Just south of Naples and Pompeii, you’ll find the sleepy seaside village of Positano. The tiny town is actually in the Riserva Statale Valle delle Ferriere park and is a great spot for either hitting the beaches or walking up a mountain to an ancient castle in the hills. It’s kind of the best of both worlds when it comes to Italy.

Add to that that Positano is the beginning of the picturesque Amalfi Coast (more on that later) and you’ve got the perfect spot to cast a spell over you this summer.

Positano is a picturesque and desirable holiday destination, attracting movies and rock’n’roll stars. It was ancient Romans who started building elegant villas here. Today they can be seen among the pastel houses, soaring up the precipitous rocks, defining the glamorous town. There is a range of restaurants, that spoil their guests with ravishing Italian cuisine, hotels, shops and the biggest beach on the Amalfi Coast.