Dividing the two Gulfs of Naples and Salerno is the appealing Sorrentine peninsula, home to the characteristic town of Sant’Agata sui due Golfi, the only place on the coast where there are panoramic views of both gulfs, with beautiful views of Vesuvius. At the tip of the Sorrentine peninsula is the pretty town of Sorrento; the nearest point on the mainland to the island of Capri.
South of Sorrento is the Amalfi coast, one the most stunning coastlines in the whole Mediterranean, where deep mountains simply plunge into the sea. The sensational, windy coast road bypasses picturesque villages which cling to the rocks and slope down to delightful beaches – each more beautiful then the last. And it is village of Positano where we are lucky enough to have some unique and special rental properties. Intersected by a network of steep little alleyways, boutiques and restaurants, they hide distinctive houses clinging to the rocks, graced with wide terraces, and cascading flowers, all leading down to the main piazza and beach – with the dome of the church of Santa Maria Assunta always predominant.
Ischia is the largest of the three main islands in the stunning Bay of Naples, connected by short hydrofoil/ferry journeys from Naples and its neighbouring islands of Procida and Capri. Ischia continues to delight hedonists looking to relax in the spas, swim from its sandy beaches and sample the island’s exceptional local seafood and Epomeo wine.