Placed close to the famously well-preserved ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, Castellammare di Stabia is in a prestigious location. Dating back to the second century BC, the villas are in incredible condition as they were buried under the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. Today, you can still see the colourful, detailed frescoes of Roman gods.
Walk up its hundreds of steps for a wonderful view of the dramatically plunging coastline. You can also catch a cable car to Monte Faito – at the top you’ll be treated to a panoramic view that takes in Pompeii, Naples and Mount Vesuvius in the distance.