With rolling mountains, sun-bleached homes and an easy going attitude, Italy’s costal towns are the perfect destination if you you are looking for some rest and relaxation with stunning views. Treat yourself at one (or all of these locations) in Italy.
When many people visit Italy, Cinque Terre is one region that is on their list (and rightfully so). Cinque Terre consists of 5 towns that are filled with steep mountains layered with colorful homes and vineyards. The region is surrounded by crystal waters filled with boats. Not to mention the seafood and the region’s famous pesto sauce are to die for!
Positano is located on the Amalfi Coast. Positano much like Cinque Terre has steep slopes that create amazing views points of the sea and nearby islands. The Moorish-style architecture is picture perfect and the boutique shops are every woman’s dream. It is a great starting point for visiting other locations such as Capri and the Grotta dello Smeraldo cave.
Sorrento is located amongst the mountains, giving visitors magnificent landscape views. Although there is no beach, the beauty and the culture of the town will leave you more than satisfied. Enjoy a glass of wine in the main square or shop in the many stores that sell the locally made lace and ceramics. Sorrento is also located very close to Naples, Pompeii and Herculanium.
Santa Cesarea Terme
If you want a true Italian getaway, visit Santa Cesarea Terme, which is located on the sea in Apulia, on the heel of Southern Italy. This city is nowhere near as touristy as other places you might visit, and is popular with Italians. It is dotted with 4 natural caves that contains thermal springs. Take the pathway through Aleppo pinewoods to get the best views of the Salento Coast.
At the foot of the Monte Cerreto lies the town of Amalfi. The town is easily walkable and boasts sun-filled piazzas and welcoming, small beaches. A main attraction is the Duomo di Sant’Andrea Apostolo which features intricate mosaics and magnificent architecture. Enjoy the several souvenir shops to get your fix of local Limoncello.