Flying to Naples or the Amalfi Coast soon? Don’t miss these 10 insta-ready shots…
Dominating Naples’ skyline, Vesuvius is the only active volcano in mainland Europe. For the ultimate insta pic, capture the volcano at sunset, with the lights of the bay and city of Naples twinkling just below.
Hop on a boat trip from Naples’ Marina Grande to Capri for the chance to snap the dreamy, fluorescent waters of the Blue Grotto. Photos aside, this is a real ‘bucket list’ experience that’s nothing short of magical.
So beautiful that it was immortalised in one of Italy’s most famous ballads, Santa Lucia is a picture-perfect waterfront town. Located right in the heart of the Bay of Naples, it’s the ideal spot to grab a gelato and cheeky holiday selfie.
Ischia may not draw the same oohs and aahs as sister island Capri, but it certainly doesn’t disappoint in the looks department. In fact, you’ll probably recognise one or two corners of the island from Hollywood blockbuster The Talented Mr Ripley.
The 40km stretch connecting the hilltop village of Meta, just outside Sorrento with Vietri sul Mare is one of Europe’s most dramatic and romantic drives. From olive groves, lemon terraces and higgledy-piggledy whitewashed villages, to the glittering Tyrrhenian Sea, there’s no end to the photo ops along the route.
Tip: Late September or early October is the perfect time to plan a visit, blue skies persevere and the crowds have all but disappeared.
Devastated, then miraculously preserved by the aforementioned Vesuvius in AD 79, the ‘lost city’ of Pompeii is one of those places you’ll want to shout about when you visit – don’t leave without a pic or two with the eerie ruins.
Not only does Naples’ Teatro San Carlo hold the title of Europe’s oldest opera house, it also happens to be drop-dead gorgeous too. Can’t get tickets to a show? Take a guided tour and see the theatre in all its gilded glory.
Said to be the ‘smallest town in Europe’, Atrani provides a quiet escape from Amalfi’s intense tourist traffic. Wander the town’s pretty Piazza Umberto square before kicking back on the adjoining sandy beach.
Perched high above Amalfi, the town of Ravello is where you’ll capture those postcard-like landscapes of the sea framed by tumbling villas and well placed ‘umbrella’ trees. For the mother of all views, don’t miss the Terrace of Infinity.
And last, but by no means least, it’s Conca dei Marini, a little gem of a fishing village, where colourful lemon groves and chilled out sunsets provide all the eye candy you need.
Flights to Naples
- Fiona Hilliard