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From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Scenic Full-Day Drive Tour

1. From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Scenic Full-Day Drive Tour

Spend a full day exploring the UNESCO-protected Amalfi coast on this tour from Sorrento. Travel along the road known as the Amalfitana and admire the stretch of coastline famous for its natural beauty and charming towns. See the Li Galli islands and the isle of Capri in the distance. Spend 2 hours exploring the enchanting town of Positano before heading to Amalfi, passing through picturesque Praiano, Furore and Conca dei Marini. In Amalfi, visit of the Cathedral of St. Andrew and enjoy the beach or a boat trip at additional cost. In Ravello take in the amazing views from Villa Rufolo. Depart for Sorrento, driving back along the Amalfi Coast.

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From Naples or Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Full-Day Trip

2. 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. Then, continue your journey, passing through the fishing village of Praiano. Take in panoramic coastal views of the village and sea below. Personalize your 2 hours in the town of Amalfi with options including a boat trip, or adding a traditional Italian lunch with the group. Choose between 3 freshly-prepared local dishes, with a glass of wine or a soft drink, and lemon sorbet. 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.

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From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Shared Driving Tour

3. From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Shared Driving Tour

Drive the Almafi Coast and be swept away by its picturesque towns, and pre-historic origins. Guided by your driver, learn about its history, culture, and significance and wander freely in each place for an hour or more. Witness the fervent paradise of Positano, developed vertically within a tangled overlay of streets, alleys, and shops, and admire the world-famous colorful fashions. Find yourself in a dome among the marble altars of the Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Go astray in Amalfi and twist and turn through the interlacing alleys and stairways that overlook the Tyrrhenian Sea. Marvel at the majestic Cathedral dedicated to Sant Andrea and learn the town's prehistoric origins. Feel the romance of Ravello, an elegant and refined village high above the coastal sea towns. Find Piazza Vescovado, the heart of the town, and learn the enriching culture of listening to great music.

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From Naples: Discover Sorrento, Amalfi, and Ravello

4. From Naples: Discover Sorrento, Amalfi, and Ravello

Find out for yourself why the rich and famous flock to the Amalfi coast each year with this private trip from Naples. See Sorrento, Amalfi, and the hills of Ravello at your own pace. Be picked up from your driver at your accommodation and sit back and relax as you take in views of the Italian countryside and coast on your way to Sorrento. Have some free time to walk the streets, stop at a café, or have some limoncello. Visit the town that gave the coast its name, Amalfi. Stroll through the historic center of the crowning jewel of the coast. Stop at St' Andrea's cathedral. Admire the view of the town against the blue of the sea. Drive up far above the sea to Ravello. Take in panoramic views of the coast. Wander through the romantic streets and do some shopping, or visit Rufolo or Cimbrone villa.

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From Naples: Sorrento & Amalfi Coast 8-Hour Tour

5. From Naples: Sorrento & Amalfi Coast 8-Hour Tour

On this tour, you will explore the coast by car with an expert driver. Over the course of 8 hours, you can visit Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Where to stop for lunch and how you spend your time is up to you to decide! Sorrento stands on a terrace rising steeply above the sea on one of the most spectacular points of the Campanian coast. Because of its enchanting position and mild climate, sheltered by the surrounding hills, Sorrento has been a favorite resort since Roman times. Enjoy Sorrento's picturesque bays, the Marina Grande and Marina Piccola, as well as panoramic views of the coast, the surrounding hills covered in olive groves and the crystal-clear sea. Positano stands on two mountain slopes in one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the province of Salerno. Enjoy the views of the gulf formed by Germano tip to the west and Cape Sottile to the east. The center of enchanting Positano features delightful white or pastel-colored houses and the parish church of Saint Maria Assunta, with its splendid majolica dome. Amalfi also offers splendid views and evidence of its prestigious past. The Cathedral, dedicated to St.Andrew, dominates the square. Discover the Paradise Cloister, a construction in Arabian-style dating to the thirteenth-century and ruins of the Arsenal of the Republic. Ravello is situated in a more elevated position than the other pearls of the Amalfi Coast and it can boast exceptional landscapes that have earned Villa Cimbrone’s terrace the name of ”Terrace of infinity.” The beautiful Villa Rufolo stands to the right of the dome. In Spring and Autumn, Ravello is a favorite destination for those who love the silence of its buildings and its medieval churches. Every year audiences gather to listen to the concerts held in the gardens or in the halls of Villa Rufolo, famous for having inspired the scenery of Wagner's Parsifal.

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From Naples: Porsche Tour on the Amalfi Coast

6. From Naples: Porsche Tour on the Amalfi Coast

Experience the unbelievable beauty of the Amalfi Coast in style as you travel in a luxury Porsche around its winding mountain bends with the glistening Mediterranean below you. Relax and soak in the incredible views from the passenger seat as a professional driver in a suit and tie chauffeurs you around the coast, and welcomes you with a bottle of sparkling wine. Marvel at the sublime scenery of Positano, known as 'the Pearl of the Coast', with its colorful houses built on a sheer hillside facing the sparkling sea. Take a leisurely stroll through Amalfi with an ice cream in hand from the town's historic ice cream parlor, and visit the charming cathedral with its splendid mosaics. Take a dip in the sea from Amalfi's beach, before cruising on to Ravello, the Amalfi Coast's most exclusive town, and home to a yearly classical music festival. Admire the magnificent grounds of the Villa Rufolo, and take photographs to treasure in the terraced gardens.

