Bay of Naples Accommodation

Bay of Naples Accommodation

The Bay of Naples starts with the Isle of Ischia, past the naturally beautiful city setting of Naples, through to the Sorrento peninsula and the Isle of Capri. The Napolitan Riviera continues past Capri into the Gulf of Salerno with the Amalfi coast offering up such wildly picturesque towns as Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. The islands off this stretch of  the dramatic Naples coast have been a holiday destination since roman times as much for their dramatic scenery as for their restorative qualities. When you see Capri, you can understand why the Emperors Augustus and Tiberius spent so much time at the Naples beach - superb views, luxuriant gardens, high cliffs and deep coves are but a few of the many attractions. And the unspoilt hill villages on the Isle of Ischia will amaze with their wild flowers, pinewoods, vineyards and chestnut trees edged by the rugged coastline and secluded sandy beaches. Pompeii is a must - for you can see so many reminders of the Roman way of life. If you brave the ascent to Mount Vesuvious, you will fid an extraordinary landscape of orchards, oak and chestnut trees. Perched high on a cliff, Sorrento’s impressive setting is classically precarious, and offers superb views over the Gulf of Naples. As in the entire Naples coastline, Mount Vesuvious has a majestic, dominating presence, contrasting its natural forces with the lively street life below. Sorrento has a wonderful array of tiny shops, offering locally made lace, marquetry and Capodimonte porcelain, as well as countless cafes, bars and restaurants in which to relax and soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant Mediterranean resort. The jewels in the crown of the Amalfi coast are the little towns adorning its shores. Amalfi itself has a strikingly beautiful setting, low in a valley between great jagged cliffs, its variously coloured buildings between vine terraces seem to hang from the Cliffside, creating a jewel-like vista, particularly when seen from the sea. Higher up the mountain is Ravello - for the best views of the rugged coastline. Visit the Palazzo Rufolo - an 11th century Moorish style villa. And Positano is positively ’a dream place’ in the words of John Steinbeck - with its green and gold domed church, white Moorish style houses, bedecked with bougainvillaea, and packed together on steep terraced hillsides, all cascading down to a small bay and beach, hiding a plethora of cafes and shops in the maze of steep stairs and alleyways.

 NEAPOLITAN FOOD   SHOPPING IN NAPLES  NEAPOLITAN WINE   NEAPOLITAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE 
Naples Beach and Neapolitan Food Gulf of Naples and Shopping in Naples Naples Coast and Neapolitan Wine Bay of Naples and Neapolitan Art
Fresh fish reigns supreme in the Bay of Naples, especially alici (anchovies), sarde (sardines) and sgombro (mackerel). Try them prepared with local tomatoes and lemons. Zuppa di pesce (fish soup) is a must. And try the alla Napoletana dishes - cooked with capers, tomatoes, black olives and garlic. For a quick snack, mozzarella in carrozza (fried cheese sandwich). For meat and fish lovers, impepata di cozze (mussels with garlic, parsley and pepper), veal escalope or steak alla pizzaiola (with tomatoes, garlic and oregano). There are classic vegetables dishes to sample too - gattó di patate alla parmigiana (potatoes and aubergines), or a scapace (with zucchini in a tomato sauce). For desserts, try the peaches, or pastiera (ricotta pie with candied fruit and spices) or sfogliatelle (sweet ricotta turnovers). And mozzarella, provola and scamorza are the tasty local cheeses.  The towns along the Naples coast are crammed full with tourist shops so beware of buying overpriced imitations. For the best coral, visit Torre del Greco, original majolica from Vietri and pretty crcche figurines from Naples. Your local tourist office will indicate the best shopping streets. The best known white wine on the Riviera and Naples beach is the romantically named and distinctly flavoured Lacrima Cristi (tear of Christ), which is grown on the fertile slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Other consistently reliable white wines are Greco di Tufo and Fiano die Avellino. The best red wine is Taurasi, dark in hue, deep in flavour and gets better with age.  

