Our tips and suggestions for your holiday on the Amalfi Coast

Positano - Amalfi Coast

😍 Positano, the "Pearl of the Amalfi Coast"😍 


Getting to the Amalfi Coast ( positano ) from airport of capodichino Naples 

You have  five  Options:

By Curreri bus to Sorrento, From the Capodichino Airport in Naples you can either catch a bus that takes you to sorrento - There are buses for Sorrento at the times:9,00,11,30 13,00 14,30 16,30,and 19,30  please note: schedule is subject to change without notice;please check for any changes Curreri bus stop outside Terminal 1 Tickets cost about €10

https://www.curreriviaggi.it/

By Alibus bus to the center of Naples,Piazza Garibaldi 

Alibus bus stop outside Terminal 1 Tickets cost about €4 and can be purchased directly from the driver.

http://www.anm.it/images/stories/PDF/alibus/1.capodichino%202015.pdf

By Taxi  I recommend you to book a taxi from Positano ,they have new cars , professional taxi drivers and speak English.

 Radio Taxi Napoli

http://www.consorziotaxinapoli.it/

By Ferry  

From Naples Airport to Naples harbor (Beverello) Piazza Municipio : Shuttle service leaves every 10 minutes ( Alibus shuttle buses zip you from the airport to Naples

Central train station/Piazza Garibaldi in 10 minutes,and then head to the port/Piazza Municipio for ferry to Capri , Sorrento and Positano( buses run daily 6,30-24,00 ) 
From Naples harbor in Positano, with stops in Capri: Search times on site Alilauro e Caremar; trying to combine with arrival and departure. Definitely not an inexpensive solution, total costs may reach around 40/50 € per person.

https://shop.caremar.it/it/   

 https://www.travelmar.it/en/index 

 http://www.alilauro.it/orari-e-tariffe  

High speed ferry  Napoli -Positano 1h 20m -Passengers must make check-in procedures at the boarding points from Molo Beverello dock 6 (in alternative please look the boat from dock 4 to 7) - directly on board HYDRA (POSITANOJET) from July 1st  to August 30th € 28.00

https://www.lucibello.it/en/positano-jet

Due to the Covid-19 emergency, many routes have been suspended until 20 May, 2020.

By car   


If you're driving from the west, eastbound, Positano is the first town you'll come across on the Amalfi Coast.
The town is approximately a 75 minute drive away from Naples and twenty minutes away from Sorrento. You can also get to Positano by one of the buses run by the Sita coach company and, in the summer months, by boat.


Meeting point near the Restaurant C'era una Volta or Palazzo Marzoli Please rent a small car, 'cause the streets are very narrow a Positano.It is very difficult to park on the road.The price of parking in Positano is 8-9 EUR each hour.Casa Perla has an agreement with the parking Anna to EUR 30 per night.The car is withdrawn and returned near the house.if you are driving from Rome,take the A1 highway ( autostrada ) towards Naples.
Road signs with directions for the autostrada in Italy are green.Drive along A1 until it ends,ll the way until you find the toll booths in front of you,and then start following the directions for the A3 highway towards Salerno CAREFUL A3 and A30 are not the same,even though they both go to Salerno
If you take A30 the drive will be a bit more complicated.Be sure not to take A30( to take A30 you need to turn right on a ramp when you around Caserta .-don't do it,drive straight to the end of A1 and then follow the signs for A3 ).If you departing from Napkes,take the A3 highway from Naples towards Salerno.Once you are on the A3 highway exit Castellamare di Stabia ( Castellamare for short ) Don't miss the exit or you will arrive to Salerno.
Once you have exited the highway,follow the signs for Sorrento and Costiera Sorrentina SS163. When you get to Sorrento follow signs for Positano -Amalfi

 Circumvesuviana Train Info  - Napoli -Sorrento 

Inside the Station Piazza Garibaldi in Naples down below and take the Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento the trip takes one hour ( there are two types of tickets: the ticket for a single ride and the integrated ticket (TIC) also applies to bus and subway. If you plan to take other means of transport that, ask at the ticket office.
The travel time between Naples and Sorrento is 1 hour and 10 minutes. The trains marked with the initials DD does not stop at all stations and arrive in Sorrento in 50 minutes.
The ticket from Naples to Sorrento currently costs 3 Euros and 90.
Sorrento is the last stop on the line.
The Circumvesuviana of Naples Piazza Garibaldi station is located on the lower level of the station, below the one where the high-speed trains arrive.
The Sorrento trains generally depart from platform 3, to access this binary there are no escalators or elevators. Attention to the message on the display that announce the incoming train to be sure to take the train to Sorrento, or else you risk finding yourself in Sarno! ( single-track line ) At Sorrento station you will find instead the elevator. The station is at the center of Sorrento.be careful on the train in the trait Napoli - Pompei there may be pickpockets.Put the cell phone and the money in the pocket in front and keep the bag always close to you In Sorrento outside the circumvesuviana station you can catch a bus for Positano ( CHIESA NUOVA )-Amalfi, .You can buy bus tickets at most newsstand and, Tabacchi Stores, unless you already hold a valid ticket from your earlier trip.
http://www.unicocampania.it/
( you can not buy the ticket on the sita bus, without a ticket you will takes a fine of 100 Euros) On the bus,ask the driver to stop you at Bar Internazionale in Positano.The first stop in Positano CHIESA NUOVA ( In Italiano.Per piacere,puo' farci scendere alla prima fermata di Positano Chiesa Nuova VICINO AL BAR NTERNAZIONALE)
Please,can you let us get off at the first stop in Positano Chiesa Nuova close internazionale bar )

Getting to Napoli from Sorrento by  Campania Express

2020 Campania Express Train Schedules Naples -.Sorrento
The Campania Express is a special tourist line that runs along the same route as the Circumvesuviana between Naples and Sorrento, but stops at just a few stations and takes about 30 minutes less than the commuter trains to complete the trip. These trains have guaranteed seating, air conditioning, and space to store baggage.

https://www.eavsrl.it/web/content/campania-express-2019

These trains run from mid-March to mid-October.Tickets for the Campania Express from Naples to Sorrento cost around EUR 8; from Naples to Pompei cost around EUR 6;from Sorrento to Pompeii around EUR 4.Tickets can be purchased online through the official EAV Campania website or at the Circumvesuviana ticket office 20 minutes before departure.The Circumvesuviana train station at Napoli Centrale in Piazza Garibaldi is on the lower level, below the platforms for the high-speed trains.The biggest difference between the regular Circumvesuviana trains and the Campania Express trains are that the latter are specifically designed for tourists and offer air conditioning, guaranteed seating, and luggage storage.

NAPLES -POSITANO AND PRAIANO SHUTTLE BUS PRIVATE SERVICE WITH CAR SHARING SYSTEM
https://www.positanoshuttle.com/

Shuttle bus service from Naples Capodichino Airport or Naples central train station and Rome Termini station,Fiumicino or Ciampino Airports to Positano or Praiano.You will enjoy the ride from Naples Airport or Central Train Station(Piazza Garibaldi) to your accommodation in Positano or Praiano.

Naples airport to POSITANO, shared transfer

http://www.easypickup.it/

 Getting to the Amalfi Coast from From  Rome Fiumicino Airport

From the airport, take the Leonardo Express shuttle train to the city's main Roma Termini railway station.You ca buy Train tickets from Rome to Naples in the station (at the ticket office or from the automatic dispensers) or online using   https://www.trenitalia.com/ 

Reach the Rome city centre easily from Fiumicino Airport using Trenitalia railway services.

From the railway station, located inside the airport area close to the arrival and departure terminals, you can reach the city centre using the numerous and frequent Trenitalia connections:

· The Leonardo express, non-stop service dedicated exclusively to airport passengers to/from Roma Termini with departures every 15 minutes and travel time of 32 minutes*

From the Rome Fiumicino airport you can also take a direct bus to Piazza Garibaldi in Naples https://fiumicinoexpress.rezdy.com/

An Alternative: Continue on to Salerno

The Freccia Rossa TAV trains go as far as Salerno. You can get off there and take the bus to Amalfi or one of the ferries to Amalfi and Positano. The Molo Concordia pier is located directly opposite the train station in Salerno, so is the easiest to reach. The Molo Manfredi pier is located a few kilometers from the station, so you will need to hire a taxi.Salerno's TI has bus,ferry,and train schedules

You have lost your baggages

Here below you find a list of useful numbers in case of baggage loss
+39 081 7896118  - +39 081 7896540  -199 280180  -+39 081 7896766 - + 39 081 7896765
lost&found@ghnapoli.it     infobag@as-airport.it

alternatively you can visit this website

https://www.ritardoaereo.com/

ORIENTATION TO POSITANO

A luggage service called Blu Porter'can meet you at your home if you need them .The cost for luggage euro 5 a piece -but you have to call them in advance ( tel +39 089 811496 ).

Autonomous Agency for Hospitality and Tourism City of Positano

Indirizzo: Via Guglielmo Marconi 288 84017 Positano (Sa) - Italy tel.: +39 089875067 Fax: +39 089875760 

E-Mail: info@aziendaturismopositano.it 

Web:http://www.aziendaturismopositano.it/

The Tourist Information Office in Positano is located on the main road 50 meters from Casa Perla on the left after pastry shop Collina

LUGGAGE STORAGE

Luggage storage in Positano is located on the main road 60 meters from Casa Perla near the sita bus station

Positano walk

Piazza dei Mulini:This is as meeting point -as close to the beach as vehicles can get and the lower stop for the little red-and -white shuttle bus.Collina Bakery is a local hang-out ( in this small town,gossiping is a big pastime ) -older people tend to gather inside,while the younger crowd congregates on the wisteria-draped terrace across the street.
The terrace also shades the best granita ( lemon slush ) stand in town,where the family has been following the same secret recipe for generations.

Dip into the little yellow Church of the Holy Rosary ( by the road ),with a serene 12th-century interior.Up front to the right of the mainm altar ,find the delicately carved fragment of a Roman sarcophagus ( first century a.c.).Positano sits upon the site of a sprawiling Roman Villa.Now walking towards the beach, there are a variety of shops-many selling linen and ceramics .These shops boomed when tourists discovered Positano in the 1970.The beach-inspired Moda Positano faschion label was born as a break from the rigid dress code of the 50s.

Shopping
Linen: Garments made of linen / especially women's dresses) are popular items in Positano.To find a good -quality piece that will last,look for Made i n Positano ( or at least Made in Italy) on the label,snd check the percentage of linen;60 percent or more is excellent quality.Three companies with top reputations and multiple outlets are Brunellla ,Pepito's and Vanilla di Laura De Martino( each has shops ( Via Pasitea and Via Cristoforo Colombo )

Vanilla Laura De Martino

Souvenir from Positano

You'll find everything you could possibly make with the Amalfi Coast's lemons in the "I Sapori di Positano" shop, in via Mulini 6. Purchase a pair of the most beautiful sandals in the world from Safari Sandali, in via della Tartana 2. Buy an authentic piece of Moda Positano in Maria Lampo's historic boutique, in via Pasitea 16.

Positano, like the legendary Sirens of Li Galli, never fails to seduce.
Seen from the sea, Positano is set in a dramatic vertical panorama of colors; the green of the Monti Lattari, the white, pink and yellow of the Mediterranean houses, the silvery grey of its pebble beaches and the blue of the sea.


History
The Ancient Romans built a number of sumptuous villas on the coast of Positano, the ruins of which can be seen in the vicinity of the Church dell'Assunta.



It is believed that the town, the original nucleus of which developed around a Benedictine abbey, was founded in the 9th century.
The town grew considerably following the arrival of inhabitants from Paestum, fleeing Saracen incursions.

