This excursion takes you along the panoramic Amalfi coastline and you’ll visit the most famous villages: Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. The chauffeur can pick you up in Naples, Sorrento or Salerno, at the train station, the airport or the port if you are cruise passenger. The tour can be customized according to your preferences.
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. Along the road that leads to Positano, you’ll enjoy a stunning view of the tiny islands of Li Galli. The islets were once known as Syrenuse, as they were thought to be the home of the Sirens.
You’ll stop at the Belvedere of Madonnina where the sight of Positano from above will take your breath away. 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.”
In the centre you’ll be visiting the charming village walking through its characteristic alleys and spending your free time the way you like.
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 Cave that can be reached by lift or by a short boat ride from Amalfi.
Stop for a visit at the old Maritime Republic of Amalfi with its narrow medieval streets lined with shops and its prized Norman Cathedral of Saint Andrew dating back to the IX century.
Free time for lunch in one of the characteristic restaurants.
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”. Villa Rufolo is also the seat of the International Summer Concerts, a must that you can’t miss.
- If you want to visit the Amalfi coast with a local expert, fill out the form for hiring an English speaking tourist guide.
- Lunch break during the tour.
- Comfortable outfit and shoes are warmly suggested.
- Transportation service with Mercedes vehicle
- Parking charges, fuel costs, taxes
- Guided service
- Entransce fees
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