Live the good life on this stunning swathe of coastline on the shin of Italy’s famous boot...
When it comes to magical holidays, Neapolitan Riviera has a handful of tricks up its oh-so-elegant sleeve. From the lemon-scented streets and luxury hotels of Sorrento to the pastel-coloured homes and luxury hotels that cling to the cliffs of Positano, and from the designer boutiques and luxury hotels of the island of Capri to the... well, you get the idea; there are four- and five-star hotels galore in this gorgeous destination, which simply oozes style. The good life has never looked quite so good. That's not to say that the Neapolitan Riviera is all fat wallets, bronzed bodies and marble foyers; there are many great value hotels here and you can find plenty of cheap holidays to Neapolitan Riviera towns and cities with TravelSupermarket.
Naples itself can be a cheap destination compared to its swanky neighbours around the Bay of Naples and along the Amalfi Coast. The city offers a riot of culture, both in the beauty of its buildings and within its galleries and museums, as well as in its lively events calendar. Some of the best pasta, pizza and seafood can be tasted here. From this city by the sea it's easy to reach Pompeii, where the ruins tell tales about nearby Mount Vesuvius and the destructive forces of nature. It is a haunting destination that will live long in your memory.
Holidays can also be taken between the peaks and beaches of volcanic island Ischia, which sits in the northern waters of the bay.
Heading further south, consider a holiday in the sweet cliff-top town of Sorrento. It might be short on beaches (you can dive into the azure seas from one of the bathing piers) but it is big on stylish hotels (the best have swimming pools), excellent restaurants and cool bars.
The island of Capri lies just a short distance from the peninsula on which Sorrento sits. Holidays here are about days lounging in the sunshine, shopping, and swimming in the impossibly turquoise seas. Honeymooning couples love this island and it's not hard to see why - just try and resist her charms.
The winding roads and sheer cliffs of the Amalfi Coast reveal some of the prettiest playgrounds of the rich and famous - and the not-so rich and famous. While the style stakes have been truly raised in destinations such as Positano, there are budget-friendly options too and holidaymakers of all types drink in the atmosphere of places such as Amalfi and Ravello. While we're on the subject of drinking, grab a glass of Italian vino and have your cutlery at the ready - the Neapolitan Riviera can show the rest of the world a thing or twelve about Italian cooking as it should be, whether that's a cheap bowl of pasta and sauce or some of Italy's most exquisite (and expensive) cuisine.
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So what can you expect of the weather on the Neapolitan Riviera? Read on to find out more...
The Neapolitan Riviera enjoys a long holiday season thanks to high temperatures from early spring until late autumn. Even winter is a winner here, as average daytime temperatures hover around the low- to mid-teens - perfect for sightseeing. You can expect temperatures of around 20C in April and October, with July and August experiencing highs of 30C.
From opera to olive-topped pizzas, the Neapolitan Riviera celebrates Italy's culture at a variety of annual events...
Ravello Festival: The mountains and the sea provide the most sensational backdrop for this series of open-air performances that take place throughout the summer months. Be sure to book early for tickets to see one of the many shows.
Sorrento Jazz Festival; August-September: The smooth tunes of the jazz world seem to fit perfectly in this unruffled town. The event is usually staged for a week at the end of August.
Pizzafest; September: Learn all about, create, and, of course, taste the best pizzas in Naples during this event to celebrate one of the world's favourite foods.
There's a holiday for every kind of traveller on the Neapolitan Riviera...
Kids and teens: The fascinating open-air site of Pompeii is one of the best places in the world to get young minds engaged with history. Destroyed by the fiery eruptions of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79, Pompeii will amaze, surprise and educate children that can walk, talk and understand. There's hardly any shade, so take plenty of sun cream, hats and water if visiting in summer.
Romance: The Neapolitan Riviera has always been a place for lovers. The Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri are particularly popular with loved-up couples and there is no end of places to take a seat, take your loved one's hand, and watch the sun retreating over the watery vista.
Active types: A path called the 'Walk of the Gods' runs along the Amalfi Coast and presents lofty views and serenity away from the restaurants and tourist throngs. There are steps aplenty so you need a reasonable level of fitness.
Free and cheap: The hazy and hot summer is punctuated by dozens of free events as part of the 'Summer in Naples' season. Make plans around these performances to keep an eye on the budget.
Shopping: If your wallet is weighing you down and you need a dose of retail therapy, there's only one cure - a trip to the designer boutiques of Capri. All the sought-after labels can be found on this island enclave of glamour.