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Amalfi Coast (Amalfi, Ravello 4-8 hours)

Our driver will come and pick you up with one of our Mercedes car or van from your hotel, villa or B&B in Positano or any other places along the Amalfi Coast or Sorrento. We’ll drive along the Amalfi Coast through Praiano a small fishing village, Furore where the Furore Fiordo is located, this is one of the most amazing beauty created by nature, settled in a valley along the coast, and Conca Dei Marini where the Emerald Grotto is find. This is one of few caves worldwide flooded with brilliant natural blue or emerald light, before we reach Amalfi our first stop.

AtraniAmalfi lies at the foot of Monte Cerreto surrounded by amazing cliffs and spectacular coastal scenery. This little town once was the capital of Maritime Republic and a trading powerhouse in the Mediterranean between the 839 and 1200. The main attraction is The Cathedral of Sent Andrew’s (The Duomo) a Baroque and Byzatine style building that overlooks that the main Piazza Duomo. Michelangelo Naccherino a pupil of Michelangelo sculptured the bronze statue of Sent Andrew.

Next to the Duomo lies the Cloister of Paradise (Chiostro Del Paradiso) built by Filippo Augustariccio between 1266 and 1268 and was used has a burial for noble family of Amalfi and here you will find the Crypt built by the Archbishop Capuano to lay the remains of Sent Andrew.

The Handmade Paper Museum

Located in the Valle Dei Mulini inside Amalfi, this is an old handmade paper factory that was converted in a museum in the 1969. The factory has fully operating machinery that where used to produce handmade paper.

Arsenal Of Maritime Republic

The main function of the arsenal was to repair, store and built warships. The building now keeps old warships, architectural and sculptural remains and a row-burg used in the Historical Regatta and also is used during the year to hold art exhibitions.

Once we leave Amalfi we’ll continue our tour towards Ravello located on top of Amalfi on a small promontory called Cimbrone, this little town of just 2500 inhabitants in the 1996 earned a listing the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The main attractions are:

Villa Rufolo

Built by Nicolo Rufolo one of the riches businessman in Ravello. The villa was mention by Giovanni Boccaccio in the Decameron and has become an attraction for thousands of visitors that every year visits the area. This is the some place that inspired Richard Wagner to stage his opera Parsifal and today is so called the Terrace of Richard Wagner where they hold the Ravello Summer Music Festival.

Villa Cimbrone

Dating from the 11th century AD and it’s famous for is spectacular belvedere, the Terrace of Infinity. The villa now is a hotel but the gardens are open to the public.

The Duomo of Ravello that holds the “Pupil Of Gospels” created by Nicolo di Bartolomeo from Foggia.

The church of San Giovanni del Toro (Saint John of the Bull) built in the 11th century is named after John the Apostle and for “il Toro” was the old name of the aristocratic street where it was built. The church is famous for the Pulpit dating back the 13th century.

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Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius (6-8 hours)

Our driver will come and pick you up with one of our Mercedes car or van from your hotel, villa or B&B in Positano or any other places along the Amalfi Coast or Sorrento. We’ll drive along the Sorrento Peninsula admiring the amazing views overlooking Li Galli (an island just outside Positano once owned by the Russian dancer Rudolph Nureyev) and the beautiful “Faraglioni” a rock formation (three in this case) just off Capri Island.

Pompeii

Our first stop will be in Pompeii, for the ruins, a roman city believed to be built between the 6th and 7th century BC by Oscans that was completely destroyed and buried under a massive rubble of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the 79 AD. Pompeii is one of the most visited archeological sites in Italy and is part of the Vesuvius National Park and was awarded in 1997 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

pompeii-streetEverything that was buried during the Vesuvius eruption has been well preserved by the lack of air for over two thousands of years. Where else in the world you can walk along streets that are over 2000 years old? And admire the houses, baths and temples that are still standing, like the Stone Amphitheater the oldest and the best preserved in the world or the Forum, the house of Vetti, Villa dei Misteri where the majority of its walls, ceilings and the amazing frescoes survived almost undamaged, just to name a few.

Here you have the option for us to arrange a 2-hour private guide or you can walk around by yourself or with an audio-guide that you can rent at the entrance of the ruins in Porta Marina.

Herculaneum

A roman city that lies in the shadow of the Vesuvius and was covered by 20 meters of volcanic lava during the eruption in 79 AD. Unlike Pompeii the city can still be seen in almost is original splendour. Walking through the ruins you can get a unique inside into the Roman life, with many building still intact like the many mosaics and frescoes that are in an extraordinary state of preservation. Herculaneum is not yet fully excavated, 75% of it still lies under the ash and pumice.

Like Pompeii where in the world you can walk on streets that are 2000 years old? And be taken by the amazing surroundings like Casa D’Argo, Casa Dello Scheletro, Terme Maschili, the Documano Massimo, Casa dei Cervi or the Terme Suburbane to name a few incredible sites.

Here you have the option for us to arrange a 2-hour private guide or you can walk around by yourself or with an audio-guide.

Mount Vesuvius

Towering above Gulf of Naples the Vesuvius is located about 9km east, it’s among other active volcano’s that forms the Campanian Volcanic Arc. Mount Vesuvius is best known for the eruption on the 79 AD that destroyed the city of Pompeii and Herculaneum and is the only volcano that erupted in the last 100 years in Europe. You can walk all the way up to the crater from where we’ll leave you in about 40 minutes depending on your level of fitness.

Included

Multilingual drivers, parking fees, tools and tax

Not Included

Entrance fee to sites, lunches and tips

Pompeii and Herculaneum ruins opening time from 1st April to 31st of October every day from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm last entry at 6 pm

Entry fee 11 Euros

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Paestum & Buffalo Mozzarella Tour

Our driver will come and pick you up with one of our Mercedes car or van from your hotel, villa or B&B in Positano or any other places along the Amalfi Coast or Sorrento.

Paestum

Was founded by the Greek and later on was conquered by the Lucanians and then by the Roman that gave the city the current name. Today the ruins of Paestum are famous for three Greek temples in Doric style that are from the 6th century BC and are very well preserved. These were dedicated to Hera and Poseidon. The first Temple of Hera dates back to the 550 BC and was built by the Greek and is the oldest one in Paestum.

paestumThe second Temple of Hera was built around the 460 BC and was dedicated to Poseidon. In the centre of the ruins we have the Roman Forum and going to the northeast we’ll find the roman Amphitheatre. On the highest point of the site lies the Temple of Athena that was build during the 550 BC. The architectures of the temple are partly Ionic style and partly Doric style. Paestum unlikely Pompeii and Herculaneum is not a very busy sites so you can enjoy and be taken in by the magnificent scenery that the ruins have to offer.

Off course the next stop will be in one of the famous Buffalo Mozzarella farms where you can enjoy the incredible delight of the “Mozzarella di Buffala” and the other local produces. The Buffalo Mozzarella was awarded in 1993 of the DOC (Controlled Designations of Origin by the Italian government and from 1996 it’s also protected by the EU. The name Mozzarella comes from the procedure in which the soft cheese is made called Mozzatura, which means cutting by hands. You can either stop before or after the ruins in one of the farm.

Included

Multilingual drivers, parking fees, tools and tax

Not Included

Entrance fee to sites, lunches and tips

Paestum ruins opening time from 1st April to 31st of October every day from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm last entry at 6 pm

Entry fee 7 Euros

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