Neapolitan Riviera Holidays

On holidays to the Neapolitan Riviera, the most romantic of towns hang to the cliffs in spectacular style.

Amalfi lemons picked daily to make gorgeous limoncello, the scent of wisteria and jasmine along scenic coastal paths, a hydrofoil whizzing you over to the fairytale island of Capri. Holidays to the Neapolitan Riviera are a southern Mediterranean dream of tiny churches, cobblestoned streets and bougainvillea and orange groves running along the sea.

There are pastel-coloured houses dripping down into the sea, raft rides through emerald grottoes and Michelin-starred dining high up in the hills. Not to mention lush multi-tiered terraces, medieval ruins and deep blue waters. Every town is blessed with mesmerising views and hotels are so beautiful you’d be forgiven for wanting to stay poolside or joining the flock of crowds that spill out onto piazzas for scampi carpaccio and sunset aperitivi. Tear yourself away and you can hike the Path of Gods, hire a car and drive the breathtaking Road of a 1000 Bends or settle on a beach under a colour-coded umbrella and sun lounger, and do summer just the way the Italians do.

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Neapolitan Riviera Regions

Our recommendations for the best places to visit in Neapolitan Riviera

Sorrento Holidays

Lemons, leather and limoncello; holidays to Sorrento put you high above the sea inside the ancien...

Amalfi Holidays

Hillside lemon groves, emerald green caves and whitewashed houses – Amalfi holidays are a luxurio...

Ischia Holidays

Discover one of Italy’s most beautiful islands on Ischia holidays where endless waters and therma...

Positano Holidays

Enchanting Italian resort with beautiful cobbled streets to explore

Ravello Holidays

Expect operatic beauty on holidays to Ravello, a supremely enchanting clifftop classic that stand...

Holidays in Neapolitan Riviera

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  • Sorrento
  • 4 Star

The striking views over the water and Mount Vesuvius make this hotel a real Neapolitan Riviera gem.

From £1,214 p/p
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  • Ischia
  • 4 Star

This peaceful hotel is surrounded by Ischia’s most exclusive villas.

From £876 p/p
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  • Ravello
  • 5 Star

Stunning views, sophisticated décor and exceptional hospitality come together at this luxurious hotel.

From £2,939 p/p
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  • Ravello
  • 5 Star

A restored monument holding a dramatic position overlooking Amalfi's coastline.

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  • Ischia
  • 5 Star

Tucked away in a beautiful park overlooking the Gulf of Naples, this elegant hotel has a central location and a thermal spa.

From £1,519 p/p
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  • Ischia
  • 4 Star

A wellness hotel with thermal pools and a fantastic setting on Maronti beach.

From £1,163 p/p
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  • Sorrento
  • 5 Star

Perched high on a clifftop with spellbinding views of the Neapolitan Riviera.

From £1,775 p/p
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  • Sorrento
  • 4 Star

This friendly hotel offers Italian elegance, good facilities and high standards of service and cuisine.

From £1,110 p/p
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  • Sorrento
  • 5 Star

Surrounded by gardens, this elegant hotel is an oasis in the heart of Sorrento.

From £1,526 p/p
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  • Sorrento
  • 4.5 Star

A firm favourite, this popular hotel has a large multi-tiered pool and glorious views.

From £1,505 p/p
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Historical Pompeii

Fascinating Pompeii is an ancient city where a moment was frozen in time. For over a century and a half, the Roman settlement was buried under four to six metres of ash and pumice following the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius as well as subsequent eruptions hundreds of years later. During a two-hour guided tour of the public monuments and private homes, you’ll learn about the 18th-Century excavations, the lives of subjects of the Roman Empire and secrets that they continue to uncover to this day.

• Duration: half day
• Time: 9am to 1pm
• Departs Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
• Operates May to October
• Group experience

Good to know
Includes transfers and entrance fee to Pompeii ruins. Please bring ID with you. This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users or those with walking difficulties.

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The Preservation of Pompeii & Herculaneum

On this insightful day trip, a local guide will introduce you to the astonishing archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. You’ll soon understand why these are must-visit destinations from Sorrento. Once prime Roman cities, Pompeii and Herculaneum were destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted back in 79 AD – both places are well-preserved, but you’ll get to understand how the eruption affected them differently. After a guided visit of Pompeii’s main public monuments and ruined homes, you’ll stop for a delicious Neapolitan lunch at a local restaurant before travelling on to Herculaneum to see parts of houses and even household objects that have been remarkably preserved.

