Discover the three gems of the Amalfi coast: Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, with an exclusive guided tour by sea and land. Don't miss a thing of the beauty of this land.
Duration 8 hours
Available Every day
Small Group 15-20 people
Pick-up Hotel in Sorrento
Deemed an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape by Unesco, the Amalfi coast is one of Italy’s most memorable destinations. Visit the three gems of the coast: Positano, Amalfi and Ravello, with a one-day trip from Sorrento by sea and by land. Accompanied by our expert tour guide, you will skip the stress of figuring out how to reach the Amalfi coast by yourself and avoid the crowds on ferries and public buses. Instead, just enjoy the ride by air conditioned minibus, your free time in the three coastal towns, and the final boat ride on typical “gozzo”, with swimming and snorkeling stops and the views of the coast before your eyes.
Tour program of the Positano, Amalfi and Ravello day trip:
Discover the beauty of the Amalfi coast, with a combined tour by sea and by land to explore Positano, Amalfi and Ravello in one day.
Your trip starts with the pick-up at your hotel or a close meeting point; you will meet your guide who will accompany you throughout the day.
Once you leave, enjoy the coastal drive with its breathtaking views and several opportunities to take photos.
In Ravello you will have about 1h. 30m. free time to enjoy the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere that characterises the town, and to explore the magnificent Villa Rufolo, with its evocative and lush hanging gardens.
In Amalfi, considered the pearl of the coast, you will have 2 hours free time: you can admire the typical architecture, the coloured houses and shops and of course Piazza del Duomo, dominated by the famous cathedral.
In Positano, there will be a stop of 1h. 30m. to visit the most picturesque town on the Amalfi coast with the beautiful coloured houses that lie on the mountainside.
With the boat tour you will have the chance to admire the coast also from the sea perspective, and to relax with a couple of stops for swimming and snorkeling, and snacks and drinks offered on board.
Once you return to Sorrento, your driver will drop you off to your hotel or to the meeting point.
***The itinerary is subject to change due to the weather/sea conditions.
The price includes: Pick-up from/to hotel – Transport by air-conditioned minibus – Multilingual tour guide – Professional skipper English speaking – Appetizers – Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages – Lunch.
The price does not include: Entrance fees.
Do not forget: Swimsuit – Beach towel – Sunscreen – Sun hat – Camera.
In a wonderful panoramic position, lying on a rocky spur of the Lattari Mountains that divides the Dragon Valley from those of the Reghinna, stands Ravello, universally recognized as the City of Music.
From the spectacular balcony of Ravello, from which you can enjoy a unique scenery in the world, musicians, artists and writers drew inspiration for their works.
Musician R.Wagner imagined, in the park of Villa Rufolo, Klingsor’s fairy garden of his masterpiece, Parsifal.
The village, made of small houses, twisted streets, villas and churches with beautiful mosaics that bear witness to the strong influence of Byzantine and Arabic, retains its medieval appearance.
The real jewel of Ravello is Villa Rufolo. A splendid villa built by the Rufolo family in the 12th century, exceptional from an architectural and aesthetic point of view, which contributes to the creation of a timeless beauty that has bewitched practically everyone who has passed through this area. The most important rooms of the villa are absolutely worth a visit, among which we can only mention: the entrance tower which was built exclusively for aesthetic reasons: the statues representing the seasons are one of the most fascinating details for those arriving at the villa for the first time; the beautiful cloister: surrounded by twisted columns, is one of the few remaining in Moorish style; the main tower: the first part of the entire complex, which with its height was there to signify the power of the Rufolo family.
From here you can enjoy an excellent view, both towards the sea and the mountain; the well: Wagner glimpsed here his Magic enchanted garden of Klingsor, the first real representation of his visions and his creative genius; the incredible belvedere: a garden overlooking the east, offering a beautiful view over the entire area of the Coast; the chapel: hosts throughout the year important art exhibitions, including modern art.
Among the various historical buildings in Ravello, the Duomo can only be of fundamental importance. It is one of the (former) oldest cathedrals in Italy and its first construction dates back to 1086. Inside the Duomo there are two museums: the Museo dell’Opera (Opera Museum), in the crypt of the Church, which collects Roman cinerary urns, early Christian reliquaries and ancient artifacts; the picture gallery of medieval and modern art, which presents paintings from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.
According to a legend, the town takes its name from Amalfi, a nymph loved by Hercules who was buried here at the behest of the Gods. Surely inhabited by the Romans, who had fled to the Lattari Mountains to escape the Germanic and Lombard invasions, it was a camp for the defense of the Byzantine Duchy of Naples.
The city enjoyed a privileged relationship with Byzantium for the ability of the Amalfi people in maritime trade. The unique architecture of white houses, the mild climate almost all year round and the characteristic craft shops make it a perfect tourist destination chosen by thousands of tourists.
Amalfi is a city of about 7000 inhabitants, rich in history and art and gives its name to the Amalfi Coast, famous throughout the world and since 1997, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Among the most famous monuments there is certainly the Cathedral of Amalfi in Arabic-Sicilian style dedicated to St.Andrew, patron Saint of the city. The Dome was built next to the oldest Basilica, which in turn was built on the ruins of a temple.
The interior of the Dome, with its coffered ceiling, is characterized by a central nave and above, on the altar, there is the canvas of the Martyrdom of St.Andrew. Inside the crypt is the body of St. Andrew, the first disciple of Jesus and patron Saint of Amalfi.
The Cloister of Paradise is part of the Cathedral of Amalfi, in fact from the atrium of the latter you can access one of the most famous and interesting buildings of the entire Amalfi Coast. Its construction dates back to the years between 1266 and 1268 as a cemetery for the illustrious and well-off citizens of the noble families of Amalfi and housed their sarcophagi.
Amalfi and the Amalfi Coast await you with their pastel-coloured villages overlooking the blue, the inlets, the fjords, the mountain paths with unforgettable views, art, history and traditions and of course food and wine.
Positano, the place where like the mermaids hosted on the island of Li Galli, never ceases to seduce those who come here.
Positano seen from the sea looks like a shell, streaked with different colours. From the green of the Lattari Mountains, which crown it, to the white pink and yellow of its Mediterranean houses, the silver grey of its pebble beaches and, finally, the blue of its sea.
On the coast of Positano there were beautiful villas during the Roman period, as evidenced by some remains at the Church of the Assumption. When in 1260 it was sacked by the Pisans, it changed its town-planning to a defensive end, becoming similar to Amalfi with narrow streets, houses climbing on the rock fortifications and watchtowers.
From every point of the village you can admire the multicoloured majolica dome of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which houses the icon of the Black Madonna dating back to the eighteenth century.
Curiosity: the name of Positano comes from the legend. It is said that the painting of the Madonna was on board a ship, which, because of the good wind, could not in any way resume the sea. The sailors at one point heard a voice saying “pose,pose” or “stop there, in that place” and that was how they approached the shore.
The people of Positano, who gave the name to the town from this event, took the picture and brought it to the Church of San Vito, patron Saint of Positano, which no longer exists since ‘600. They left it there but in the morning miraculously the painting disappeared and was found near the sea, on a “mortella” tree. Thinking of a miracle because the painting had arrived in that place alone, the people of Positano began at that point the construction of the new Church dedicated to Mary Assumed.
Yes, in case of bad weather/sea conditions the tour might be cancelled. In case of cancellation we are happy to offer our customers the choice of an alternative date or, in case of inability to rebook, the full refund.
Guided tour to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello – Sea&Land Experience
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