The beauty of the Coast and its charming villages is the focus of this Amalfi shore trip. You enjoy some time in Amalfi before driving leisurely along the Amalfi Coast including stops in Positano and the popular seaside town of Sorrento.
After meeting your driver guide you can enjoy some time in Amalfi, which legend says, was created by
Hercules to be the most beautiful setting possible for the final resting place of a beautiful nymph he loved. History tells us that the Romans built the town in the 5th century AD. Notice the Oriental touches in the architecture that are common here including the often photographed bell tower and stone arches that
look as if they were made of lace.
From here you'll begin your drive along the Amalfi Coast which stretches about 50 miles from the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula to the city of Salerno. The coast line is famous for its amazing views of quaint fishing villages and luxury hotels that cling to the cliffs above the sparkling blue sea. With each hairpin turn of the road you'll be astonished by another vista. You'll drive the most popular and dramatic portion of the coastline from Positano to Amalfi.
Your next stop is the town of Positano which is one of the most popular resort towns in the world. Narrow streets which are sometimes no more than staircases are lined with shops and caf̩s leading from the main road to the beautiful beaches below. In the distance are views of the Galli islands. There are several hiking trails that afford dramatic views, including the "pathway of the gods." The main sight in town is the 13th century Byzantine painting, "The Black Virgin" which can be seen in the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.
Later this afternoon you visit the old town of the charming seaside town of Sorrento. You have time to explore the tiny pedestrian lanes lined with caf̩es and shops. The warm Italian sun makes the area perfect for growing lemons which are used to make the local liqueur limoncello. Make sure you sample the many lemon flavored ice creams, candies or liqueurs while you are here. Sorrento sits on the Gulf of Naples and is not technically a part of the Amalfi Coast, but for most visitors, it is the jumping off point to that famous area.
After a delightful day exploring these world class resort cities you return to Amalfi.
Mobility: Folding wheelchair OK, some sites may be inaccessible (advance notice required).
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