After it was pillaged by Pisa in 1268, Positano increased its defenses, becoming similar to its powerful neighbor, Amalfi: with steep narrow roads, massive fortified walls, and a series of all-important watch towers.



The majolica tiled dome of the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta can be seen from every corner of the town. A Byzantine inspired Icon of a black Madonna, dating back to the 18th century, is conserved inside the church.

The name Positano, is linked to a legend.
In ancient times, a Turkish boat became beached just off the shores of what has since come to be known as Positano.
Aboard the ship there was a painting of the Virgin Mary.
The captain heard the painting whisper "posa, posa" ('set me down, set me down') and, obediently, threw the image into the sea. Miraculously, the ship floated.
The locals built a Church on the spot where the painting washed ashore, interpreting the episode as a sign that the Virgin had chosen their town as resting place.

The fortunes of Positano, like its roads, have continually risen and fallen: in 1343 the town was destroyed by a terrible tsunami and in the 15th century it was the victim of continual attacks by Ottoman pirates.



In the 18th century, Positano enjoyed a period of prosperity as a major port and trading hub. Following the unification of Italy and the opening of a number of new commercial routes, the town's importance began to decline, so much so that, in just a few decades, it was reduced to little more than a humble fishing village, many of the inhabitants of which decided to emigrate to the United States.

A Museum Visit to Explore the History of Positano
Discover the ancient history of Positano by visiting the local Museo Archeologico Romano, recently inaugurated on the site where an ancient Roman villa once stood beneath the oratory of the Church of the SS. Maria Assunta in Piazza Flavio Gioia, 7. Visitors can admire fragments of the original architecture and decorations to learn about Positano's Roman history with the help of mulitmedia displays that explain more in depth the ruins. From 11 April to 31 October, the museum is open daily from 9AM to 8:30PM (and from 10AM to 4PM from 1 November to 10 April). You can also take a 30-minute guided tour for groups of up to 10. Tickets cost EUR15/person and only payment by credit or debit card is accepted.


Radical chic retreat
With the construction of the SS163 road, a much needed alternative to the mountain paths which had, until then, formed the only link between the Amalfi Coast and the rest of Italy, Positano once more began to flourish.

The new road united the town with Sorrento and Naples and allowed the first tourists to reach Positano.
These were no ordinary tourists, but rather an elite group of travelers, comprised of intellectuals, artists, and celebrities who, from the early 20th century onwards, elected Positano as their preferred holiday resort.

Escher, Steinbeck, Picasso, Klee, Zeffirelli and Liz Taylor: the list of artists who have fallen helplessly in love with the beauty of Positano's land and seascapes is endless.
"Willing prisoners of a legendary landscape" as they used to define themselves...

The beaches of Positano

Positano's pebbly and sandy main Beach,Spiaggia Grande ,is colerful with umbrellas as it stretches wide around thje cove.It's mostly private ( pay to enter,includes lounge chair , umbrella ,dressing room, and bathroom).the restaurant is extra.With a frees section near the middle ,close to where the boats take off.(Look for the pay showers).The nearest wc is beneath the steps to the right( as you face the water)

Fornillo Bech,a less -crowded option. on the pier there is a small street
( Via Positanedi d'America) near bar Covo dei Saraceni ( to the west) of themain beach ,is favored by residen,with more affordable chair/umbrella rentals.
It has a mellow Robinson Crusoe vibe,with a sturdySaracen tower Keeping watchg overhead.This beach has a few humble svack bars and lunch eateries.Note that its position,tucked back in the rocks,means it gets shade earlier in the day than the main beach

ARIENZO BEACH CLUB
Positano Beach Club. Seafood, Fish Restaurant. Cocktail Bar. Amalfi Coast lifestyle

SHUTTLE BOAT SERVICE
Morning: 10am – 1pm (every half an hour)

Afternoon: 3.45pm until late afternoon

https://www.arienzobeachclub.com/

The Arienzo beach is often called the 300 steps beach, because of the impressive number of steps visitors need to climb down to reach it. On their way down towards the sea, holidaymakers can catch glimpses of the gardens of some of the Amalfi Coast's most luxurious villas, including one which once belonged to Franco Zeffirellli. Facing the south west, the beach enjoys the sun longer than any other in Positano. The beach is divided into private and free areas.

DA ADOLFO  RESTAURANT- BAR

BEACH ESTABLISHMENT   Positano's Laurito beach

5 minutes from Positano by boat
The boat leaves the pier from 10 am (look the red fish) and returns from 4 pm on…
The boat service is free of charge and reserved r restaurant and beach clients only.
Other beach services include: Bathrooms, Change room, Shower

Positano's Laurito beach is a tiny little beach, which can reached via a flight of steps which starts in the small square opposite Hotel San Pietro. The name of the beach derives from the many laurels growing in the area. Laurito is divided into a free beach and a private beach, the latter belonging to a small hotel, and has two casual beach restaurants.

http://www.daadolfo.com/ 

Beach LIncanto -Beach la Scogliera

A romantic corner in the Positano beach, with a wonderful view of the Amalfi Coast and the islands of Li Galli.

https://www.lincantopositano.com/

Positano's Laurito beach

Shopping
Linen: Garments made of linen / especially women's dresses) are popular items in Positano.To find a good -quality piece that will last,look for Made i n Positano ( or at least Made in Italy) on the label,snd check the percentage of linen;60 percent or more is excellent quality.Three companies with top reputations and multiple outlets are Brunellla ,Pepito's and Vanilla di Laura De Martino( each has shops ( Via Pasitea and Via Cristoforo Colombo )

Praiano

How to get to Praiano
Praiano is located half way between Positano and Amalfi ( 7 km from Positano )

its beauty rises at the base of Monte Tre Pizzi and reaches up to Marina di Praia, one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. Made of pebbles and set in a high cliff, it is kissed by the sun only in the central hours of the day, but in the evening it comes back to life thanks also to African, one of the coolest discos on the Amalfi Coast, a place frequented by many famous people including , in 1962 during his holidays, even by Jaqueline Kennedy wife of the President of the United States John Fitzerald Kennedy. One of the most romantic walks in the area starts from this beach and goes around the cliff just below the Torre a Mare, the ancient Saracen watchtower.

The town has a number of important houses of worship, including the Church of San Luca Evangelista, famous for its splendid majolica floor, the Church of San Gennaro, the Church of Santa Maria a Castro and the Convent of San Domenico, this last stands in the high Campo valley, from where one of the most breathtaking views in the area can be enjoyed.

Reflecting the characteristic "verticality" of the towns on the Amalfi Coast, the higher part of the town is referred to as 'Praiano Vettica' and the lower part, closest to the sea, as 'Praiano Inferiore'

TOURIST OFFICE  tel +39 089 874 557    Via G.Capriglione 116 b ( 9:00 am -1:00 pm & 4:00 -8.00 pm ).Can provide maps and information for those wanting to hit  the area's hiking trails

 http://www.praiano.org/

Amalfi

The heart of the coast, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.
Amalfi dates back to the 4th century AD, when Roman refugees settled here. It reached its apex in 839 AD, when it declared its independence from the Byzantine Duchy of Naples, and became the first Maritime Republic in Italy. For centuries it was the only link between Europe and the whole of the Byzantine Levant. The first code of maritime laws, the Amalfian Laws, were compiled here, and remained in force until the 16th century. Amalfi also pioneered the use of the compass, and circulated its own currency, the "tarì". Amalfi's unique charm has always attracted artists, writers, painters, directors, and even one of the twelve apostles, saint Andrew, who has a 10th century cathedral dedicated to his honour, where his relics are housed in the crypt. Amalfi is enclosed by a natural amphitheatre where the Canneto river runs through the lush Valle Delle Mulini: water-powered paper mills transformed rags into precious paper. A 13th century paper mill now houses a fascinating paper museum.

Amalfi: it's located 16 km away from Positano


Orientation to AMALFI TOWN

Amalfi waterfront is the coast's biggest transport hub.The bus station ,ferry docks,and a parking lot(euro 5/hour,if the lot is full, park in the huge Lunarossa garage ,burrowed into the hillside just past town,before Atrani) are next to each to each other.They are overlooked by a statue of local boy Flavio Gioia,the purported inventor of the mgnetic compass.Amalfi's TI is just up the main road,right before th post office and overlooking the beach..Before you enter the town,notice the colorful tile above the Porta della Marina gateway,showing off the trading domain of the maritime republic of Amalfi.Just to the left ,along the busy road,is a series of arches that indicate the long,narrow,vaulted halls of its arsenal -where ships were built in the 11th century.One of these is now the fine little Arsenal Museum.
Venture into the town and you'll quickly come to Piazza Duomo,the main square ,sporting a spring water-spewing statue of St.Andrew,and the Cathedral -the town's most nimportant sight.The farther you get away from the water,the more traditional Amalfi becomes.The Paper Museum is a 10 -minutes walk up Via Lorenzo d'Amalfi,the main drag .From here ,the road narrows and you can turn off onto a path leading to the shaded Valle dei Mulini;it's full of paper -mill ruins that recall this once proud ans prosperous industry.The ruined castle clinging to the rocky ridge above Amalfi is Torre dello Ziro,a good lookout point for intrepid hikers.

TOURIST INFORMATION

The TI is about 100 yards from the bus station , and ferry dock,next to the post office;facing the seahe ,it's to the left ( Mon-Fri.9:00-13:00 & 14:30 -17:30,Sat 9:00 -13:00,closed Sun,shorter hours off-season,pay WC in same courtyard,Corso della Repubbliche Marinare27,
tel +39 089 871 107,http://www.amalfitouristoffice.it/

HELPFUL HINTS
Don't Get stranded: Be warned -the last bus back to  Positano or Sorrento leaves as early as 20:00 ( in Oct-March,but likely ,somewhat later in other months:June -July at 22:00.Aug at 23:00,April -May and Sept at 21:00 -confirm times locallly ).Especially in summer,that last bus out may be full,leaving  your only option a euro 100 taxi ride

BAGGAGE STORAGE 

you can store your bags safely for euro 5 at the Divina Costiera Travel Office facing the waterfront square,across from the bus parking area ( daily 8:00 -13:00 & 14:00 -19:00,closed mid-Nov -March.tel.+39 089 872 467).

EATING IN AMALFI TOWN
Grabbing a Quick Lunch :To grab a fast bite,walk five minutes up the main drag;on the right,past the first archway,is Pizza Express,with honest Euro 4-6 pies,calzones,and heated sandwiches to go (Mond-Sat 9:00 -21:00,closed Sun,Via Capuano 46 ).The Cuoppo Amalfi fried -fish stand a Piazza dei Doge ( described below)is another good option;there is also a small supermarket facing the piazza ,and another supermarket( Deco')is just off of the main drag ( up an alleyto the right near # 34,at Via Dei Curiali ).Both supermarkets close for a midafternoon break and all day Sunday. https://www.pasticceriapansa.it/ Cornetti from euro 1,pastriesfrom euro 4,50;7:30 am -11 pm,closed early Jan -early Feb.A ;freshlymarbled and mirrored 1830 cafe on Piazza del Duomo where black -bow -tied waiters serve a great Italian breakfast;freshly made cornetti ( croisssants ) ,full boided espresso and deliciously frorhy cappuccino.Sandout pastries include the crisp,flakycoda di aragosta con crema di limone ,a lobster tall shaped concoction filled with a rich yet light lemoin custard creme

Near tha Main Square,on PIAZZA DEI DOGE
If you want walk straight ahead from the cathedral stairs,go up the little covered lane,and hook right at the fork,you'll pop out in atmospheric little Piazza dei Doge.Slightly less trampled and more neighborhood-feeling than Piazza Duomo,this has several decent ( if forgettable)restaurants aimed squarely at pleasing tourists. The Cuoppo d'Amalfi fried-fish shop.on the right as your enter the square ,fills cardboard cones with all manner of deep-fried sea life..Bar la Piazzetta has good prices at its tables right in the middle of the square.And tucked at the corner of the square leading to the port ,la Taverna di Masaniello is a bit pricier,with good food

HIKES

Amalfi is the starting point for several fine hikes,two of which l've described here.The TI hands out photocopies of Giovanni Visetti'strailk maps or you can download them yourself at, http://www.giovis.com
If you can find it,the best book on hiking is Julian Tippett's Sorrento Amalfi Capri Car Tours and Walks,wich useful color-coded maps and info on pubblic transportation to the trailheads.Lucia Ferrara  http://it.zialucy.com/ a great guide based in Positano,leads hikesaround Amalfi.

