Mini-moon moment: book in advance at Mamma Agata’s Country House, on Ravello’s fringes. You’ll be taught to cook on a lemon tree-scented clifftop, by a legend of local cooking who once fed the likes of Humphrey Bogart and Fred Astaire.
Strada Statale 163 links Ravello and Positano. It’s arguably the most spectacular part of any Amalfi Coast road trip – a route that skirts the shoreline for those famous, heart-stealing views. The journey may only take an hour, but it’s worth stretching it out to catch at least one of these gems along the way:
• Atrani – this tiny town tends to escape the tourist crowds. Stroll hand-in-hand through the labyrinth-like streets until a lunch spot takes your fancy.
• Marina di Praia – a pebble beach at the base of a craggy cliff, with walks that swirl around the ancient Torre a Mare watchtower.
• Gavitella – a stunning place to take in views of Capri and, depending on your timing, the sunset. It’s best to park in Praiano before tackling the steep steps to the cove.