Glamour and gelato
Neapolitan Riviera takes you to the south west coast of Italy, where you’ll find glamorous resorts with plenty of history. Discover the romance of pretty former fishing villages with colourful buildings built into the sides of the cliff and overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean below. Couples will love the serene atmosphere, little churches, stunning natural scenery, and delicious fresh produce, while families can spend days on the beaches or making the most of the mountains and valleys inland.
The most famous of the Neapolitan Riviera’s idyllic towns is Amalfi, with its luscious gardens, vibrant fishing port, and winding alleyways. For golden buildings basking in the sun, yachts, sailing boats, and colourful fruit groves, head to Sorrento. For a taste of the natural surroundings, Ischia boasts natural spas, 28kms of beaches, and spectacular mountains views, ideal for a relaxing holiday. Or stay in Ravello and admire the historic buildings, spectacular views, and some of the area’s most famous gardens.
Holidays in Neapolitan Riviera are becoming increasingly popular, and it’s easy to see why. You’ll find iconic towns, each with their own charm, nestled on the side of the dramatic cliffs and overlooking the sparkling ocean below. Wind your way through alleyways, stopping off for traditional Italian cuisine and Michelin starred dining. When it comes to spas, Ischia has natural warm springs which are said to have healing properties, while many of the luxury hotels along the coast have their own offering as well. And if you want to simply relax, head to the golden sands of the beaches.
Book with Sovereign and we’ll help you find the ideal hotel for your romantic holiday in Neapolitan Riviera. Stay at the Hotel Santa Caterina for elegant interiors, an infinity pool overlooking the ocean below and a serene setting. Mezzatorre Resort and Spa offers easy access to a pretty cove with crystal clear waters and an extensive spa, while Belmond Hotel Caruso is home to historic architecture which blends with luxurious modern amenities.
Ischia is a little island with a volcanic heart. Its castle-topped ports and ivory villages are built around a volcanic peak that feeds its spa towns and beaches.
Flights from the UK to Naples (the closest airport for the Neapolitan Riviera) take approximately 2 hours 45 minutes.
Summer months on the Neapolitan Riviera can see temperatures rising into the 30s - perfect for enjoying the beaches and bathing platforms. Spring and autumn are still short-sleeve weather, and ideal for those looking to do more sightseeing (Pompeii has virtually no shade, so can get very warm in the height of summer).
British citizens do not currently require a visa to visit Italy.
When you dine out in Italy, you will generally be charged a coperto (cover charge), which is for the bread, tablecloth, cutlery, etc. Tipping in Italy is not customary, but is always appreciated.
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.