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Fancy a holiday to Italy but not sure where to go? Set around the beautiful Bay of Naples, the Neapolitan Riviera is a holiday destination that is sunny, stylish and very special. The food is world-famous, the shops are plentiful and the views are to die for. Whether you’ll be sipping cocktails in alfresco bars in the resort of Sorrento, or relaxing on a beach in Capri, the Riviera towns are diverse, attractive and a lot of fun. Pick one you like the sound of, or else make the most of the long, breezy coastal roads and travel between them. Considered one of the best and most picturesque spots in the whole of the Mediterranean, it’s worth it for the views alone.
If you’re interested in the region’s history, there is plenty to explore around the fascinating ancient city of Pompeii, or the impressive Mount Vesuvius. If art and culture is your thing, Naples is a must visit. Considered an UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a breathtaking vision of ancient churches, museums, galleries and the fantastic Royal Palace.
Naples is, of course, home of the pizza. No trip to anywhere on the Neapolitan Riviera is complete without sampling a real, authentic margherita, pasta or the local seafood. The mozzarella is superb in the area and with the landscape being full of olive and lemon groves amongst other fresh produce, the ingredients of every dish you try is guaranteed to be the best quality. Food is a big part of the Italian way of life, so don’t be surprised if whole evenings are spent on dinner. When in Rome…!
Between meals, set off to visit some of the best towns in the Riviera. Some can be done in a day, whilst others you’ll be reluctant to leave at all. Set high on a cliff top, the quaint resort of Amalfi is a great place for a day trip if you’re after a view of the authentic and unspoilt sense of Italy. It is a gorgeous maze of piazzas, winding walkways and local restaurants. Particularly lovely in the evening, you can pick a spot to enjoy a gelato at sunset.
For party animals, the place to be is Capri. A favourite of the rich and famous, it has some of the best nightlife around with a diverse range of clubs, bars and gigs. Capri Town is at its heart, where you’ll be spoilt for choice for ways to spend the night. If you’re there for any length of time it is well worth taking a boat tour of the island and visiting the dream beach, Marria Piccola.
This summer, you can live the Italian dream in some of the most beautiful resorts in the Mediterranean, and best of all, it can be affordable with lastminute.com. You may bump into the paparazzi in Capri, but you can get there without the VIP price tag. Lastminute.com is all about great value, so make this summer memorable with a fantastic holiday to the Neapolitan Riviera. Make yours a margherita!