The tour Positano – Amalfi – Ravello from Sorrento will allow you to experience the most beautiful places of the Amalfi Coast, spend a day out in the traditions and millenary history of this land, taste the typical local food and enchant yourselves in front of the landscapes that leave thousands of tourists breathless every year.
The tour Positano – Amalfi – Ravello from Sorrento lasts about 9 hours and so it is recommended to leave the hotel early in the morning (around 8:00 am). After the introductions, before departure, I like to talk about the day we’re going to spend together, giving you a description of what I have in mind for you, but only after listening to your needs. Usually the tour starts leaving Sorrento and heading towards the Amalfi coast which takes its name from Amalfi (Ancient maritime republic). Along the winding road that will take us to Positano there will be several opportunities to stop and admire the wonderful landscape and take some nice pictures before leaving the main road and arriving at the first stop of the day in the pearl of the coast, “Positano”.
Positano was founded by the inhabitants of Paestum, who escaped the destruction of the Saracens, embraced and protected by the majestic range of the Lattari mountains and kissed by the sea, the city is suspended between the sea and the mountains. Thanks to its geographical position, it contains a remarkable variety and diversity of beauties: the natural and architectural beauties blend and merge, resulting in a charming setting, uncontaminated and unique in the world. The stop in Positano, generally lasts an hour, where I will leave you free to discover this enchanting place, after I have shown you the way and given you some suggestions on what to do. Back in the car, we are ready to get moving.
The excursion Positano – Amalfi – Ravello continues going up along the only road in Positano that will make us re-enter on the coast. Along the way we will admire the many small villages, such as Praiano, Furore, Conca dei Marini and then reach the beautiful Amalfi. The town of Amalfi is another charming center of the Amalfi Coast, located towards the sea along a slope at the end of the Valley of the Mills.
Amalfi was of Roman origins, then of Byzantine rule and in 839 the first Italian maritime republic. Like Positano, after we have suggested what to see, I will leave you free to visit it. Not to be missed is a visit to the Cathedral of St. Andrea dating IX century; It was rebuilt at the beginning of the thirteenth century in Arab-Norman style, and a second time in the eighteenth century. Beside the long stairway, before the entrance, stands the bell tower, built between the twelfth and thirteenth century. The beautiful façade is adorned at the top by a large mosaic, the hall is divided by columns and affrescos. The central portal is refined with a splendid bronze door, smelted around 1066 in Constantinople. Do not miss a visit to the thirteenth-century Cloister of Paradise. After the visit to Amalfi we will be happy to recommend, according to your needs, a quick stop for lunch at one of the many family-run restaurants that are located along the Amalfi coast, where you can taste the local dishes and a glass of wine, of course with breathtaking sea views. After lunch the tour continues, passing Atrani we will get to Ravello, the last stop of our tour Positano – Amalfi – Ravello.
Ravello is situated in an elevated position between the valleys of the Dragon and the Queen; the Arab-Sicilian style and a magical landscape make it unforgettable. It was probably founded in the fourth century and was a possession of the mariner Republic of Amalfi which shared its fate. In Ravello we recommend you to visit the two beautiful villas, Rufolo and Cimbrone. The first, home of the famous classical music festival, is accessed from the centre, by an entrance from the fourteenth century tower that stands to the right of the cathedral. The complex, in a superb panoramic location, dates from the late thirteenth century, and is in typical Arab-Sicilian style, while Villa Cimbrone can be reached on foot from the centre. The villa includes a famous garden created in the first decades of the twentieth century imitating architectures of Ravello. The main attraction of the complex is the Cimbrone panoramic view of the most jutting point of the spur on which Ravello stands, from which you have one of the most spectacular panoramas in Italy. At this point, our tour is complete and I can assure you that you will be dying to tell to your friends and relatives about the beauty of the Amalfi Coast.