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Sorrento: Full-Day Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Boat Tour

7. Sorrento: Full-Day Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Boat Tour

See the iconic Amalfi and Sorrento coastlines from the comfort of a boat on a full-day trip. Get picked up from Sorrento before setting sail from Piano di Sorrento along the Amalfi Coast. Sit back and admire the enchanting beauty of the Sorrento Coast with the iconic Mount Vesuvius in the background as you glide over the Mediterranean Sea. See terraces overhanging the sea, the Baths of Queen Giovanna, the Bay of Jeranto, and the protected marine area of Punta Campanella on your journey. Hug the coastline to then admire the iconic Amalfi Coast, passing by Li Galli Island, the charming towns of Nerano and Praiano, and the Fjord of Furore before docking in Amalfi. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site at your own pace, soaking in its picturesque views, romantic landscapes, and the Amalfi Cathedral. Choose to hop onto a minivan to visit the village of Ravello, where you can see the splendid Villa Rufolo and its verdant gardens, or choose to spend your time getting to know Amalfi. Next, set sail again to make your way to Positano, also known as the pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Discover the town's famous narrow streets, traditional shops, and colorful pottery in your own time before jumping back on the boat for a relaxed sail back to Piano di Sorrento, from where you will be dropped off back at the starting point.

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Amalfi Coast: 8-Hour Tour by Car and Boat

8. Amalfi Coast: 8-Hour Tour by Car and Boat

Begin your 8-hour tour by visiting Ravello, abundant with beautiful views and located at the top of the Dragone Valley. Visit Ravello's famous Villa Rufolo with its luxurious hotels, culture, cuisine and more.  Your second stop will be Amalfi where you will depart from the port and sail around the enchanted villa, old watch towers, natural arches and quaint, fisherman's villages. Sail through Atrani, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Santa Croce and the fjord of Furore. Experience a dreamlike trip along the most beautiful coast in the world. You'll then be treated to a spectacular lunch with delicious, traditional ingredients. Your third and final stop will be in Positano with a photo stop overlooking the picturesque village before driving into the action. Your time in Positano will be marked by sightseeing and shopping. Positano is famous for its handmade jewelry, sandals, fashionable clothing and materials.

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From Naples: Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Shared Day Trip

9. From Naples: Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Shared Day Trip

Spend the day exploring the picturesque villages of the Almalfi Coast. Admire domed churches, winding streets, and the layers of pastel-colored houses perched on hills over the sea on this full-day self-guided tour. Explore each stop at your own pace and travel comfortably in an air-conditioned van.  The adventure begins in Naples with pick up from your accommodation, the port, or the central train station. Drive along the coast and arrive in Sorrento at approximately 10:00 AM. Sorrento stands on a terrace that rises steeply above the sea and is one of the most spectacular points on the Campania coast. Due to its location and mild climate, Sorrento was a favorite of the ancient Romans and their ruins can still be seen scattered about the city. Enjoy 1 hour exploring Sorrento before continuing to the next stop. Arrive in Positano and marvel at the tightly packed houses, the parish of S.Assunta with its beautiful tiled dome, and the beach below. Take 1 hour to wander through the narrow streets and check out the many shops.   Continue to Amalfi, which still preserves evidence of its prestigious past. Visit the cathedral dedicated to St. Andrew and admire the intricate alleyways. Explore Almalfi for 1 hour before heading to the last stop, Ravello. Take 1 hour to discover why Ravello is considered to be one of the hidden treasures of the Almalfi coast before returning to Naples at approximately 5:15 PM.

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Ravello: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

10. Ravello: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Ravello is one of the most enchanting places of the Amalfi Coast and the dream destination of intellectuals, artists and musicians of the 19th century. It is here that Wagner composed the second act of the Parsifal. The medieval town is set 365 meters above the Tyrrhenian Sea. You'll visit the beautiful villas located in the town such as Villa Rufolo, where every year the international Ravello Festival takes place and Villa Cimbrone, which is famous for its scenic belvedere named the Terrace of Infinity. it is here that in 1938 Greta Garbo and the composer Leopold Stokowski spent wonderful days of love. The Nobel prize winner for literature Andre Gide has said, "Ravello is closer to the sky than it is far from the shore." In Ravello, you can enjoy the most enchanting views of the Amalfi Coast, as you are on a suspended terrace between the cobalt blue Tyrrhenian Sea and the Lattari Mountains. You’ll visit the Cathedral of Saint Pantaleone and, through the splendid access tower, you’ll enter into Villa Rufolo, a wonderful medieval site adorned with enchanting gardens.

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What people are saying about Villa Rufolo

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 487 reviews

Very nice driver, told us a lot. Only the lunch offered in the restaurant by the sea resembled a meal in a cafeteria and was not enjoyable either, which was a shame. The boat trip was well worth seeing. Would book this trip again.

Great tour. Our driver was so helpful and offered to arrange things to do at each stop. He also took us to an olive oil factory after the tour. He went above and beyond. I highly recommend this tour.

Great day’s experience the tour guide/driver very friendly and informative. Exceeded our expectations and we enjoyed the views, stop offs and suggestions for lunch and olive oil tasting.

We had the best time on this tour. Nando was an excellent guide. Highly recommend if you want to experience the amalfi coast without the hassle.

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