This tour includes English-speaking driver and Air-conditioned Mercedes at your disposal for 8/9 hours (only for you)
ENTRANCE FEES OF AMALFI CATHEDRAL AND VILLA RUFOLO ARE NOT INCLUDED
This is a private tour to explore the Amalfi Coast, the southern part of the Sorrento coast, where the mountains drop steeply to the sea where one can find an amazing succession of holiday resorts. The Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful and grandiose of the world, and it is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage.
Amalfi Coast boasts a wonderful scenery between mountains and sea whose beauty competes on equal terms with the coast of Sorrento.
The State Road n . 163 follows almost always at a considerable height the coast , sometimes leaning on the gulf of Salerno sometimes returning deep slits in the rock .
Suddenly the islets of Li Galli, the ancient Syrenuse appear.
After a long very arid stretch to reach the terrace of the Virgin Mary overlooking the view of Positano, a winding road leads to the centre of the small town.
Positano is the most picturesque town of the Amalfi Coast, a seaside postcard with houses piled up that run downhill towards the sea. No less picturesque are its streets and stairways almost vertical lined by hotels and restaurants. Then, the state highway 163 continues to reach the village Praiano with few houses on the bottom and and a tower at the small beach (Nightclub L’Africana). Further one can find the next gorge, the Vallone di Furore, impressive vision of a fishing village . Again some curves further and after another gallery one meets Conca dei Marini, another gorgeous show you can never forget . Suddenly, in the distance, you can see the white Amalfi which charms visitors for its beauty and its history.
Amalfi was once a powerful maritime republic, with its squares and the small beach bathed in sunshine. The pride of the city is the Cathedral, dedicated to the patron Saint Andrew, whose relics are kept in the crypt of the church – entrance fee is not included. Noteworthy is also the bell tower to the left of the church of Amalfi, started in 1180 but ended later in 1276. Almost incorporated in Amalfi and separated only by a rocky outcrop, is the town of Atrani, compressed at the mouth of a gorge , between the two walls of rock. In the Middle Age Atrani was part of the Amalfi Republic, and of its former importance is witness the Church of San Salvatore de Bireto , where the imposition of the cap to the Amalfi doge in the past took place. After a few twists, one leaves the main road for turning left and for following the road; 3 km away one arrives to Ravello.
The ancient Rebellum, which had a great commercial importance in the Middle Ages, withstood the siege by the Pisans in 1135 , but it was sacked by them two years later . The most important monument is the Cathedral, founded in 1086 and dedicated to St. Pantoleon ("in all things a lion"), because of his compassion for the bodies of all. In the center of the city is also very important Palazzo Rufolo , whose construction began in the eleventh century and which, for its beauty, suggested to Richard Wagner the idea of the Garden of Klingsor for his Parsifal. A little off the beaten track is the Villa Cimbrone with original medieval and modern elements in building with a a great view from the spur of the most prominent mountain where it lies.