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Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano

Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

1. 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.

From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

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

Discover the Amalfi Coast on a guided day trip from Naples or Sorrento and explore the secluded cliffside towns of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Take a speedboat to Amalfi from Positano (or a bus, during winter season) and enhance your day with optional light lunch and boat tour. Join your guide at your meeting point in either Naples or Sorrento before boarding a small bus to your first stop, Positano. Venture into this secluded village with your guide, who will drop you in the centrally-located Amerigo Vespucci Square with views of the beach. After an introduction from your guide, enjoy an hour to yourself to explore Positano's pebble beaches, narrow café-lined streets, and colorful shops. Take in the stunning views of this cliffside town from the shores before embarking on a panoramic speedboat ride to Amalfi. In winter season, due to sea conditions, instead of the boat transfer you will enjoy a comfortable ride to Amalfi by bus. 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.

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: Day Trip to the Amalfi Coast

7. From Naples: Day Trip to the Amalfi Coast

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.

From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Highlights Private Boat Cruise

8. From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Highlights Private Boat Cruise

Spend an unforgettable day seeing the Amalfi Coast on this 6-hour private boat excursion that highlights the beauty of this famous coastline off-season. Whether you're traveling in the autumn or exploring the Amalfi Coast during the winter months or early spring, come experience what the locals love about this quieter time of year. Try seasonal specialties you can only find in the fall or experience the festive Christmas lights in Amalfi. Only savvy travelers in the early spring can catch the gorgeous wisteria blooms in Positano. Your cruise will be customized based on the time of year from November to March to showcase the best of the Amalfi Coast. You'll cruise from Sorrento along the untouched tip of the Amalfi Coast to charming Positano and along the coast to reach Amalfi. Along the way you can stop for free time as you wish ashore to explore the local atmosphere of the villages along the Amalfi Coast before returning to Sorrento at the end of your cruise.

From Naples: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip

9. From Naples: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip

Your journey will start in one of the most famous archaeological sites in the whole world: Pompeii. Your private local guide will bring back to life the history of this 2000 years old city, found practically intact under a thick blanket of lava. While visiting ancient houses, thermal baths, villas and temples, you will learn about the life and death of its unfortunate inhabitants. You will be visiting ancient houses where you will admire the spectacular paintings commissioned by the owners, explore the ruins of temples, such as the one dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis and finally visit the Forum, heart of the political and administrative activity. You will also explore the buildings where the Romans used to enjoy their spare time, such as the famous baths or the restaurants, where people were able to order from a menu painted on the wall. After your in-depth Pompeii Tour, your English-speaking driver will take you to the discovery of the beauties of the Almalfi Coast, where you will be spellbound by the magic of Ravello, Amalfi and Positano. Literally clinging to the slopes of the mountains, washed by an amazingly blue sea, these picturesque cities are the gems of the Amalfi Coast. The 50 kilometers of coastline that go from the Gulf of Naples to the Gulf of Sorrento are without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places in Italy, if not in the whole world: sit back and enjoy your ride through spectacular landscapes and breathtaking views on the Mediterranean sea, before exploring, on your own free unguided time, the three most beautiful towns of the Coast. Amalfi is considered the main town of the Coast that takes its name. Amalfi has also incredible art treasures in store for its visitors, such as the Cathedral of Saint Andrew dating back to the 11th century. The cathedral, that you will be able to visit at your own accord, is decorated with a stunning golden ceiling and houses the relics of the apostle. If you wish, you will also be able to visit the beautiful Cloister of Paradise, designed in 1266. We will then explore Positano that offers also unique monuments, such as the famous church of Santa Maria Assunta, from the 12th century: surprisingly, the dome of this church is entirely decorated with majolica tiles, a specialty of this town.

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Amazing trip! Although it was a long day: it was definitely worth it. Pompeii was so interesting, the tour guide was knowledgeable and gave us a great tour. There was so much more we could have seen and it would have been nice to have a few more hours to explore the place on our own after the tour, but time was short as we were visiting Amalfi coast after Pompeii. Positano was beautiful, we just had a short time there: enough to walk down to the beach then grab a drink and a lemon Sorbet before travelling back to Rome.

Beautiful trip . Our guide Francesco was very informative and friendly man . Amalfi coast is mind blowing . Great food and history of Pimpeii . It was a great experience . Good value for a money . I am happy customer . Highly recommended .

Very good experience Heavy transfers but worth it Pompeii and Positano are places you should know and the logistics of the perfect tour

It was a great trip but long. The sights were fantastic and we enjoyed it tremendously

Our guide, Fabricio, is the best tour guide we ever had on our trip to Italy.