Hike # 1:Pontone
This loop trail leads up the valley past paper -mill ruins,ending in the tiny town of Pontone;you can lunch there,and headback down to the town of Amalfi ( allow 3 hours total).Bring a good map,since it's easy to veer off the main route .Start your hike by following the main road ( Via Lorenzo d'Amalfi)away from the sea.After the Paper Museum jog right,then left to join the trail,wich runs through the shaded woods along a babbling stream.Heed the signs that warn people to stay away from the ruins of paper mills ( no matter how tempting they look),since many are ready to collapse on unwary hikers.Continue up to Pontone,where Trattoria l'Antico Borgo offers wonderful cuisine and great view( Via Noce 4,tel.+39 089 871 469).After lunch,return to Amalfi via a steep stairway.If you're feeling ambitious,before you head back to Amalfi,add a one -hour detour ( 30 minutes each way) to visit the ridgehugging Torre dello Ziro(ask a local how to find the trail to this tower).You'll be rewardedwith a spectacular view.

HIKE # 2:ATRANI

For an easier stroll,head to the nnearby town of Atrani.This village,just a 15-minute stroll beyond Amalfi town,is a world apart;its 1,500 residents consider themselves definitely not from Amalfi.Leave Amalfi via the main road and stay on the water side until the promenade ends.Cross the street ,continue a few more yards,then go up the whitewashed staircase just past the pizzeria.From here,twist up trough old lanes to a paved route that takes you over the hill and drops you into Atrani in about 15 minutes.
With relatively few tourist,a delightful town square ,and a free,sandy beach (if you drive here ,pay for parking at harbor).
Atrani has none of Amalfi trendy resort feel.Piazza Umberto is the core of town,with cafes,restaurants,and littele grocery stores that can make sandwiches.A whitewashed staircase leads up to the serene and beautiful town church ( under the clock face ).
To save time and sweat on the return walk ,follow the promenade just above water level toward Amalfi.
Then walk up trought the restaurant terrace and find the big,long tunnel next to the parking garage -this will deposit you in the middle f Amalfi.From Atrani ,you could theoretically continue up to Ravello .But be warned.Unless you're part mountain goat,you'ii probably perfect catching the bus to Ravello from Amalfi town indstead.

                                                                                    Getting to Amalfi  from Positano 

I recommend to catch the sita bus just accross bar internazionale at zone chiesa nuova which drops you in Amalfi

Getting to Amalfi by ferry from Positano

During the summer months, there are convenient sea crossings by ferry which depart Positano and stop in Amalfi

 Getting to  Amalfi  by Car from Positano

If you're traveling by car, a piece of advice: be careful!

     
During the months of June ,July and August and on public holidays the road hugging the Amalfi Coast can be extremely busy and, as breathtaking as the scenery might be from your car window, spending hours stuck in a traffic jam under the Mediterranean sun is not much fun.

What to visit in Amalfi

Piazza Flavio Gioia

Piazza Flavio Gioia is considered the entrance door of Amalfi, as it is the first that tourists encounter when arriving in the city. A short distance you reach the heart of the historic center in Piazza Duomo.

In the center of Piazza Flavio Gioia you can see the monument to the fellow citizen to whom it is dedicated, which according to tradition invented the compass in the fourteenth century giving a further boost to the seafaring power for which Amalfi was famous in medieval times. The statue is the work of Alfonso Balzico and is dated 1892. The Piazza is also the terminus of buses that arrive from the rest of Italy, while a few steps away you reach the port. Staying close to the coast, you can reach the interesting Museum of the Compass and the Duchy of the Sea, a few steps away, located in the ancient arsenal.

Address: Piazza Flavio Gioia
84011 - Amalfi (SA)

The Duomo of Amalfi

The Duomo of Amalfi: All You Have to Know About The Incredible Monument!

The Duomo of Amalfi is located right at the center of the town, a few meters far from Municipio Square. It’s one of the most important squares of the town and one of the most visited by tourists from all around the world.

Amalfi Cathedral is a 9th-century Roman Catholic structure in the Piazza del Duomo, Amalfi, Italy. It is dedicated to the Apostle Saint Andrew. Predominantly of Arab-Norman Romanesque architectural style, it has been remodeled several times, adding Romanesque, Byzantine, Gothic, and Baroque elements. The cathedral includes the adjoining 9th century Basilica of the Crucifix. Leading from the basilica are steps into the Crypt of St. Andrew.

The newer cathedral was built next to the older basilica that was built on the ruins of a previous temple. The remains of St. Andrew were reportedly brought to Amalfi from Constantinople in 1206 during the Fourth Crusade by Cardinal Peter of Capua. In 1208, the crypt was completed and the relics were turned over to the church. It said that later on Manna issued from the saint's bones.

Interior of Amalfi Cathedral
A wooden 13th century Crucifix hangs in the liturgical area. Another crucifix, made of mother-of-pearl, was brought from the Holy Land and is located to the right of the back door. The High Altar in the central nave is formed from the sarcophagus of the Archbishop Pietro Capuano (died in 1214). Above the altar is a painting by Andrea dell'Asta of The Martyrdom of St. Andrew. The boxed ceiling dates to 1702 and its artwork includes the Flagellation, the Crucifixion of the Apostle, and the Dell'Asta's 1710 Miracle of the Manna. The triumphal arch is held up by two Egyptian granite columns. There are two additional twisted columns and two pulpits that were part of the 12th century ambo. One of the pillars boasts a hidden column as an example of the ancient Romanesque structure.

Exterior of Amalfi Cathedral
The front facade was rebuilt in 1891 after the original one collapsed. It is of striped marble and stone with open arches that have lace detailing not commonly found in Italian sacred architecture while the tiled cupola is quite common amongst churches of the area. The tympanum's mosaics portray “The triumph of Christ” in a work created by Domenico Morelli and whose original designs are retained in the Town Hall.
Sixty-two steps, wide and steep, lead up to the doors. Cast in Constantinople before 1066, and signed by Simeon of Syria, the cathedral's bronze doors are the earliest in Italy of post-Roman manufacture. Begun in 1180, and completed over 100 years later, the Romanesque style bell tower is off-center. The structure includes four small towers of Arab architectural type that are adorned with arches and are covered with majolica tiles. During times of war, the bell tower was purposed for defense.
The garden contains colonnades, arches and sculptures.

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Opening Hours
Daily from March to June 9:00 - 18:45
Daily from July to September 9:00 - 19:45
Daily from November to February 10:00 - 13.00 & 14:30 - 16:30
NOTE: Free admission to the Cathdral during religious functions.

Il Chiostro del Paradiso – Heaven’s Cloister

Il Chiostro del Paradiso – Heaven’s Cloister

It is the ancient cemetery of the nobles of Amalfi which was built between 1266 and 1268.
Art with its beauty makes us feel closer to God.
Here we enjoy the charm of these unmistakable intertwined arches, supported by 120 slender columns, with a strong oriental flavor.

Along the left gallery of the cloister, a white peristyle from whose arches leaks into the greenery of the small Mediterranean garden, various sarcophagi are exposed, among which those representing the Rape of Proserpina and the Union of Mars with Rea Silvia of the second half stand out 2nd century AD C.

On the same side you can admire the marble fragments with mosaic decorations of the ancient ambos of the cathedral, commissioned by Archbishop Dionisio (1174-1202) and made by artists active in Amalfi itself.

Continuing the visit, we can stop for a moment in the center of its north side to resume a characteristic shot of the bell tower of the cathedral
(1180-1276) with the bell tower decorated with Moorish style polychrome majolica.

On the bottom are visible the funeral chapels of the cloister: of great interest is the one with the fresco of Christ Pantocrator of the second half of the thirteenth century and immediately after that with the Crucifixion attributed to Roberto d'Oderisio, the main painter active in Campania in the mid fourteenth century , who was an effective popularizer of the Giotto style.
Continue all the way to enter the basilica of the Crucifix passing through the noble chapel of the Corsanos with the interesting cycle of 14th century frescoes, unfortunately very deteriorated, attributed to the workshop of Cavallini, which includes the Dormitio Virginis and hosts of saints and prophets.

Opening time
Days Opening times
Every day from March to June 09h00 - 18h45
Every day from July to September 09h00 - 19h45
Every day from November to February 10h00 - 13h00 / 14h30 - 16h30

Phone+39 089.871324
Fax +39 089.871324
Price per person € 3.00
Price for children under 18 € 1.00
Price from 18 to 25 years € 3.00
Price for over 65 years € 3.00
Students (with list of names signed by the school) € 1.00
Group rate € 3.00
Week closing Always open
Closing during the year Always open

Note:The ticket includes a visit to the Cloister, Cathedral Museum, Crypt and Cathedral.

Since the Cathedral is closed to the public from 10h00 to 17h00; the only way to access it is through the Cloister and the Museum (paying the entrance ticket).

The Arsenal


After walking through the rione Vagliendola, you will end up at the old Arsenal, the true hearth of the ancient Republic of Amalfi.

Rione Vagliendola


Rione Vagliendola is one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the town and one of the most famous among tourists.

You will be able to enjoy some of the true lifestyle of Amalfi: alleys, little shops, traditional trades and crafts: if you are looking for the truest heart of the town, Rione Vagliendola should definitely be on your to-see list.

Emerald Grotto: between Amalfi and Conca dei Marini

The Grotta of Smeraldo known as well with the name of "Emerald Cave" was named after the characteristic green light inside the cave. It is caused by natural sunlight from outside which enters the cave through an underground passage, which connects the salt water lake in the huge chamber with the sea outside. The water filters the sunlight and only green wave lengths reach the cave. It's really weird that the light is green while mostly the water becomes blue as for the nearby Grotta Azzura (Blue Grotto) on Capri. We suppose it is the orientation of the cave, the cave is located at the southern coast of the peninsula Amalfi coast.

In order to reach the grotto there is a small parking along the coast road, a wide staircase going down to the sea and furthermore there is also an elevator. After paying the ticket of 5€, visitors enter the cave through an artificial tunnel. Inside there is a jetty with numerous wooden boats. The boat ride is the actual tour, so after a short look around you may enter the next boat and enjoy the calm gliding of the motorless boat.

The cave consists only of a single huge chamber. The lake inside is 45m by 32m big and the chamber is 24m high, above the sea level. There are some speleothems, as this is actually a karst cave. The cave was formed above the sea level, at a time when the sea was much deeper. Later the sea rose and flooded the entrance, or better the land went down, which is caused by the volcanic activities in the area. Some stalagmites on the floor were flooded.

The tour is not very expensive but the cave is very small and the whole visit takes only half an hour including stairs, cave, and boat ride. It is also essential to visit it at the right time. August is generally bad, because of the huge number of visitors, and we guess it's annoying to wait a long time for a rather abbreviated tour.

