For those planning the perfect family holiday in 2017, look no further than the Amalfi Coast and our luxury villas there. The area just south of Naples has been a magnet for visitors since the Roman times and our Amalfi Coast luxury villas will make your family holiday an experience you’ll never forget.
The coastal towns of the Campania region are edged by high mountains and have been unspoilt by visitors over the years, despite the high visitor numbers during the summer months. On a trip to this coastline, you will be awarded with stunning scenery and many culinary delights.
The Campania region has been a top destination for tourists and travellers for many years, and there are many reasons why year upon year thousands descend upon the stretch of coastline. The best time to head to the Amalfi Coast is in the spring with its colourful wildflowers or autumn with its bountiful produce. It is best to avoid the summer when roads and beaches are jammed with tourists. Book a stay with Quality Villas at one of our villas with your family or a smaller cottage for you and your loved one, many of which are located right on the seafront, offering spectacular views of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. The villas and cottages we have in the region also have easy access to local towns, restaurants and other attractions.
When staying at our luxury accommodation along the Amalfi Coast, be sure to visit the most beautiful places in the area:
On top of a cliff gazing out toward Mount Vesuvius with a charming fishing village below, Sorrento is a cut above the rest when it comes to tourist destinations, even the souvenirs! This is the best place to do a spot of shopping, and you can pick up beautiful ceramics and lacework that are famously produced here. Its only drawback is a lack of beach, but there is much more to entertain you while you visit.
The Museo Correale contains many 17th and 19th-century artwork, as well as pieces inspired by Japan, China and wider Europe and historical Greek and Roman artefacts. An afternoon at the Chiesa de San Francesco is one of Sorrento’s most beautiful churches. The church has interesting architecture and is surrounded by gorgeous flowers. It is most famous for its summer program of concerts which features world-class performers, and the regular art exhibitions it hosts.
The Amalfi Coast’s most picturesque and photogenic towns with houses cascading down to the seafront like a sun-bleached rainbow. The steep streets are no less colourful, with shops, restaurants and boutiques covered in blooming wisteria. There is something very special about this town you are sure to fall quickly in love with.
Positano is one of the best places to get some truly wonderful food. For seafood, which is fresh every day due to its seafront location, try La Cambusa. Much loved by the locals, why not go for spaghetti with clams, or oven-baked sea bass or splash out on lobster? If you are looking for some authentic Italian dishes, try Da Vincenzo. The dishes are prepared by the third generation of restauranteurs with an emphasis on fish. Dishes range from adventurous like grilled octopus tentacles to seasonal pasta dishes like spaghetti with broad beans and fresh ricotta. Be sure to try some of the legendary desserts too!
With whitewashed stone buildings and tiny car-free streets, Capri is a dream place. A model of Mediterranean chic, Capri is a mixture of fancy restaurants, expensive bars and designer boutiques. You are sure to love exploring the atmospheric and ancient side streets away from the crowds on this island just off the coast.
Piazza Umberto I, located beneath the tower and framed by cafes, the Piazza is central to a Capri experience and be prepared to splash out a little on just a coffee or glass of wine! If you want to escape the crowds head to Giardini di Augusto. These colourful gardens are found near the Certosa di San Giacomo. Founded by Emperor Augustus the rise up in flowered terraces with a top lookout point offering panoramic views out to sea, over to the limestone stacks of the Isole Faraglioni.
A trip to the Amalfi Coast is not complete without visiting the famous ruins of Pompeii. Europe’s most captivating archaeological site, the ghostly ruins of the ancient town is an experience you will not forget. The site’s value is that it was buried under a layer of burning fragments of stone, preserving the ancient life, and visitors can walk down the Roman streets and visit houses, temples, shops and amphitheatres dating back to AD 79.
Italians are rather infamous for their driving, so if you don’t want to tackle the zigzag bends and motorbikes appearing out of nowhere, it is best to opt for public transport. There is also a network of ferries which connect the coastal towns and offshore islands, providing a relaxing way of getting around. Ferries are frequent and on time, and if you travel along the coast in this way, you are rewarded by simply breath-taking views of the Amalfi Coast from the best angles.