This tour includes and English-speaking driver with his air-conditioned Mercedes car/Minivan at Your disposal for 4 hours - Private English-speaking guide all day long - Round-trip ferry tickets for Capri - Round-trip train cable car in Capri.
Lunch is not included
Your tour guide will meet You by Your cruise or accommodation at the prearranged time You decide to start. By car, You'll reach Positano centre on the Amalfi Coast (2 hours of free time there).
Positano, town of 3700 inhabitants, spreads like an amphitheatre between sky and sea and it is one of the oldest settlements on the Amalfi Coast. According to the legend it was founded by Poseidon, Greek god of the sea, for love of the nymph Pasitea, but the origins of this village are shrouded in mystery: it was probably founded by the Greeks or maybe it was the refuge of people arriving from Paestum. The Roman patricians, seduced by the magic atmosphere of the place, had there their villas built whose ruins of one of them, dating back to the first century, are today open to the public: that villa belonged to Posides Spado, from which probably derives the name Positano. Later, the town of Positano became important during the IX, X and XI centuries, when it became part of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi. The city was the seat of the ancient nautical school and it prospered mainly between the XVI and the XVII centuries thanks to trade with the East, emulating the glories of the ancient Duchy of Amalfi. To that time we can date back the typical baroque buildings that still today cling to the hill with their balconies overlooking the sea. In the period between the two world wars, Positano was asylum of writers and artists like Stefan Andres, Armin Wegner, Martin Wolff and others. Today Positano is the most sought-after place on the Amalfi Coast with its charm and its beautiful landscapes.
After that, by car the tour will continue to the port of Sorrento for taking the jetfoil for the island of Capri. Capri enjoys a reputation that has few equals and it can count in its book of visitors illustrious names such as Oscar Wilde, Picasso, Gorky etc. But the list goes on and on. The island of Capri is known around the world as the Blue island because of its steep walls of white limestone whose reflections of the sea make it of a bluish hue. But above all, it is famous for its caves, its terraces overlooking the sea where you can enjoy the incomparable view of the Gulf of Naples.
Arriving to Capri, it is possible to reach by funicular (cable car) from the port of Marina Grande the famous Umberto I's square known as Piazzetta. The Piazzetta is usually attended by Italian and international celebrities, with elegant bars and the shops of the surrounding streets, narrow and winding. On a hill not far away, in front of the Sorrento peninsula, are the ruins of Villa Jovis, a splendid example of Roman villa of the imperial age. Another route leads instead from Capri to the viewpoint of Tragara, from where you can have a picturesque view of the nearby Faraglioni and of the famous beach of Marina Piccola. Anacapri is instead on Mount Solaro (maximum height of 589 meters), and the top of the mountain is accessible via lift or following a path; from there one can enjoy beautiful panoramic perspectives of the island and of the Gulf of Sorrento. From Anacapri one can reach the Blue Grotto, famous for the reflections of light observable in this cave and where there are also some Roman ruins, dating back to a time when the cavity was not invaded by the waters.
Your guide will show You the most interesting monuments of the area and then You can have free time for lunch (not included) and for shopping. Back to the port by cable car and by jetfoil You'll go back to Your cruise or your accommodation.