Opening Hours
MONDAY           9:00 - 16:00
TUESDAY          9:00 - 16:00
WEDNESDAY    9:00 - 16:00
THURSDAY       9:00 - 16:00
FRIDAY              9:00 - 16:00
SATURDAY        9:00 - 16:00
SUNDAY            9:00 - 16:00
Phone
+39 089.871107
Prezzo per persona                    € 6,00
Prezzo per i minori di 12 anni    Gratuito
Prezzo per i minori di 18 anni    € 5,00
Prezzo dai 18 ai 25 anni            € 5,00

NOTE: From the middle of October to early April the working hours are from 9:00 to 15:00. Closed under adverse weather conditions

Amalfi Paper Museum

Among the first towns where it was discovered in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries the existence of the paper, if you want to take for granted the information contained in notarial deeds discussing of the existence of paper products, while not specifying whether these were imported from other places and traded in the above mentioned places, there were the territories of the Maritime Republics: Amalfi, Pisa, Genoa and Venice who had warehouses both in Syria, both on the coast of Palestine, where they were precisely located the major centers for the production of paper.

These republics also had intense trade relations with the East and they could learn from the Eastern art of making paper without too much difficulty, or it is possible that on board the galleys, which in medieval times shuttled between our coasts and the Holy Land to transport crusaders and merchandises, they are embarked "Magisters in art cartarum" which as skilled labor have introduced this type of work.
Amalfi is the oldest of the Maritime Republics, as early as the ninth century had its warehouses in Palermo and Messina and Syracuse, where the Amalfitana is still present in local place names. Age-old remains the question on the primacy of paper in Italy and then in Europe and in contention are mainly Amalfi and Fabriano.

The "Foundation Paper Museum" has always worked to spread, disclose and document what concerns the art of making handmade paper of Amalfi. All this is possible thanks to the work of its founder: Nicola Milano. He was forced to close the paper mill because it was impossible to continue to support the high costs resulting mainly from the lack of transport to link road. The last was closed in 1969 and was donated to the nascent Foundation, which he strongly desired and commissioned in November 1971, which was supposed to manage the big idea: the "Paper Museum".
Idea that through many problems and vicissitudes came today to be a concrete and interesting reality aimed at preservation of historical heritage and the recovery of ancient arts such as the manufacture of handmade paper.

contacts

Via delle Cartiere, 23
84011 Amalfi (Sa)
+39 0898304561

Fax +39 089.872235
https://www.museodellacarta.it/

Price per person € 4.50
Price for children under 18 € 2.50
Price from 18 to 25 years € 4.50
Price for over 65 years € 4.50
Students € 2.50
Group rate (minimum 25 paying) € 3.50
Week closing
November - December and January - closed on Mondays
Closing during the year
24.12 - 25.12 - 26.12

Director of the museum Avv. Emilio De Simone

Opening time

From 1/3 to 31/10
the museum is open from 10.00 to 18.30
open all day - every day, Sunday included

From 01/11 to 31/01
the museum is open from 10.00 to 16.00
open all day - closed on Mondays

From 27/12 to 06/01
the museum is open from 10.00 to 18.30
open all day - every day, Sunday included

In the days 24-25-26 December
the museum will be closed for holidays

In the month of February
the museum will be closed for maintenance and preparation

Sant'Andrea Fountain:

In Baroque style, it was built in 1760 and adorned with particular figures.

The alleys:

In Amalfi you will have to walk slowly, browse through one shop and the other and capture the details.

Due to the Covid-19 emergency, many routes have been suspended until 4 May, 2020.

Furore

Furore,the paese che non cè,the "town that doesn't exist,"sretchesfor 8 km ( 5 miles )along the panoramic winding road climbing the Monti Lattari hills towards Agerola,Its nickname comes ffrom the absence of any focal point,or piazza,in the town,but,endearingly,it has the paese dipinto,the painted town,as the walls pof the homes of local fisherman and wine cultivators are the canvas for an array of murales by local and international artists,who have mostly represented the traditions and cultre of their town.

Atrani

This is one of Italy's smallest municipalities, where just 850 inhabitants live in an area of 0.12 square kilometres.
The picturesque village is nestled between the Civita mountains to the east and Mount Aureo to the west, in the valley of the Dragone river, which takes its name from the fire-breathing dragon that, legend has it, lives in the area. The town has maintained its traditional medieval layout. The small San Salvatore piazza with its stone fountain is the village's principal meeting point, and the perfect spot to appreciate the tranquillity of the village.
The village was originally home to the aristocracy of the Maritime Republic. The Doges received the investiture in the palatine chapel of the San Salvatore De Birecto church, before continuing in solemn procession to Amalfi. Visit the Santa Maria Maddalena Collegiate church, and the churches of San Salvatore De Birecto, Santa Maria Immacolata, Santa Maria Del Bando, Carmine and San Michele Fuori Le Mura.

Atrani: it's located  700 meters  away from amalfi 

Ravello

RAVELLO

At 350 m above sea level, where the sea meets the chestnut woods of Scala and Tramonti, this was a favoured destination for the nobles and wealthy merchants of Amalfi seeking repose, along with heads of state, churchmen, intellectuals, artists, poets, writers, and painters seeking inspiration. Ravello was the inspiration for Klingsor's magic garden from Wagner's Parsifal.
The meeting of an English lord and a Ravello tailor led to the creation of one of the marvels of the entire coast, the cliff-top Villa Cimbrone, with its terrace that drops away to the sea. Ravello's piazza is overlooked by the San Pantaleone cathedral, home to the relics of the saint and artistic treasures such as the bronze doors by Barisano Da Trani, the first to be cast in Italy by an Italian artist.
Villa Rufolo was built in 1280 by the Ravello family of the same name. The Rufolo family were bankers for King Charles of Anjou. The villa hosts summer concerts as part of the Ravello Festival.


The Amalfi coast's version of a hillk town,Ravello sits atop a lofty perch 1,000 feet above the sea.For sucha small town,it boats great sightseeing( an interesting church and two villas with stunning garden) and breath-taking view that have attracted celebrities for generations.Gore Vidal,Richard Wagner,D.H.Lawrence,M.C. Escher,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,and Greta Garbo all have succumbed to Ravello's charms and called it home.The town is like a lush and peaceful garden floating,cafes,stones,old villas -turned -luxury hotels,and grand view.It's one big place to convalesce.Ravello can make for a half-day outing from Analfi,or a full day from Positano with a stop in Amalfi.The view from the bus ride up and back are every bit as stunning as those along the coastal route.

Ravello:it's located 7 km away from amalfi

SIGHTS IN RAVELLO
To see the sights listed here ,start at the bus stop and walk trought the tunnel to the main square ,where you'll find the Villa Rufolo on the left,thje church on the right,and the TI down the street past the church ( TI open daily May-Oct 10:00 -18:00 ,closes earlieroff-season,100 yardsfrom the square-follow signs to Via Roma 18,tel +39 089 857 096, http://www.ravellotime.com/).Villa Cimbrone is a 10 -minute walk from the square( follow the signs). If you only have time for one villa,consider this: Villa Rufolo is easier to reach( facing the main square) and has a stunning terrace garden.Villa Cimbrone requiresan up -and-down hike,but it's bigger and more rugged,and offers even grander views in both directions along the coast

VILLA RUFOLO
The villa built in the 13th-century ruins of a noble family's palace,presents wistful gardens among stony walls,with oh-my-God views.The Arabic/Norman gardens seen designed to frame commanding coastline vistas ( you can enjoy the same view,without the entry fee,from the bus parking lot just below the villa ).It's also one of the venues for Ravello's annual arts festival 8 July -Sept http://www.ravellofestival.com/).and music society performances ( April -June and Sept-Oct,https://www.ravelloarts.org/).Musicians perch on a bandstand on the edge of the cliff for a combination of wonderful music and dizziying view. wagner visited here and was impressed enough to set the second act of this opera Parsifal in the villa's magical gardens.By all the concert on the cliff is a sublime experience.

Cost and Hours: euro 5,daily May-Sept 9:00 -20:00,Oct -April 9:00 until sunset,may close earòlier for concerts,tel 089 857 621,
https://villarufolo.com/
Visiting the Villa:From Piazza Duomo ,you'll enter through the stout watchtower to buy your ticket,then walk trought part of the sprawling villa ruins.Finally you'll pop out at a viewpoint overlooking the neatly geometroical garden terrace,which you're welcome to climb down and explore

VILLA CIMBRONE

The villa provides another romantic garden,this one built upon the ruins of an old convent.Located at the opposite end of Ravello,it was created in the 20th century by Englishman William Beckett.His mansion is now a five-star hotel.It's a longish walk to the end of town,where you explore a bluff dreamily land scaped around the villa.At the far end,above a sublime cafe' on the lawn,the Terrace of Infinity dangles high above the sea.

Cost and Hours: euro 7,daily 9:00 -sunset,tel +39 089 857 459,https://www.hotelvillacimbrone.com/.

Getting there: Facing the cathedral on Piazza Duomo,exit the square to the right and follow signs.You'll climb up and down ( and up and down)some stair-step lanes,enjoying a quieter side of Ravello,before reaching the villa at the point.

Visiting the Villa: Buy your ticket and pick up the free map /guideof the garden.Across from the ticket booth,duck into the old monastery.Then passthe rose-garden terrace and head up the main boulevard,wich leads straigh to the stunning Terrace of Infinity,with 360-degree views up and down the coast.If you have the interest and energy,loop back along the more rugged down-slope ( facing the adjacent town of Scala).Tiny Lizards scurry underfoot ,while mythological statues( Mercury's Seat,Temple of Bacchus,Eve's Grotto) strike their poses before a stunning and serene backdrop.

HIKE TO AMALFI TOWN FROM VILLA CIMBRONE

Walk from Ravello to Amalfi- possible and worth it?
It's wonderful! - pick up the excellent free hiking map from the tourist office in Ravello.
Ravello-Atrani-Amalfi route : you don't have to go on the road at all - pedestrian streets through Ravello to just short of the Cimbrone, clear wide path (with many steps) down to Atrani, pedestrian streets to Amalfi. The views are amazing and the whole experience is awesome.

To walk downhill from Ravello's Villa Cimbrone to the town of Amalfi ( a path for hardy hikers only-follow the TI'map),retrace your steps back toward town.Take the first left,wich turns into a stepped path winding its way below the cliff.Pause here to look back up at the rock with a big white mansion -Villa la Rondinaia,where Gore Vidal lived for many years.Continue down the fairly steep path about 40 minutesto the town of Atrani ,where several bars on the main square offer-well-deserved refreshment.From here,it's about a 15 minute walk back to Amalfi

EATING IN RAVELLO
In Town:Several no-brainer,interchangeable restaurants face Piazza Duomo and line the surrondind strets.To enjoy this fine setting,just take your pick.You can also grab a takeaway lunch at one of the little grocieres and sandwich shops that line Via Roma ( between Piazza Duomo and the TI)enjoy your meal at the panoramic benches at the far end Piazza Duomo (facing the cathedral),or facing even better views just outside of town,near the bus stop and Ristorante da Salvatore.(Picnicking isn't allowed inside the two villas.) Just Outside of Town ,with stunning Views:Ristorante da Salvatore serves a serious-sit-down lunch that takes full advantage of the views that make a trip to Ravello worthwhile.Pino,the English -speaking owner of this formal restaurant,serves nicely presented,traditional Amalfi cucine from a fun ,if pricey,menu.Be,adventurous when ordering and share dishes. ( euro 13-18 pastas,euro 16-19 secondi,Tue-Sun 12:30 -15:00 & 19:30-22:00,closed Mon,located where buses and taxis drop those visiting town,Via della Repubblica 2,tel +39 089 857227,reservations smart).

