The fabulous coastline between Positano and Ravello, with its switchback road that hugs the cliff and curls around the deep bays that protect the towns and villages along the way remains as glamourous, compelling and historic as any summertime destination in Europe, with breathtaking views, jewel-like colours and hillsides spilling with citrus groves, olives and vines. Happily, the hotels along the way live up to their surroundings with ease. Many of them are family-run, sometimes for generations, and display an integrity and depth of service – family values and warmth mixed with professionalism – rarely seen in Britain.
Move along the coast between Positano and Amalfi, then finish in Ravello and you will have an exceptional holiday or honeymoon experiencing the whole glorious stretch.
These hotels have a short season, from Easter to October, and the earlier or later in the season you can visit, the better, as July and August become very busy and the road prone to hold-ups.