Customised Holiday in Amalfi Coast

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Perched on a cliff in the Bay of Naples, this overcrowded seaside resort is around two millennia old. A tourist attraction since then, Sorrento still remains a beautiful city with just enough elbow room for all to soak up the sun, sea and its beauty. Everyone can choose their ideal holiday in Sorrento be it quiet days on the beach or exploring places nearby like Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ischia, Capri and Amalfi Coast. CustomHolidays recommends driving around in Bond style; hire dinky Fiat 500s to Jaguars and Ferraris in Sorrento.

Amalfi Coast
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its undisputed beauty and the uniqueness of its natural landscape, the Amalfi Coast is the land characterised by the oxymoronic combination between mountain and sea, the farmer and the fisherman, rustic and sophisticated. The region has villas, shops and houses carved into stone and precariously perched atop one another either whitewashed against the blue of the skies and the sea or painted in fairytale pastels, all forming a vision you never forget. From the characteristic terraces, built with dry stone walls, expands the intense scents of the lemon groves, the vineyards, the broom, the bright colors of bougainvillea which, combined with the smell of salt air, creates a unique sensory experience.

The best way to explore this region CustomHolidays style is to take a self-drive or hire a boat. Every town along the coast has a sign reading ‘noleggio barche’ (boat hire), indicating that anyone with a few euros to spare can become the captain of a vessel (from £18 per hour for a small motor launch). There are many places to stop on the Amalfi Coast or just drive through, whatever pleases you. The places to visit along the coast are Postiano the pearl of the Amalfi Coast, Praiano with its beach of La Praia, the Saracen towers and its romantic sunsets is memorable. Ravello, which at the top of its 350 meters above sea level has breathtaking views, Scala the oldest town on the coast are well worth a brief stop. Vietri sul Mare famous for the production of ceramics, with its intense and vivid colours and Cetara, for its fish related products and culinary specialities will entice you. Tramonti, set among the green mountains, covered with vineyards has excellent wines and dairy products. Furore, with its deep fjord is characterised by wild beauty, Conca dei Marini and its gorgeous emerald grotto are picture perfect no matter where you point the camera. Amalfi, Atrani and Maiori are all beautiful little towns and Minori is famous for its delectable hand-made pasta dishes. To know more about this wonderful region drop us a line.
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