Portofino, Liguria The coastal town of Portofino is one of the most beautiful European ports to sail into.It also has a wealth of excellent hotels like the Hotel Splendido and the Grand Hotel Miramare, plus great shopping, and of course, that radiant coastline.
Located atop a steep hill 5,000 feet above sea level, Castellucio is the highest—and most beautiful—village in the Apennine Mountain Range.The village is backed by snow-capped mountains on one side and on the other, lush, fertile plains that blossom with red poppies, violets, and rapeseed in the spring.
The town itself is beautiful, filled with ancient ruins and a ninth-century Saracen castle—but the highlight of any visit is a ride on Il Volo dell’Angelo.
The old town makes a great base for exploring surrounding areas—the Amalfi Coast to the East, Pompeii to the North, and the island of Capri offshore.
Polignano a Mare, Apulia