This guide is based on our larger guide to Naples and the surrounding area, but it zeros in on the Sorrento Peninsula & the Amalfi Coast. Plush resorts line the coast and islands, Greek and Roman excavations, plus street theater and musical performances are everywhere. Positano, the most photographed fishing village in the world, clings to a rock above the sea. The unforgettable coastal town of Ravello is here. The superlative Greek temples at Paestum. The author shows you how to experience the area intensely and unforgettably, while providing details about the foods, the sights, the many unforgettable walks and hikes, the best places to stay (whether you want a charming B&B, a 16th-century palazzo or a luxurious spa) and restaurants - all with the insights of an insider. An extensive introduction covers Naples and its surrounding area, including the Sorrento Peninsula, the Bay of Naples, Ischia, Capri, Pompeii, Herculaneum and more. Sections explore the people and their culture, the history of this area, how to get here and get around, where to stay and where to eat, shopping, entertainment, adventures, from walking and hiking to diving, fishing and boating. All the practicalities you need to know are detailed as well from money matters to health issues, internet access to the clothes you will need.
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this probably isn't the best general travel guide for the area, as a much more brief intro to the Amalfi Coast would be easier to digest. But it was a sometimes interesting and evocative description of an area the author clearly has much affection for. For more practical guidance see the ubiquitous Rick Steeves.
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