Introducing southern Italy
In southern Italy, discover breathtaking coastal landscapes lined with pretty villages and dramatic offshore islands dotted with the haunting remains of buried cities and ancient Greek temples that reveal southern Italy’s glorious past.
What to do and see
Follow the hairpin bends of the Amalfi Coast – one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines – to the pretty postcard villages of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.
Walk the excavated streets of Pompeii and, at Paestum, stroll through the Temple of Hera and admire frescoes dating back to 400 BC.
On the island of Sicily, climb across hardened molten lava to one of Mount Etna’s four craters and peer down into a bubbling caldron of molten lava. Or stroll along the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento, watch a Greek tragedy in Taormina's ancient amphitheatre or explore the ruins of an Imperial Roman Villa near Piazza Armerina.
Hike past exclusive villas to the cactus-covered cliff tops of glamorous Capri for stunning views over the Gulf of Naples.
Kayak the clear waters of Sardinia then hike inland to explore conical nuraghi, stone towers dating back to 1500 BC.
Scuba dive a Roman shipwreck in the Tremiti Islands or hike through olive trees to explore ancient fortresses.