riviera holiday with Inghams

We’ve chosen top hotels in some of the best locations on the Neapolitan Riviera. Whether you’re after a luxury escape, somewhere for the whole family or a small and friendly retreat, we can help you choose a hotel that suits you, allowing you to see more and experience more while you’re away. When you book with Inghams, your holiday is in safe hands.

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Ravello

One of Italy's most recognizable and beautiful coastlines, the picturesque towns that cling to the cliffs along the Amalfi Coast have been drawing visitors for centuries. The walking trails here offer panoramic sea views and the food is incredible and fresh.

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Bougainvillea in Bloom on the Island of Ischia

Ischia is the largest of the Neapolitan islands and is known for its sandy beaches, botanical gardens and natural thermal springs.

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Sorrento

Perched on the tip of a rocky peninsula, Sorrento sits in a stunning location looking out across the Bay to Capri and Naples.

Capri's dramatic cliffs jut out of the sea creating inlets and caves and dramatic panoramic views from nearly every corner. Favoured by the rich and famous, this glamorous island will give you a taste of la dolce vita.

Things to see and do

The region's steeped in history with lots to see and do. Explore cobbled streets, beautiful churches and shady lemon groves above the Bay of Naples. It’s easy to get around, especially from Sorrento. There’s a train station here for day trips to Naples, busses will take you along the coast to Amalfi and regular ferries run to Capri and Ischia from the marina.

  • Naples: The region's capital is normally skipped by most visitors but we’d recommend spending at least a day here. 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.
  • Pompeii & Herculaneum: These Roman towns were destroyed by Mount Vesuvius 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.
  • Paestum: Once one of Italy’s biggest ancient Greek cities, Paestum is now an archaeological site with well-preserved Greek temples.
  • 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.
  • Amalfi Drive: The hairpin roads 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.
  • The Ravello Concerts: Held each year (April – November) in the exquisite grounds of the Villa Rufolo, this celebration of music is not one to miss. Headed by the Ravello Concert Society and inspired by Wagner, it involves hundreds of world-class musicians performing over eighty concerts.

Food & drink

This is the home of pizza so make sure you try one in Naples. Head down the coast and you’ll notice all the lemon groves. They’re used to produce delicious limoncello – a favourite after dinner digestivo in these parts. We love the fresh seafood and locally grown vegetables on the Amalfi Coast. Make sure you try some buffalo mozzarella from neighbouring Cilento too.

Activities

The Neapolitan Riviera is a walker’s paradise. There are routes to suit all abilities, but bear in mind lots of them involve steep hills and lots of steps. It’s worth it for the incredible views! Zig zag through the hills and lemon groves of the Amalfi Coast following the Path of the Gods to Positano or hike up to the highest peak on Ischia, Mount Epomeo. Walking in this region gets you away from the crowds and gives you the opportunity to discover some lesser known villages and hidden gems off the main tourist trail.

There’s lots of opportunity for water sports here in the Neapolitan Riviera. Kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkelling equipment can all be hired locally.

Currency: Euro

Fly into: Naples

Fly from: London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle, Birmingham, East Midlands, Bristol or Edinburgh

Flight time: approx. 2 hours 40 minutes

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