Amalfi Car - Car excursions to Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Pompei - Car transfer from-to airport


Amalfi Car - Car excursions to Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Pompei - Car transfer from-to airportAmalfi Car - Car excursions to Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Pompei - Car transfer from-to airportAmalfi Car - Car excursions to Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Pompei - Car transfer from-to airportAmalfi Car - Car excursions to Amalfi Coast, Sorrento and Pompei - Car transfer from-to airport

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Amalficar is very delighted to customize the tours to your exact requirements.

We are at your disposal to plan with you an itinerary alternatively to suit your needs.  Please contact us by email to info@amalficar.it or
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Amalfi  - Positano - Ravello -  Pompeii shore excursion

The Amalfi coast is a magical landscape of cultivated cliffs hanging over a beautiful sea, interspersed with villages literally growing from the underlying rocks.
This area offers not only incomparable natural beauty, but a variety of historical and artistic monuments and an original architectural style, of which you'll see examples in both the larger towns and in smaller and less frequented ones.

Our meeting point is at the dockside, and one of my drivers, most of the times me personally, will stand there 15 minutes before the requested time and hold a sign up with your name. 
All of our drivers are experienced professionals with an excellent knowledge of English. They are also, above all, very familiar with the area, with regards to local handicraft traditions such as hand-made paper, ceramics and limoncello liqueur, with visits to local businesses and studios, as well as a knowledge of the territory, roads, and of the most beautiful panoramic areas of the coast.

Our first stop is over the enchanting town of  Positano  for taking photos with Moorish looking architecture and famous high-fashion shops.

John Steinbeck in 1953 wrote that Positano  "bites deep . It is a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” The town climbs the hill in steps, with the oldest houses in the upper part of Positano, either faded red or pink, decorated with Baroque stuccoes. The traffic -free street going down to the sea penetrates the atmospheric heart of town with its narrow stepped alleys, houses with vaulted roofs, terraces and tiny gardens that defy the rock. Near the beach is the small parish church of Santa Maria Assunta, from 1200,  whose cupola is covered with yellow, blue and green majolica tiles.
The descent ends at Marina Grande, a pebble beach used by fishing boats, lined with bars and restaurants. In front of Positano the limestone islands called Li Galli are traditionally the home of the Sirens made famous by Homer in his accounts of the trials of Odysseus. In the 1970s they belonged to the international dancer  Rudolf Nureyev.

Then we carry on driving along the coastline enjoying the landscape until we reach Amalfi.
Tucked in between mountains and sea, Amalfi is a perennial favourite with visitors for its scenic beauty and original architecture. It also has a glorious history as a powerful maritime republic; in the 11th century Amalfi was a rival to the ports of Venice and Genoa. A visit is required to the cathedral,  the Duomo , founded in the 9th century, which was rebuilt in Romanesque style in the 11th century and then altered several times. To the left of the porch is the Cloister of  Paradise built around 1266. Near Piazza Duomo is the Arsenal, where you can still see the ruins of two naves and the vault. Heading inland you can visit the Valley of the Mills, famous for its traditional paper production and where you can find the Paper Museum.

Next stop  is  Ravello, for those who love peace and quiet and suspended views. There,  we can have a lunch break or in another characteristic old village called Pontone, just a few miles before. In Ravello  you can visit the Duomo, which dates from 1086 and its bronze doors from 1179. Walking around you can observe the Moorish details evident in the buildings, in the inner courtyards and gardens and the many churches. Two highlights are Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone.  
After that we  will drive  to the  ancient roman ruins in  Pompeii considered the only archaeological site with a true and complete image of an ancient Roman city. One of the most visited archeological places in the world,  declared by UNESCO a  World Heritage Patrimony.  An earthquake in AD 62, which shook Pompeii and damaged some of its buildings, was merely a prelude to the tragic day in AD 79 , when Vesuvius erupted,  engulfing the city and its inhabitants with a terrible storm of cinders and ash. When the remains of  Pompeii were discovered around 1750 it looked as though a spell had been cast to freeze all life. The bodies  of people were unearthed along with their houses, temples, works of art and everyday objects. Finds such as furnishings, tools, jewellery and even food reveal how the people of Pompeii lived, from the ruling class down to the slaves. 
The Amalficar service also includes (on request) an expert local guide for the walking tour of ancient Pompeii with the entrance fee to be paid. Inside you can also hire Audio-guides.
After visiting Pompeii we will have to drive back to the dockside in order to be on time for your departure.

