The Amalfi Coast

Costiera Amalfitana
Amalfi Coast

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.

Sentiero degli dei
Sentiero degli dei

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.

Amalfi
Amalfi

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.)

Duomo di Amalfi
Duomo di Amalfi

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.

Ravello

Ravello
Ravello

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.

Villa Rufolo e Villa Cimbrone
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.

Terrazza dell'Infinito

Sal de Riso and the sweets of the coast

Sal de Riso
Sal de Riso

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.

Minori
Minori

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

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

Scavi PompeiThe 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

Santuario della Beata Vergine del Rosario di PompeiPompeii 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 MisteriVilla 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.

Sorrento Ravello bus timetable

Sorrento-Ravello
To reach Ravello from Sorrento it’s necessary to change bus in Amalfi.

  1. Sorrento Amalfi
    The first part of the journey is Sorrento Amalfi.
    Here more information and pdf bus timetables:
    Sorrento Amalfi 
  2. Amalfi Ravello
    The second part of the journey is Amalfi Ravello
    Here more information and pdf timetablesAmalfi Ravello

 

Ticket

Valid ticket for Sorrento Ravello: TIC

 

Related

Sorrento Amalfi Coast
Sorrento Salerno
Naples Amalfi
Amalfi Coast

 

Versione italiana Italiano Sorrento Ravello autobus (soon)

 

Salerno Positano connections

salerno-positano
You can reach Salerno-Positano by bus, car or ferry.
This bus route goes through Amalfi Coast.

 

Bus

Salerno Positano bus connection is run by Sita Sud srl.
There isn’t a direct connection and it’s necessary to change bus in Amalfi.
therefore, the route is divided into two segments:

1) Salerno-Maiori-Amalfi

Stops:

  • Salerno
  • Vietri sul Mare
  • Cetara
  • Maiori
  • Minori
  • Atrani
  • Amalfi

See page Amalfi-Salerno to download pdf timetables.

2) Amalfi-Positano-Sorrento

Stops:

  • Amalfi
  • Grotta Smeraldo
  • Praiano
  • Positano
  • Colli S.Pietro
  • Meta
  • Piano Sorrento
  • S.Agnello
  • Colli Fontanelle
  • Bv S.Agata
  • Priora
  • Sorrento

See page Amalfi-Sorrento to download pdf timetables.

RATES: Unico Costiera.

 

Ferry

In summer you can also choose the ferry Metro del Mare. The service runs every day from June to September and connects many towns of the Amalfi Coast including Positano and Salerno. It takes about 70 minutes and costs 12€.
Ferry travel is convenient to avoid traffic jam.

 

Car

If you don’t have a private car, it’s advisable to rely on transport services with private drivers and cars with regular license to perform the transfer. Many private companies offer to wait you at the train station or at the pier of the port.

 

More information:
Naples Positano
Naples Salerno

 

Versione italiana: Salerno Positano collegamenti

Curreri Viaggi bus and timetables

logo curreri viaggi bus

Curreri Viaggi is a travel agency. It connects Sorrento Coast to several national and international places. It offers coach hire, shuttle services and private airport transfer.

The agency organizes trips primarily on the Sorrento and Amalfi Coast.

Curreri Viaggi bus

Curreri Viaggi offers a bus connection from the Naples Airport Capodichino to Pompeii, Sorrento and Castellammare. Here info and timetables:

Naples Airport Capodichino  – Sorrento

Naples Sorrento

How to reach Pompeii – travel guide

 

 

Versione Italiana: Curreri Viaggi


Timetable Airport Shuttle Bus from and to Napoli Capodichino:

Circumvesuviana Naples San Giorgio timetables

circumvesuviana-naples-sangiorgio

Naples-Botteghelle-San Giorgio is a railway line of Circumvesuviana. It is manages by Ente Autonomo Volturno. More info and other lines here: Circumvesuviana.

From stations Botteghelle and Volla, both placed on the Naples-Nola-Baiano, the line arrives in Ponticelli district and ending its journey in San Giorgio a Cremano. Vesuvio de Meis station is an interchange with the line Naples-Sarno.

circumvesuviana-Napoli-Botteghelle-sanGiorgio
Map Circumvesuviana Naples-San Giorgio
Click to enlarge

 

TIMETABLES

Download pdf timetables of Naples-San Giorgio(updated to 19 August 2015).

Circumvesuviana Naples San Giorgio

 

 

STOPS

NAPLES Porta Nolana
Naples Garibaldi
Naples Centro Direzionale
Poggioreale
Botteghelle
Madonnelle
Argine-Palasport
Villa Visconti
Vesuvio-De Meis (interscambio linea Naples Sarno)
Bartolo Longo
San Giorgio

 

 

RATES

The rate depends on the route. To know the cost of the various sections refer to EAV or Find your rate.

 

 

Versione italiana -> Circumvesuviana Napoli San Giorgio orari