Hillside lemon groves, emerald green caves and whitewashed houses – Amalfi holidays are a luxurious escape from the real world

There’s that gravity defying Amalfi Drive along precipitous cliffs as the road slivers through towering cliffs while pastel coloured towns drop down towards cobalt seas. Then there’s a spectacular raft ride through the malachite waters of Conca de' Marini Bay’s emerald grottoes under a world of stalagmitic structures. And high up in the hills of Mills Valley are those famous Amalfi lemon groves. This overly pretty town may be tiny but make no mistake; Amalfi holidays pack a big punch.

Your first step out onto the sun kissed pool terrace of your 13th-Century converted monastery hotel will have you contemplating your iconic cliffside setting somewhere between blue skies and deep Mediterranean waters. A relaxing amble down to the old town for a caffè schekerato in the bustling Piazza del Duomo will soon find you exploring a maze of passageways darting off the square. But holidays to Amalfi should also be experiences at the water’s edge, watching as the red and green striped fishing boats bring home plucked-from-the-water seafood to enjoy with a limoncelleo or two at Marina Grande.

There are a smattering of historic monuments – the 9th-Century Arab-Sicilian Cathedral, the Cloister del Paradiso and the Museum of Paper (even the Vatican order their paper from Amalfi) – but ultimately, this is the place to come when you need to drop your shoulders for a while, finally finish reading that book and fancy joining the locals, who undoubtedly know how to do laid-back living in style.

Pop into your local Kuoni store or give one of our Italy experts a call and we’ll start creating your dream Amalfi holiday.

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