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Shared Shore Excursion: Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi

Shared Shore Excursion: Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi Tour duration 9 h Starting at 57,00 €/person

Tour description

See the Amalfi Coast and surrounding areas, like Sorrento and Positano. Our private cars and drivers are ready to get you and help you discovering these beautiful lands of South Italy. So, you can sit back, relax and enjoy this amazing package tour with its spectacular panoramic and breathtaking views.What are you waiting for? Read more ... During this tour, your first stop will be Sorrento. The town is built on a series of terraces and hills. Its view from the city park terrace The Belvedere is pretty amazing, because of its stupendous vistas of Vesuvius and Gulf of Naples; the park itself is a delightful place to take some time and relax. You can also take a walk throughout its beautiful narrow streets, the ideal place for filling shopping bags of souvenirs and to admire some of its wonderful handicraft shops. Moving on, you'll see the Amalfi Coast. The "Costiera Amalfitana" is widely considered the Italy's most scenic stretch of coastline, a landscape of towering bluffs, luxuriant gardens and breathtaking views over turquoise waters and green mountains. Continuing west from Amalfi, you'll arrive to Positano, a pictoresque and enchanting town, full of colours, beautiful hotels, smart restaurants and fashionable boutiques!
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Attractions

Sorrento Positano Amalfi Sorrentine and Amalfi Coast drive Belvedere dello Schiaccone

Sorrento

Sorrento is the most important city on the Sorrento Peninsula which puts out into the sea between the Bay of Naples and the Gulf of Sorrento. It is sing by poets and writers for its spectacular charm. Sorrento, not to be rhetorical, is indeed the land of colours which are bright or delicate depending on the change of the season: the blu of the sea, the light blu like the colour of the traditional crafts that the fisherman face the sea in, green like the pine and olive treets that frame the magnificent view of the gulf, like the orange and lemon treets that give the air its sweet smell, like the vegetation and the gardens that are the pride of the people of Sorrento. Many civilizations have passed through here: the Etruscans, the Greeks, who give the city its urban layout that is still clearly visible today in the historical centre, the Oscans, the Romans; later the subjugation to Byzantium, the seek by the Longobards, the conquest by the Normans, the influence of the Aragonese. After a long period of stagnation, the beginning of the 1700 saw a period of cultural and economic rebirth for the whole Sorrentine Peninsula, which reached its climax during the 1800. In this period Sorrento become a touristic destination and it was included in the so-called “Grand Tour”, a journey through Italy that every noble European son had to make to complete his cultural formation. For that reason guests such as Byron, Keats, Scott, Dickens, Goethe, Wagner and Nitzsche come to stay in Sorrento in search of sun and inspiration. In the same time also the tourist industry was born that is now the most important sector of the Sorrentine economy. Today Sorrento is a charming city, rich of artistic sights as St. Francis’s Church, Villa Comunale, Correale Museum and the Cathedral. As legends tell Ulisses resisted here the call of the sirens. The city is also the birthplace of Tasso (1544), the author of Jerusalem Delivered. The villa where he was born is now part of the well known Hotel Tramontano. In the many restaurants of the city you can taste several specialities of the traditional local way of cooking as the “pizza”, “gnocchi alla sorrentina”.

Positano

Set into the mountain, surrounded by rich mediterranean vegetation, Positano is so picturesque as to seem a spontaneous stage setting. Seen from the sea it looks like a huge nativity scene, a waterfall of little multicoloured houses clinging onto its sides. The town develops vertically. The homes, one on top of the other, are characterised by arched porticos that give onto the sea, and are painted in pastel colours, giving it the look of a multifaceted precious stone. It is not for nothing that Positano is called “the gem of the divine coast”. The narrow streets, lined with boutiques, run downhill between the houses flowing onto the Spiaggia Grande, a wide beach. From here there is a beautiful view of the sea, as well as of the town as it clambers up the mountainside. On the main square of Positano is the parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta, there since the year 1,000. The great coloured majolica cupola is visible from all over town. The little beaches of Positano are charming, and easy to get to on foot or by boat: Fornillo, Fiumicello and Arienzo. Positano is a holiday destination appreciated for VIP vacations. Illustrious artists, fashion moguls and screen stars love to come here to relax. A few miles from the coast are Li Galli, or “Sirenuse”, a tiny archipelago made up of three islets: the Gallo Lungo, the Rotonda and the Castelluccio, considered the ancient dwellings of the enchanting Sirens. Positano is not just about the sea: pleasant walks take one to visit the evocative areas around Lattari Mountains, like Montepertuso, so-called because it is said that the Madonna appeared here in a hole in the cliff (“pertuso” stands for hole) . A stairway of 1,700 steps takes you to Nocelle. It is from here that the famous Trail of the Gods (Sentiero degli Dei) begins, with beautiful views over the entire coast. Or you can reach the beautiful coastal Punta San Pietro, where there is a little church on a precipice over the sea.

Amalfi Duomo

Amalfi

It’s the heart and soul of the coast. In the serene blue of the sky and sea, Amalfi, guarded by its port, seems held in the palm of a hand. Above, the scenic drapery of the mountains, hinged like a backdrop, dotted with houses; below, a picturesque weaving of alleys and steps, all the way to the Piazza, where the Cathedral dominates from the top of its majestic stairs. A unique scene, where historic memory intertwines with unforgettable natural beauty. Suspended between the slopes of Lattari Mountains and the sea, the picturesque alleys of Amalfi today host a large number of tourists, but there was a time, when the powerful Marine Republic had its moment of maximum splendour between the 10th and 12th centuries, that they kept the outsiders (Longobards and Saracenes) at bay. Rich and populated Amalfi enjoyed lively contact with the Orient. In memory of its ancient power every four years, in June, it holds the “Historic Regatta of the Marine Republics”. Amalfi is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Sorrentine and Amalfi Coast drive

The Amalfi Drive (formally Strada Statale 163) is the conventional name of a stretch of road which runs along the stretch of the Amalfi Coast between the southern Italian towns of Sorrento and Amalfi. The road was originally built by the Romans. The drive between Salerno, at the southern base of the peninsula, and Positano follows the coast for about 80 km (50 mi). For the greater part of its route, the road is carved out of the side of the coastal cliffs, giving spectacular views down to the Tyrrhenian Sea and on the other side up to the towering cliffs above. The road passes through the village of Positano, which is built on the side of the hill. Both the village and the whole drive are leading tourist attractions in the area.

Belvedere dello Schiaccone

The best lookout on Amalfi coastline. At 200 mt (656 ft.) above sea level, it overlooks the archipelago of Li Galli and Capo Sottile over a palm and citrus grove, with the splendid Monte Sant'Angelo a Tre Pizzi in the background.

Pricing

Price for Mercedes E-class Sedan Price for Mercedes Viano Price for Mercedes Vito
Mercedes Benz “Sedan” Mercedes Benz “Viano” Mercedes Benz “Vito”
Shared Tour 117,00 €/pax 58,00 €/pax 57,00 €/pax
Private Tour 350,00 €/vehicle 400,00 €/vehicle 450,00 €/vehicle

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