On a launch approaching the Amalfi peninsula, you face a startling sight. Like elegant rock climbers, villas cling with no visible foothold to the sheer cliffs. You have to ask yourself how…why? But when you swing open the shutters in your cliffside hotel room, the jaw-dropping view is all the answer you need. In balmy Amalfi, orange trees shade village streets. Seaside footpaths around Ravello and Positano encourage an easy pace perfect for soaking in the atmosphere. You’ll settle in for a stay on the glorious isle of Capri—a luxury the day-trippers can’t imagine. You’ll reach the rim of Mount Vesuvius, too, and explore Pompeii with an archeologist. Whether you choose our Culture + Walking, Culinary or Family experience, you’ll see Amalfi in the best way—in the company of an Italian friend who knows the ins and outs of life at the edge of the sea.