At your disembarking you will find one of our Licensed English speaking driver that for an easy identification will be holding a sign with your name on it and he will welcome you introducing himself and the program of your Amalfi coast Shore excursion. On the way he will give you a running commentary related to culture, history and traditions and of course he will stop on the way to give you time to take pictures at the best view points. During the day he will recommend you nice restaurant for your lunch and he will give you tips for your shopping.
"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” John Steinbeck winner of the Nobel Prize for literature According to legend Poseidon, god of the sea, modelled Positano for love of the persuasive nymph Pasithee. Fruit of a legendary passion, today the most beautiful town of the Amalfi coast is an international tourist destination.The maze of small streets, dominated by the mayolica cupola of the church of Santa Maria dell’Assunta, is a true artisan journey with the unique pezze, or clothes, providing a multifaceted backdrop. La Moda di Positano (Positano fashion) , so fanciful with its lace and voiles, is the crowing achievement of a town whose economy depends greatly on hand made products.Embroidered, hand-painted clothes and accessories and made-to-measure leather sandals are the tourist inevitably takes away from this pearl of the Amalfi coast.
Beyond Positano the ancient Maritime Republic of Amalfi appears in all its splendour. According to legend, the birth of the city is attributed to the pagan demigod Hercules, who buried his beloved Amalfi here on the orders of gods.The majestic Cathedral , dedicated to the cult of Sant’Andrea dated 9th century, is in the centre of piazza Duomo, the main square of Amalfi. In addition to begin known as a former maritime Republic, Amalfi is also famous for being the home of the skilled production of handmade paper. Production still takes place in the Valle dei Mulini (Valley of the Mills) where, in the late 18th century, thanks to the existence of over fifteen paper mills, a sort of industrial settlement was one of peasants and fisherman. Handmade paper is still produced in Amalfi, albeit on a much reduced scale, and mostly for personal use, for artistic creations or luxury limited edition texts.
Leaving Amalfi behind continues to one of the gems of the Amalfi coast: Ravello, a real center of history, artistic, architectural and monumental treasures, but above all home to the International Festival held for over sixty years by the Salerno Tourist Board. In the main square you will see the Cathedral dedicated to San Pantaleone and a short distance beyond it a rectangular tower marks the entrance to Villa Rufolo, a collection of buildings dating back to the second half of the 13th century, built by the richest family in Ravello: that of the merchant Landolfo Rufolo. In the 1851 the complex passed to the Scotsman Francis Neville Reid, who was responsible for developing the gardens overlooking the sea, reached by a path leading from the entrance. The dizzying panorama which so enchanted Wagner in May 1880 has since formed the backdrop to the Ravello Festival.