Of all the countries in the world, there is none more magical than Italy. The Amalfi drive showcases one of the most beautiful shorelines in the world. The rugged Amalfi coast boasts two dramatic gems: The lush villas in Ravello, high above the village of Amalfi, and romantic Positano with its dramatic cliffs. Positano features a medley of whitewashed houses which terrace down a steep embankment to a pebble beach dotted with brightly painted fishing boats. Pompeii is a fascinating destination to visit. Time was frozen in 70 A.D. for the 25,000 residents who were smothered by ashes from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.