This excursion takes you along the picturesque Amalfi coastline. The Amalfi Coast is a beautiful mountainous 40 km (24 mi) long coastline. It has been considered Italy’s most romantic road and it starts just west of Positano. The Amalfi Coast is spectacular: 500 feet above the sea level, with sharp turns and narrow lanes, especially in the small towns. Tours usually make a few stops between Sorrento and Positano to get out and take photos. You'll spend a lot of time on the bus or in the van. Along the SS163 that leads to Positano, you’ll enjoy a stunning view of the tiny islands of Li Galli (the Cockerels). The islets were once known as Le Sirenuse (the Sirens), as they were thought to be the home of the Sirens. During the first stop you will admire Positano. Once a small fishing village, Positano is now a chic seaside resort—thanks to John Steinbeck who, during a visit here in 1953, wrote: “Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” You'll reach a spectacular scenery at Furore, a deep gorge eroded by the water that opens to the sea 1.25 miles (2 kilometres) beyond Marina di Praiano. At a short distance is the Emerald Grotto, a cheaper alternative to Capri's Blue Grotto, reached by elevator or by a short boat ride from Amalfi. Stop for a visit at the old town of Amalfi with its narrow medieval streets lined with shops and its prized Norman Cathedral of Saint Andrew dating back to the IX century. Walking tour at Ravello that is perched high on the top of the hill above the seaside town of Amalfi. Both Ravello and Amalfi, once powerful towns in the middle Ages, are rich with art and history. Ravello, the smaller and quieter of the two, has fascinated writers, artists, musicians, and travelers for centuries—Wagner, D.H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf all spent time here. Its cobblestone ways are free of traffic and bordered by gardens and elegant villas, including the stunning 13th-century Villa Rufolo, famous for its spectacular gardens and the Arabic “Loggia”.