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Sorrento, Amalfi & Ravello

Code: JPOS009

 

This memorable day tour will start with one of Joe Banana Limo's local, English speaking drivers greeting you at your accommodation in Positano. He will then escort you to your private vehicle and chauffeur you to the first destination of the day, Sorrento. 

To reach the famous town of Sorrento we will drive along the coastal road to its furthest point where spectacular views of the entire bay of Naples and the Island of Capri (that was once joined to Sorrento) are revealed as the Amalfi coast road emerges from over the mountain cliff. We will then stop right in the main square of Sorrento where you can have one hour or more to explore this wonderful town. 

Enjoy a nice stroll through the historic center or the incredible views of Mt. Vesuvius from across the Bay of Naples. Sorrento, next to the Amalfi Coast, is also a major shopping centre for the local people as well as tourists, so people often spend their time exploring the many alleyway shops. 

After Sorrento, we will find ourselves back on the Amalfi Coast road. We will pass through the fishing villages of Praiano, Furore and Conca dei Marini, continuing on until we finally reach the busy square of Amalfi (Piazza del Duomo) which is situated on the seafront. 

If you would like to steep yourself in Amalfi's history there are some interesting sights to explore. Two of the most spectacular are the cathedral situated along the coast and the paper mill museum. Behind this square lies the main shopping street of Amalfi, that terminates at the furthest and highest point of the town. Along the pedestrian street are various bars and cafés, not to mention the many shops selling limoncello, casual clothing, swimwear, gifts, basic groceries, and of course, ceramics.

We will then take a meandering, relaxing drive uphill along a very narrow road passing several wineries and olive factories which will lead us to Ravello. This rural village is completely unspoilt by tourism, perched on top of the mountain cliff situated above Amalfi and Minori. Ravello is famous for its breath-taking views, natural beauty and ancient monuments which are seen at their very best in the stunning gardens of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo. In high season, these gardens are rich in the heady perfume of blooming flowers, flora and the sharp, sweet scent of lemons. Ravello is also denominated THE CITY OF THE MUSIC, as it was here that Richard Wagner composed his opera Parsifal. There are many classical concerts held in the gardens of Villa Rufolo. 

Your driver will be happy to suggest a restaurant where you can enjoy the flavors of the Amalfi Coast either in Amalfi or Ravello. 

After this, our last site of the day, we will drive back to your accommodation in Positano.

If we start our tour at 8:00/8:30 am we'll be back by 5:00/5:30 pm.

Sorrento, Amalfi & Ravello

Sorrento
Amalfi Coastline
Villa Cimbrone