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Positano

One of the Amalfi Coast's most picturesque villages, set atop a hill with a long sandy beach.

Nearby Attractions

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Amalfi
Set below steep cliffs on Italy’s south west coast, Amalfi is filled with picturesque towns and gorgeous scenery.
Amalfi Coast
This sunny peninsula's charm and mountainous scenery has enticed tourists for millenia.
Sorrento
The largest town on the Amalfi Coast -well-stocked with shops and restaurants- that is as old as Rome itself.
The Amphitheatre of Pompeii
The oldest stone building of its kind known to mankind, dating back to 80 BC.
Lupanare, The Brothel
A window into the 'private' life of the Ancient Romans. The brothels (from Latin Lupa, she-wolf, ie prostitute), were the Roman places dedicated to mercenary sexual pleasure.
Limoncello
Indulge in of Italy's most beloved liqueurs while in the part of Italy known for its prolific lemon production.

Related Tours

Private Day Trip to the Amalfi Coast from Rome: Positano and Sorrento
Experience the Mediterranean beauty and relaxing atmosphere of the stunning Amalfi Coast on this private day excursion from Rome, with a guide and luxury private vehicle. Drive the scenic coastal routes and stop off in the stunning coastal towns and villages of Positano and Sorrento. On your private tour you will:

  • Enjoy the personal and expert attention of your English-speaking local guide and the luxury of your chauffeured private vehicle for the day, including hotel pick-up and drop-off in Rome.
  • Go where you want to go along the exquisitely beautiful Amalfi Coast, and spend as much time in each place as you want; your itinerary is totally flexible. 
  • Enjoy the scenic coastal views on the drive, and stop off at fabulous viewing points to photograph the spectacular vistas. 
  • Stop off in the steep cliffside villages of Sorrento and Positano and explore the quaint cobbled streets and artisanal shops.
  • Enjoy pottering around the markets, bars, food stalls, churches, gelaterias, villas and magical little alleyways of the coastal towns and villages.
Fall under the spell of the enchanting Amalfi Coast, one of the most beautiful coasts in the world on this full-day private tour. Over the course of the day, you will visit some of the most idyllic and historical seaside towns in Italy with your expert guide. Experience the beauty of places that were once frequented by the likes of John Steinbeck and Picasso – from stunning Sorrento to Positano, and the smaller towns of Amalfi and Ravello. 

Commence your experience from your hotel in Rome, before driving three hours to Sorrento. Perched above the sea with its picturesque bays, the town of Sorrento has been a popular magnet for visitors since Ancient Roman Times. Experience amazing views of the Isle of Capri and Mount Vesuvius from this fairytale town that overlooks the Bay of Naples. Famous for its views, and Piazza Tasso, the café lined square in the centre of the town Sorrento has an enchanting maze of narrow cobbled alleyways and is also home to the Chiesa di San Francesco, a 14th-century church with a tranquil cloister.

Drive along the narrow high cliff road towards Positano and Amalfi, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. 

Your next stop will be the idyllic fishing village of Positano. Stroll through the narrow alleys of what is considered the Amalfi Coast's most picturesque and photogenic town- with its postcard beaches, ancient fishing port, and artisanal shops and cafes, you'll be sure to enjoy a taste of the "Dolce Vita" here. Perhaps visit the Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, with its majolica-tiled dome and a 13th-century Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary. Or you might want to relax and even have a paddle and a swim in the clear blue sea or climb up the hillside to get a better view of the bay – the choice is yours.

Your final stop will be to Amalfi, a town set below dramatically steep cliffs and formerly the seat of a powerful maritime republic between the 9th and 11th centuries. It enjoyed a prestigious past as a major naval power and is made up of a labyrinth of narrow lanes and alleyways that climb the surrounding hills. The town features typical Mediterranean style architecture with houses piled one on top of the other. Visit the celebrated "Paradise Cloister" of the Sant Andrea cathedral in the heart of the town, built in Arab-Norman style that dates back to the thirteenth century it is famous for its striped Byzantine façade. Perhaps you could also visit the town’s medieval shipyard, now an exhibition called Museo Arsenale Amalfi. Stop to sample the delicious Limoncello liqueur for which the Amalfi is famous, before enjoying a relaxing drive back to Rome. 
Day Excursion: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast (Group Tour)
Embark on an in-depth exploration of the ruins at Pompeii and a relaxing drive along the beautiful Amalfi Coast, with time to wind dow and explore the jewel-box seaside town of Positano. 

  •  Walk through the ruins of Pompeii
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the stunning Amalfi Coast 
  • Buy gifts and/or food in Positano 
  • Round-trip transport & a friendly English-speaking tour leader to avoid common  problems 

 
Pompeii: Archeological Time Capsule

AD 79. A devastating volcanic eruption at Mount Vesuvius, resulting in an entire town being submerged in rubble and ash. The destruction meant an ancient civilisation was preserved in time, with Pompeii now acting as a rich archaeological resource for future generations. Gradually, parts of this civilisation have been pieced together- giving us an intimate connection between past and present which wouldn't exist otherwise. 

Amalfi Coast: Expansive Emerald Waters 

Journey along the Amalfi coast towards Positano- with its postcard beaches, ancient fishing port, and artisan boutiques.  Enjoy some free time here and mingle with the locals!

Your final stop will be to Amalfi, a town which enjoyed a prestigious past when it was once a major naval power. Made up of a labyrinth of narrow lanes and alleyways that climb the surrounding hills, the town features typical Mediterranean style architecture with houses piled one on top of the other. 
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