RAVELLO CONNECTIONS
Ravello and the town of Amalfi are connected by road SS.163 and a sita bus.Coming from Amalfi town,buy your ticket at the bar on the waterfront,The sita bus stop just across

RETURN TO AMALFI- In Ravello ,line up early,since the buses are often crowded ( at least every 40 ,minutes,30 -minute trip,euro 1,20,buy ticket in tobacco shop;catch bus 100 yards off main square,at other end of tunnel).You can also reach Ravello from Naples via Salerno.Take the train from Naples to Salerno ( 2 hour,35-6-0 minutes) ,and then go by bus or Ferry to Amalfi town,where you can catch the bus to Ravello described above.Salerno's TI has bus,ferry,and train schedules

Due to the Covid-19 emergency, many routes have been suspended until 4 May, 2020.

Pontone

Pontone:it's located 5 km away from amalfi

This small village in the municipality of Scala was the first fortified bulwark in the territory of Amalfi in medieval times. Over the centuries Pontone, the castrum scalelle, became the picturesque village it is today, where the relaxing atmosphere has made it a favoured destination for visitors from near and far. Visit the ruins of Sant'Eustachio, the 12th century San Giovanni Battista church, and the San Filippo Neri church. The squared stone bell tower and the cross-vault roof are particularly striking.
Pontone is the departure point for walks along paths leading to the Torre Dello Ziro and to the Valle Delle Ferriere, which lead all the way to Amalfi (see Walks section).

Hike:Pontone -Amalfi

http://www.valledelleferriere.it/

Scala

A medieval village nominated bishop seat in 987. Today it is twined, for socio/cultural scopes, with the town of New York.

Along with Pontone (Scala Minor), this was the first inhabited settlement along the coast (Scala Maior). Romans who had been shipwrecked nearby discovered a land that seemed comparable to Eden for its pure air, excellent food and warm hospitality.
Spread over a hill, on one side characteristic terraces drop down towards the sea, while on the other the hill climbs up to the peak of Santa Maria Dei Monti (1,050 metres above sea level).
Visit the San Lorenzo cathedral (12th century), and the Santissima Annunziata church in the nearby village of Minuta, one of the most beautiful examples of Romanesque architecture along the coast. Other sights include the San Cataldo Benedictine convent, the Suore Redentoriste church and proto-monastery, and the castrum minore Ziro Tower in the Pontone district.

To visit San Lorenzo Dome; Bishop Palace;Santa Maria Annunziata Church.

 Town Hall
Piazza Municipio, 4 - Scala (SA)

CAP 84010

  (+39) 089.85.71.15   (+39) 089.85.89.77

Scala: it's located 7 km away from amalfi

Minori

Located in the centre of the Amalfi Coast, Minori, an inlet between Capo d'Orso and Conca dei Marini, is nicknamed "the narcissus of the Amalfi Coast" for the particularity of its territory and fertility of its land. It was the first to be founded by the Etruscans amongst all the towns on the coast, becoming subsequently one of the favourite places of residence by the Roman aristocracy, as testified by the discovery of the remains of an ancient patrician Villa Marittima, dating back to the 1st century AD. Today, it represents a great attraction for tourists who visit the town every year. Starting from the Middle Ages, it became part of the territory of the Amalfi Republic and its port was increasingly used as a commercial port, while some artisanal productions developed in the town, such as pasta. In fact, many were built in the centre of the country mills powered by the water of the Reginna river. Here the famous "Campania pasta" was produced: macaroni, scialatielli and the famous "ndunderi" a sort of giant dumplings prepared with flour caseata, that is spelled and curdled milk, traditional dish of Minori cuisine.

Instead, trades with the Orient favoured the introduction of lemons on the Amalfi Coast, which are still richly cultivated on terraces sloping down towards the sea nowadays, and which supply the panorama of that particular and picturesque aspect so loved by tourists from all over the world.

The cultivation of the Sfusato amalfitano lemon is particularly widespread. A beautiful bright yellow peel and rich in juice, both used in the production of typical liqueurs, such as Limoncello, and in the pastry, so renowned all over the world for desserts like Lemon Delight. Every year they attract numerous tourists in search of the flavours of the Amalfi Coast.

The Basilica of Santa Trofimena, the Church of Santa Lucia and the Church of SS Sacramento

The Basilica of Santa Trofimena, patron saint of the city, in which the remains of the saint were found by a washerwoman in 640 on the beach of Minori, according to tradition.

Religious architecture is truly highly developed and numerous churches keep many works of art in the territory of Minori. You can admire a beautiful baroque altar in the Church of Santa Lucia, with the annex Benedictine convent, both dating back to the X century. While in the Church of the Archconfraternity of the SS. Sacramento, dating back to 1526, a wooden fully functioning organ from 1700 has been preserved. 

The Roman Villa

The Roman Villa of Minori of the first century AD was discovered between 1950 and 1954, buried again by the debris from the flood of 26th October 1954 and then brought to light again. This reflects the typical structure of the "Roman maritime villa" with the reception rooms located to the west of the complex and the spa to the east. Admire the frescoes, mosaics and stuccos of Triclinium Ninfeo, and the annex Antiquarium, where materials from the excavation of the villa and finds from the Roman age from other villas in the area are on display.

Borgo di Villamena and Villaggio Torre

Some villages not far from the centre of the town retain the atmosphere of times gone by. Village of Villamena is particularly pretty, as well as the ancient church of S.S. Gennaro and Giuliano, where there is a precious "altarpiece" depicting the Virgin and Saints and the processional statue of the Madonna, of the nineteenth century.

The Church of San Michele Archangel stands in the centre of the Torre Village, in the east of Minori. The foundation of the church is earlier than 1270, and it is located in an area where lemons are traditionally cultivated.

The splendid "Sentiero dei limoni" (Trail of the lemons) which reaches Maiori also starts from Torre.

Minori, City of taste

Minori is a very lively town from a cultural point of view. Summer concerts, artistic and gastronomic events take place here every year, like the Gusta Minori, melange of art, culture, shows and quality gastronomy.

Ferry service by Travelmar. For information tel. 089.872950

Maiori

The beautiful town of Maiori is located in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, just 5 km from Amalfi.

It was founded in Roman times. The first inhabitants who settled here (precise date unknown), were probably of Etruscan origins. They gave the city its original name of Reghinna Major (to distinguish it from the nearby Reghinna Minor, the current Minori), used to locate this place until the 10th century.

 Like the other towns of the Amalfi Coast, in 842, Maiori became part of the Confederation of the Amalfi States which was headed by the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, becoming home of the Arsenals, the Admiralty, the Customs and the Salt warehouse and standing out for fishing, agriculture and the paper industry.

Unlike the vast majority of the other towns of the Amalfi Coast, Maiori has a long beach of almost 1 km, the longest of the entire Amalfi Coast. Here there is the "oldest" bathing establishment of the entire Divina Costa, opened in 1945 and in a short time this became the beach of famous guests: Ingrid Bergman, Jaqueline Kennedy, Fausto Coppi, the prince De Curtis, aka Totò, Nino Taranto and Anna Magnani, at the time of his love story with the director Roberto Rossellini. He was madly in love with the place and chose Maiori to set his masterpiece "Paisà" in 1946. This is considered the most representative cinematographic work of Italian Neorealism. He returned to Maiori several times for other important films of his filmography, result of his pilgrimages to the Amalfi Coast.

The Castle of San Nicola de Thoro Plano, the Miramare Castle and the Mezzacapo Palace

The Castle of San Nicola de Thoro Plano, ancient bulwark of the IX century, witness of the Amalfi defensive system; the Miramare Castle, located on a rocky outcrop on the border between Maiori and Minori, surmounted by towers with a conical spire; Palazzo Mezzacapo with the eighteenth-century adjoining gardens, designed like a Maltese Cross, built in the first half of the nineteenth century,  belonging to the Mezzacapo marquises, is currently the headquarters of the municipal library, historical archive, cultural laboratory and some council offices.

The Collegiata of Santa Maria a Mare, Sanctuary of the Avvocata and the churches

The Collegiata of Santa Maria a Mare with its characteristic majolica dome and the suggestive Sanctuary of the Avvocata, dominates the entire Amalfi Coast from the top of Monte Falesio, is only reachable after a long walk and was built following the appearance of the Virgin Mary to a local shepherd boy.

Together with the other numerous churches, both are witnesses of the profound religiosity of the city. The Church of Santa Maria del Carmine, next to the Collegiata of Santa Maria a Mare, the Church of San Giacomo, the Church of San Sebastiano and the Church of San Francesco with the adjoining convent, are also worth a visit.
 
The Abbey of Santa Maria dell'Olearia

The Complex of Santa Maria dell’Olearia, founded in 973 by the first Benedictine monks on the Amalfi Coast who used an ancient cave settlement to build their monastery, is overlooking the sea and the coast with a breath-taking view. It is made up of three small churches superimposed; containing numerous frescoes dedicated to the Virgin Mary and San Nicola and is one precious testimony of art and architecture of the early Middle Ages.
 
Trail of the lemons

For trekking lovers, a walk to the "Trail of the lemons" is not to be missed: a beautiful path that takes an hour from Maiori to Minori. An easy hiking walk that winds through ancient roads and stairways from which you can enjoy a breath-taking panorama, immersed in the unmistakable scent of the numerous lemon groves of this splendid coast.
 
Capo d'Orso, the caves and the beaches

The promontory of Capo d'Orso whose name is due to its resemblance to the head of a bear; the Pandora caves and the sulphurous cave; amongst the many beautiful beaches, some reachable only via sea, Cala Bellavaia stands out. This is better known as the beach of the “dead horse”, since a horse accidentally fell from the mule track it was following.

Cetara

Those who arrive in Cetara have the impression of taking a dip in the past, because the charm that you sense in this seaside village at the foot of Mount Falerio, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly priceless.

The bond that unites its 2000 inhabitants to the sea is already perceptible in the name of this town, which presumably derives from "Cetaria", tonnara in Latin or from "cetari" fishermen or big fish traders.

In fact, fish for centuries, has represented not only the main food of the Cetara locals but also a source of livelihood for fishing families and still today the Cetara fleet is one of the most active in the Mediterranean, specializing in tuna and anchovy fishing and preparation and storage. The anchovy of the Cetara gastronomy is obtained from anchovies "Colatura di alici", the traditional recipe dating back to the ancient Romans, Garum, recovered in Middle Ages from some monastic groups of the Amalfi Coast ,that in August, used to preserve the anchovies in salt in wooden barrels, called ”mbuosti”, which, once under salt, they would lose brine liquids which leaked between the cracks of the barrels and was collected, then saved.

Hence the delicious Cetara recipe that is still marketed today and is used in famous recipes such as Cetara Pesto and Spaghetti alla Colatura di anchovies.

The Vice royal Tower

The Vice royal Tower rises majestically on the east side of the beach of Cetara and was built in the 16th century by the Angevins to defend the population from pirate attacks. It currently hosts a Civic Museum with the permanent exhibitions of numerous coastal painters, the so-called "costaioli".

The Church of San Francesco

The 17th century Church of San Francesco, whose dome of the only existing nave was frescoed by the painter Marco Benincasa preserves a representation of Sister Orsola Benincasa, founder of the Order of the Theatine Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, of Cetarian origin.

The Church of San Pietro Apostolo

The Church of San Pietro Apostolo was built in the 9th century to celebrate the expulsion of the Saracens and restored in the 18th century. Very beautiful its majolica dome, the thirteenth-century bell tower and the bell-shaped octagonal cell.   Here is an ancient organ and a bilingual plaque (in Latin and Arabic) which commemorates Grandenetto d'Ausilio, the Cetarese protagonist of the liberation of Prince Federico of Aragon, taken prisoner by the barons of Salerno in 1484.

The Church of Santa Maria di Constantinople

Dating from the 19th century, it houses a beautiful statue depicting the gratitude  Madonna carried in procession through the streets of the town every year in early June.

Cetara, a seaside village

During the summer, the patronal feast of St. Peter takes place in the seaside village with traditional fireworks on the sea on June 29th.

