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From Rome: Positano and Amalfi Coast Day Trip

1. From Rome: Positano and Amalfi Coast Day Trip

Discover one of Italy’s finest coastlines on a full-day tour to the Amalfi Coast from Rome. A high speed train will whisk you from the Italian capital to Naples in no time, where your driver and minivan will be waiting to drive you along the coast roads. Head to the enchanting town of Positano, considered one of the most beautiful villages in the south of Italy. Wander the narrow streets as they spill down the hill to the colorful harbor, and find some of the unique products to purchase in the many souvenir stores. Get a taste of southern Italy at Amalfi, where the typical Mediterranean architecture will enchant with its characteristic white houses, one piled upon another.

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From Salerno: Pompeii Guided Walking Tour

2. From Salerno: Pompeii Guided Walking Tour

Start your sightseeing tour with a convenient hotel pickup and journey to Pompeii in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Once you arrive in Pompeii, enjoy quick access with a skip-the-line entry ticket and begin your tour through the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the city frozen in time when the nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted. Visit the Forum, Thermal Baths, Lupanare, and more, and learn about each of these locations from your expert guide.

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Pompeii with Wine Tasting Private Tour

3. Pompeii with Wine Tasting Private Tour

Your tour is by private car, with pick-up from the ports of Naples, Salerno, or Sorrento, or at your hotel/accommodation within the province of Naples, the city of Salerno and the Amalfi coast. From the pick-up, you will be driven to Pompeii for a 2.5-hour guided tour including all of the highlights of the famous site. After Pompeii, head to a celebrated vineyard on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius for a delicious light lunch, accompanied by a wine tasting session. This is the best way to see the highlights of the region in one day, and to enjoy some of the area's amazing food and wine in the process.

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Salerno: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

4. Salerno: 2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

Join this private walking tour led by a local guide to discover the beautiful city of Salerno. With its privileged geographical position, as a junction between the Amalfi and Cilento Coast, Salerno represents the chief town of one of the largest provinces of Italy, boasting 60% of its territory protected by UNESCO and about 200 miles of coasts. The historical center still hosts many vestiges of the medieval period, during which the town enjoyed full splendor. The ancient structure is still intact because modern Salerno has mainly developed into a "flat" area, leaving the Piedmont region of the "Colle Bonadies," where the ancient town is located, almost untouched. During this 2.5-hour guided tour, you will have the chance to see the most important and beautiful spots in the city, such as the cathedral built by the Norman Prince Robert Guiscard and dedicated to the patron saint, St. Matthew. Admire the beautiful 16th-century Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, with its beautiful Baroque bell tower and Piazza Flavio Gioia, the square which is also called 'la rotonda' (the rotunda) because of its characteristic shape. From there, you will Cross Porta Nuova and enter the real heart of the ancient city. Enjoy a panoramic walk along lungomare Trieste, with its many typical restaurants and little shops. Just one tip: don't forget to bring your camera along.

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From Rome: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Day Tour by Train

5. From Rome: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Day Tour by Train

Meet at the Roma Termini train station and take a comfortable, fast-speed train journey from Rome to Naples. Continue the journey to Pompeii and dive into the ancient legends and history of the Roman Empire. Enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to wander at your own leisure in Pompeii, where you can take an optional guided tour. Next, drive along the Amalfi road and enjoy the beauty of the Amalfi coastline. Take out your camera and put on your best holiday smile to snap fabulous pictures of Positano. After the photostop in Positano, the next destination is the town of Amalfi. Wander the streets of this charming town and admire its architecture and historical sights such as St. Andrew Cathedral, a 9th-century church in the main square. Enjoy more free time here to explore this picturesque town situated in a dramatic setting below steep cliffs along the coast. Finally, make your way to Salerno for the train journey back to Rome.

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Naples: Padre Pio Shrine & Monte Sant'Angelo Private Tour

6. Naples: Padre Pio Shrine & Monte Sant'Angelo Private Tour

Enjoy a day of relaxation, tranquility and peace. Explore the Sanctuaries of San Giovanni Rotondo and that of Monte Sant'Angelo in the Apulia region. Travel comfortably by private Mercedes Minivan with a professional driver.   The driver will pick you up at your hotel or any other accommodation in the city of Naples or in its province in Salerno or Sorrento. Then start your tour by heading out to San Giovanni Rotondo. Here you will visit the shrine of Saint Padre Pio, the Capuchin convent and the old chapel at the shrine. Here you will be able to see the saint's body conserved in a glass coffin. Then, stop for lunch in a typical Italian restaurant. After lunch, make your way to Monte Sant'Angelo. Here you will walk through the historic center and visit the monumental complex of Santa Maria Maggiore, San Pietro and San Giovanni Battista. Also explore the sanctuary of San Michele Arcangelo. Afterwards you will be taken back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Salerno

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Good tour but doesn't match description

Tour was good but most of your day is spent traveling. Arrived in Naples, not Salerno. The train station in Naples was filled with and surrounded by shady looking people. There was one stop along the way to take pictures outdoors, otherwise, most of your pics will be through the windows of the van. Our alone time in each town was cut short due to traffic and an unexpected stop at a ceramic shop, so don't expect much time to be able to do much, especially if you want to go swimming. We definitely had way more than 8 people in the group even though the description states a maximum of 8 people. Tour guide was good, gave a lot of historical information along the way. Good tour, not great.

A good tour

There is a good chance you will only see Positano only and not Amalfi due to common traffic. Positano is spectacular and is the picture you see when you Google Amalfi but if Amalfi centre is what you are looking for then manage your expectations. It is not a mini van but a mini bus with more than 8 people. Tour guide Anto is warm and knowledgeable and very patient with kids and older people. Driver was amazingly skillful and safe on those steep cliffs.

Can’t recommend this tour enough! The scenery was stunning, Antonella our guide was amazing, so knowledgeable, kind and very helpful! Great value for money! Enough time spent in each place to get a real feel for the town! Stopped off at some beautiful places to get awesome pics! Going through the covid period Antonella made us feel safe and reassured. Definitely recommend! :)