The Positano tours offered by our company usually start from Rome-Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” Airport. Here you will find a NCC (limousine service) driver waiting for you, who will be at your complete disposal for the whole day. You will be taken on a tour in the Italian village of Positano, called the Pearl of the Amalfi Coast, mounted among the summits of the Monti Lattari (Lattari Mountains). Its white houses, clinging to the hill that faces the sea, its characteristic architecture, composed by narrow alleys, arcades and steep stairways, its boutiques and its beaches make this village a destination you can’t miss.
During the journey along the Salerno Reggio Calabria highway there will be two stops for a coffee break at a service station.
The tour will take you to discover one of the most famous places of the Amalfi Coast, celebrated by poets and writers and immortalized by painters from all over the world. The famous “Positano” fashion, born in the Fifties, helped raise international awareness of the Campanian village. At the many boutiques of the area you’ll be able to buy the original, colorful and finely decorated “camicioni” made of fresh cotton, to wear at the beach or while walking around the seaside resorts.
Of course, besides shopping, the Positano tours by Transfers Rome include visits to the most interesting places of the chosen tourist resort. On Amalfi’s waterfront you can admire the statue of the famous mariner Flavio Gioia, a mathematician from Positano and the inventor of the compass in the 15th century. The sculpture, situated in the piazza of the same name, has been recently restored by the contemporary artist Nicola Palladino. In the same piazza there’s the Church of Santa Maria dell’Assunta (Saint Mary of the Assumption), dominated by a wonderful majolicated dome. The building owes its origin to the presence of a Byzantine icon portraying the Black Madonna with the Child Jesus, kept today in the little temple on top of the main altar. It is believed that the icon arrived in Positano in the 12th century by Benedectine monks. The popular tradition believes instead that a sailing ship coming from the East, which arrived off the coast of Positano, had to stop because of a storm, and that its sailors heard a voice utter these words: “Set down, set down”. It is said that the captain of the ship interpreted such a prodigy as the manifestation of the Virgin’s willingness to stay in Positano, so he decided to give the icon to the inhabitants of the village.
Continuing the tour of Positano, near the Parish Church it is possible to admire the Campanile (Bell Tower) (1707), the Cappella dell’Oratorio di Positano (Chapel of the Oratory of Positano) and the lapidary. Above the door of the Campanile is a medieval low-relief figuring a Pistice (a large marine fish) and, above it, a tombstone placed in 1902 in memory of Flavio Gioia.
At the Chiesa del Rosario (Church of the Rosary), which consists of the ruins of an ancient monastery that surrounded the area of today’s Piazza dei Mulini, you can admire some tombs and a Roman sarcophagus with a depiction of Bacchus. Worthy of mention are also the Medieval Crypt and the Roman Villa dating back to the 1st century BC, whose remains have been discovered only recently.
Among the villas that you can see we recommend: Palazzo Murat, situated along the road leading to the sea; Villa Sersale, in Via Cristoforo Colombo, Villa Orseola (formerly Villa Margherita), Villa Stella Romana and many others.
We remind you that from Positano it’s possible to board on a ferry to reach the wonderful island of Capri. Those who take the tour in the summer will be able to sunbathe and have a nice swim in the sea. Positano’s main beaches are the Spiaggia Grande and the Spiaggia di Fornillo, both at walking distance.
The Positano tours can end with a return journey to Rome or an overnight stay in a hotel on the Amalfi Coast.
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