It’s the scene of sparkling convertibles cruising the sunny coastline, cliffs dropping into the Tyrrhenian sea, the hum of speedboats riding the waves as celebrities sport designer sunglasses and sip on champagne. There is all the glamour that this majestic Amalfi coast is famous for, but there is also a quieter side of spectacular high coastal walking paths, classical concerts in magical settings, hillside villages and small local restaurants hidden from the main promenades with simple, delicious local specialities. The Amalfi coast is a 50 km stretch of coastline along the Sorrentine peninsula that includes the towns of Positano, Amalfi, and the hilltop village of Ravello. To offer the most varied and versatile holidays that include relaxation, and slow paced exploring, visiting classic popular sites such as Vesuvius and Pompeii, walking, cruising, shopping and long leisurely meals with local foods and wines, our Italy programme has a number of options. We’ve selected hotels that take relaxation and contentment to a level that makes it increasingly hard to leave.