The Amalfi Coast, an idyllic region that wraps around Italy’s southern cliffs, is a bucket list locale for many. Its roads wind romantically, the water is a calming azure, and the spaghetti alle vongole is plentiful—the epitome of la dolce vita. But there’s a bit of a wrinkle in this wanderlust fantasy: while flights to Naples are easy to come by for Europeans, Americans have always been forced to make a two to three-stop journey.
Until this summer, that is. In late May, United Airlines launched nonstop service to the southern Italian city from Newark, New Jersey. Now, after eight hours in the air and one by car—a vast improvement—the Amalfi Coast is a newly accessible destination.
But what, exactly, to do on the Amalfi Coast? Here, our recommendations.