Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano

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From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

1. From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

Visit Italy’s Amalfi Coast and all its must-see sights on a day trip from either Naples or Sorrento. See the coast’s colorful cliff towns, including visits to Positano, Ravello, and Amalfi itself. Join your guide at your meeting point in either Naples or Sorrento before your scenic drive to your first stop. Venture into the cliffside village of Positano with your guide, who will drop you in the center and give you a quick introduction. Enjoy an hour to yourself to explore Positano's pebble beaches, narrow café-lined streets, and perhaps even go for a swim. Take in the stunning views of this cliffside town from the shores. Personalize your 2 hours in the town of Amalfi with options including a boat trip along the coast. Select the lunch option and choose from a variety of gourmet sandwiches with 1 bottle of water. Alternatively, take time to explore the historical town on your own. If exploring by yourself, don’t miss the iconic Sant'Andrea Cathedral, home to eclectic Byzantine, Norman, and Moorish architectural styles. Finally, visit the beautiful town of Ravello, with its pretty streets and gelato shops. Enjoy an hour at your leisure for sights like the 13th-century Villa Rufolo with its picturesque gardens overlooking the sea, before your journey back to Sorrento or Naples.

From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

2. From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

Hop aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus and start your journey down to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii. Upon arrival at Pompeii, breeze past the long lines with your Skip-the-Line ticket. Enter a time capsule of the ancient Roman world. Let your local expert guide give you a tour of these marvelously-preserved ruins. Go to Positano, where the houses tumble down the hillside and stroll among the boutique stores. Purchase some of the local limoncello liqueur, visit the Church of Santa Maria Assunta or people watch from a restaurant terrace. After some free time and lunch (own expense) in Pompeii, continue further south along the picturesque seaside roads of the Amalfi Coast. Marvel at the spectacular coastline as the mountains cascade into the sea and romantic villages climb up the mountains.

Positano: Old Town Walking Tour with Archaeologist Guide

3. Positano: Old Town Walking Tour with Archaeologist Guide

Explore Old Town and Downtown Positano with a guide on this walking tour. Visit an underground Roman villa, explore the fine shops and beach of Downtown Positano, and explore Old Town Positano and see its historical sights. Meet with a guide on the upper side of the village, leave the tourists and the hustlers behind for a well-deserved break, and follow the local guide along the hidden paths and staircases of the old town, pass by a 13th-century fort from the medieval age, and take some time to enjoy the lesser-known Fornillo Beach. Travel to Downtown Positano and explore its fine shops and restaurants before moving down to the main beach, Spiaggia Maggiore. Start the uphill walk to a street with a variety of ceramic shops, sandal makers, and shoemakers, along with galleries featuring the work of local artists. Approach the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, originally the abbey of Positano’s 10th-century Benedictine monastery, and visit the interior of the amazing Roman Villa, recently discovered and open to the public with its wonderful fresco paintings. After that, across the lane, Hotel Palazzo Murat fills what was once a grand Benedictine monastery. End the tour at La Zagara restaurant, and taste delicacies such as lemon delice, tiramisu, or rum baba.

Positano: Private Walking Tour

4. Positano: Private Walking Tour

Discover the beautiful, little beach town in Italy. Wander the winding roads of Positano and explore the beach path that hugs the mountainside. Together with your guide, visit the most charming places in the village. Appreciate the exquisite artistry of the local artisans and their ceramics. Take a stroll along the beach. Listen to anecdotes, stories, and be surprised how many are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Positano.

From Sorrento: Private Tour of the Amalfi Coast

5. From Sorrento: Private Tour of the Amalfi Coast

Enjoy a private Amalfi coastal tour for a day and see the sights. Receive hotel pickup and travel to seven different locations from Positano, the diamond of the coast, to the spiritual mecca of Ravello. Customize your tour and experience a truly unique and exclusive ride. Head out from Sorrento along the Amalfi drive, famous for its twists, turns and stunning views of the Mediterranean sea. Arrive in the heart of Positano and stroll the narrow streets. Visit the church of Santa Maria Assunta and see the black Madonna. Continue to the town of Amalfi and pass through fishing villages such as Conca Dei Marini where The Emerald Grotto is found. Take an optional boat ride to the dazzling emerald cave full of stalactites, stalagmites, and a submersed nativity scene. Arrive in Amalfi and read the famous plaque by Renato Fucini. Take in the dramatic sights of the town, surrounded by steep cliffs and coastal scenery. Walk the Square Pizza Duomo and find the cathedral of St. Andrew or sit and enjoy some gelato. Find yourself in the magical and ancient medieval town of Ravello. Discover the magical landscapes, learn the unique town's history, view astonishing monuments, and get to know the real reason it has been called the Country of Spirit.

