Our region is unique due to its many places of interest concentrated within such a short distance.

No other place in the world has evidence of such a wide variety of civilisations, ranging from ancient Greece (Paestum), ancient Rome (Pompei and Ercolano), to the Medieval era and the Renaissance. Discover sites of geological interest such as Vesuvius and Solfatara, art in Naples, breathtaking views in Ravello and nature, beaches and fashion in Capri, Sorrento and Positano.

Amalfi is the ideal base from which to discover not only the entire Amalfi Coast but also the most well known places of interest in the region.

You can choose to be independant or use the local Travel Agencies where you can book various excursions with departures from Amalfi. Our staff will be more than happy to advise you on your choice and the booking of any of the exursions on offer.

Here are some of the excursions available:


Transfer to the island is by boat. The excursion consists of a tour of the island by private coach, a visit to the Marina Grande, Anacapri, Capri town and the Gardens of Augustus where you can admire the views of the Marina Piccola and the Faraglioni (the famous rock formations of Capri). You will have an official guide at your disposal and free time for shopping or a visit to The Blue Grotto.

On the Amalfi Coast Sea

Rent a sailing boat or a motorboat with or without a skipper. Sea lovers can enjoy a swim in the crystal waters at one of the small secluded beaches. Excursions by night accompanied by fishermen to discover the secrets of the sea and its traditions.

Pompeii and Vesuvius

Whole day guided tour by deluxe motorcoach. Pick-up from our hotel. Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mont Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and buried by a seven meter layer of lapilli and ash. The visit to the ruins will give you the opportunity to see many of the well preserved artifacts which are proof of the prosperity of the town in the past. After the visit, there is an optional lunch in a Restaurant and the excursion continues to Vesuvius. You will be taken up 3.280 feet by bus and will then be accompanied on foot by a local guide to the crater of the volcano. A visit to a cameo and coral factory will take place before the return journey.


A half day guided tour by deluxe motorcoach. Pick-up is from our hotel. Paestum, one of the most famous centres of Magna Graecia, is an archeological site of great interest. Vestiges of its ancient splendour, such as the magnificent doric columns of the Temples dedicated to Neptune and to Ceres, the remains of the Basilica and of the town-walls can still be found. In the Museum there are many rare findings and well preserved frescoes.


Half-day excursion with a guide, by de luxe motorcoach. Pick-up from the hotel. Naples is a town with remarkable signs of art and culture. It boasts numerous palaces and monuments which stand witness to its splendid past and has one of the most fascinating panoramas in the world. Discover its charm with a detailed tour in the heart of the city with a visit the Royal Palace and a chance to admire some of the best views.

Sorrento and Herculaneum

A whole day guided tour by de-luxe motorcoach. Pick-up from the hotel. The excursion takes you along the Amalfi Drive to Positano with a short stop at a panoramic terrace where you can admire the breathtaking scenery. You will then continue on to Sorrento, one of the most famous places in the province of Naples. You will have time at leisure to discover the town, to do some shopping and to visit an inlaid woodwork factory. There is an optional lunch in a Restaurant, then the excursion continues on to Herculaneum. The ancient town was covered by a layer matter mixed with mud during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D After extensive excavations, the remains of a town suggesting the presence of rich inhabitants were uncovered. These include bronzes, marble statues and silver objects. You will return to the hotel after the visit.

Independant walks

Ravello, Positano , Atrani, and all of the towns along the coast are within easy reach. When in Amalfi we advise you to visit not only the main square,the Cathedral and its museum and cloister but also the paper museum and the emerald grotto.

Wander around the lanes in the historic centre of Amalfi and in July, September and at Christmas take part in Amalfi By Night when you can enjoy a tour by local people in traditional dress.

Walks in Amalfi

History in our region begins with the assumption that roads did not exist. Everything came and went by sea. The Barbarians, the population that invaded Italy after the fall of the Roman Empire, remained inland and ignored the coast where maritime trade and commerce was developing. Roads were non-existent and it seemed that the only wheels to be used were the water mills.

The few narrow roadways which exist today only date back 150 years. There are however several pathways and stairways which have stood the test of time and which provided essential connections to nearby towns up until a few decades ago. You can admire spectacular panoramas from them and still see traces of the past. They offer a realistic insight into the local culture and wonderful views of the lemon and olive groves, the houses and farms, of the land, the mountains and the sea.

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