• Duration: full day
• Time: 9am to 5pm
• Departing Monday, Thursday and Sunday from Sorrento
• Operates May – October
• Group experience

Good to know
Includes transfers, entrance fees in Pompeii and Herculaneum, and lunch. Please bring ID with you. This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users or those with walking difficulties.

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Cruise the Sorrento Coast & Capri

You’ll sail to Capri along the Sorrento Coast from the port of Piano di Sorrento. Along the way, admire the colourful fishermen's village of Marina Grande, the ruins of a Roman villa near Bagni della Regina Giovanna, and a natural waterfall. When you reach the shores of Capri, you’ll tour the island by boat, stopping to visit the Marvellous Grotto, the White Grotto, and the Green Grotto. Admire the Natural Arch, Villa Curzio Malaparte, the coastal stacks known as the Faraglioni rocks, and the Lighthouse of Punta Carena. There’s a chance to swim and snorkel, with snacks and drinks offered on board before some free time to explore the island at your own pace. You’ll depart Capri and enjoy a limoncello tasting on your way back to Sorrento.

• Duration: full day
• 9am to 4pm
• Daily departures
• Operates April to May
• Group experience

Good to know
Includes transfers, snacks and drinks. Entrance fees not included. A visit to the Blue Grotto is not included in this experience.

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Get to know the Neapolitan Riviera and those important practicalities when planning your perfect holiday.

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TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT +1 hour

CURRENCY

Euro

FLYING TIME TO DESTINATION

Naples: 2¾ hours

RELIGION

Christianity (Roman Catholic)

LANGUAGE

Italian

Where is the Neapolitan Riviera?
In the region of Campania in southern Italy, the Neapolitan Riviera is a breathtaking stretch of coastline starting in Sorrento and moving south through Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. The tiny islands of Capri and Ischia are found in the Tyrrhenian Sea at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples

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Getting around
Villages and towns are perched cliffside and while lots are pedestrianised, expect steep hills, lots of stairs and plenty of walking.  If you are hiring a car, the coastal road is a breathtaking scenic drive, albeit a little scary. Lots of people hire mopeds to get around but there are also SITA buses that run between many of the towns. Buses don’t run at night, but taxis are readily available.

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Food & drink
Expect pretty piazzas to come alive at night as restaurants and cafes fill up with locals for aperitivi, seafood suppers and ricotta filled ravioli. Famous for its lemons, you’ll find a hint of citrus fruit flavour everywhere… limoncello, grated lemon peel, lemon leaves and, of course, gelato. Fresh seafood plays a big part whether its shrimps and redfish or bream and molluscs. There are also lots of local produce delicate dishes such as caprese salads and parmigiana di melenzane. You can hop on a boat to a local-favourite seaside shack or opt to dine at a Michelin-star restaurant on a breathtaking terrace. 

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Sorrento
Overlooking the Bay of Naples with sweeping views towards Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento is in prime position from which to explore the Neapolitan Riviera. Hire a car and take breathtaking coastal roads towards the Amalfi Coast, put your walking shoes on and follow the Path of Gods or make your way to Piazza Tasso and while away your days like the locals, at cafes, restaurants and pretty little shops that line the square.

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Positano
In Positano, it’s all European pebble sand beaches and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Most of the town is pedestrianised but be prepared for lots of stairs – you’re on the edge of a very picturesque cliff. Positano is a great base for exploring the rest of the Riviera, whether you’re hiring a car or hopping on board a boat. 

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Amalfi
Amalfi is famous for its beaches, lemons and handmade paper. Highlights include the Arab-Sicilian cathedral of Sant’Andrea Apostolo with its renowned Moorish-style 'Cloister of Paradise', Valle delle Ferriere’s network of beautiful paths filled with waterfalls and streams and the bay of Conca dei Marini’s emerald grottoes.

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Capri & Ischia
The picture-perfect island of Capri has a rugged coastline, soaring cliffs and pretty coves. Highlights include a swim through the stunning Blue Grotto, dining amongst lemon groves, a visit to La Fontelina lido and a walk around the Roman baths of Villa Jovis. The volcanic island of Ischia is famous for its natural beauty, hot springs and magnificent castle perched atop a volcanic rock. It takes around two hours by road and ferry from Naples to reach hotels on either of these islands. You can also reach the islands by ferry from Sorrento.

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