Every year, at the end of July, there is also a famous cultural-gastronomic event "La Notte delle lampare”, a festival dedicated to the fish symbol of Cetara. A fishing boat, with the big lamp-boats following, engages in a fishing trip, also open to tourists. While on the beach of Cetara there are tasting of anchovy dishes served in various ways and other typical local recipes, and the Vice royal Tower is lit up for the holidays and actors simulate the defence from a Saracen attack.
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Pompeii Ruins

https://www.thetrainline.com/it/orari-treni/napoli-centrale-a-pompei

What to see in Pompeii in a single day

Pompeii has ancient origins, almost as Rome. Rich in monuments and squares, Pompeii is the city of the beautiful country – perhaps more than any other – where history lives and it is shown to the enchanted eyes of millions of tourists. Even you have not been able to resist its charm, aren’t you?

Do not be afraid, even if you have little time or you are just passing through on business you can visit Pompeii. Nothing is impossible if you really want, as long as the alarm sounds early in the morning. Try to be in town for 8:00, Pompeii is well connected, arriving there and moving around is quick and easy. But what to see in Pompeii in a single day? You can choose between two options:

Dedicate a full day to the ruins of Pompeii.
Have shopping in the city centre after visiting the Villa of the Mysteries and the Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary.

Pompeii ruins
First option, the ruins of Pompeii, here is what to see inside:

Few tips for you: wear comfortable shoes and bring with you sandwich, water, smartphone for photos, sunscreen in summer and umbrella  in winter… there is much to see and you have to walk.

The Forum and the Temple of Apollo
From Via Marina you have now the opportunity to see the historical centre of Pompei inside the archaeological site. The Forum is the beating heart of the city, economic ,cultural and religious centre, political Agora of the debates that inflamed the population.

During the second century a.D. the Forum was expanded: the traditional flooring made in tuff was replaced by travertine, widely used today, the square was enriched with numerous workshops and public buildings.

In the middle stands the temple of Apollo, one of the oldest religious buildings of Pompeii. This place is worshiped different gods such as Apollo and Mercury. The statuettes found are now  at the Archaeological Museum of Naples.

The amphitheatre
It is the oldest stone building ever found, dating back to 80 BC, was the scene of bloody battles between gladiators and has a capacity of 20,000 spectators, you can easily reach it from the hole into Via dell’Abbondanza.

The arena was accessed through a tunnel, the crypt is connected to four inputs. Unlike other Roman amphitheatres the Pompeian one has not underground, at the top are visible the holes used to support the roof of the arena in order to protect the spectators from the sun when it was too hot and from the rain.

Did you know that Pink Floyd played in this timeless place in 1971? They recorded their Live at Pompeii, a concert without an audience, as if to pay homage to the souls of fallen warriors in battle. One of his most exciting in the history of Rock.

I want to give you a little tip: if you have the opportunity to stay until sunset, Via dell’Abbondanza is a very surreal scenery for a walk. It gives you the sensation of being suspended time between dream and reality.

House of the Faun
If you are a lover of ancient history, you should not miss the House of the Faun: it is located not far from the Forum, in Via della Fortuna. This ancient Roman villa occupies inside the archaeological site about 3000 square meters, and it is one of the oldest and majestic city buildings.

Its size suggests that it belonged to an outstanding member of the Roman nobility. It owes its name to the Faun, Roman god of woods and nature: his small bronze statue is located in the atrium at the center of the impluvium.

Surrounded by huge gardens, the hotel is characterized by more entrances. The right door introduces to environments of personal use: bathrooms, stables, baths and kitchen. The door opened to the left instead of sector representation. The floors are covered with mosaics and decorations date back to the Pompeian style.

The center of the house was decorated with a mosaic depicting the victory of Alexander the Great against Darius, king of Persia, currently on display at the museum in Naples. Small curiosity: it is thought that the villa had belonged to the grandson of the tyrant Silla.

The large theatre
Located not far from the House of the Faun and the Sanctuary, the Large Theatre was built in the second century BC .The stairs were realized by exploiting the cavity of the slope. The structure could accommodate about 5,000 spectators, to each one was reserved a number.

The upper tier is divided into seven sectors and is supported by a ring–shaped corridor. The stairway was protected by a wall that supported the awning, a mobile tarp sheltered spectators from the elements. The stage and the set were accompanied by statues and marble. On stage they were performed the famous comedies of Plautus and Terence.

Garden of the fugitives in the Ruins of Pompeii

Sixth wonder to see in Pompeii is the Garden of the fugitives, space dedicated to growing that will preserve forever the moment when time made life eternal: the casts of some inhabitants surprised during the escape from the devastating fury of the eruption. During the excavation works, the bodies of 13 victims of the eruption were found , the volcano’s devastating fury surprised them during their attempted escape to the sea. Thanks to the technique of plaster, leaking today retain expressions, body postures and a piece of history forever. Always with the same technique, today we managed to get even the casts of the roots of much of the vegetation of the area. Thanks to the ash that has covered the rests of the bodies and the vegetation, with passing the time they had a solidification process that has conserved the shape in spite of the decomposition, creating the print of the bodies in the land.http://pompeiisites.org/

The Shrine of the Virgin of the Rosary
The Shrine of Pompeii was founded by Bartolo Longo who has headed the eponymous square as the cathedral. It is one of the major centers of Marian devotion in Italy, on 8 May and the first Sunday  of October it hosts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world to celebrate the Supplication to Our Lady of Pompeii: the prayer written by Bartolo Longo and transmitted from radio and television around the world.

The monument was built between 1876 and 1891 under the direction of Antonio Cua, later replaced by Giovanni Rispoli, it has been expanded several times over the centuries to receive the huge flow of faithful who go still to visit picture of the Virgin.

With regard to the painting I want to tell you an anecdote. It is said that a young woman suffering from a severe form of epilepsy  went to the Shrine to ask the Virgin to be healed and it seems that the miracle happened for real, that’s one of the reasons for which the site attracts millions of travelers.

The basilica is a cross with three aisles accompanied by three altars that are joined behind the apse. The nave culminates in a dome 57 meters high.

As a guardian never dozed a few steps from the cathedral stands the bell tower, designed by Aristide and Pio Leonori, impressive in its 5 floors. With a single glance you can see Vesuvius, the ruins and the entire Gulf of Naples. Here you can find all the information you need, visiting hours and celebrations:http://www.santuario.it/

Villa of the Mysteries
The Villa of the Mysteries is one of the most visited sites of Pompeii, especially for the series of frescoes showing Dionysian mysteries of that we still ignore the real meaning.

Featuring more than seventy rooms finely decorated and painted, many of which were used for dinners and social events. The building is located slightly outside the ancient walls of the city but if you love the mystery and you’re willing to push beyond the boundaries of known this is the place for you.  

Getting to Pompeii Ruins from Napoli by Circumvesuviana train

Inside the Station Piazza Garibaldi in Naples down below and take the Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento

 (must get off at the Pompei Scavi stop) ).Trains depart about every 30 minutes and the trip to Pompeii takes about 30 minutes

The Circumvesuviana of Naples Piazza Garibaldi station is located on the lower level of the station, below the one where the high-speed trains arrive.
The Sorrento trains generally depart from platform 3, to access this binary there are no escalators or elevators. Attention to the message on the display that announce the incoming train to be sure to take the train to Sorrento, or else you risk finding yourself in Sarno!

Here is the schedule for the Circumvesuviana train that runs between Naples and Pompei approximately every half hour.

Due to the Covid-19 emergency, many routes have been suspended until 4 May, 2020.
The schedules published on this page are the official annual schedules, but we strongly suggest contacting the transport companies directly to confirm if specific routes are running.
Note that at this time that all residents and visitors in Italy can only move around in cases of pressing need and with an "autocertificazione" pass.

https://www.eavsrl.it/web/sites/default/files/eavferro/NAPOLI%20SORRENTO%20L1.pdf

Getting to Pompeii Ruins from Napoli by  Campania Express

2020 Campania Express Train Schedules Naples - Pompei Ruins -.Sorrento
The Campania Express is a special tourist line that runs along the same route as the Circumvesuviana between Naples and Sorrento, but stops at just a few stations and takes about 30 minutes less than the commuter trains to complete the trip. These trains have guaranteed seating, air conditioning, and space to store baggage.

https://www.eavsrl.it/web/content/campania-express-2019

These trains run from mid-March to mid-October.

Tickets for the Campania Express from Naples to Pompeii cost around EUR 6; from Sorrento to Pompeii around EUR 4.

Tickets can be purchased online through the official EAV Campania website or at the Circumvesuviana ticket office 20 minutes before departure.

The Circumvesuviana train station at Napoli Centrale in Piazza Garibaldi is on the lower level, below the platforms for the high-speed trains.

The biggest difference between the regular Circumvesuviana trains and the Campania Express trains are that the latter are specifically designed for tourists and offer air conditioning, guaranteed seating, and luggage storage.

Getting to  Pompeii Ruins from Sorrento by Circumvesuviana train

In Sorrento, the station is located in the center of town opposite Pizza Angelina Lauro and is the only train line between Sorrento and Naples, so you can't get on the wrong train! Trains depart about every 30 minutes and the trip to Pompeii takes about 30 minutes

Getting to  Pompeii Ruins from Positano by sita bus and circumvesuviana train

If you are staying in Positano i, you'll have to travel first to Sorrento to take circumvesuviana train to Pompeii ruins . The Sita bus from Positano will drop you right in front of the Circumvesuviana train station in Sorrento. Trains depart about every 30 minutes

Getting to  Pompeii Ruins from Positano by Tramvia tourist bus

Your tour will start from Positano ( Tramvia bus stop is located near the Internazionale bar 20 meters from casa perla )  where a bus will piclk you up and transport you to the ancient city of Pompei buried by the vesuvius eruption of 79 AD.

Ticket price includes bus services only - One Way  E. 12 Adult/Child    Round Trip E.20 Adult   E.15 Child

Available every day from 01/04 to 03/11 2020

2020 Tramvia Bus schedules :

Positano ( Bar Internazionale )       

    8:30                        9:30

Arrival Pompei ( Villa dei Misteri )       

   10,50                      11,50

Estimated time.Bus could be delayed due to traffic condition

Return Pompei ( Villa dei Misteri )                                                     

 15,15                       17,15

Tramvia - Emergency phone  334 29 19 661

Getting to  Pompeii Ruins and Vesuvius from Positano by Tramvia tourist bus

Your tour will start from Positano ( Tramvia bus stop is located near the Internazionale bar 20 meters from casa perla )  where a bus will piclk you up and transport you to the ancient city of Pompei buried by the vesuvius eruption of 79 AD.

