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Amalfi Coast Adventure

See the best of Italy's showcase coastline in an Avis hire car

Steering round hairpin bends and sheer cliffs on this gorgeous coastal route makes for expert driving – but gives jaw-dropping views over rugged shoreline – interrupted only by impossibly steep villages.

Test drive this two-day road trip for the best of the Amalfi Coast

Pick up your hire car from Avis Salerno, near Pontecagnano Airport and drive north along the coastal road.

You can easily explore some of Amalfi’s nooks and crannies in your hire car, including legendary treasures like the artist’s colony at Ravello and the ancient town of Paestum.

Drive north for Mount Vesuvius to explore the ruins of Pompeii, sample life among the beautiful people on the Isle of Capri and drop-off your Avis vehicle at our car hire Naples airport branch.

High points en route

Paestum – Majestic ruins
A half-hour drive south down the coast from Salerno is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets – the ancient Greek city of Paestum. Built around 650BC, think gleaming white marble temples set against a minty blue sky, a radical change from the pastel-coloured cottages you’ll see driving everywhere else. It’s even more special at night, when you may even have the place to yourself.

Ravello – Inspiring great minds
Retrace the drive and continue past the airport to Ravello, etched into cliffs that cascade down to the turquoise sea, and a haven for creative movers and shakers for centuries. Its gardens inspired Wagner, and it’s where DH Lawrence wrote some of Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Walk down the steep mountain path to the tiny village of Minori, and get the bus back for lunch on a sun-drenched terrace. You won’t want to leave.

Beautiful colourful Positano town – scenic Amalfi coast of Italy

Positano – Special seafood
Clinging by its fingernails to a rocky cliff, Positano is just a short drive further west along the glorious coastline, and serves up some of the finest seafood you’ll find anywhere. Sit back with a plate of fresh shrimp that was swimming around only hours earlier.

Isle of Capri – High life
Leave the car and hop on the hydrofoil from Sorrento to this Italian Mecca of high living. Make sure you take a boat trip to the stunning Blue Grotto, and for a splash of glamour, head to the Hotel Punta Tragara where you can dive off the nearby sun deck and swim around the Faraglioni rocks.

Vesuvius – Active volcano
Once you’ve motored all the way up the coastline, you have to head to Vesuvius – the spectacular volcano that buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii back in 79AD. After a 30-minute spin north from Sorrento, you’ll be rewarded with achingly lovely views. Careful, though – Vesuvius is still active and smokin’ …

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