Ravello, Amalfi and Positano Sharing Tour
Our driver will come and pick you up with one of our Mercedes van to begin one of your shore excursions sharing from Salerno port. We’ll drive towards Ravello passing through, Vietri sul Mare and Cetara, this is where the Amalfi Coast stat. Ravello is located on top of Amalfi on a promontory called Cimbrone, this little town of just over 2000 inhabitants earned a listing in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
The main attractions are:
Dating from the 11th century AD and it’s famous for is spectacular belvedere called the Terrace of Infinity. The villa now is a hotel but the gardens are still open to the public.
The church of San Giovanni del Toro (Saint John of the Bull) is famous for the Pulpit dating back the 13th century. The church is named after John the Apostle and for “Il Toro” it was the old name of the aristocratic street where it was built in the 11th century.
Built by one of the riches businessman in Ravello, Nicolo Rufolo. This is the some place that inspired Richard Wagner to stage his opera Parsifal and today is so called the Terrace of Richard Wagner where they hold the Ravello Summer Music Festival. The villa was mention by Giovanni Boccaccio in the Decameron and has become an attraction for thousands of visitors that flow every year the Amalfi Coast. The Duomo of Ravello that holds the “Pupil Of Gospels” created by Nicolo di Bartolomeo from Foggia.
Our sharing tour moves down to Amalfi a 15-20 minutes drive from Ravello. Amalfi lies at the foot of Monte Cerreto surrounded by spectacular coastal scenery and amazing cliffs.
This little village once was the capital of Maritime Republic and a trading powerhouse in the Mediterranean between the 839 and 1200. The main attraction are:
The Cathedral of Sent Andrew’s (The Duomo) a Baroque and Byzatine style building that overlooks the main Piazza Duomo, where Michelangelo Naccherino a pupil of “Michelangelo” sculptured the bronze statue of Sent Andrew.
Next to the Duomo lies the Cloister of Paradise (Chiostro Del Paradiso) built by Filippo Augustariccio between 1266 and 1268 and was used has a burial for noble family of Amalfi, inside you will find the Crypt built by the Archbishop Capuano to lay the remains of Sent Andrew.
Arsenal Of Maritime Republic
The main function of the arsenal was to store, repair and built warships. The building now keeps old warships, architectural and sculptural remains and a row-burg used in the Historical Regatta, also used during the year to hold art exhibitions.
The Handmade Paper Museum
Located in the Valle Dei Mulini inside Amalfi, this is an old handmade paper factory that was converted in a museum in the 1969. The factory has fully operating machinery that where used to produce handmade paper.
On our last destination of our Amalfi Coast sharing tour we’ll drive towards Positano passing through, Conca Dei Marini, where the Emerald Grotto is located. This spectacular natural beauty was discovered by a local fisherman in the 1953 and since then has become a must seen feature of the Amalfi Coast, this Grotto is one of few places naturally flooded by natural light. Next will be Furore where the “Furore Fjord” is finds the fjord was created by the “Schiato” torrent that flows from Agerola located above Amalfi. The next village is Praiano a small fishing village. Positano, the pearl of the Amalfi Coast is also called the “vertical city” because the town is structured vertically. Seen from the sea Positano looks like a nativity scene surrounded by the so-called “Macchia Mediterranea” Mediterranean vegetation.
Positano originally was a small fishing village during the first half of the 20th century and was a port of the Amalfi Republic during medieval times and prosper during the 16th and 17th century but fallen in hard times during the mid 19th century and more then half of the population emigrate to the United States. The tourism started during the mid 50’s after John Steinbeck published his essay about Positano in Harper's Bazaar in May, 1953: "Positano bites deep", Steinbeck wrote. "It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone."
The main attraction is the church of Santa Maria Assunta near the main beach with the dome made of majolica ties of byzantine origin. The cupola can be admired from all over town.
Positano is not just the about the sea and the little street “Vicoletti” down town the centre, above in the little village of Montepertuso and Nocelle in the “Lattari Mountain” you will find great paths with breathtaking views overlooking the Amalfi Coast, the most popular is the Path of the Gods and can be started from Nocelle.
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Individual Prices per Group
|Number of Passenger(s)||Price per Person|
|1 Pax||450 euro|
|2 Pax||240 euro|
|3 Pax||170 euro|
|4 Pax||140 euro|
|5 Pax||110 euro|
|6 Pax||100 euro|
|7 Pax||80 euro|
|8 Pax||60 euro|
|9 Pax||75 euro|
|10 Pax||75 euro|
|11 Pax||75 euro|
|12 Pax||75 euro|
|13 Pax||75 euro|
|14 Pax||70 euro|
|15 Pax||70 euro|
|16 Pax||65 euro|