Sorrento - Positano - Pompei  shore excursion

Our meeting point is at the dockside , one of mine drivers , most of the times me personally, will stand there 15 minutes before the requested time and hold  a signal on up your name. 
All of our drivers are experienced professionals with an excellent knowledge of English. They are also, above all, very familiar with the area, with regards to local handicraft traditions such as hand-made paper, ceramics and limoncello, with visits to local businesses and studios, as well as a knowledge of the territory, roads, and of the most beautiful panoramic areas of the coast.
This tour is advised to cruisers who wants to spend  time  for shopping and wondering around the town of Sorrento.
In the summer months Sorrento is fileld with tourists walking along Corso Italia or seated at the cafès in Piazza Tasso. The Sedile Dominova, in the square of the same name, is a 15th-century building once used as an assembly hall for teh nobility. The duomo is of ancient origin and was rebuilt in the 1400s and then remodelled several times. Inside the cathedral is the archibishop's marble throne, sculpted in 1537 , and fine marquetry-decorated choir stalls. 
After the visit to Sorrento we will drive through the Amalfi coast, is a magical landscape of cultivated cliffs hanging over a beautiful sea, interspersed with villages literally growing from the underlying rocks. This area offers not only imcomparable natural beauty, but a variety of historical and artistic monuments and an original architectural style, of which you'll see examples in both the larger towns and in smaller and less frequented one.
Our first stop is over the enchanting town of  Positano  for taking photos with Moorish looking architecture and famous high-fashion shops.
 John Stenbeck in 1953 wrote that Positano  " bites deep . It is a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone. The town climbs the hill in steps,  with oldest houses in the upper part of Positano, either faded red or pink, decorated with Baroque stuccoes. The traffic -free street going down to the sea, penetrates the athmosperic heart of town with its narrow stepped alleys, houses with vaulted roofs, terraces and tiny gardens that defy the rock. Near the beach is is the small parish church of Santa Maria Assunta, from 1200,  whose cupola is covered with yellow, blue and green majolica tiles.
The descent ends at Marina Grande, a pebble beach used by fishing boats, lined with bars and restaurants. In front of Positano the limestone islands called Li Galli are traditionally the home of the Sirens made famous by Homer in his accounts of the trials of Odysseus. In 1970's has belonged to the international dancer  Rudolf Nureyev.
After then we  will be driving  to the  ancient roman ruins in  Pompeii considered the only archaeological site with a true and complete image of an ancient Roman city. One of the most visited archeological place in the world,  declared from Unesco a  World Heritage Patrimony.  An earthquake in Ad 62, which shook Pompei and damaged some of its buildings, was merely a prelude to the tragic day in Ad 79 , when Vesuvius erupted,  engulfing the city and its inhabitants with a terrible storm of cinders and ash. When the remains of  Pompeii were discovered around 1750 it looked as though a spell had been cast to freeze all life. The bodies  of people were unearthed along with their houses, temples, works of art and everyday objects. Finds such as furnishings, tools, jewellery and even food reveal how the people of Pompei lived, from the ruling class down to the slaves. 
The Amalficar service not includes (on request) an expert local guide for the walking tour of ancient Pompeii with the entrance fee to be paid. Inside you can hire Audio-guides.
After visitng Pompeii we will have to drive back  to the Dockside in order to be on time for your departure.