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Just a short jaunt from Naples, the Amalfi Coast is a gorgeous destination on the southwestern coast of Italy. It runs for about 25 miles, starting in the famous town of Positano and ending in the small village of Vietri Sul Mare. Although quite scenic, the drive from Naples along Amalfi Coast involves hairpin bends and zigzag turns on cliff edges while the altitude may make your ears pop. Notwithstanding, the coast is a cornucopia of whitewashed villages, lemon groves, and glittering water, this majestic beauty offering plenty of reasons to visit Italy. It is an evergreen setting for films, still photos, and postcards. Known for its understated sophistication and timeless beauty, the Amalfi Coast is a heavenly place that has escaped modernization, retaining its historic palazzos, lush gardens, simple pastel-hued fishing villages, pristine beaches, and rocky shorelines. Awe-inspiring beauty is matched with outstanding terroir and natural beauty setting the scene for a full-bodied summer wine odyssey. Savor the landscapes as you would as you would a fine Piedirosso,, indulge in the unbeatable cuisine, and truly enjoy life to the fullest.
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The Amalfi Coast extends geographically from Punta Campanella on the southern edge of the Sorrentine Peninsula to the town of Vietri sul Mare. Along the coast, there are 13 different picturesque villages to discover. It takes about 90 minutes to drive from one end of the coastline to the other if you don't stop to visit the towns or snap photos along the way. These towns and villages include: Amalfi, Atrani, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, Minori, Positano, Praiano, Ravello, Scala, Tramonti and Vietri sul Mare. The area around Sorrento and the Islands of Campania: Ischia, Procida, and Capri the latter of which is the most famous, can be considered as “a wider area” of the Amalfi Coast, although geographically they are not. In our guide we will mention the most prestigious and wondrous areas: Sorrento, Capri, and coastal towns like Positano, Priano, Ravello, Amalfi, Nerano, Massa Lubrense, Conca dei Marini and Vietri sul Mare.
Sorrento is a town of lemons, high-pedigree hotels, and plunging cliffs that cut through the heart of its historic core. Tourism has a long history here: Sorrento was a compulsory stop on the 19th century “Grand Tour” – interest in the town having first been sparked by the poet Byron. A long line of vacationing literary geniuses followed in his footsteps to take the warm Sorrentine air. Feel the romance of this immortal town staying at the majestic Villa Antesea, famously commanding dramatic cliff-faces before the glimmering sea and Sorrento’s dreamy pastel colored facades.
Massa Lubrense, a small town, is at the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula and occupies one of the most evocative geographical locations in Italy. It has a population of just under fourteen thousand, and its pretty town center is dominated by the Santa Maria delle Grazie Cathedral. This picturesque spot is characterized by the pretty church with its colorful cupola and a fishing port known as Marina della Lobra with its small selection of shops, bars, and restaurants.
A visit to Capri is a must for its timeless and beautiful luxury. Steep cliffs rise majestically from an incredibly blue sea; elegant villas drip with wisteria and bougainvillea, and even the trees seem to be carefully manicured. Long a preserve for celebrities and the super-rich, this small, precipitous island off the west end of the Sorrento Peninsula has a tangibly deluxe feel.
The delightful fishing village of Nerano is yet another slice of paradise on the Amalfi Coast famous for its pristine coastline, pretty historic center, and traditional seafood restaurants. The village is said to have acquired its name after the emperor Tiberius Nerone who built a summer residence here. As during the height of the Roman Empire, Nerano continues to attract well-heeled holidaymakers with its beautiful little beaches and secluded coves. Nerano's beach faces onto the bay of Marina del Cantone, the rocky seabed and transparent waters making it a well-established favorite with scuba divers.
Dramatic, deluxe, and quite dashing, Positano is Amalfi Coast’s front-cover splash, with vertiginous houses tumbling down to the sea in a cascade of sun-bleached peach, pink, and terracotta. No less photo-worthy are its steep streets and steps, flanked by wisteria-draped hotels, smart restaurants, and fashionable retailers. It’s one of the few towns on the Amalfi Coast known for its upscale shopping. The most elite luxury brands take infinite inspiration from the enchanting maritime culture and the La Dolce Vita philosophy, the new Radiomir Eilean Experience watch from Panerai being no exception. The town is bursting with life – especially nightlife – centered around the town’s glamorous seaside bars, restaurants, and clubs. John Steinbeck wrote this about Positano in an article from 1953, “Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.”
