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Beautiful sea at Santa Croce Beach near Amalfi. Photo by Laura Thayer


If seeing as much of the region as possible during your stay


is top priority, look for a hotel right in the heart of Amalfi or Positano for the easiest access to ferries and buses.


sun, but some of the most beautiful beaches may be just around the next cove or only a short boat ride away. In Positano, follow Via Positanesi d’America, a cliff-hugging walkway that leads to the more se- cluded Fornillo beach with picture-perfect views of the Li Galli islands. Or in Amalfi, stroll along the harbor to the Lido delle Sirene beach by the Ho- tel Aurora (www.aurora-amalfi.com) or escape the buzz of Amalfi at the nearby Santa Croce beach set in a rocky cove just a short boat ride west of town. Beach lovers will want to keep in mind that Ravello’s


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mountain setting means a drive or bus ride (or a lot of steps!) to the nearest beach. If you are planning to spend plenty of time by the sea, a home base in Posi- tano or Amalfi would be the wiser choice.


DREAMY DAY TRIPS FROM THE AMALFI COAST A holiday on the Amalfi Coast isn’t quite complete without a visit to some of its equally beautiful neigh- bors. Located on the opposite side of the peninsula, Sorrento commands a breathtaking view of the Bay of Naples with Mt. Vesuvius in the distance. From


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