Positano - Amalfi - Ravello
Our first stop is Positano.
The charm of Positano is indescribable because of how the town is located. Set between dense Mediterranean vegetation and the long coast to be covered by car and then continue strictly on foot. The labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys is an authentic artisan itinerary among the unmistakable shops and workshops of the famous Positano Fashion, where it is possible to buy clothes, accessories strictly sewn and hand-painted, real leather sandals created to measure.
CURIOSITY: According to legend, Poseidon, the god of the sea, created Positano for the love of the Nymph Pasitea. The result of a legendary passion, today the most famous village on the Amalfi Coast is an international tourist destination.
After about an hour of free time in Positano, you will meet the driver again, to leave for Amalfi passing through other wonderful tourist pearls. Like Praiano: famous all over the world for its wonderful landscape and its atmosphere that pervades your soul. Praiano is attached to Vettica Maggiore: a wonderful agglomeration of houses, lemon terraces and spectacular sunsets. Two villages in one, overlooking the sea: on one side the splendid view of the Torre di Conca, on the other the wonderful view of the hills of Fontanelle.
After a few curves, the most beautiful coastal road in the world takes us to the most beautiful and envied Maritime Republic. Amalfi
The Amalfi coast is one of the 55 sites that Unesco has included in the World Heritage List. A real balcony overlooking the sea, crossed by valleys and promontories, coves and cultivated terraces, represents the perfect example of a Mediterranean landscape. Amalfi is also known worldwide for being the home of hand-made paper. Paper is still produced today, albeit on an enormously reduced scale, in the valley of the mills, where in the past there was an industrial settlement with over 15 paper mills. Few churches in the world deserve an obligatory stop like the one we will have to include in our tour in Amalfi. The Cathedral of Sant’Andrea dominates the main square of Amalfi and not only in a figurative sense. It is in fact located at the bottom of a very long flight of stairs, which place it in a position overlooking the entire square. Despite passing almost completely unnoticed, the Fountain of Sant’Andrea is a magnificent piece of art. Dedicated to the same saint as the cathedral.
At this point of the day you can take the opportunity to take a break. It should be around lunchtime and we can opt for one of the many restaurants by the sea, to have a quick but still satisfying meal. Our advice? A seafood first course and a lemon dessert, the most authentic scent of the whole coast and in particular of Amalfi. Coffee, limoncello for those who like it and a few minutes of rest, then ready to go.
We leave Amalfi, after about an hour of free time, we will leave the coastal road, to go up to the pearl of the Amalfi Coast: Ravello.
A center of historical, artistic, architectural, monumental treasures, and home of the Ravello International Festival which has been organized by the provincial tourism body of Salerno for over sixty years. The historic center of Ravello sometimes recalls the villages of Provence. It is full of ateliers and galleries that evoke southern France, especially the hamlets of Vence and Saint-Paul-de-Vence. On Via Wagner, then, adjacent to Piazza Duomo, you go up between walls with exposed stone and bougainvillea trees that smell of holidays with a Mediterranean flavor. Piazza Duomo, can be considered a bit the lung of the town, where visitors literally stop to breathe. The tour will end with Ravello’s favorite jewel: Villa Rufolo which is a prestigious building located in the historic center of Ravello. It preserves centuries of history of the Amalfi Republic, contains its works of art and legends. . The Villa is very famous and hosts, among other events, the Ravello Music Festival which sees artists of world caliber arrive on the Amalfi Coast every year. Among the most characteristic and fascinating elements of Villa Rufolo, the cloister and gardens must certainly be mentioned, which make this villa a place to visit at least once in a lifetime. For many visitors the terraced gardens, and the magnificent view offered, are the highlight of Villa Rufolo, but before exploring the gardens, take some time to enjoy the stone and brick arches that precede them.
After an hour of free time in Ravello, the third and last stop, we will say goodbye to the Amalfi Coast. We will continue to climb the Lattari mountains to reach the Chiunzi Pass. The last breathtaking view will suddenly appear: the Gulf of Naples, Ischia, Procida, Vesuvius and the countryside of Nocerino Sarnese.
- Highway tolls, gasoline, taxes, parkings
- Stop Amalfi
- Stop Ravello
- Stop Positano
Price does not Include
- Tourist guide
Positano - Amalfi - Ravello