This is one of the smallest villages in Italy (just more than 600 inhabitants) yet very proud of its history. Conca dei Marini is less known than its nearby neighbors of Amalfi, Ravello and Positano. Conca dei Marini still has the old charm of a fishing village and identity with a double soul, of land (cultivation of lemons and cherry tomatoes) and sea (the “tonnara,” the traditional fishing system for catching tuna, active until 1956), which fortunately continues to renew itself. The village stretches along a small bay overlooked by the Torre Saracena – a watch tower built in 1563 to prevent probable Saracen pirates. There are several places worth a visit, including the beach of Marina di Conca, at the end of 300 steps, and above all, the Emerald Grotto (Grotta dello Smeraldo), a sea ravine, the marvelous karst cavity discovered in the 1930s by a local fisherman.
From its beautiful whitewashed architecture to its friendly locals, there are many reasons to love charming Praiano. The town is divided into two hamlets: Vettica, the upper part, and Marina di Praiano, close to the sea. There are also two beaches: Gavitella and Marina di Praia. Despite their small size, these are exclusive beaches, offering a variety of restaurants specializing in fresh seafood and delectable Campana cuisine. The view and the sunset complete the idyll. Praiano is famous for its unobstructed and far-reaching views and its fiery sunsets, almost always with Capri clearly visible in the background. It is the ideal location for a romantic holiday with the right mix of privacy and social life. Bearing the prestigious title of the largest private resort with beachside access in the entire region, Praiano’s spellbinding Villa Lilly offers the purest distillation of Italian luxury living.
Amalfi is one of the most important places on the Amalfi Coast, with a glorious history. Together with Pisa, Genoa, and Venice, it was one of the Maritime Republics that made the history of the Mediterranean sea, reaching 70,000 inhabitants compared to the current 5,000. Numerous traces remain of the greatness of Amalfi: from the Arsenale, the shipyard where the boats of the fleet were built, to the Regatta of the Maritime Republics, which takes place every four years. Remember to visit the Cathedral of Sant’Andrea, as well as the Paper Museum. The latter is housed inside one of the mills formerly used to process paper.
A hilltop garden paradise, Ravello was founded in the 5th century as a sanctuary from barbarian invaders ransacking Rome. This coastal town was built, in contrast to other Amalfi settlements, at the top of a hill rather than down on the coast. It’s second only to Positano in its style and glamor. It cured Richard Wagner’s writer’s block, provided inspiration for D.H. Lawrence as he nurtured the plot of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, and impressed American writer Gore Vidal who became an honorary local. Ravello's refinement is exemplified in the town’s polished main piazza, where debonair diners relax under the canopies of al fresco cafes. It’s also reflected in its lush villas, manicured gardens, and one of Italy’s finest music festivals. No singular property captures the essence of Ravello quite like the historic Villa Rondinaia cradled by majestic terraced gardens before extraordinary Gulf of Salerno vistas.
Vietri sul Mare was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1997 and visiting it makes a unique experience. Its breathtaking views and ceramics (a symbol of this territory) make this town a real jewel. Its historic center is a magical place where pottery plays a starring role. The main street, Corso Umberto I, spreads along the whole town, including the two belvederes which boast wonderful views. Get lost among the colors of the pottery shops and enjoy the beautiful Vietri ceramics: dishes, vases, and various decorative objects done in brilliant colors handcrafted with passion and dedication by local artisans. The ceramic donkey is one of the symbols of the Vietri pottery since, in the past, the animal was essential to get around the narrow streets of the Amalfi Coast.
Lemon groves, Michelin-starred restaurants, bijou boutique hotels, and dreamy views are the allures of Italy’s Amalfi coast. Amalfi Coast has nine restaurants with a Michelin star, quite an impressive number for such a short stretch of coastline. If you’re looking for superb local tastes, give yourself the pleasure of going on a culinary exploration of the best restaurants. A spectacular terrace with amazing Mediterranean food awaits you at Il Refettorio. Wonders of the regional Campania cuisine (local cuisine of Naples’ urban areas) can be tasted at Amalfi’s Glicine. Creative cooking shines bright at Il Faro di Capo d’Orso with grand views over the coast.
