There’s a reason this little-known part of the illustrious Amalfi Coast in southern Italy has been used as the backdrop for commercials. Atrani, with its beautiful characteristic stairs, landscaped gardens and striking buildings, only opens to the beach and sea, and therefore has very little traffic. Clinging to the cliff face, Amalfi’s tiny twin town has a big heart. Ancient medieval buildings, a spattering of houses and a quaint little square with a few bars and cafes make this a perfect Italian setting, and its alleyways have played a central role in many an artists’ work. For an incredible panoramic view, make sure you visit the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Maddalena, which dominates the eastern side of the town. And, whilst by the sea, don’t miss out on all that fresh seafood, or the local dish, sarchiapone, a marrow stuffed with meat and cheese cooked in tomato sauce. It’s heavenly.