The Amalfi Coast: miles and miles of terraced cliffs, on which stretches of lemon groves slope steeply down to the deep blue sea. This peninsular south of the Bay of Naples is studded with villages clinging to the rocks, which have become world famous: Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento and Ravello. Every so often the rocky coastline opens up into a beach, and the best way to discover the area’s unique, romantic vistas is by sea, sailing as far as the islands of Ischia, Procida and, most famous of all, Capri. Chosen by Tiberius as an imperial residence, Capri is drenched in myths and history alike. Its breathtaking beauty has made the island a top destination for the international jet-set. Less famed, but no less beautiful for it, is the small Pontine archipelago further north, with Ponza and Ventotene the largest of its islands. Ancient Roman and pre-Roman ruins are scattered among nature reserves with bays, caves and inlets, making these islands a paradise for divers and yachtsmen.