Explore the Unknown Side of the Amalfi Coast
If you're staying at villas in Italy this fall, you can splurge on numerous activities from sampling fine wines and olive oils to renting a yacht for a day spent basking in the warm sun.2015-12-28
The illustrious Amalfi Coast is considered one of the top luxury travel destinations throughout the year, and if you're staying at villas in Italy this fall, you can splurge on numerous activities from sampling fine wines and olive oils to renting a yacht for a day spent basking in the warm sun. If you're looking for the hidden side of this breathtaking coastline, you can easily bypass the crowded beaches and streets and head inland for a more rural experience instead.
Positano: Miniature Amalfi
Only about 4,000 people live in Positano, which is located just a short drive away from many luxury rentals along the coast. Once you get there, you'll enter a town that looks surprisingly similar to its big brother, except for a few things that are missing: the crowds, the expensive restaurants and the Mercedes Benzes.
If you want to get into the water, take a short drive to Li Galli, which is relatively sparse in the fall months when most travelers head home. You can go snorkeling or even take a ferry ride to one of the many secluded beaches along the archipelago.
Ravello: Historical Amalfi
When you first turn the corner and enter Ravello, you may feel as though you've taken a few steps back in time. The Duomo di Ravello is a church that dates back to the 11th century, and proudly represents a community that has remained strong for nearly a millenium.
Most travelers come to Ravello for the breathtaking garden estates, and if you weren't already impressed with the private garden at your own luxury villa, you can visit any number of estates throughout the town before heading back to your stunning accommodations.