Positano is an enchanting fishing village with houses built into the cliff face. The village is famous for its fashion created by local designers and sold in the Positano shops, making it one of the most famous tourist destinations in Italy. Steep steps and alleys take you up and down in the village, which is mainly a pedestrian area. The coast road passes around the top of the village, and on the Amalfi Coast excursion a stop is made on the belvedere terrace, from where there is a magical panorama of Positano. The visit is usually combined with Amalfi and Ravello.
The "Amalfi Drive" is said to be one of the most spectacular roads in Europe and from Sorrento there are breathtaking views from every bend. Amalfi, now a thriving holiday resort, was once a powerful and prosperous marine republic, and homeland of Flavio Gioia, who perfected the compass. The beautiful cathedral, with its ornate façade, situated at the top of steps leading up from the main square, houses the remains of the patron saint of Amalfi, Saint Andrew. There is free time for lunch. You can also visit the shipyards where the long galleys were built, and the Emerald Grotto which can be reached from Amalfi port. From Amalfi we visit the hilltop village of Ravello, which nestles eleven hundred feet above the sea. We visit the Cathedral and Villa Rufolo, which gave the musician Richard Wagner the inspiration to compose one of his most famous operas, Parsifal. There are concerts in the garden every year.
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