This is the most beautiful and natural part of Campania, in the central south of Italy, near Herculaneum and Pompeii, a place of ancient origins with excavations that have become one of the most important attractions in the whole of Italy. Naples, the capital of the region, is not far away and also has many beautiful historical monuments and large squares. However, people planning tours to the Amalfi coast and Sorrento coasts to enjoy a period of relaxation rarely leave these places to visit the chaotic city. They usually prefer nature walks and historical trips to the islands of Capri or Ischia, both of which can be easily reached from
Sorrento and tours of the Amalfi coast
When considering tours to the Amalfi Coast; Sorrento is the most famous town on the Sorrento peninsula and a traditional holiday destination along with Meta, Piano di Sorrento and Sant’Agnello. Sorrento offers clear seas with lots of picturesque coves, large hotels immersed within the greenery of the citrus groves, and renowned local crafts. Of particular interest are the Cathedral, the Sedile Dominova and the Museo Correale of Terranova. Easy to reach by car, train or jetfoil, Sorrento is also the venue for the International Film Meetings.
Massa Lubrense is one of the most beautiful localities on the Sorrento Peninsula. The coast is very rugged, with lots of creeks and fjords, and can be admired from the sea in a boat, or on land along the zigzagging coastal roads or the pathways hidden amidst the vegetation.
The beach and cove of Marina della Lobra create a small tourist port which is used by the entire municipality. One of the most beautiful places in Massa Lubrense – and the whole Sorrento Peninsula – is the Baia di Jeranto, a spectacular cove that is now part of the Parco Marino di Punta Campanella and is, therefore, a protected area.
The Amalfi Coast includes the seaside areas that stretch from Vietri sul Mare to Positano.
The localities situated along the coast or very close to the same are: Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Tramonti, Ravello, Scala, Atrani, Amalfi, Agerola, Conca dei Marini, Furore, Praiano and Positano. The Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The coasts of Amalfi and Sorrento are named after the two main cities located at opposite sides of the peninsula: Amalfi, the historic and geographical center of the part of the peninsula between Positano and Vietri sul Mare,and Sorrento at the center of the part diametrically opposite. Two cities that are very different, like all the other towns in this area, each of which have their own, original traditions and places. From the province of Salerno to Castellammare di Stabia, in the province of Naples, there are around 100 kilometers of coastline overlooking the Gulf of Salerno and the Mediterranean Sea, a natural paradise that is famous all over the world.
Uncontaminated locations with incredible landscapes and towns filled with hidden art, history and culture. Tours of the Amalfi Coast can include may smaller and more local towns such as Vietri, Maiori, Minori, Ravello, Amalfi, Praiano, Furore, Positano and Sant’Agata. Sorrento, Vico Equestre, Sant’Agnello and Massa Lubrense are on the Sorrento coast, but most still consider this the Amalfi area when planning any tours of the Amalfi coast.
These are just a few of the locations you must consider when planning tours of the Amalfi coast. The area is full of adventure and exploration.