What would you say to a road trip amidst breathtaking views overlooking the sea, the scent of lemons and splendid architectural gems? A trip along one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline on the Peninsula, a corner of paradise on earth that has always fascinated travellers from all over the world. We’re talking about the Amalfi Coast: start your journey!
Take the panoramic State Road 163, also known as the Blue Ribbon, which connects Positano to Vietri sul Mare. A route of about 40 km whose beauty is difficult to describe, made up of villages on the sea dotted with coloured domes and small natural inlets.
It starts in Positano, which offers a spectacular view of the entire gulf, passing through Furore, Amalfi and Ravello, one of the most famous destinations and a must-see stop. You can’t miss a visit to its famous villas, Villa Rufolo and, in particular, Villa Cimbrone: from the terrace of infinity you can admire the union between sky and sea in all shades of blue and enjoy one of the most memorable views of the Coast.
The Cinque Terre, five towns, is a string of five fishing villages perched high on the Italian Riviera in the region Liguria, which until recently were linked only by mule tracks and accessible only by rail or water.
The Cinque Terre is noted for its beauty. Over centuries, people have carefully built terraces to cultivate grapes and olives on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the Mediterranean Sea.
A combination of majestic historical buildings, ancient culinary traditions and heavenly beaches that are every bit as good as those in the Caribbean.
First stop Lecce, called the “Florence of the South”, one of the most beautiful open-air museums in Italy, full of spectacular buildings to visit. Second stop is Otranto, the easternmost city in Italy: it is impossible not to stop and admire the magnificent Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the characteristic white houses. The journey continues via Castro, Santa Maria di Leuca, up towards Gallipoli and on to Porto Cesareo, home to the Protected Marine Area and Regional Nature Reserve and an ideal destination for relaxing on unspoilt beaches and shores.
History and art lovers, fasten your seat belts – we’re going to Umbria! Architectural wonders and small villages await you on this tour. You can start in Perugia, the city that boasts some of the best preserved medieval buildings in Europe, and move on to Assisi, the spiritual heart of the region, where a visit to the Basilica of San Francesco is a must.
Then on to Gubbio, where all you have to do is follow your instinct and lose yourself in its narrow streets to discover hidden corners. Last stop is Spoleto, where you will be overwhelmed by the beauty of the Duomo and the majesty of the Rocca, symbol of the city.