Naples and Amalfi Coast tours

ROUTE NAPLES ( Sansevero chapel museum – spaccanapoli – via san Gregorio armeno – S. Domenico Magiore square – Gesù nuovo square)

Naples Tours, Naples is a large, sprawling city, and although its centre is clear enough, focusing on the centro storico and the shopping artery of Via Toledo, there are a number of different neighbourhoods which you’re likely to wander through. Visitors to Naples could be overwhelmed by the amount of things there are to see and do. Castles, palaces and museums, miles of breathtaking coastline, as well as plenty of culinary delights make Italy’s third largest city and its surrounding area a treasure trove for travellers.

SANSEVERO CHAPEL MUSEUM

Branching off the top end of the square, Via de Sanctis leads off right to one of the city’s odder monuments, the Cappella Sansevero, the tomb-chapel of the di Sangro family, sculpted by Giuseppe Sammartino in the mid-eighteenth century. The decoration is extraordinary: the centrepiece a carving of a dead Christ, laid out flat and covered with a veil of stark and remarkable realism, not least because it was carved out of a single piece of marble.

SPACCANAPOLI

Spaccanapoli Running parallel to Via dei Tribunali, Spaccanapoli (literally, “Splitting Naples”) cuts cleanly through the old city. It’s a long street, and changes name several times: at the Via del Duomo end, it’s Via San Biagio dei Librai, becoming Via Benedetto Croce at its western end, where it opens out at the large square of the Gesù Nuovo and the edge of old Naples.

SAN GREGORIO ARMENO

Via San Gregorio Armeno leads down to the other main axis of the old centre from here, Via San Biagio dei Librai, and is one of the old city’s most picturesque streets, lined with places specializing in the making of presepi (Christmas cribs), a Neapolitan tradition that endures to this day, although the workshops along here turn them out more or less year-round. The often inventive creations now incorporate modern figures into the huge crib scenes, which can also contain water features, illuminated pizza ovens and tons of moss and bark.

AMALFI COAST

Amalfi Coast Tours, The steep slopes and rugged beauty of the Amalfi Coast have enchanted visitors for centuries. Mount Vesuvius reigns majestically in the distance, dominating the scenery as it once dictated the lives of the area’s inhabitants with its eruptions. Dotted with little hillside towns, the serpentine road connecting them usually has bumper to bumper traffic. In the off-season the traffic decreases considerably, but then so does the temperature, and bathing in the sea is one of the attractions of this coastline. The narrow, two-lane road that joins Vietri (near Salerno) to Positano is dug almost entirely out of the rock, and curves maniacally. Built in the 1800s by the King of Naples, this road follows the lay of the mountains on one side and the stunning curves of the sea on the other. Every turn offers coastal panoramic views of unparalleled proportions.

POSITANO

Perched up hillsides in a tangle of houses, alleys, stairways and tourist shops, overlooking a series of pristine beaches, the town of Positano  has been a part of this beautiful landscape for almost a thousand years. Because of its timeless beauty, Positano has been the playground of the rich and famous for centuries. Writers, musicians, nobles, aristocrats – all have come here to bathe in the azure waters and relax in the lush green hillsides. Filled with excellent restaurants, world-class hotels, and all manner of water sports, Positano is a perfect holiday destination.

You Can Expect from this tour

the winding road that leads to Positano will allow you to admire the coast. the characteristic of the Amalfi Coast are the narrow streets overlooking the sea. arrived in Positano the most beautiful town on the Amalfi coast we will stop for one hour. during the stop you will be free to wander through the narrow streets of the village and enjoy a delicious ice cream or shopping.

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