Discover the divine Amalfi Coast along a road built in 1840 which has breathtaking views of the steep rugged coastline at every bend. Coming from the beautiful city of Salerno, one of the most livable Cities in Italy, you encounter Vietri sul Mare, famous place for its colourful ceramic ware, a tradition dating back to the 15th century. Passing over the Punta di Fuenti where the remains of a Roman quay lie below the surface,you come across the beach of Cetara, an ancient Saracen stronghold, its name deriving from the Latin word cetariae “tunny fisheries”. Than comes the beach of Marina di Erchie with the tower and Capo d’Orso, a black rock with the bear shape. Maiori, popular place for families, because of the largest beaches in the Amalfi Coast. Just behind lies the charming little town of Minori. The main road goes to Atrani, a place where the nobilty of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi had their residence and where dogs were crowned and buried. Ravello is a “must”, with its magical atmosphere. The garden of Villa Rufolo inspired Richard Wagner while he was composing Parsifal. Amalfi with many bathing establishments such as Lido Azzurro, Marina Grande, Lido delle Sirene,… The oldest of the four Maritime Republics, Amalfi still has the same charm. Visit the Cathedral of Amalfi, many panoramic view such as the natural balconies of Agerola and then keep going to Furore, the painted village, where in September artists from different countries come to a festival to add murals on the local buildings. Then more to Conca dei Marini, once an important trading centre, and just beyound it a forecourt from where a lift takes you down to the impressive Emerald Grotto. Positano, the gems of seaside tourism, with its colourful and pastel houses. Streets are full of boutiques which have made Positano style famous all over the world. You will find many beaches and just off the coast Li Galli islands, three little islands: il Gallo Lungo, la Rotonda, il Castelluccio, the home of the sirens who wooed Ulysses. The coast road ends at Sant’Agata sui due Golfi marking the line between Amalfi Coast and Sorrentine Peninsula. Sorrento is a truly spectacular spot even for the coastline with its towering cliff in volcanic tuff. There are private beaches near the port and many good restaurants. Sorrento is a beautiful landscape with first-rate artistic and gastronomic attractions, as well as fine hotels, charming guest houses and more. The Bath of Queen Joan is the place for you, with natural rock arch enclosing a pool of sea water. The waterside ruins are thought to be those of the villa of Vedius Pollio, a rich Roman aristocrat, but legend has it that it was here that Joan, Queen of Anjou kept trysts with her lovers. Travel Amalfi Coast and Sorrentine Peninsula and make your stay in Italy a unique experience! as it is a foretaste of paradise, every view remains imprinted in visitors’ hearts and mind and every place is full of attractions, cultural and natural. In short, you won’t want to miss anything and you will feel the urge to come back and see the places you’re visited again.
The driven tour is a highlight of the Coastline. The Tour includes the visit to Ravello, the amazing Villa Rufolo and its gardens, dating back to the 11th century. and also mentioned by Boccaccio in his “Decamerone”. Villa Cimbrone and last but not least, a visit to Amalfi. Visit the cathedral of St. Andrew that holds the remains of the Apostle; its oriental façade enclose a lombard-romanique interior and bronze doors fused in Constantinople in 1067. Along the Coast enjoy the breath taking view and admire Capri Island, then Positano, a fishermen town of steps and arched passageways, it is a vertical village with countless terraced lemon, fruit and flowered gardens, spectacular villas and houses which lead to the beach protected by the Saracen watch tower, remnants of past dramatic incursions of Saracens and Turks. Reach the panorama points of Sorrento and from the high cliffs of tufa stone enjoy the Bay of Naples and the Sorrentine Coast.
A private tour is arranged with a personal tour guide and individual transportation. Transers from/to the hotel included
Amalfi Coast Highlights- Available by Sea Ways Ferries
Travel along the Amalfi Coast and discover its top attractions. We will lead you through the most charming sites, such as the wonderful fishing village of Positano and the oldest Italian Maritime Republic of Amalfi. Tour will be escorted by local tour guide with Ferries transfers.
Full day private tour including tour guide and ferries fees.