Neapolitan Riviera

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Neapolitan Riviera Travel Information

The Neapolitan Riviera of Italy is one of the most stunning stretches of coastline in Europe. Pretty fishing villages, picturesque hill-top towns and a sparking azure ocean make this region a highly desirable holiday destination.
The best period of the year to visit is in between April to October, during which the vast majority of days are sunny and the light spectacularly bright. The town of Sorrento sits upon rugged cliff tops on a headland possessing breathtaking views over the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Whilst Sorrento is undeniably a tourist resort, it remains a civilised and alluring town. Here you will find authentic shops selling unique ceramics, lacework and marquetry items alongside cafe-lined squares.
Perhaps the most famous town in the region is Amalfi, a town once known as the capital of maritime republic, an important trading power in the Mediterranean between 839 and around 1200. No visitor should leave the town without having paid a trip to Saint Andrews’s Cathedral. The cathedral dates back to the 11th Century; it’s interior decorated in the late Baroque style with a nave and two aisles separated by 20 columns. The exterior is in Byzantine style and includes a sizeable fresco of Saint Andrew. Come the evening, sample the Limoncello liqueur, made from locally grown sweet and juicy Amalfi lemons. It is common to see lemons growing in even the terraced-house gardens in the town.