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Positano, Ravello, Vietri and other places not to be missed

This itinerary is a kind of tour of the Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast, with stops in the most interesting historical and artistic localities. It will take a few days to complete by car, or using the numerous buses that connect the towns and villages of this wonderful part of Campania. You can start in the Sorrento peninsula and make your way to Amalfi, or choose one or two towns as your home base and make daily excursions of discovery to the surrounding areas, returning in the evenings to one of the Positano hotels or Ravello hotels that you have chosen.
  • Vico Equense
    This ancient town is located on a rocky spur overlooking the Gulf of Naples, protected on its other side by lush hills, and watched by the towering Mount Faito. (1400m). This delightful scenery makes Vico Equense one of the best destinations for all those looking for a relaxing retreat, full of art, history and natural beauty.
  • Massa Lubrense
    This pretty town has one of the best views in the whole of the peninsula, a great many ancient farmhouses to visit, and typical Mediterranean vegetation. Massa Lubrense is the ideal place for a vacation: permanent spring weather, breathtaking views and an enchanting historical center. At the heart of the town is Largo Vescovado, a charming balcony overlooking the sea, where you can admire the 16th century Santa Maria delle Grazie Church.
  • Positano
    Enticing and charming, with white houses climbing up the rock face, overlooking the blue sea, Positano is one of the most romantic towns along the coast. Since 1800, the magic of the town has fascinated writers and artists from all over the world, such as Goethe, Steinbeck, Picasso and Diaghilev. Even the world of cinema was seduced by its beauty: Rome's legendary Dolce Vita found its home from home right here in Positano. After a relaxing stroll through the streets of the town center, why not take a visit to the Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta, a church that dates back to the 1200s, which is home to a wonderful Byzantine icon called “Madonna di Positano”.
  • Furore
    This ancient town has roman origins, and is situated inside a fjord of the same name, overlooking the blue Tyrrhenian and protected by the Lattari Mountains. A unique, breathtaking view that must not be missed, if you are in the Amalfi area.
  • Ravello
    350m above sea level, Ravello is one of the most fascinating places along the Amalfi Coast with a rich history. Its wonderful view has fascinated and inspired writers such as Gore Vidal (who has lived here for years), actors such as Greta Garbo and composers such as Richard Wagner, who composed his Parsifal here.
    Do not miss the magnificent Villa Rufolo, whose gardens host the Wagnerian concerts every summer, Villa Cimbrone, with its wonderful view overlooking the whole of the coastline, and the Saint Panthaleon Cathedral, with its 13th century bell tower.
  • Vietri sul mare
    This town is just 3km from Salerno, the provincial capital. Overlooking the Gulf of Salerno, Vietri sul mare is a kind of terrace at the center of which rises San Liberatore mountain. Marina di Vietri, with its wide beaches and clear blue sea, stretches out at the feet of Vietri. Don't miss the 17th century Saint John the Baptist Cathedral, with its great majolica-tiled dome.
  • Praiano
    At the time of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi Praiano was the summer residence of the Doges. Situated between Positano and Amalfi, this town is still charming today. It is between 80 and 180m above sea level and has a wonderful view and enviable climate. In the higher part of town, visit the Church of Saint Luke the Evangelist, patron saint of the town. The lower part gently leads down into Marina di Praia, a pretty seaside resort, protected by a medieval Sea Tower.

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