This is a Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of the Amalfi coast. The latest Mediterranean Riva Privée restaurant opened in the summer of 2021 on the beautiful island of Ischia in the glittering Bay of Naples, set in the midst of an exotic tropical garden with dining decor themes reminiscent of the classic and timeless elegance of Riva yachts. The award-winning chef Nino di Costanzo heads up the team at this paradisiacal two Michelin-starred restaurant offering “the culinary excellence and peerless hospitality of Daní Maison,” the Ischian family home of di Costanzo.
The relaxed ambiance of L’Olivo set in the glamorous Capri Place Jumeirah Hotel provides the stage for Executive Chef Andrea Migliaccio to perform his culinary magic. A native of nearby Ischia, Migliaccio takes the gastronomic traditions of the region and reinterprets them in an elegant and evolved fashion, using the abundant fresh produce available to develop innovative dishes. The restaurant’s signature dish is the lemon-scented homemade tagliolini pasta with burrata cheese, red prawns, and sea asparagus. White columns, comfortable seating, and soft colors of cream and sand mark the restaurant’s understated modern decor, with diners treated to amazing artwork, sea-themed details, and views overlooking the pool and Gulf of Naples.
Ristorante Quattro Passi is a gastronomic delight, long adored by the glitterati since opening its lemon-fragranced doors in 1983. Situated in the idyllic village of Nerano in the heart of the Sorrento Peninsula, it boasts two Michelin stars, the restaurant is only accessible by yacht or winding road, adding to its allure. Dishes are crafted with serious Italian flair with a contemporary twist, with many of the ingredients plucked directly from the restaurant's own garden. The restaurant’s menu focuses on four main elements: the region, the sea, tomatoes and lemons, and does so with considerable aplomb, continuously finding creative ways to express flavors. Menu highlights include _il mio giardino _and spaghetto olio e pomodoro.
This Michelin-starred venue set within the historic Il San Pietro di Positano hotel, surrounded by bougainvillea and distracting views, is one of the top restaurants in Positano. It is a creative gourmet hotspot where you will enjoy exceptional Campanian cuisine with a modern twist and expansive views over the Mediterranean. Zass was awarded a Michelin Star for the first time in 2002, for the kitchen’s commitment to sustaining local growers, cultivating its own produce, and plating it with chef Alois Vanlangenaeker’s culinary prowess. Chef Alois‘s dishes embody his quest for purity, harmony and refinement. Highlights include sea bass carpaccio with red beetroot, caviar, and black garlic, and homemade tagliatelle with lemon, lobster, and pistachios. Enjoy a fine wine to accompany your fine dining. Head sommelier, Salvatore Marrone, proposes a wine list of more than 600 labels from the San Pietro cellar.
If you’re looking for views across the bay, the luxurious Santa Caterina Hotel is home to Glicine, a one-Michelin-starred establishment with a stunning wisteria-draped terrace. Chef Giuseppe Stanzione delights by showing off Mediterranean produce in standout dishes like grilled scampo with buttermilk, chard, finger lime, and lightly spiced ’nduja sausage crumble.
Although it’s almost hidden from the road, head down a flight of steps, and you’ll be greeted by one of the most breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast; it takes in Ravello, Amalfi, and on clear days, even Capri’s Faraglioni rocks. Nestled among the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, almost precipitously above the sea and immersed in the thick Mediterranean bush, The Capo d’Orso Lighthouse is a poetic place that enchants the eye every hour of the day. The new Faro di Capo d’Orso Andrea Aprea exudes the charm of a unique place where rare beauty meets the contemporary cuisine of Chef Aprea, defining a new experience that touches all the senses shaped as a “surprise” tasting menu.
Take a seat on the Amalfi Coast’s most exclusive terrace, perched on its highest peak. As you feast, soak up the concerto of colors, scents, and sounds from the infinite views. Ristorante Belvedere is steered by Campania-born Mimmo Di Raffaele, who honors his regional roots but does not shy away from conventional flavor combos. Tuck into an unforgettable experience and savor the flavors of Campania, enhanced with an international flair. Exquisite produce is elevated by its simplicity and served with timeless elegance. Though Di Raffaele’s ever-shifting tasting menu is generally the way to go, a la carte delights like the paccheri pasta with Laticauda lamb ragu and regional lemon pesto also leave an impression.
