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Private Amalfi Coast Tour from Sorrento

Private Day Trip of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento
Duration
Duration 8 hours
Type
Family Tours
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From Sorrento the best way to visit the breathtaking Amalfi Coast is with any doubt with a private tour with your personal private driver.

Sorrento is a great departure point to discover the beautiful Amalfi Coast villages and the spectacular beauties of the magical cities of Ravello, Amalfi and Positano.
With your private driver departing from Sorrento, from your hotel or from your private villa for rent, you will reach the Amalfi Coast along the winding panoramic road that connects the cozy villages perched on the cliffs and lemon groves overlooking the splendid sea and rocky coast, with your flexible driver will make multiple stops to experience the best of this area.

From Sorrento located on the northern side of the peninsula, you will reach the southern side of the peninsula properly called the Amalfi Coast where you will discover the picturesque villages of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello located in the upper part of the Amalfi Coast.

The colorful and vertical town of Positano is famous for being the most picturesque and colorful town on the Amalfi Coast. The stories of the birth of Positano are lost in legends, one this these says that was founded by Poseidon, the Greek God of the Sea.


Positano is a walkable town so it is very pleasant to walk along the main street with small boutiques offering the best of the famous Positano fashion, characteristic handmade sandals shops, bars, ceramic shops till down to the beach.

The city of Amalfi boasts a glorious history throughout the Middle Ages when its commercial power extended in the Mediterranean to the Arab and Byzantine populations.


In Amalfi you can appreciate the Cathedral dedicated to Sant'Andrea Apostolo with its precious 19th century Arab-Norman-Byzantine facade. The Maritime Arsenal Museum where the Amalfi ships were built. The Paper Museum where discover the ancient tradition of the handmade paper.
Enjoy Amalfi strolling through the labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys full of artisan shops and colorful shops.

From the coast going up along the scenic streets full of lemon gardens and colorful bougainvilleas you reach the hilltop town of Ravello overlooking the sea and the coast of Amalfi.

Located in the upper part of the Amalfi Coast, Ravello is famous for its marvelous villas: Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone. Villa Rufolo is the place where Wagner was inspired for his opera Parsifal and where the Ravello music festival takes place every summer on his terrace. Villa Cimbrone a noble palace with an Arab-style cloister, magnificent gardens and a terrace with a unique panorama called the "Terrace of Infinity".



HIGHLIGHTS:
•    Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Sorrento
•    Private chauffeured Mercedes vehicle for your comfortable excursion
•    Time at leisure to visit Amalfi, Positano and Ravello
•    Enjoy of scenic views along the Amalfi Coast road

 

DETAILS

Duration:
8 hours

Departure Time:
Morning Tour
you can require whatever start time you like.

Pick up and drop off point:
At the lobby of your hotel or private rent villa in Sorrento

Price include:
-Private Chauffeured Mercedes vehicle
-Professional English speaking driver
-Taxes, parking, administrative fees

Price not include:
-Gratuities (optional)
-Meals and Beverage
-Admission fees to churches, gardens, monuments

Notes:
More of 6 persons rates on request.


F.A.Q.


  • What flowers are popular in the Amalfi Coast?


The Amalfi Coast, with its stunning landscapes and Mediterranean climate, is home to a variety of beautiful flowers that thrive in the region's favorable conditions. Some popular flowers found in the Amalfi Coast include:

1. Bougainvillea: These vibrant and colorful flowering plants are commonly seen cascading over walls, balconies, and terraces throughout the Amalfi Coast. Bougainvillea's bright blooms add a splash of color to the region's picturesque towns and landscapes.

2. Geraniums: Geraniums are popular for their resilience and ability to thrive in both pots and garden beds. Their cheerful flowers, which come in various shades of red, pink, and white, are commonly found adorning windowsills and balconies in Amalfi Coast villages.

3. Oleander: Oleander bushes, with their clusters of fragrant flowers ranging from white to pink to red, are a common sight along roadsides and in gardens throughout the Amalfi Coast. Despite their beauty, it's essential to note that all parts of the oleander plant are toxic if ingested.

4. Lantana: Lantana is a hardy flowering plant known for its clusters of small, brightly colored flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Its ability to thrive in hot, sunny conditions makes it a popular choice for gardens and landscaping in the Amalfi Coast.

5. Jasmine: Jasmine vines, prized for their fragrant white flowers, are often cultivated for their scent and ornamental value. The sweet aroma of jasmine flowers fills the air in the evenings, creating a delightful sensory experience for visitors and residents alike.

6. Mediterranean Fan Palm: While not a flower, the Mediterranean fan palm (Chamaerops humilis) is a common sight in the Amalfi Coast's landscape. Its distinctive fan-shaped leaves and tolerance for coastal conditions make it a popular choice for adding greenery and texture to gardens and public spaces.

These are just a few examples of the many flowers that thrive in the Amalfi Coast's Mediterranean climate, contributing to the region's natural beauty and charm.

 

  • What are the legends of the Amalfi Coast?


The Amalfi Coast, located in the southern region of Italy, is not only renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty but also for its rich tapestry of legends and folklore that have been woven into the fabric of its history. These legends add an extra layer of mystique and charm to an already enchanting landscape.

One of the most famous legends of the Amalfi Coast is the tale of the Sirens. According to ancient Greek mythology, these seductive creatures inhabited the rocky cliffs along the coastline, luring sailors to their doom with their enchanting songs. The story goes that the Sirens would sing so sweetly that sailors couldn't resist steering their ships towards the treacherous rocks, where their vessels would inevitably be dashed to pieces. This legend adds an aura of danger and allure to the rugged coastline, reminding visitors of the power of temptation and the perils of the sea.

Another captivating legend is that of the town of Amalfi itself, which is said to have been founded by Hercules. According to the myth, Hercules fell in love with a beautiful nymph named Amalfi, and in order to honor her, he created the town and named it after her. This romantic tale imbues the town with a sense of mythic origin, adding to its allure as a destination steeped in history and romance.

Furthermore, the Amalfi Coast is also associated with the legend of the Apostle Saint Andrew. It is said that his relics were brought to the town of Amalfi in the 4th century AD, after being smuggled out of Constantinople during the Crusades. This event is commemorated in the annual Festival of Saint Andrew, where locals honor the patron saint with processions, religious ceremonies, and feasting. The presence of Saint Andrew's relics has made Amalfi a place of pilgrimage for centuries, and his legend continues to be an integral part of the region's cultural identity.

These are just a few examples of the captivating legends that abound on the Amalfi Coast. Whether rooted in ancient mythology or more recent history, these stories serve to enrich the experience of visitors to this stunning stretch of coastline, adding depth and meaning to its already remarkable beauty.


Kindly fill out the form below to obtain a quote for the indicated tour and given period and a vacation specialist will contact you to provide a complimentary quote.
But you'll also have the opportunity to submit any specific customization preferences, from tweaking the itinerary to adding unique experiences and we would be delighted to assist you in planning your ideal vacation to make your journey unique and unforgettable.

 



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