Sightseeing Tours of the Amalfi Coast

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8 Hours

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09:00 AM
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Pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

Excursions of the Amalfi Coast

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Positano

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Situated on the Amalfi Coast, which was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997 as a cultural landscape, is Positano, a charming little town built on a cliff and surrounded by turquoise sea.

The coast in Positano is considered one of the most beautiful areas of the Amalfi Coast. It was once a Roman resort location, as evidenced by the archeological discovery of ancient remains of a villa. Positano was also a prosperous port city during medieval times, its trade and riches only expanding during the 16th and 17th century. Unfortunately, its wealth declined and by the mid 19th century, Positano was little more than a poor fishing village, much of its population having moved elsewhere. It began to revive during the 1950s, following a rising interest and a nascent tourist industry. Today, Positano is one of the most popular attractions on the Amalfi Coast.

Things to see

The town is composed of small white houses built on the rocks of the cliff. Looking down, its streets seem to disappear into the sea; this is due to the shape of the streets and the city as a whole, which create an interesting optical illusion. Climbing at the very top rewards visitors with a wonderful panorama that allows for spectacular pictures. Also worth a visit is the church of Santa Maria Assunta with its colorful majolica-tiled cupola.

Sorrento

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Named after the nearby city of Sorrento, this beautiful peninsula divides the Gulf of Naples from the Gulf of Salerno, with the Amalfi Coast stretching out on the southern side. Meanwhile, the island of Capri rises from the sea just west of the tip. The Sorrento Peninsula is formed by the Monti Lattari, which are a mountain range extending from Monti Picentini, in the Apennine Mountains area, all the way to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Located on this peninsula are several cities and communes such as Sorrento, Vico Equense and Massalubrense.

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Aside from its wild and natural beauty, tourists visit the Sorrento Peninsula for its gastronomic specialties such as mozzarella from Agerola, provolone del Monaco, and of course, the lemon-based liqueur called Limoncello.

 

Limoncello

Limoncello is a lemon-based liqueur that is mainly produced in the South of Italy, particularly around Naples, Sorrento and along the Amalfi Coast. It is the second most popular liqueur, coming just behind Campari.

Ravello

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Ravello is a charming little town built along the Amalfi Coast, offering a scenic beauty that has fascinated visitors for centuries. As such, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

Founded in the 5th century, Ravello was originally a refuge for those escaping the vicious barbarian invaders that ultimately toppled the Roman Empire. Within a few centuries, the town became an important maritime port that traded wool, grains, and other mainland goods. In the 12th century, Ravello was sacked and destroyed by Pisa, causing a massive decline and forcing much of the remaining population to move elsewhere. The town did not begin to recover until the 19th century, when it was rediscovered by artists, intellectuals and aristocrats. Today, Ravello is a popular tourist destination that offers a rich culture and many beautiful sights.

Things to see

Of these sights, the Duomo of Ravello is decidedly one of the best. This 11th century cathedral, dedicated to Saint Maria Assunta, has a gorgeous marble pulpit made by the sculptor Nicola di Bartolomeo. Also worth visiting is the Villa Rufolo, built by the powerful family of the same name in the 13th century. This villa has lush gardens offering a breathtaking view of the coast, and is well known for having hosted the composer Richard Wagner in the 19th century. Also found in Ravello is the 11th century Villa Cimbrone, once owned and renovated by the baron Ernest William Beckett and his family. It is most famous for its spectacular belvedere called Terrazzo dell’lnfinito (“Terrace of Infinity”), offering an amazing view of the sea.

Amalfi

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Located on the homonymous Amalfi Coast, the gorgeous Amalfi is the most important town in the area as well as one of the most popular, attracting huge numbers of tourists every year. Due to its cultural and historical importance, the town was included in the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Founded during the Roman era, Amalfi was a small resort town which eventually flourished in the 6th century as a maritime power that would later rival Pisa and Genova. It became a rich trading hub, dealing in grain, salt and timber, as well as exotic merchandise from Egypt and the Byzantine Empire. Amalfi’s importance declined when it was taken over by Pisa in the 12th century, and after a tsunami that destroyed its port and lower section, it never quite recovered its former glory. Nevertheless, Amalfi now thrives as a popular holiday destination; in fact, many important people have visited the town over the years, such as the composer Richard Wagner and the playwright Henrik Ibsen.

Things to see

Demonstrating beautiful examples of medieval architecture, the most fascinating by far is the Duomo di Amalfi, built in the 11th in the Byzantine style and decorated inside in the Baroque style. According to legend, the Cathedral contains the remains of Saint Andrew, which were brought back from Constantinople during the Crusades of the 1200s.