Nightlife on the Amalfi Coast will obviously never compare with that of London or Paris; the towns are small and, come the evening, nights out will mostly be confined to eating and drinking excellent food and wine, unless you're in Positano where the Music On the Rocks nightclub (www.musicontherocks.it) is still going strong. I wait with baited breath for good news on the forthcoming reopening of the famous Africana nightclub. There have been many teething problems with the refurb but as soon as I know more, so will you…
Things are more promising if you're interested in classical music.
Ravello's Concert Society (www.ravelloarts.org) holds classical concerts from March through to November and the Ravello Festival (www.ravellofestival.com) runs from June to September.
Sorrento also has a music festival, the Incontri Musicali Sorrentini, though it's notoriously difficult to find any hard and fast dates and times. Keep checking the websites (www.sorrentoinfo.com or www.-in-campania.com) up until the moment you get on the plane.
Ischia's summer concerts, held at La Mortella, are very popular, and Capri's enchanting Concerti al Tramonto (concerts at dusk) are held at Villa San Michele.
Watch out for festivals and events throughout the year, such as Ischia's fabulous Festa di Sant'Anna, which takes place on July 26 and features torchlit boats sailing around the Ischia Ponte. Sorrento also celebrates the Festa di Sant'Anna with a week-long celebration of food, drink and fireworks on the Marina Grande. For more advice on the festivals, visit When to go to Neapolitan Riviera. And to find out more about nightlife in Naples and the Neapolitan Riviera, see my Neapolitan Riviera nightlife page.