Positano to Amalfi & Paestum
A Visit to a Charming Seaside Town and Awe-Inspiring Greek Ruins
DURATION: UP TO 8-HOURS
Private full-day excursion with a knowledgeable English-speaking driver from Positano to Amalfi & Paestum for independent sightseeing.
Set in a wide cleft in the cliffs, Amalfi is the largest town and perhaps the highlight of the coast. It has been an established seaside resort since Edwardian times, when the British upper class found the town a pleasant spot to spend their winters. Actually, Amalfi's credentials go back much further. It was an independent republic during Byzantine times and the city's traders established outposts all over the Mediterranean, setting up the Order of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem. Amalfi was finally vanquished by the Normans in 1131, and devastated by an earthquake in 1343, but there is still the odd remnant of Amalfi's past glories around today. The town has a crumbly attractiveness to its whitewashed courtyards and alleys that makes it fun to wander through.
Paestum was founded in 6th century BC by Greeks as the city of Poseidon. Through the centuries, Paestum saw the Romans take the city (3rd century BC), abandon it due to sickness and enemy assault (9th century), then rediscover and maintain the beautiful Greek ruins (18th century). These Greek ruins are what brings many visitors to the small site of Paestum. Its rich Greco-Roman history make it a fascinating destination. Three temples still stand from that time, the Temple of Hera I, Temple of Neptune, and Temple of Ceres. The museum holds artifacts found during the excavations and is worth a visit before or after taking a walk around the temple ruins.
Pick-up/Drop-off: Our driver will pick you up from your Positano Hotel. At the conclusion of the excursion you will be dropped back off at your hotel in Positano.
Includes: Private knowledgeable English-speaking driver for 8-hours.
Excludes: Driver Gratuity, Extra Hours, Extra Kilometers.
- The driver, while knowledgeable, is not a licensed guide, and may not leave the vehicle to guide on foot.