You will see the most beautiful coastline in the world during your transfer tour between Rome and the Amalfi Coast. Fall under the spell of this enchanting area - a coast dotted with charming towns and villages, situated south of the Sorrento peninsula.
The Amalfi Coast is noted for its diversity, in fact all of the towns along the coast have their own character and traditions. Visit the town of Sorrento, a popular resort since Roman times, and now one of the departure places for going to Capri which can be seen in the distance. You will visit the town of Positano. This lovely town is in the province of Salerno and has close to 4000 inhabitants. Thanks to its beautiful and mild climate, Positano has been a popular resort town since the Roman Empire, its beaches and emerald colored sea as beautiful and inviting then as now. Legend says that Positano was founded by Poseidon, Neptune, the god of the sea, for a nymph he loved, Pasitea. Phoenicians and Greeks, during their journeys, landed in this territory, maybe inhabited at that period by Piceni and Oscans.
The center of Positano is for pedestrians only, so your driver will drop you off in the Piazza dei Mulini and from here you will have an enjoyable walk to the waterfront. The streets leading up to here are lined with interesting shops selling souvenirs, elegant clothing, and the omnipresent limoncello which is available for tasting. If you are hungry, there are some excellent places to eat on the beach. The restaurants “La Cambusa” and “Chez Black” are two such places, especially if you enjoy eating fresh seafood.
It’s just a short walk back to your car and then you’re on your way again down the Amalfi Coast to charming town of Amalfi. Passing through the quaint fishing villages of Praiano, Furore and Conca dei Marini, shortly you will be in the “Pearl” of the Amalfi Coast. The town of Amalfi has about 5500 inhabitants and is located in the province of Salerno. Founded by the Romans, Amalfi was also one of the Maritime Republics of the 9th century, rivaling Pisa, Venice, and Genoa for control of the Mediterranean Sea. Amalfi reached its maximum splendor in the 11th century before rapidly declining - invaded by the Normans in 1131 and in 1135 and 1137 sacked by the Pisans, and finally a huge tidal wave destroyed most of the city in 1343.
The most celebrated monument in Amalfi is the Cathedral, and you should definitely plan to visit it. Its interesting architectural style is Arab-Sicilian and building started in the 11th century. This “Duomo” is dedicated to Amalfi’s patron Saint Andrew and is especially noted for its beautiful cloister “Paradiso”, the façade and the bronze doors made in Constantinople in 1066. Other places of interest in Amalfi are the paper factory and its museum, but one of the most enjoyable pastimes here is shopping. The main shopping street leads away from the main square terminating at the highest point of Amalfi. Here you will find shops carrying elegant clothes and jewelry, but also souvenirs and liquors. There are plenty of outdoor cafés from where you can sit and enjoy refreshments and people watching.
This thoroughly enjoyable transfer will end with your drive to your accommodation. less >>
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