It may only stretch for 30 miles, but the Amalfi Coast offers enough idyllic beauty and Italian luxury for a standalone trip. Driving its winding seaside roads will take you to charming coastal towns, scenic beaches, villas and gardens, and some of the best hotels in the world. Looking for la dolce vita? You’ve found it.

The unparalleled views from Villa Rufolo, Ravello

Driving south from Sorrento to Salerno, while channeling your inner Marcello Mastroianni

Exquisite handmade ceramics, found all along the coast

The tiny, picturesque village of Atrani. Its colorful cliffside perch, beautiful churches, and charming piazzas are reminiscent of Italy’s

That Mediterranean climate—warm summers, mild winters, no complaints

Praiano’s beautiful beaches and double dose of culture. Pictured: San Gennaro Church, which has intricate tile floors and a ceramic dome that can be seen from most anywhere in town

The picturesque town of Amalfi, including the ornate, early 13th-century Amalfi Cathedral

Positano’s trendy boutiques, beaches, and hotels. Try the super-chic Le Sirenuse or Il San Pietro di Positano for some of the best accommodations in town

The sculptures and gardens of Villa Cimbrone, Ravello

Sorrento’s abundance of lemons, which leads to an even better abundance of limoncello. The liqueur can be sampled at stands in the town or among the coast’s many lemon groves

Beautiful Capri is just a boat ride away; rides generally take an hour or less, depending on which town you leave from

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