Amalfi, Positano and Ravello are three of the main beauties of the South of Italy, renowned for their history and naturalistic beauty. A shore excursion in the Amalfi Coast is an unforgettable experience worth doing at least once in a lifetime. Thanks to this excursion you will admire the crystal clear sea, the characteristic coastal houses, the narrow roads with typical local shops and breathtaking views.
Naples Shore Excursions to Amalfi Coast in details:
Our Amalfi Coast shore excursion usually lasts 7/8 hours and you can leave from the ports of Naples or Salerno from 8:00 a.m. The tour includes: Positano, Amalfi (the main town of the Amalfi Coast) and Ravello.
Naples Shore Excursions to Amalfi Coast: Ravello
Ravello was founded in the 5th century as a refuge from the barbarian raids that marked the fall of the Roman Empire. In 1135 Ravello managed to resist the Pisans’ attacks against the Duchy of Amalfi, but after two years, in 1137, the town had to succumb, it was invaded and destroyed.
In the 14th century, many of its inhabitants moved to Naples and surroundings, even though in 1400 the Ravello patricians were still very active: for example, the Rufolo family that inspired Boccaccio in one of his novels of the “Decameron”, but the heavy fiscal system of the inefficient Spanish Government led to its decline, that lasted until the end of the 18th century. Today Ravello is one of the favourite touristic destinations for its sumptuous beautiful villas, which evoke tranquility and spirituality.
Naples shore excursion Ravello
Naples Shore Excursions Amalfi Coast: Amalfi
Amalfi, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its extraordinary beauties, was born as a Maritime Republic.
Since the 9th century Amalfi was one of the best Maritime Republics of its time. Its history, in fact, was marked by the wealth of trade which occurred along its coast.
Land of traders and inventors, not forgetting Flavio Gioia, who is claimed to be the inventor of the compass, and you can admire a statue at the centre of town.
You can see traces of Amalfi’s prosperous past in every little street of the town, and with no doubt, one of the best testimonials is the Cathedral, in Arabian-Norman style and dedicated to the city’s patron saint, Saint Andrew.