Ticket price includes bus services only -  Round Trip E.35 Adult   E.30 Child

Available every day from 01/04 to 03/11 2020

2020 Tramvia Bus schedules :

Positano ( Bar Internazionale )              8:30                        

Arrival Pompei ( Villa dei Misteri )        10:50       

Estimated time.Bus could be delayed due to traffic condition

Pick -Up Vesuvius    ( Pompei Villa dei Misteri )       1 3:00

Return -Vesuvius                                                       16:00

Tramvia - Emergency phone  334 29 19 661

Getting to  Herculaneum  Ruins  from Positano by Tramvia tourist bus

Your tour will start from Positano ( Tramvia bus stop is located near the Internazionale bar 20 meters from casa perla )  where a bus will piclk you up and transport you Herculaneum Ruins

Ticket price includes bus services only - One Way  E. 12 Adult/Child    Round Trip E.20 Adult   E.15 Child

Available every day from 01/04 to 03/11 2020

2020 Tramvia Bus schedules :

Positano ( Bar Internazionale )       

     8 :30                    9:30

Arrival  Herculaneum Ruins                                                               

  11,10                    12,10

Estimated time.Bus could be delayed due to traffic condition

Return  Herculaneum Ruins                                                               

  15,15                    17,15

Tramvia - Emergency phone  334 29 19 661

Getting to  Herculaneum  Ruins  and Vesuvius from Positano by Tramvia tourist bus

Your tour will start from Positano ( Tramvia bus stop is located near the Internazionale bar 20 meters from casa perla )  where a bus will piclk you up and transport you Herculaneum Ruins and Vesuvius

Ticket price includes bus services only -  Round Trip E.35 Adult   E.30 Child

Available every day from 01/04 to 03/11 2020

2020 Tramvia Bus schedules :

Positano ( Bar Internazionale )            8 :30                  

Arrival  Herculaneum Ruins                1,10                   

Pick -Up Vesuvius  -  Herculaneum Ruins         12:50

Return -Vesuvius                                                16:00

Tramvia - Emergency phone  334 29 19 661

Getting to Napoli City from Positano by Tramvia tourist bus

                                                                                       

Your tour will start from Positano ( Tramvia bus stop is located near the Internazionale bar 20 meters from casa perla )  where a bus will piclk you up and transport you Napoli City 

Ticket price includes bus services only - One Way  E. 18 Adult/Child    Round Trip E.30 Adult   E.25 Child

Available every day from 01/04 to 03/11 2020

2020 Tramvia Bus schedules :

Positano ( Bar Internazionale )       

    8:30                        9:30       

  15:55            16:55         17,55    

Arrival  Napoli City ( Piazzale Angioino )                                 

   11:40                      12:40               

  19:00            20:00        21:00

Estimated time.Bus could be delayed due to traffic condition

Return   Napoli City ( Piazzale Angioino )                                         

  14,20                       16,20

Tramvia - Emergency phone  334 29 19 661

Getting to Capodichino Naples Airport  from Positano by Tramvia tourist bus

Tramvia bus stop is located near the Internazionale bar 20 meters from casa perla.Tramvia  bus will piclk you up and transport you Capodichino Naples Airport

One Way  E. 18 Adult/Child 

2020 Tramvia Bus schedules :

Positano ( Bar Internazionale ) 

 8:30         9:30               

  15:55          16:55         17,55    

Arrival        Capodichino Naples Airport          12:20           1320           

      19:25            20:25        21:25

Estimated time.Bus could be delayed due to traffic condition                                    

Tramvia - Emergency phone  334 29 19 661

Positano - Sorrento by Tramvia bus

Tramvia bus stop is located near the Internazionale bar 20 meters from casa perla   

One Way  E. 4

2020 Tramvia Bus schedules :

Positano ( Bar Internazionale )     

  11:55      12:55      15:55   

  17:35     19:35

Arrival - Sorrento         ( piazza Lauro )                                               

 12:30      13:30     16:30   

   18:10     20:10    

Sorrento -Positano       ( Piazza Lauro )                                               

 8:00         9:00       

15:20     16:20    17:20

Arrival   Positano           ( Bar Internazionale )                                       

8:30         9:30       

15:55      1:55     17:55

Positano - Amalfi  by Tramvia bus

Tramvia bus stop is located near the Internazionale bar 20 meters from casa perla   

One Way  E. 6

2020 Tramvia Bus schedules :

Positano ( Bar Internazionale )     

 8:30                9:30         

15:55             16:55        17:55

Arrival - Amalfi         ( PiazzaFlavio Gioia)                                         

  9:25               10:25     

  16:50             17:50       18:50

Amalfi -Positano      ( Piazza Flavio Gioia )                                   

     11:00              12:00       

 15:00             16:40        18:40

Arrival   - Positano   ( Bar Internazionale  )                                     

    11:55             12:55         

15:55              17:35       19:35

Due to the Covid-19 emergency, many routes have been suspended until 4 May, 2020.

Naples

Getting to the Amalfi Coast from airport of capodichino Naples by circumvesuviana train or Curreri bus

Naples Capodichino Airport
Here below you find a list of useful numbers in case of baggage loss
+39 081 7896118  - +39 081 7896540  -199 280180  -+39 081 7896766 - + 39 081 7896765
lost&found@ghnapoli.it     infobag@as-airport.it

Naples International Airport Capodichino is located 7 Km northeast of the city centre ,is southern Italy's main airport It's served by a number of major airlines and low cost carriers,including easy Jet ,which operates flights to Naples from London.Paris,Berlin and several other European cities
( tel.081-789.6111 for operator,tel.081-848-888-777 for info,handy info desk just outside baggage claim,https://www.aeroportodinapoli.it/ Naples is southern Italy's main rail hub.Most national trains arrive at or depart from Stazione Centrale.-Tel 081-554-31-88 :piazza Garibaldi 
or underneath the main station ,from stazione Garibaldi.Some services also stop at Mergellina station National rail company trenitalia Tel 802021:https://www.trenitalia.com//) runs regular services to Rome  2nd class euro 12 to euro 43.High -speed private rail company Italo tel 06-07-08 https://www.italotreno.it/it
also runs daily services to Rome (2nd class euro 15 to 39,70 minutes ,up to 15 daily ).not all Italo Services stop at Rome Termini with many stopping at Roma Tiburtina instead Circumvesuviana Tel 800 211 388 ww.eavsrl.it) operates frequent train services Napoli to Sorrento - euro 4,50, time 66 minutes

From the Capodichino Airport in Naples you can either catch a bus that takes you to sorrento - There are buses for Sorrento at the times:9,00,11,30 13,00 14,30 16,30,and 19,30  please note: schedule is subject to change without notice;please check https://www.curreriviaggi.it/ for any changes -Curreri bus stop outside Terminal 1 Tickets cost about €10

or catch a bus or taxi for the train station in downtown Naples ( Piazza Garibaldi ) .Alibus bus stop outside Terminal 1 Tickets cost about €4 and can be purchased directly from the driver.

Inside the Station Piazza Garibaldi in Naples down below and take the Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento the trip takes one hour ( there are two types of tickets: the ticket for a single ride and the integrated ticket (TIC) also applies to bus and subway. If you plan to take other means of transport that ask at the ticket office.
The travel time between Naples and Sorrento is 1 hour and 10 minutes. The trains marked with the initials DD does not stop at all stations and arrive in Sorrento in 50 minutes.
The ticket from Naples to Sorrento currently costs 3 Euros and 90.
Sorrento is the last stop on the line.
The Circumvesuviana of Naples Piazza Garibaldi station is located on the lower level of the station, below the one where the high-speed trains arrive.
The Sorrento trains generally depart from platform 3, to access this binary there are no escalators or elevators. Attention to the message on the display that announce the incoming train to be sure to take the train to Sorrento, or else you risk finding yourself in Sarno! ( single-track line ) At Sorrento station you will find instead the elevator. The station is at the center of Sorrento.be careful on the train circumvesuviana in the trait Napoli - Pompei there may be pickpockets.Put the cell phone and the money in the pocket in front and keep the bag always close to you In Sorrento outside the circumvesuviana station you can catch a bus for Amalfi,you will be able to board the bus at the train station .You can buy bus tickets at most newsstand and, Tabacchi Stores, unless you already hold a valid ticket from your earlier trip.Visit http://www.unicocampania.it/ ( you can not buy the ticket on the sita bus, without a ticket you will takes a fine of 100 Euros) On the bus,ask the driver to stop you at Bar Internazionale in Positano.The first stop in Positano CHIESA NUOVA  ( In Italiano.Per piacere,puo' farci scendere alla prima fermata di Positano Chiesa Nuova VICINO AL BAR NTERNAZIONALE)
 Please,can you let us get off at the first stop in Positano Chiesa Nuova close internazionale bar )                                      

From Naples Airport to Naples harbor (Beverello): Shuttle service leaves every 10 minutes ( Alibus shuttle buses zip you from the airport to Naples

Centrale train station/Piazza Garibaldi in 10 minutes,and then head to the port/Piazza Municipio for ferry to Capri , Sorrento and Positano( buses run daily 6,30-24,00 ) 
From Naples harbor in Positano, with stops in Capri: Search times on site Alilauro e Caremar; trying to combine with arrival and departure. Definitely not an inexpensive solution, total costs may reach around 40/50 € per person.

Due to the Covid-19 emergency, many routes have been suspended until 4 May, 2020.

https://shop.caremar.it/it/  https://www.travelmar.it/en/index  ( call center + 39 089 87 29 50 ) 

http://www.alilauro.it/orari-e-tariffe  https://www.lucibello.it/en/positano-jet

NAPLES -POSITANO AND PRAIANO SHUTTLE BUS PRIVATE SERVICE WITH CAR SHARING SYSTEM
https://www.positanoshuttle.com/

You will enjoy the ride from Naples Airport or Central Train Station(Piazza Garibaldi) to your accommodation in Positano or Praiano.

Rome Fiumicino or Rome Termini station to Positano or Praiano shuttle bus

Naples airport to POSITANO, shared transfer

http://www.easypickup.it/

 Getting to the Amalfi Coast from From  Rome Fiumicino Airport

From the airport, take the Leonardo Express shuttle train to the city's main Roma Termini railway station.You ca buy Train tickets from Rome to Naples in the station (at the ticket office or from the automatic dispensers) or online using   https://www.trenitalia.com/   

Reach the Rome city centre easily from Fiumicino Airport using Trenitalia railway services.

From the railway station, located inside the airport area close to the arrival and departure terminals, you can reach the city centre using the numerous and frequent Trenitalia connections:

· The Leonardo express, non-stop service dedicated exclusively to airport passengers to/from Roma Termini with departures every 15 minutes and travel time of 32 minutes*

From the Rome Fiumicino airport you can also take a direct bus to Piazza Garibaldi in Naples  https://fiumicinoexpress.rezdy.com/

An Alternative: Continue on to Salerno

The Freccia Rossa TAV trains go as far as Salerno. You can get off there and take the bus to Amalfi or one of the ferries to Amalfi and Positano. The Molo Concordia pier is located directly opposite the train station in Salerno, so is the easiest to reach. The Molo Manfredi pier is located a few kilometers from the station, so you will need to hire a taxi.Salerno's TI has bus,ferry,and train schedules

Naples
Italy's third largest city is one of it oldest,most artistic and most delicious.Naples'centro storico ( historic centre ) is a Unesco World Heritage Site,its archaeological treasures are among the world's most impressive,and its palaces,castels and churches make Rome look positively provincial.
Then there's the food.Blessed with rich volcanic soils,a beautiful sea,and centuries of culinary Know -how ,The Naples region is one of Italy 's epicurean heavyweights,,serving up the country's best pizza,pasta and coffee,and many of its most celebrated seafood dishes,street snacks and sweet treats.
Public Transport
If travelling on pubblic transport in Naples and Campania ,you will most likely be using ticket Integrato Campania ( TIC ) tickets.readily available from newspaper Kiosk and tabaccaio ( tobacconist ),these integred tickets are valid on bus,tram,funicular,metro and suburban train services in Naples.They are also valid on regional Circumvesuviana and Cumana trains,as well as on EAV and Sita sud buses across campania.they are not valid on ferry and hydrofoil services.Ticket types and prices vary depending on where you want to travel.
The cheapest option is a corsa semplice( one trip )ticket,valid for one trip whitin on travel zone only.The biglietto orario ( multi - trip- ticket ) allows for multiple trips within a specicified time period and across any number of zones.
Daily and multi -day ticket are also available in some areas prices listed in the chapter are generally for biglietto orario tickets
the TIC website https://www.facebook.com/pg/TIC-Ticket-Integrato-Campania-728099030601605/posts/ ) offers a handy ticket calculator covering the entire Campania region:simply click Trova la tariffa ,type in the town of your departur in the Da box and your destination in the A box,then click Cerca
the ticket aside,many of the region's transport companies offer their own tickets,for use on their own services only.

