Italy is a destination people love to visit again and again. And it’s no wonder: With so much beauty and history and so many regional distinctions, there are ample delights to keep even seasoned travelers coming back.

From delectable cuisine to awe-inspiring views, get a taste of what Italy has to offer.

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Take, for example, the Amalfi Coast. This 30-mile stretch along the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of Italy’s most stunning scenery. Craggy cliffs terraced with hillside homes tower above turquoise waters in towns such as Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. It’s a delightful spot for basking on sun-kissed beaches, savoring a seafood lunch or joining in la passeggiata, the Italian art of the evening stroll.

So whether you’re a return visitor or new to Italy, these three methods of visiting the Amalfi Coast can help you see it like it’s the first time—every time:

1. Go on a guided tour

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Local guides lead you on insider tours of the Amalfi Coast’s cliffside villages, help you seek out authentic meals and even take you to the lost city of Pompeii.

Visiting the Amalfi Coast for the first time: A guided vacation is a great way to get an overview of a region you haven’t visited before, as well as an introduction to the area’s historical and cultural treasures.

If you’ve been before: Ask your guides to point you to out-of-the-way locations that you haven’t explored before. You’ll have free time to venture out on your own, whether you prefer bustling piazzas or clifftop paths.

2. Hop on board a cruise

A Mediterranean cruise introduces you to the Amalfi Coast’s delights via its breathtaking coastline. Go on shore in Amalfi to hike, shop or just relax; or take a jet boat to the island of Capri.

Visiting the Amalfi Coast for the first time: Cruises also are ideal for sampling an area (you may visit Croatia and Malta in addition to Italy). Consider a cruise that stays in port late—some until 10 p.m.—for a deeper dive into the local culture.

If you’ve been before: Get a new perspective on a destination by taking a themed cruise that combines your love of travel with other passions, such as history or food. (Hello, limoncello and buffalo mozzarella!)

3. Explore on your own

A pre-planned self-guided walking tour immerses you in a new trek each day: along the cobblestone streets of Ravello, through the Gardens of Augustus on Capri, or past seaside bluffs and lemon groves on the Path of the Gods.

Visiting the Amalfi Coast for the first time: Navigating a new place is easy, since your travel advisor has handpicked your hotels (think historic villas and rooftop pools) and armed you with detailed maps and route notes.

If you’ve been before: Since you head out each day on your own, you can seek out bucket-list sights (hidden waterfalls, terraced olive groves) that you may have missed on previous trips.

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