Full-Day Pompeii, Positano & Sorrento Shore Excursion

6. Full-Day Pompeii, Positano & Sorrento Shore Excursion

The most famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius took place in the year 79 A.D. when the volcano buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under a thick carpet of volcanic ash. With this tour, you'll see the city frozen in time in its last moment. Sorrento is situated on a terrace overlooking a splendid coastline offering a spectacular view of the Bay of Naples. Parks, villas, churches, picturesque narrow streets and resplendent weather have ensured a constant stream of visitors to the town throughout the year and over the centuries. Positano is the pearl of the Amalfi Coast with wonderful views of picturesque medieval alleys. Don't miss the opportunity to see one of best archaeological sites in the world and see how the Romans lived before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Start with a pick-up at the cruise terminal of the port of Naples or any accommodation nearby. Transfer to Sorrento and have a walk downtown. See the Church of Saint Antonino, the dome, the panoramic gardens, the alleys of the old town. Transfer to Positano and take the time for a relaxing lunch on a see view restaurant serving genuine Italian dishes. Or walk downtown to the spectacular beach from where you can admire the terraced town and the cathedral of Saint Maria Assunta. After lunch, transfer to Pompeii for a 2-hour guided tour including the Marina Gate, the basilica (court house), the forum (the main square), the curia (municipal buildings), the macellum (the butcher's market), the thermal baths, the termopolia (restaurants), the House of the Tragic Poet or the House of Melander, the bakery, the plaster casts of the victims, the Temples of Jupiter, Apollo and Venere, the lupanar (brothel) and the Fountain of the Abundance. Return back to the port of Naples.

From Naples: Private Amalfi Coast Tour

7. From Naples: Private Amalfi Coast Tour

Travel to Positano by way of private car. Arrive at the summit of this picturesque little town and descend slowly toward the beach by way of small narrow streets and ancient alleyways. Pass by numerous houses in vibrant colors facing the sea and unimaginable terraces suspended over the sheer cliff face. Pass by typical ceramic and fabric shops and fragrant gardens filled with orange and lemon trees. Make your way to the church of Santa Maria dell'Assunta and let your guide introduce you to its incredible dome, covered in colored majolica. Continue along the coast to Amalfi, once a maritime republic in the Middle Ages. Learn about the unique history of a town that went through a period of prosperity in the 10th century thanks to its control of some important ports when the sea trade in the Mediterranean was booming. Visit the Duomo of St. Andrea and the Cloister of Paradise in addition to the shops selling traditional products on the seafront. Return to Naples by way of Monti Lattari, the mountain range that forms the backbone of the Sorrento Peninsula. Head to the peak reaching the peak to glimpse a truly spectacular view of the entire peninsula of Sorrento, the Amalfi coast, and the sea. From here, you will be able to fully appreciate the beauty of the landscape and the audacity of those who crossed these waters in sailboats with only the wind and their wits to help them. Snap some photos before heading back to Naples.

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What people are saying about Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano

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This was an amazing trip. Our first stop was Sorrento, a beautiful seaside village with musicians playing in the street and visitors from all over the world. Upon leaving we visited a Limoncello factory and were able to taste their fine lemon products. The drive along the Amalfi coast was breathtaking. Our next stop was Pompei. We had a guided tour by an Italian woman who was excellent! I never imagined how fascinating the story of Pompei was and she was able to take us back to that time. I would highly recommend this tour. Our guide was so sweet and Very interested in her clientele.

The trip was amazing although the weather was hot. Our guide MaryEllina was amazing. She is very knowledgeable and a great storyteller. Our driver Antonio is expert in driving to and into these unique places. They were both patient, wise and took care of everyone on the bus. The whole group of the trip was wonderful and collaborative.

Both places were sooo beautiful. Only drawback was the extremely hot weather. Otherwise, a perfect tour. The icing on the cake was Enrica, our tour guide who was witty, funny and entertaining. Our Driver Mario was gery skillful. Overall, a highly recommended tour.

An eye opening experience for my 2 teenage girls & myself. The guide was very efficient & well versed with Amalfi Coast. Weather was insanely hot though. Overall, we had a memorable moment.

Angela was gorgeous!! Excellent bus driver on the way to the Amalfi coast. The Pompei guide great too. Everything was great!!