For example,ANM -which runs Naples'city buses ,the four funiculars,and metro lines 1 and 6 -offers a euro 1 single - use ticket.State railway company Ferrovie dello Stato ( FS ) runs the city 's metro line 2,offering a euro 1,20 single - use ticket for use on that metro line.

In Naples,city buses are operated by ANM TEL. 800 639525  http://www.anm.it/ .there's no central bus station,but most buses pass trought Piazza Garibaldi.
Funicular
three of Naples' funicular railways connect the centre with Vomero ( the fourth,Funiculare di Mergellina,connects the waterfront at Via Mergellina with Via Manzoni).
Funiculare Centrale
Ascends from Via Toledo to Piazza Fuga.
Funiculare di Chiaia
From Via del Parco Margherita to Via Domenico Cimarosa.
Funiculare di Montesanto
from Piazza Montesanto Via Raffaele Morghen.

Line 1 runs from Garibaldi ( StazioneCentrale ) to Vomero and thre northern suburbs via the city centre.Useful stops include:Duomo and Universita'
( southern edge of the centro storico).Municipio ( hydrofoil and ferry terminals),Toledo ( Via Toledo and Quartieri Spagnoli).Dante ( westwern edge of the centro storico)and Museo ( National Archaeological Museum).

Line 2 runs from Gianturco to Garibaldi ( Stazione Centrale) and on to Pozzuoli.Useful stops include:Piazza Cavour ( La sanita' and northern edge of centro storico).Piazza Amedeo ( Chiaia) and Mergellina ( Mergellina ferry terminal).Change between 1 and 2 at Garibaldi or Piazza Cavour ( Known as Museo on Line 1).
Radio Taxi Napoli 081 - 556 44 44 http://www.radiotaxinapoli.it/

Ravello Festival eventi giovedì 26, venerdì 27 e domenica 29 settembre 2019

Ravello Festival eventi giovedì 26, venerdì 27 e domenica 29 settembre 2019

Giovedì 26 settembre
La meglio gioventù
Chiesa di Santa Maria a Gradillo, ore 19.00
Conservatorio di Musica ‘Agostino Steffani’ di Castelfranco Veneto
Quintetto Steffani
Antonio Caneve, clarinetto; Luigi di Francia, Arianna Pasoli, violini
Nathan Deutsch, viola; Kateryna Bannyk, violoncello
Musiche di Ravel, Brahms
Ingresso libero

Venerdì 27 settembre
La meglio gioventù
Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer, ore 19.00
Conservatorio di Musica ‘Agostino Steffani’ di Castelfranco Veneto
Steffani Jazz Ensemble
Maria Marchetto, voce
Sean Lucariello, tromba; Giacomo Cazzaro, sax; Marco Baldi, chitarra;
Lorenzo Tonon, pianoforte; Alberto Gatti, contrabbasso;
Thomas Zausa, batteria
Ingresso libero

Domenica 29 settembre
La meglio gioventù
Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer, ore 19.00
Conservatorio di Musica ‘Giuseppe Martucci’ di Salerno
Io Sheherazade
Imma Battista, Tiziana Silvestri, Massimo Trotta,

Rosalba Vestini, pianoforte
Regia Renata Fusco
Musiche di Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakov – Nicola Samale
Ingresso libero

Ravello Festival evento domenica 20 ottobre 2019

Domenica 20 ottobre 
La potenza del diletto 
Festa dei Cori 

Programma

Duomo di Ravello – Sagrato, ore 16.30

Progetto Diffusione Musica - Coro GESUALDO (AV)
Direttore: M° Cinzia CAMILLO
esegue:
Tourdion, Pierre Attaignant
Rigoulet Balet, Tradizionale
Evening Rise, Tradizionale
Rain Dance, C. Jenkins
Across The Universe, John Lennon / Paul Mccartney
Volta La Carta, F. De Andrè

Associazione Culturale - Coro DALTROCANTO (SA)
Direttore: M° Patrizia BRUNO
esegue:
Celebrate, Jesus Celebrate, Gary Oliver elab. P. Bruno
Everypraise, Hezekiah Walker
Draw Me Close To You, Hillsong
Oh Happy Day, E.Hawkins
Look At The World, J.Rutter
This Little Light Of Mine, Henry Dixon Loes

Duomo di Ravello, ore 19.00
LA FESTA DEI CORI
Presenta Concita De Luca

Coro Giovanile Campano
Direttore: M° Giuseppe LAZZAZZERA
esegue:
Evening Rise, Tradizionale
T'Amo mia Vita, Vittoria Aleotti
Suivons tour Ö tour, Anonimo XVIII sec.
Trionfo di Bacco e Arianna, Lorenzo de'Medici
Human Nature, Steve Porcaro & John Bettis, arr. Giuseppe Lazzazzera
Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu, Domenico Modugno, arr. Carlo Pavese

Coro Progetto ARCC
Direttore: M° Giuseppe LAZZAZZERA
Pianoforte: MM° Sergio Avallone, Patrizia Bruno, Giovanna Petitto
Timpani: M° Gerardo Sapere

Presenta:
FIVE DAYS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD - Bob Chilcott
Il progetto del famoso compositore Bob Chilcott “Five days that changed the world” ricorda in forma musicale, alcune giornate ed eventi che hanno segnato e cambiato il corso della storia.
L’ A.R.C.C. ha riunito in una numerosa formazione (oltre 100 coristi) alcune delle più importanti corali regionali e presenta questo ambizioso progetto per coro, pianoforte e timpani.

- Thursday 29 march 1455: the invention of printing
- Friday 1 august 1834: the abolition of slavery
- Monday 14 december 1903: the _rst powered _ight
- Friday 28 september 1928: the discovery of penicillin
- Wednesday 12 april 1961: the _rst man in space.

The districts of Positano

Discover your Amalfi Coast

Liparlati

Quartiere poco noto al turismo di massa positanese, fuori dal circuito principale conosciuto da tutti, è il cosiddetto quartiere di Liparlati, la “Città Morta” di Stefan Andres, il famoso scrittore che, esule per l’opposizione al nazionalsocialismo, a Positano trascorse gli anni lunghi dell’emigrazione e dalla sua casa arroccata, che guardava direttamente il mare, ha dato vita a versi memorabili, nonché opere pittoriche e disegni, riservando ai posteri i profili storici della piccola città sul mare.
Città Morta l’appellativo insolito nasce a seguito di un evento che lasciò vuote le abitazioni del quartiere. Fu infatti svuotato dalla massiccia emigrazione dell’inizio del secolo scorso quando più di mille positanesi scelsero di partire in cerca di fortuna verso nuove terre, in seguito ai primi effetti dell’Unità d’Italia.
Tale evento ha così consentito a Liparlati di conservare il suo patrimonio architettonico particolarmente integro.
La suggestiva passeggiata nel dedalo di vecchie stradine, conduce alla zona più alta del quartiere fino al cimitero storico, dotato di una posizione straordinaria, che racchiude eccezionali testimonianze di presenze di personaggi illustri a Positano.
Nel quartiere si trova la piccola chiesa dedicata a San Giacomo che conserva maioliche originali ed alcuni dipinti del Santo e che viene rievocato il giorno 25 luglio con una suggestiva festa di quartiere.
Diversi artisti contemporanei abitano il quartiere, come il nativo Nazario Fusco, il noto “artista delle case”. Vi sono delle curiosità nella località, come ad esempio la grotta che si trova sulla salita delle Camerelle utilizzata come rifugio durante la seconda guerra mondiale dai positanesi e tanti altri racconti che si possono ancora ascoltare fermandosi a parlare con qualche anziano del posto che è facile incontrare seduto a godere la vista del mare dalla piccola piazzetta Bellina l’unica del quartiere.

Chiesa Nuova

La Chiesa Nuova è il drappello di case che sorge più alto ed è fra i più antichi del paese, tagliato in due da una strada rotabile, ma unito in un groviglio di leggende che raccontano di trascorsi arabi e di antiche tradizioni.
La Chiesa, da cui il quartiere prende il nome (Chiesa Nuova), è l’unica del paese a pianta ellittica; c’è chi racconta che sia stata una moschea dalla caratteristica copertura a cupola, costruita quando i positanesi, nei loro commerci con l’oriente, avevano stretto grandi rapporti d’amicizia con i loro clienti al punto di consacrare un luogo alla loro religione. Al suo interno sono conservati quadri antichi ed un’urna cineraria della sacrestia romana del primo secolo dopo cristo.
Altre influenze arabe sono leggibili in una strada di collegamento del quartiere con Santa Maria del Castello, frazione montana di Vico Equense, che fu costruita da prigionieri mori nel 1700.
Passeggiando per i vicoli e le scale del quartiere si incontrano le ville che hanno ospitato grandi personaggi come Irene Kowaliska e Irmin Wegnere o addirittura Karol Wojtyla quando era seminarista.

Fornillo

Uno dei quartieri più affascinanti, profondamente legato alla storia di Positano, è quello di Fornillo. Annunciato da una grotta naturale, nella quale vi sono un’edicola votiva e un meraviglioso presepe, che rappresenta Positano in miniatura, è da sempre rifugio e luogo di riposo di artisti e scrittori. Vi hanno abitato i pittori Vincenzo Caprile, Maurits Cornelis Escher, Massimo Campigli, Raffaele Bella, il commediografo Giulio Cesare Viola, il drammaturgo, regista e sceneggiatore Aldo Di Benedetto e tanti altri. Lungo le rampe che conducono alla Spiaggia di Fornillo s’incontra la deliziosa chiesetta di Santa Margherita, dal pregevole pavimento in cotto campano, parzialmente maiolicato, uno degli angoli più suggestivi del nostro paese. Dalle scalinatelle, alle casette maiolicate e agli incantevoli scorci panoramici, Fornillo è l’elegante cuore di Positano.

Laurito

A circa due chilometri da Positano, in direzione di Amalfi, s’incontra il borgo di Laurito, uno dei nuclei più antichi di Positano e forse, della Costa d’Amalfi. La posizione panoramica privilegiata, che abbraccia il primo tratto del versante amalfitano della penisola, rende questo scorcio di Positano uno dei luoghi più belli del mondo. Incantevole la chiesetta di San Pietro, che si incontra proprio lungo la strada costiera, circondata da colorate Bougainville, sembra essere sospesa tra cielo e mare.

Ravello Festival eventi venerdì 11 sabato 12 e domenica 13 ottobre 2019

Venerdì 11 ottobre
Le note di Sigilgaita
Duomo di Ravello, ore 19.00
Luca Scandali
Musiche di Bach, Franck, Listz, Mendelssohn, Ritter, Matter
Ingresso libero

Sabato 12 ottobre
La meglio gioventù
Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer, ore 19.00
Conservatorio di Musica ‘Giuseppe Martucci’ di Salerno
Direttore Nicola Samale
Sergej Vasil’evič Rachmaninov
Concerto per pianoforte e orchestra n.1 in Fa diesis minore, op.1
Pianista: Giovanna Basile
Concerto per pianoforte e orchestra n.2 in Do minore, op.18
Pianista: Alessandro Amendola
Ingresso libero

Domenica 13 ottobre
La meglio gioventù
Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer, ore 19.00
Conservatorio di Musica ‘Giuseppe Martucci’ di Salerno
Direttore Nicola Samale
Sergej Vasil’evič Rachmaninov
Concerto per pianoforte e orchestra n.3 in Re minore, op.30
Pianista: Quirino Farabella
Concerto per pianoforte e orchestra n.4 in Sol minore, op.40
Pianista: Alessandro Amendola
Ingresso libero

CHIESA NUOVA PRESENTAZIONE DEL LIBRO -MAMMA,TU IN CHE PANCIA SEI NATA

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