Refined Mediterranean fare is given a fresh interpretation by Il Flauto Di Pan’s executive chef, who has earned the eatery a Michelin star. This prestigious restaurant is housed in Villa Cimbrone and it awaits you to discover its culinary delights. Expect organic ingredients grown in the villa’s very own gardens mixed with innovative flavors and elements of spicy eastern aromas, all served on a terrace overlooking the Med. The old cellars with their stone vaults have also been carefully restored and now contain a valuable collection of wines and vintages to be sampled over dinner.
Ristorante La Caravella is cultural dining at its best. In 1959, this Amalfi gem – which aptly describes itself as a museum – was the first in south Italy to debut in the Michelin guide. The senses and palate are stimulated not only by the food but also by the ceramics and ancient artifacts that surround this former 12th century regal palazzo.
Apart from scenic coastal landscapes, stunning beaches, and deep culture, the Amalfi Coast offers some of the most delicious food. The coast area is peppered with eateries to engage and satisfy the taste buds. Fresh seafood and sea-view terraces are the desires of most when it comes to restaurants on the Amalfi Coast. Here are some of the best places to dine on zuppe di pesce (fish soup), sip on ice-cold limoncello, white wine punch with peaches, or immerse yourself in local cuisine and try the specialty colatura di alici (anchovy sauce); whether those venues are famous beach shacks or the most sought-after, bougainvillea-draped terraces, they are equal in their chef’s mastery. Here is a deeper dive into the magic of Amalfi Coast flavors and aromas.
Dine beneath a blanket of lemon trees, and experience truly authentic Italian cuisine on the island of Capri. Set on the iconic island of Capri, the restaurant is tucked away off one of the town’s main squares, making it a hidden gem for many years. Below a canopy of lemon trees, the ambiance is unmatchable. Live music is enhanced by an upbeat, jovial energy. Preserving its rustic charm with an assortment of ceramic plates and bowls emblazoned with bright illustrations, the menu is unfussy and flavor-focused. Lemon plays a key role in many of the restaurant’s signature dishes; alongside the citrus tang, the menu includes fresh seafood, perfectly-cooked steak and a variety of Mediterranean staples including pasta dishes. It gained momentum and recognition when Capri started to become one of Italy’s most glamorous jet-set destinations. Now, it is a regular backdrop to high-profile weddings, illuminated by candles, and lemon vines dripping from above.
This ramshackle little place on the beach is a truly inspirational restaurant. The village of Nerano is a short drive from Sorrento and is completely worth the trip for Maria Grazia's famous courgette pasta – they were the first to create the dish before the rest of the coast began making similar versions. The antipasti of stuffed peppers, parmigiana, and tiny prawns are par excellence; add to it a jug of white wine with chunky peach slices – and voila – ambrozia, the drink of the gods.
If your idea of a beautiful view is right at sea level on the beach itself, then you’ll love swanky Chez Black. Located along Spiaggia Grande – the town’s largest beach – this lively Positano restaurant is perfect for lunch or dinner, especially if people-watching is one of your favorite pastimes! Chez Black. But there’s far more to Chez Black than just celebrity spotting. A beachfront location in the heart of Positano, the beautiful decor of wood and tiffany blue color throughout, a long history, and not to forget, a great menu focused on seafood. Dishes like sea urchin spaghetti, for example.
Hotel, restaurant, and all-around A-Lister favorite, whether you choose to dine, drink, or unwind at Le Sirenuse, this five-star boutique hotel offers a taste of authentic Amalfi. The light Mediterranean cuisine of Le Sirenuse’s romantic La Sponda restaurant is based on fresh local ingredients and inspired by the great culinary traditions of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Infused by the leisured elegance of Positano’s dolce vita, La Sponda is illuminated, in the evening, by 400 candles creating an unforgettable atmosphere.
If you’re searching for a peaceful and romantic atmosphere for your meal, look no further than Adamo ed Eva. Part of the beautiful Hotel Eden Roc, Adamo ed Eva blends tradition with innovation. The menu includes a range of dishes, from fish, to meats, to seafood. All dishes make use of fresh, organic ingredients grown in their own gardens.
