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Amalfi Coast Tour

Sorrento and amalfi coast tour from Salerno port

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Full Day
About 8 hours

Tour Description

You will meet your driver at the Port of Salerno and making your way to Sorrento and Amalfi coast tour from Salerno port. Salerno is a city of 140.000 inhabitants and is mostly known for the Schola Medica Salernitana, 9th century, the first medical school in the world. In the recent history Salerno is known because some of the Allies landings during Operation Avalanche in 1943 occurred here. Coming out from the port looking up you will admire the medieval castle Arechi, VIII sec. that dominates the city skyline, passing the little and picturesque town of Vietri sul mare, in few minutes you will be on the highway driving north towards the bay of Naples to reach Sorrento. The highway crosses the plain of the river Sarno, one of the most fertile in Italy, dominated by mt.Vesuvius, still an active volcano, last eruption was in March 1944. From Castellammare di Stabia, famous for its shipyard the oldest in the Mediterrenean, where in 1831 during the kingdom of the two Sicilies, they built the first cruise ship of the world, the Francesco I, you will take a beautiful coastal road to Sorrento. You will reach the main piazza called Piazza Tasso, named after a very famous Italian poet born here, you will have free time for a walk in the characteristic historical centre, San Cesareo lanes with typical shops and imposing buildings of the seventeenth hundreds and the Sedil Dominova,a noble seat of the XIV, with the typical majolica dome. Sorrento is famous for a lemon drink called Limoncello, for the inlaind wood/marquetterie that you will find in its picturesque historical center rich in little shops and gelaterias.

The Sorrento and Amalfi coast tour from Salerno port continues to the amazing Amalfi Coast, considered the most beautiful drive in the world, for a stop to the romantic Positano and the delightful Amalfi, on the way you will be facing the gulf of Salerno with the little islands of Li Galli or Syrenuse Islands, where according to the legend the Syrens used to live. through a twisty bendy road you will reach Positano, the driver will leave you right at the beginning of the center that will enchant you with the narrow streets, cafés, art galleries and boutiques. In the afternoon the trip continues to the discover of Amalfi, On the way you will pass the fishermen village of Praiano, with its church dedicated to San Gennaro, bishop of Benevento who was martyred in the fourth century under the reign of Diocletian. The building, with a beautiful polychrome majolica dome, was built in the sixteenth century on the ruins of an earlier church of the same name.

During the Sorrento and Amalfi coast tour from Salerno port you visit Praiano. Praiano is famous also for a picturesque Christmas crib built in a cave that you will see. Along the drive passing watch towers, natural beauties and villas, before approaching Amalfi, you will pass the fijord of Furore, a tiny fishing village that was inhabited, among others, by Roberto Rossellini (who shot the film Love) and Anna Magnani, who was romantically linked to him. Amalfi will welcome you with its beautiful beach and cliff. The driver will stop you right in the center where you can have the chance to visit the gorgeous cathedral, with a magnificent façade and the cloister of paradise and the crypt containing the relics of St andrew, patron saint of the city. Amalfi was the first Italian maritime republic,and the traces of its glorious past are everywhere. Only here you fill find the famous Amalfi hand made paper, its soft texture is incomparable. Then the tour will continue to Ravello where you can visit the beautiful gardens of Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone. Then you will return back to Salerno, passing many other villages.

Usual Pickup Times

Pick up from Salerno port or cruise terminal

We always recommend arriving in the early morning around 09:00/09.30am.

Cancellation Policies

Reservartion must be guaranteed by a credit card.

No cancellation fee for any booking cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled service.

Up to 24 hours before the scheduled services 50%cancellation fee

No show or cancellation on the day of the service 100% cancellation fee.

The payment is kindly made in cash to the driver at the end of each service, if you wish to pay by cc (Visa or Master card) a 6% of surcharge is added.

Useful Information

Rate include:
vehicle (Mercedes sedan/van full a/c and microphone ) and English speaking driver, highway tolls, car fuel, parking.

Rate exclude:
entrance fees, lunch licensed guide and gratuities. Private guide service is available upon request at an extra charge.

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