Attractions along the Amalfi Coast

Wesley HutchingsVice president of purchasing with Hutchings Automotive Products, Wesley Hutchings enjoys the time he spends with his three cherished children, Alexis, Bryce, and Chloe. In September of 2010, after a lovely wedding ceremony against the backdrop of the famous Vanderbilt Mansion on Florida’s Fisher Island, Wesley and Rachel Hutchings flew away for a dream honeymoon that took them from Paris to the Amalfi Coast of Italy.

Italy’s Amalfi Coast stretches along the Sorrentine Peninsula with brilliantly white villas and lemon groves perched along cliffs that lead down to the sea. The coastline features some of Europe’s most picturesque towns, including Almalfi, Ravello, and Positano. Once a leader in maritime commerce, the region began to attract tourists in the early 20th century with its isolated charms. In the 21st century, visitors consider the Amalfi Coast one of Italy’s top destinations.

Many prefer to visit the coast during its less congested and more affordable spring and autumn seasons. However, the summer season also offers activities that draw tourists and residents. The Ravello Festival takes place between June and September, during which time the center of town transforms into a stage offering chamber music, ballet, and orchestral performances.

Southern Italy’s Scenic Amalfi Coast

Wesley Hutchings in ItalyWesley Hutchings is a longtime corporate executive in the automotive products sector. A resident of Florida, Wes Hutchings married his wife, Rachel, in 2010 at a ceremony on exclusive Fisher Island. Wesley Hutchings and his wife subsequently embarked on a two-week honeymoon in Paris, France, and Italy’s Almafi Coast.

A 50-kilometer stretch of shoreline on Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, Almafi Coast is a picturesque region that features steeply terraced terrain planted extensively with lemon groves, as well as tourist destinations such as the medieval town Ravello.

The Almafi Coast’s most luxurious destination is the resort town Positano, which features a multitude of traditional pastel-colored homes situated with a panoramic view of the sea. Perfect for pedestrians, the hilly town is connected by winding stairways and anchored by the parish church Santa Maria Assunta. With Positano offering visitors a number of high-end boutiques to choose from, the town is well known for its bespoke shoemakers. Befitting a region known for its lemon growers, the most popular drink is limoncello. Visitors also enjoy Positano’s exceptional seafood and the area’s numerous beaches.