Where to begin?!  The centre of Naples itself is designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO; 2,500 years of history are told through the palaces, churches, monuments, galleries, monasteries, indeed four castles tower over the city itself.  The Cathedral is home to the famous Cappella del Tesorodi San Gennaro and masterpieces and treasures, frescoes and other valued artwork.

Art collections near the Gulf of Naples of the nobility such as Farnase and Borgia make up the treasures of the National Archaeological Museum housed in the Palazzo degli Studi.  The Capodimonte Museum and National Galleries houses masterpieces by Raffaelo, Corregio, Caraveggio and other Neapolitan masterpieces and yet balances well the classic with the modern and includes pieces from Andy Warhol and the like.

The Costiera Amalfitana is a real journey of treasures; Amalfi’s Duomo and its magnificent mosaic facade, dreamy Ravello and its Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo mixes architectural styles and periods, Minori famous for its first Roman villa decorated with stuccoes, frescoes and mosaics and in Cilento the three temples listed as a World Heritage Site and the Certosa de Padula said to be one of the largest monasteries in the world.

If you are considering renting a villa by the Bay of Naples, Cottages to Castles are pleased to offer a selection of privately owned and superbly presented properties. Browse our dream Amalfi coast villas in the Neapolitan Riviera here.

   OUR FULL RANGE OF HOLIDAY HOMES IN BAY OF NAPLES ACCOMMODATION  
AMALFI STORICO
AMALFI STORICO
Amalfi, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 1
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APT IL TERRAZZINO
APT IL TERRAZZINO
Positano, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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CHICCA DI POSITANO
CHICCA DI POSITANO
Positano, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 1
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DUE ARCHI TERRACE
DUE ARCHI TERRACE
Positano, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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IL CASALE TERRACE
IL CASALE TERRACE
Positano, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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LE COCCOLE
LE COCCOLE
Sorrento area, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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MARE INFINITO
MARE INFINITO
Amalfi, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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ROMEO AND JULIETTE 2
ROMEO AND JULIETTE 2
Sorrento area, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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ROMEO AND JULIETTE 3
ROMEO AND JULIETTE 3
Sorrento area, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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VALLE DEL DRAGONE
VALLE DEL DRAGONE
Scala di Ravello, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 3 | No of bedrooms 1
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VILLA ROSA 1
VILLA ROSA 1
Atrani, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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VILLA ROSA 5
VILLA ROSA 5
Atrani, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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VILLA ROSA 9
VILLA ROSA 9
Atrani, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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VISTA CAPRI 2
VISTA CAPRI 2
Sorrento area, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 3 | No of bedrooms 1
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AMALFI GEM
AMALFI GEM
Amalfi, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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APARTMENT CARLETTE
APARTMENT CARLETTE
Sorrento area, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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APARTMENT DANIELA
APARTMENT DANIELA
Sorrento area, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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APARTMENT SORRENTINA
APARTMENT SORRENTINA
Sorrento area, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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RAVELLO VISTA MARE
RAVELLO VISTA MARE
Ravello, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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ROMEO AND JULIETTE 1
ROMEO AND JULIETTE 1
Sorrento area, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 5 | No of bedrooms 2
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VILLA ROSA 7
VILLA ROSA 7
Atrani, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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VILLA ROSA 3
VILLA ROSA 3
Atrani, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 3
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VISTA CAPRI 1
VISTA CAPRI 1
Sorrento area, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 5 | No of bedrooms 3
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LA SIRENETTA
LA SIRENETTA
Sorrento area, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 8 | No of bedrooms 4
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VILLA LA SIRENA
VILLA LA SIRENA
Amalfi, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 9 | No of bedrooms 4
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VILLA PIETRA ALTA
VILLA PIETRA ALTA
Sorrento area, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 8 | No of bedrooms 4
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VILLA VISTA CAPRI
VILLA VISTA CAPRI
Sorrento area, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 8 | No of bedrooms 4
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VILLA SOLE
VILLA SOLE
Sorrento, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 10 | No of bedrooms 5
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SORRENTO SUPERIORE
SORRENTO SUPERIORE
Sorrento, Amalfi Coast GBP 0
Sleep 12 | No of bedrooms 6
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