Visit Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi on this private day tour from the port of Salerno with your expert driver in a Mercedes vehicle. Enjoy stunning views of Vesuvius, Capri and Ischia during your drive to the villages. This private tour can also be scheduled to depart from your accommodation in Naples, Salerno or Ravello.
Sorrento A stroll through the small charmin galley ways of Sorrento’s historic centre is one of the best ways of experiencing the city. You can visit the Cathedral and the Basilica of Sant’Antonino, continuing onwards to the cloisters of San Francesco, just moments away from the Villa Comunale. The Vallone dei Mulini, named after the ancient wheat mills that were once located here, in the vicinity of Piazza Tasso, is also well worth a visit. There are still remnants of the Greek defensive walls to be seen at Porta Parsano Nuova and in Via Sopra Le Mura. You will see a real gem of Greek architecture as you walk down to the fishing village of Marina Grande.
Positano It is billed as the “Jewel of the Amalfi Coast” and has charmed visitors for decades. The best place to experience Positano’s retail glory is Via dei Mulini, which runs from Piazza dei Mulini down to the beach, where you will find an outlet for Moda Positano, the city’s most famous fashion brand, as well as leather sandals and swim suits. Piazza dei Mulini is the heart of town, surrounded by banks, souvenir shops and food stores. Walking up 10 minutes from the square, you will get to Le Sirenuse Hotel, where John Steinbeck stayed, in 1953, when he wrote his famous article for Harper’s Bazaar; it is well located in the center of Via Cristoforo Colombo, facing one of the city’s best shops.
Amalfi The historic center of Amalfi is justly considered an outdoor museum. The cathedral purportedly has the remains of St. Andrew the Apostle, which were brought to Amalfi from Constantinople during the Crusades. Most of its prize pieces are displayed in the Cappella del Crocefisso. You get to it via the exquisite 13th-century cloister Chiostro del Paradiso, with its interlaced Moorish arches, which flanks the Duomo. You can then sit and relax in the square outside (Piazza Duomo) at the pasticceria Pansa and muse on the passing of empires with a cappuccino and/or a lemon cake (delizia a limone). Walking up about 20 minutes from the square, you will get to the hand paper museum, which celebrates the long-established paper manufacturing history of Amalfi, it was one of the first centres of paper making in Europe.