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Amalfi Coast: Salerno Walking Tour

1. Amalfi Coast: Salerno Walking Tour

The guided tour of Salerno will make you discover the hidden beauties of a town that has become popular in recent years even at Christmas with the artist's lights event. The guided tour starts from the Giuseppe Verdi Municipal Theater of the late 19th century and a few steps away you will find yourself at the Municipal Villa, transformed into the Garden of Enchantment. The tour continues in one of the symbolic places of Salerno, the Minerva garden, a multi-level botanical garden that the Salerno Medical School used to teach students the use of medicinal herbs. It is therefore considered the first of the botanical gardens born in Europe, enriched with medieval painted tiles and an enchanting panoramic view of the Gulf of Salerno. The visit continues in the historic center of the city with medieval alleys, the most popular of which is the Via dei Mercanti, a maximum of 5 meters wide, which since the time of the Lombards has been the main commercial street of Salerno. Many shops and local craft shops welcome tourists making the historic center alive and enriched by monuments such as the Fish Fountain attributed to Vanvitelli, former architect of the Royal Palace of Caserta. From this historic street we walk towards the Complex of San Pietro in Corte which was designed by the Romans as a spa complex and then transformed over the centuries into a small church and then a private chapel dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul. The guided tour continues with a visit to the Duomo or Cathedral of San Matteo with a baroque facade that hides a beautiful four-sided portico and the real entrance to the church. The colonnade with arches and mullioned windows are reminiscent of the Arabian style, like the beautiful bell tower over 50 meters high, but the real jewel of the Cathedral is kept in the lower part, that is the wonderful Baroque crypt which houses the remains of San Matteo and is frescoed with scenes of the Gospel and some episodes of Salerno history. Our visit continues by discovering the most evocative corners of the town with the Medieval Aqueduct, also renamed Ponti del Diavolo, which in ancient times supplied water to the convent of San Benedetto and is linked to popular superstitions according to which you can meet demons or spirits malicious at night ... The guided tour ends by walking along the beautiful promenade, one of the most beautiful in Italy with its benches facing the sea and the largest Ferris wheel in Europe overlooking the sea with a spectacular view of the gulf and the Amalfi Coast.

From Sorrento: Private Positano, Amalfi & Ravello Excursion

2. From Sorrento: Private Positano, Amalfi & Ravello Excursion

The first stop of the day is Positano, one of the most famous towns on the Amalfi Coast. The maze of small streets that make up the city are a “handmade temple”, full of craft-shops and boutiques selling several embroidered, hand-painted clothes of the “Moda Positano”, as well as made-to-measure leather sandals. Your second stop will be Amalfi, an ancient maritime republic. According to legend, the birth of the city is attributed to the Pagan demigod Hercules, who buried his beloved Amalfi here on the orders of the Gods. The main Square is “Piazza Duomo”, dominated by the majestic cathedral of Saint Andrea. Its stunning polychrome façade is an iconic symbol of the city, and hosts the Diocesan Museum. Whilst here, it is also recommended to visit the Paper Museum, where you can see how the “bambagina” comes to light. The last stop will then be Ravello, the gem of the coast. The town is a center of historic, artistic and architectural and monumental treasures. It owes its existence to Roman aristocratic families, who left their cities during the barbaric invasions and found refuge on the Lattari Mountain. Ravello hosts the famous Villa Rufolo, where Richard Wagner was inspired during the composition of the Parsifal, thanks to the dizzying panorama overlooking the sea. At the conclusion of your tour, you will depart from Ravello to Sorrento, before returning to your hotel.

Amalfi: Guided Private Walking Tour of the Gem of the Coast

3. Amalfi: Guided Private Walking Tour of the Gem of the Coast

Embark on a guided tour of Amalfi and discover one of the most enchanting spots along the Amalfi coast. Walk the labrynth of alleys, discover timeless art, and explore the historic center. Take in panoramic views above stone steps, learn about iconic monuments, and browse among the shops. Cross the Porta dell Marina and immerse yourself in the historic center of Amalfi. Immediatly admire the imposing staircase of the Cathedral dedicated to Sant Andrea and learn its significance. Notice its Arab-Norman style with Byzantine and Baroque details and the colorful mosaic. Arrive at the Cloister of Paradise, an ancient cemetery of the nobles of Amalfi. Today, you can marvel at its unique architecture, with intertwined arches, oriental style columns, and a wonderful palm tree garden. Smell the scent of lemons that waft from elegant villas as you walk through the alleys. Capture panoramic views by climbing stone steps and make a wish at the Cape e Ciuccio fountain by throwing a coin. Return to the waterfront and learn about the Arsenale, or shipyard of the ancient Maritime Republic where ships were built and repaired. End the tour on the promenade and take your pick among restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops with views of the surrounding beaches and crystal waters.

Naples: Spaccanapoli, Veiled Christ, & Sansevero Chapel Tour

4. Naples: Spaccanapoli, Veiled Christ, & Sansevero Chapel Tour

Discover all the stories and curiosities of Neapolitan tradition and folklore on a guided walk through the old center of Naples along historic streets and squares, including Spaccanapoi, Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, and Via San Gregorio Armeno. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Sansevero Chapel. The tour starts in Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, one of the most famous squares in the city’s historic center. See the Gesù Nuovo Baroque church full of history and legends, then look to the middle of the square to admire the towering obelisk dedicated to the Immacolata Concezione. Along Via San Biagio, best known as Spaccanapoli, you’ll be guided to discover the most fascinating and relevant sites like the Chiesa di Santa Chiara and the square of San Domenico Maggiore. Next on the itinerary is the Cappella Sansevero (Sansevero Chapel) that hosts the statue of the Veiled Christ, one of the most admired sculptures in the world. Enter inside to see works of Rococo art by leading Italian artists of the 18th century and the anatomical machines. Back on Via San Biagio dei Librai, stop in Piazzetta Nilo where the Statue of the Nile God sits. Nearby, reach Via San Gregorio Armeno, a historic street with artisan shops, particularly known for the production of presepe (static nativity scenes). See the usual nativity characters along with figures representing famous personalities from cinema, TV, soccer, and politics. The tour continues to Piazza San Gaetano before heading to the final stop of the trip, the Napoli Dome. The Napoli Dome was dedicated to San Gennaro and Santa Maria Assunta and features Neapolitan Gothic and Baroque art. The main attraction of the interior is the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro. The church also houses a vial of the blood of San Gennaro, which is brought out three times a year, when the dried blood usually liquefies. According to legend, if the blood fails to liquefy, a disaster will befall Naples.

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What people are saying about Amalfi Coast

We enjoyed having a private driver foe the day because it gave us flexibility in each town. The only problem was that we were rushed in each town - had an hour in positano, 45 min in amalfi, and 40 in Ravello - because our driver was trying to make it back to Sorrento by 5 pm and also give us time for a sit down lunch. My recommendation would be to do a grab and go lunch in one of the towns or skip Ravello which is beautiful but frankly much smaller than the other two cities. Communication with the tour was easy and Mauro was super friendly throughout the tour.

Salerno is a less frequented destination, but one that has as much history and interesting sites as others along the Amalfi Coast. All this was brought alive by our wonderful guide, Filomena. Her knowledge and presentation were excellent as we wandered from one end of the old town to the other where the new shopping district starts. Putting everything in context from ancient times to today gave us a wonderful perspective and education of the area. This is something that anyone spending any time in Salerno needs to do.