Right at the end of Positano beach and above the ground-floor nightclub, this restaurant – on the first floor of an old fishermen’s warehouse – offers breathtaking views of the village and the sea. Rada Rooftop stands out among other restaurants in Positano, for a refined, romantic and elegant atmosphere that immediately attracts visitors. Extraordinary sunrises, starlit nights and moonlight will crown your candlelight dinners and make the most important moments of your life unique and memorable.
Nightlife on the Amalfi Coast tends to gravitate around the glamorous seaside town of Positano. In the summer, holidaymakers have every excuse to stay up until the early hours of the morning, dining in one of Positano's panoramic sea edge restaurants, drinking in any of a series of fashionable bars and pavement cafes, and dancing the night away at Music on The Rocks, the legendary discotheque on the Spiaggia Grande beach.
It's hard to believe that beyond this unassuming exterior lies the island's best-known and most-loved nightclub and the favorite hangout of pop stars, politicians, high-flying managers, television presenters, philosophers, top models, and even royals. The dolce vita of Capri is "Anema e Core" where music has the power to bring everyone together to the sound of tambourines.
This is the VIP nightclub on Positano's seafront. Music on the Rocks nightclub has been operating for more than 40 years and is filled with music, rhythm, and dance. It's now one of Europe's most fashionable clubs, frequented by VIPs and world-famous celebs. The charm is spread across two floors carved out of the cliff.
Fly is a fabulous lounge bar off Spiaggia Grande where you can enjoy a happy hour sunset. On top of the exclusive Music on the Rocks club, on the last floor of the famous Rada Restaurant, Fly Lounge Bar is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails in a sophisticated and magical setting. It is an ideal place for an after-dinner drink before heading to the exclusive Music on the Rocks.
Atop Positano’s Le Sirenuse hotel is the chic alfresco setting of Franco’s Rooftop Bar. The owner Antonio Sersale transformed what was a small parking lot into a stunning terrace where guests can enjoy classic cocktails in one of the world’s most beloved nook. The bar features blue garden tables and chairs by Paolo Calcagni, Murano-glass tumblers by Venetian company Laguna B, and mirrors and tables decorated with graffiti-style poems by artist Karl Holmqvist. The centerpiece is a yellow fountain created by Roman artist Giuseppe Ducrot, who was inspired by those popular in the 17th century. As amazing as the backdrop are the drinks served with panache.
Every summer the Amalfi Coast comes alive with an array of vibrant historic parades, impressive religious celebrations and tantalizing gastronomic fairs. From Vietri Sul Mare to Agerola, the Amalfi Coast celebrates the beautiful season with a series of creative events. While you are bound to find fireworks in Italy during your summer visit somewhere or another, timing your vacation to catch one of several must-see festivals during the summer months will greatly enrich your experience, immerse you deeper in the area’s history and culture creating timeless memories.
Since 1953, The Ravello Festival has taken place in the gardens of the Villa Rufolo of Ravello, where Wagner found his "magic garden of Klingsor.” When visiting Villa Rufolo, the German composer was so struck by the beauty of the place that he thought he was in Klingsor's magic gardens, the setting of a scene from his opera Parsifal. The festival starts in early April and goes on until the middle of November. The current Ravello Festival is the oldest of the Italian festivals after the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
In July, the palaces, churches, and museums of Amalfi and the neighboring towns host concerts for the Amalfi Music & Arts Festival, featuring local performers and soloists from all over the world. The event's locations mean you can experience the power of the music while discovering fascinating places at the same time. During a whole month, a marvelous summer of music is offered to the public opposite the Amalfitan coast in the beautiful cities of Sorrento, Ravello, Amalfi and Paestum – an old city from 600 B.C. in Salerno bay. The concerts which are played daily include chamber music, piano recitals, vocal performances and opera. The Festival is organized by the Center of Musical Studies of Washington with Jacopo Naples of Salerno and The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Cetara, the tiny village on the Amalfi Coast, is known for honoring an ancient fishing tradition. Namely, the Municipality of Cetara promotes the Night of the Lampare, on July 21, an event intended to evoke the tradition of the ancient technique of anchovy fishing with lamparas. The lampara is a powerful lamp mounted on a boat and is used at night to illuminate a vast area of the sea. This is to attract fish to the surface and get them to remain trapped in the fishing nets. You can watch the event from a ferry, admire the scene from the beach, or visit the stands and do some food tasting. Cetara is famous for anchovies, an ingredient that gives local cuisine its characteristic flavor.
