Highlights of this tour
Possible combinations of this tour
- Ravello, Amalfi Town, Sorrento
- Positano, Sorrento, Ravello
- Amalfi Town, Ravello, Positano
Your accessible taxi will pick you up from the airport, your hotel or the cruise port. Throughout the tour, there will be an English speaking guide available. In this Tour to Amalfi coast, you have the option of visiting three towns, from which you find the possible tour combinations below. Besides visiting the towns on the Amalfi coast you have two optional private guided tours that you can add to this experience. Keep on reading and discover what you can visit!
This Tour to Amalfi coast brings you first to Sorrento, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. The village is famous for its high-quality lemons. So, if you want to drink a fresh lemonade or a shot of the typical limoncello, Sorrento is the perfect place to do it! This romantic town was once the holiday destination of some of the most famous literary geniuses, such as Dickens, Goethe, and Tolstoy. Wander through the city and go to Piazza Tasso, the central city square. On Sunday, this neighborhood is filled with markets where you can enjoy some gnocchi alla sorrentina. Visit this town and see for yourself why this place is so magical!
The next charming village is Positano with its postcard-worthy pastel-colored houses. We warn you, after a visit to this town you will probably want to paint your house in a pastel color as well. Get out that camera of yours and snap away, because it is a pleasure to the eyes! St(roll) around the beautiful alleys, do some shopping and take in the beautiful view over the bay.
Just before Amalfi lies the town of Ravello. In the pedestrian streets, you can retrace the deeds of Richard Wagner. This is the town that cured his writer’s block and inspired his act 2 of the opera Parsifal. In addition to the German composer, the city also attracted two writers. The first being the Engish writer and poet DH Lawrence, who thought about the plot of his Lady Chatterley’s Lover over there. The second is the American writer Gore Vidal. He loved it there so much so he decided to stay for 30 years. Apparently, Ravello has a charming and inspiring effect on people.
And finally, you arrive at the town that gives its name to the entire coastline, Amalfi! Here you find clear blue water, impressive pastel houses on the hill and a delightful Mediterranean climate. The village is also a traditional paper-making town. You can learn about the secrets of the production of paper over there. Another interesting fact is that the little town used to be much bigger. Many centuries ago it counted up to 70,000 inhabitants and it was a maritime superpower. What happened? After an earthquake in 1343, most of the old town and its inhabitants tumbled into the sea.
Travel back in time and discover the archeological site of Pompeii. It is situated between Naples and the Amalfi Coast. In 79 AD, the Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed everything in its path. Or so everyone thought, the town actually remained preserved under the layers of ashes. Pompeii is a strong reminder of the force of nature of the volcano. Discover more about the accessibility of Pompeii here
30 minutes from Naples lies the town of Herculaneum. Sounds familiar? This town also got badly affected by the Vesuvius. The town is closer to the volcano and therefore it got flooded by the lava and ashes way quicker. As a result, Herculaneum has been preserved like no other site in the world. The volcano buried the city underneath 16 meters of lava, ash, and mud. Because of this, two-story houses, the internal architecture, the decor and much more stayed intact. You can still see the features in wood and marble, decorations, jewelry, and even organic remains like food.
There is a special path that finally made Pompeii accessible to everyone. Thanks to the creation of ramps and elevators to cross the architectural barriers. However please note that the terrain may be bumpy, and not quite yet up to international standards for mobility. Want to know more about the accessibility of Pompeii, read all about it in our blog! Add this unique experience to your day!
When Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, more was wiped off the map than just the famous Pompeii. On the other side of Mount Vesuvius, about 17 km from Pompeii, there was Herculaneum. A small town that probably had about 5,000 residents. This mud made that Herculaneum got much better preserved than its big brother. When you enter the sight you can see the painted walls, remains of streets and houses. And stores with amphoras, that are still waiting for customers after 2000 years.
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