Naples

Day One

Many visitors see Naples as little more than an unruly porthole to fabled destinations like Capri and the Amalfi Coast. Big mistake. Italy's third largest city is one of its oldest, most artistic and most delicious. Its centro storico (historic centre) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its museums boast some of Europe's finest archaeology and art, and its swag of royal palaces and castles make Rome look positively provincial.

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Naples

Day One

Many visitors see Naples as little more than an unruly porthole to fabled destinations like Capri and the Amalfi Coast. Big mistake. Italy's third largest city is one of its oldest, most artistic and most delicious. Its centro storico (historic centre) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its museums boast some of Europe's finest archaeology and art, and its swag of royal palaces and castles make Rome look positively provincial.

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Capri

Day Two

A legendary idyll: Capri's beguiling combination of fabled beauty and hedonism has charmed Roman emperors, Russian revolutionaries and showbiz stars for decades. It’s the perfect microcosm of Mediterranean appeal – a smooth cocktail of chichi piazzas and cool cafes, Roman ruins and rugged seascapes.

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Positano

Day Three

Positano is the coast’s most picturesque and photogenic town, with steeply- stacked houses tumbling down to the sea in a cascade of sun-bleached peach, pink and terracotta colours. No less colourful are its steep streets and steps lined with wisteria-draped hotels, smart restaurants and fashionable boutiques

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Li Galli

Day Four

Li Galli are three small islands called Gallo Lungo, Rotonda and Castelletto. According to the legend told by the Greek Home, in this blue sea the sirens tempted Ulysses on his way back home. It is the Greek figurative art which identifies the sirens in the rocks. The 3 islands have always stood as a point of reference for sailors.

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Amalfi

Day Five

It is hard to grasp that pretty little Amalfi, with its sun-filled piazzas and small beach, was once a maritime superpower with a population of more than 70,000. For one thing, it’s not a big place – you can easily walk from one end to the other in about 20 minutes. For another, there are very few historical buildings of note. The explanation is chilling – most of the old city, and its populace, simply slid into the sea during an earthquake in 1343

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Scario

Day Six

The dreamy coastal village of Scario is the jewel at the southern-most end of the Cilento. The ancient Greeks were already drawn to Scario by its unique site and the mild climate (Greek: Skariòs). The authentic fishing village touches the maritime wildlife park Infreschi – which reaches up to Marina di Camerota – on the one side. On the other side, Scario lies on the edge of the Gulf of Policastro.

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Amalfi

Day Seven

It is hard to grasp that pretty little Amalfi, with its sun-filled piazzas and small beach, was once a maritime superpower with a population of more than 70,000. For one thing, it’s not a big place – you can easily walk from one end to the other in about 20 minutes. For another, there are very few historical buildings of note. The explanation is chilling – most of the old city, and its populace, simply slid into the sea during an earthquake in 1343

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Aeolian Islands

Day Eight

The squares, streets and churches of this medieval town are so postcard-pretty that it's no wonder director Giuseppe Tornatore chose to set parts of his much-loved film Cinema Paradiso here. Unfortunately, you won't be alone in admiring the honey-hued stone buildings, mosaic-adorned cathedral and dramatic backdrop of La Rocca (the Rock) when you visit – during summer, holidaymakers from every corner of the country flock to Cefalù to relax in resort hotels, stroll the narrow cobbled streets and sun themselves on the long sandy beach.

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Palermo

Day Nine

Sicily's main city is draped in a mantle of unpredictability and adventure: its streets are chaotic, its buildings are magnificently dishevelled and its residents – many of whom have a penchant for rule bending and a healthy suspicion of outsiders – can be an inscrutable lot. To gain an initial understanding of the city's unique culture, start by wandering the streets of the old city. The mix of architectural styles points to the wave upon wave of invaders who have claimed the city as their own, as does the look of the locals. Put simply, there's no one style or people in this urban melting pot, and there never has been.

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