After many requests from the travellers we decided to publish a photo of the Alibus stop of the Molo Beverello / Molo Angiono so as to facilitate the search by the passengers.
Pearl of the Coast of the Coast, natural paradise, we speak of the Amalfi Coast, a place characterized by uncontaminated nature and clear and crystal clear waters that have earned it the title of Unesco’s “Heritage of Humanity” in 1997.
Anyone visiting the Amalfi Coast has the feeling of being on a half-sunken balcony on the blue cobalt waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the clear blue sky.
The Amalfi Coast is also called Divine since it can bring you to a higher, almost unreal dimension, from which you would not wake up.
The land with its many fragrances and flavors is known to all for its beautiful beaches, and for the wild nature, all arranged vertically, including the picturesque houses that overlook the sea and are sometimes hidden in the tangle of suggestive narrow streets .
The Amalfi Coast stretches for about 11,321 hectares between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno and includes 13 communes: Amalfi, Atrani, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, Minori, Positano, Praiano, Ravello, Scala, Vietri sul Mare.
The land offers, to anyone who wants to visit it, various attractions that aim to satisfy the needs of the visitor by choosing between various available alternatives.
What to see on the Amalfi Coast
For those who love trekking and outdoor activities or for those who simply want to stay in close contact with nature, you can not do without hiking on the Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods), from which you can admire all the beauty Of the coast.
It is a naturalistic trail on the Lattari Mountains, which winds along the entire coastline for 7 km. The most interesting section of the trail is the one between Positano and Nocelle where the landscape is fascinated by the alternation of pine forests, caves to explore and especially suggestive views of the Amalfi Coast.
Do you want to admire the splendor of nature by the sea?
A boat ride is what makes your case so you can admire the most beautiful corners of the entire coast and visit some of the most renowned cities on the coast, among them Amalfi.
Ancient maritime republic, characterized by buildings of Arab and Byzantine influence, Amalfi is a truly magical and romantic city characterized by a tangle of narrow streets framed by arches and towers that guard the city.
The Duomo is on the top of a long staircase and includes two connecting basilicas, a lower crypt, the bell tower and the Chiostro del Paradiso (Cloister of Paradise.)
The building is dedicated to Sant’Andrea Apostolo and is characterized by a set of different architectural styles such as Romanesque, Baroque and Rococo visible inside the basilica where the large coffered ceiling with false gold decorations and the finely worked altar In the Baroque style, are testimonies of a multi-faceted city.
From Amalfi we move to Ravello, also known as the city of music, as important music festivals take place. The city is on a steep cliff and from where you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Gulf of Salerno.
Ravello is especially famous for two beautiful villas renowned for its magnificent gardens: Villa Rufolo e Villa Cimbrone.
The Villa Cimbrone gardens are considered the most beautiful and evocative place in the world, not by chance from its famous Infinity Terrace (Terrazza dell’Infinito) you will be able to admire breathtaking scenery that span the entire coast.
Sal de Riso and the sweets of the coast
The Amalfi Coast will also conquer you with its finer but delicate flavors; This is why it is imperative to make a leap from Sal de Riso, the most famous pastry maker in the South, which is the creation of the heavenly Delizia al Limone and the delicious Ricotta and Pere Cake that you can enjoy in its pastry shop in Minori.
Insomma la costiera amalfitana è ricca non solo di bellezze paesaggistiche ma anche di meraviglie architettoniche che la rendono la meta ideale per chi vuol trascorrere dei momenti unici e indimenticabili ad un passo dal cielo.
In short, the Amalfi Coast is rich not only for landscapes but also for architectural wonders that make it the ideal destination for those who want to spend unique and unforgettable moments one step from the sky.
Pompeii, is one of the Campania’s towns where ancient and modern, sacred and profane blend, giving rise to places of undeniable charm and splendor.
It is no coincidence that many tourists who go to Pompei every year to admire it remain enchanted by the richness of its monuments, a testimony to a story that continues to tell each day.
However, if you have a short time or just passing through you can also visit Pompeii, just wake up early, wear a pair of comfortable shoes, get some water and here you are ready for this fantastic trip!
What to see in Pompeii
Once you get to Pompeii, you are just spoiled for choice on what to visit. Undoubtedly the must see places to see are:
- The excavations of Pompeii
- The sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of Pompeii (il santuario della Beata Vergine di Pompei)
- The Villa of Mysteries (la Villa dei Misteri)
The excavations of Pompeii
The first compulsory stage of this trip is undoubtedly the archaeological excavations of Pompeii, a testimony to the city’s past.
Founded in the 8th century BC From the Osci, an ancient Italian-born population, Pompeii was an important trading center known for the production of wines and oils, and was therefore occupied by Greeks, Etruscans and Sannites.
It was thanks to the advent of the Romans, in the III sec. B.C. That it had a strong architectural development and the city was romanized to such a degree that it became the residence of “Roman patriziate.
Unfortunately, the growth and development of the city were arrested because of a serious event that occurred in 79 AD. Which caused its destruction: the eruption of Vesuvius.
The eruption was so powerful that the nearby centers of Herculaneum, Stabia and Oplonti were also hit. Within a few hours the city was buried first by a layer of ash and lapilli and then covered with a lava flow, almost no one was saved.
A tragedy, however, has allowed the ancient monuments to stay over the years and reach almost intact to us so we can admire them in all their splendor.
You can admire:
- The Forum and the Temple of Apollo: the hole was the old center of the city, economic, religious and political center in the center of which is the oldest monument of Pompeii: the Temple of Apollo.
- The Amphitheater: where the fights were held between the gladiators.
- The Lupanare of Pompeii: real homes of pleasure, where are kept the squares depicting the various “services” that were offered.
The Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary
Pompeii however, Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompeinon is only a story, but also an important religious center since the Sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin of the Rosary rises there, where thousands of devotees gather each day in prayer.
The sanctuary was founded by Bartolo Longo and built between 1876 and 1891.
The basilica features a Latin cross plant with three aisles associated with three altars that join behind the apse. The central nave is surmounted by a 57 meter high dome decorated with frescoes depicting the life of Bartolo Longo.
The Villa of Mysteries
Villa dei Misteri is one of the most visited places in Pompeii. It is an ancient Roman house located outside the city. We do not know exactly where the house belongs, certainly to a rich Roman patrician. Many believe that the Villa was by Livia, the wife of the Emperor Augustus, whose statue was found among the ruins.
But his name is mainly related to the series of paintings discovered in a room of the dwelling, and of which the meaning is still understood today. It is increasingly accepted that the scenes represent the initiation of a young woman or a Dionysian cult or marriage. Whatever the explanation you may not be fascinated by these images that enchant anyone to stop looking at them.
In short, a city that never ceases to astonish, and who succeeds in conquering anyone who goes to visit it, giving each and every time new emotions that will remain indelible.
Bus time table for the line Sita Sud 5070 valid from 12/06/2017 for the stops:
Time Table bus Sita Sud Line 5070 – Amalfi – Positano – Sorrento (via Meta – via Massa Lubrense – via Nastro Verde)
Bus time table for the line Sita Sud 5080 valid from 12/06/2017 for the stops:
Time Table bus Sita Sud Line 5080 – Amalfi Agerola Gragnano Castellammare Napoli
Bus time table for the line Sita Sud 791 valid from 01/02/2013 for the stops:
- Margherita di Savoia
- San Giovanni Rotondo
- Convento Cappuccini
Time Table bus Sud Line 791 – Corato – Barletta – Sand Giovanni Rotondo