La Dolce Vita on the Amalfi
Lauded throughout the world for its Mediterranean beauty and landscape, Italy’s Amalfi Coast runs along the country’s southern Sorrentine Peninsula. As an ever-popular retreat destination for those who enjoy the finer things in life, the Amalfi Coast is a haven for luxury travellers and has been attracting the European elite for centuries.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in the late 1990s, due to its dramatic topography, historical evolution, cultural importance and scenic charm, the Amalfi Coast spans 34 miles from Sorrento to the town of Amalfi. Engulfed in between the stunning Mediterranean and the drastic cliffs of the Lattari Mountains, the rugged coastline presents a breathtaking combination of human settlements, winding roads, jaw-dropping views and a more-than-pleasant climate.
With almost a hundred beaches, endless hidden coves, charming passageways and a treasure trove of rustic beach towns and villages, the Amalfi Coast provides both a unique and abundant offering. Here at Blend Group, we’ve put together some of our favourite spots to stay, eat and enjoy.
Where to stay and dine
With an array of luxury accommodations along the coastline, visitors are spoiled for choice. The 5-star Hotel Caruso Ravello is part of the Belmond Group and allows guests to luxuriate in seclusion amidst the blue of sea and sky, whilst nestled in the hills above the stunning coastline. An 11th-century palace ensures a fairytale setting which pulsates Amalfi culture and history, providing the ultimate space for restoration.
Along the coast and dramatically perched on the edge of a cliff is Il San Pietro di Positano – one of the Amalfi Coast’s best-kept secrets and an absolute favourite of ours here at Blend Group. Overlooking the Bay of Positano, this 5-star hotel was designed to be hidden from the world, providing guests with unrivalled opulence and serenity amongst the hotel’s fragrant flora and citrus trees. Glamorous terraces overlook the sea, while the panoramic Michelin-starred Zass restaurant offers thrilling rock ledge fine dining.
The region is famed for its world-class cuisine, boasting copious stunningly situated and world-renowned fine dining establishments dotted within the nooks and crannies of the area’s settlements. Don Alfonso 1890 is a particular highlight, boasting three Michelin stars and promising guests an innovative take on the flavours of the Amalfi Coast, while Quattro Passi is Antonio Mellino’s Michelin-starred restaurant, passionately celebrating nature and the elements.
The best way to experience the Amalfi Coast
At Blend Group we excel in planning and delivering bespoke and memorable luxury experiences for our valued clientele. We pride ourselves on the relationships we’ve made with the finest suppliers across the world, ensuring we can provide the best of the best to the people who mean the most to us.
We can tailor a trip to suit your exact, individual needs, exceeding all expectations in the process. Allow us to arrange all of your accommodation and travel requirements, as well as find the perfect culinary experiences and once-in-a-lifetime moments, based on your individual wishes and desires.
From luxury yacht excursions and private helicopter tours over the Amalfi Coast, to an exclusive tour of the region’s wineries, we will build the perfect itinerary for you. Please get in touch with us here for more information and to book.