Positano is the perfect stage for suggestive and interesting theatrical exhibitions, so much so that in August one of the most impressive events is organized in this beautiful location – Positano Teatro Festival (Positano Theater Festival). For seven days, folk groups, theater performances, guests of national and international prominence bring people together to enjoy the beauty of the landscape and art. The festival has an itinerant schedule involving surrounding villages such as Liparlati, Nocelle, and La Garitta. It's an invitation for the theater and an opportunity to discover the places, coves, and squares beyond the standard tourist route.
The prestigious Positano Premia la Danza was founded in 1969. Two decades later, it was dedicated to Léonide Massine, who died in 1979. A number of celebrated artists have received the coveted prize, including Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev, Gianni Versace, Maurice Béjart, Vladimir Vasiliev, Ekaterina Maximova, Natalia Makarova, Carla Fracci, Luciana Savignano, Elisabetta Terabust, Alessandra Ferri, Eleonora Abbagnato, Manuel Legris, Roberto Bolle, Alicia Alonso, Uliana Lopatkina, Ivan Vasiliev, Natalia Osipova, Yuri Grigorovich, Mats Ek, Ana Laguna and Lutz Förster.
The “Luminaria” or the “Night of Lights” of San Domenico, in Praiano, is some of the most evocative and eagerly-awaited events of the summer on the Amalfi Coast. It is an annual four-day town festival that culminates a dawn procession to San Domenico on the first Sunday in August and fireworks later that evening. Meanwhile, the piazza in front of San Gennaro is illuminated by 3,000 candles while a light show is projected on the church façade. If you’re on the Amalfi Coast at this time of year, it’s not to be missed.
Going on vacation is fantastic, but chances are you don't want to stay in the same place for your entire trip. The best remedy for that is to take a day trip. You can find some amazing places not far from where you've put down vacation roots, but that would really merit a visit. You can rent a luxury car and hit the road or have us arrange a private tour for you. Day trips can provide seeing more sights and experiencing more adventures!
Naples, or Napoli (Italian) is a storied seaside city with the everlasting allure. In recent years tourists have come flocking to this Mediterranean capital watched over by the still-kicking Vesuvius volcano. Especially since the squalor, grabbiness, and poverty the city used to be associated with became a thing of the past. People got more familiar with the city through Elena Ferrante’s beloved Neapolitan novels, “My Amazing Friend” et al or gory and gritty “Gomorrah” books, which have piqued the curiosity of ardent readers or seasoned travelers. It has evolved from just a stepping stone to Capri, Ischia, and Amalfi, where the art, culture, and social scene are on an optimistic bender, and the charms of Naples, “the Baroque excess, the indulgent cuisine, the mesmerizing fugue state of it all,” beckons.
Spend your day tasting Lacryma Christi variety wines made from grapes indigenous to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. The wine has been produced since Ancient Roman times. The first mention of growing this grape variety in the area dates to the 5th century BC and it was brought to Italy by the people of ancient Greece. The vines are rooted in dark and porous lavic soil, which does not need to be irrigated as it naturally retains humidity, releasing it as needed. Appreciate the wine in a beautiful winery, Cantina del Vesuvio, set within the boundaries of the National Park of Mount Vesuvius and overlooking the Bay of Naples and learn how the locals produce _Lacryma Christi _wines.
Explore Pompeii, one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world. In 79 CE, the destructive force of a volcanic eruption buried Pompeii and its inhabitants. An expert archaeologist will take you through these impressive ruins. Then enjoy fantastic views of the most famous volcano in the world as a driver brings you up to the top of Mount Vesuvius. Reach the highest part of the crater on a short 25-minute walk and stand at the massive cavity. Finally, absorb the stunning panoramic view of the Bay of Naples, the islands of Capri and Ischia, and the edge of the Sorrento coast.