If you only have 48 hours to visit the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula, the best choice is to create an itinerary that will let you discover the beauties of both.
Here are some tips that can help you draw your adventure.
Among the stages of your trip along the Campanian coastline you cannot miss a fascinating city like Sorrento, which beyond its natural beauty with the picturesque scenery on the Gulf of Naples, hides artistic and cultural treasures in every corner.
The greatest expression of the ancient history of Sorrento is the Correale Museum where Greek, Roman, medieval works and remains are preserved, such as statues, furnishings and ancient art pieces. The Museum also hosts some editions of the works of the poet Torquato Tasso, birth in Sorrento.
Stories of Sorrento history can be found also by visiting the Sedile Dominova Renaissance style structure that has been well preserved after many centuries and which was the center of Roman public life, featuring frescoes in its interior with the central one depicting the coat of arms of the City supported by two angels.
Not far from Sedile Dominova, you can visit the Cathedral of Sorrento, which houses numerous wooden works, including a fifteenth-century crucifix, and marbles of great Neapolitan authors. When you leave the Duomo you will find yourself on the Italian main street of the city from which, taking the side streets you can enter the historic part of Sorrento between typical boutiques and souvenir shops.
Other sights of the city are the Basilica of Sant'Antonino, patron saint of Sorrento, the 14th-century cloister of St. Francis next to the monastery and the church, as well as the beautiful municipal villa from which you can admire the Gulf of Naples. If you want to take a break between a visit and a walk, the central piazza of Sorrento, Piazza Tasso, is the perfect place to sip a coffee in total relaxation.
Continuing and crossing Sorrento, you can come to the quiet Massa Lubrense legend says it was the land of the sirens that envied Ulysses.
In the main square there is a terrace that allows to admire the panorama of Capri and the Sorrento peninsula that projects in the distance. Massa is especially known for the Marina del Lobra, from which, in summer and summer season, depart, tours and excursions to the nearby islands and the Amalfi Coast.
The Lobra Marina has a characteristic and romantic stroll on the sea just a few steps away from the waves that break into the rocks that create a sort of natural barrier while on the horizon you can admire the profile of Naples and Vesuvius.
Massa Lubrense is made up of so many hamlets and among them is Sant'Agata sui due Golfi, famous thanks to its position that allows to admire both the Gulf of Naples and that of Salerno.
Massa Lubrense is also famous for its beaches where crystal clear water and wonderful seabed are among them, there are the beach of Puolo, a small seaside village and the farthest Nerano. If you love adventure, we recommend that you discover the Bay of Ieranto accessible only through a trail that is rocky for mountains or boat but is a true natural paradise.
Exiting the Sorrento Peninsula, you overcome the curves of Scutolo, a place of equally beautiful is Vico Equense.
Coming between the Sorrento peninsula and the rest of the Gulf, Vico allows you to relax for a few hours among the bars in the main square, or take the time to visit the Mineralogical Museum, the Archaeological Museum that keeps remains of vases, furnishings, weapons and Bronze objects of ancient Greek and Roman civilization.
In addition to the impressive Palazzo Giusso. Also interesting are some churches in the city, such as the Church of the Most Holy Annunziata, the only church in the peninsula built in Gothic and Baroque style, and the sanctuary of Santa Maria del Toro.
Among the main destinations you can visit on the Amalfi Coast is the famous Positano.
Elegant and refined, it's perfect for those who want to combine classroom boutiques and souvenir shops such as limoncello bottles and precious ceramics, with the possibility of diving between the crystal clear waters of the Coast, choosing between the two beaches of Fornillo and Marina Grande.
Famous for the postcard landscapes of the Gulf, Positano may well be the right choice for a lunch, or even a sunset dinner, based on seafood, a traditional dish in the area, accompanied by local wine and typical sweets such as delight at Lemon and the Positanese cake.
Of course you can not miss a visit to the heart of the Amalfi Coast, the Amalfi Coast.
The thriving center of Mediterranean trade in medieval times, Amalfi preserves its incredible charm that propagates in its incredible architectural and artistic works.
Among them, the impressive Duomo di Amalfi, in the center of the city, dedicated to the patron saint Sant'Andrea Apostolo, is located upstream of a huge staircase showing its Romanesque façade, which is also reflected in the central naves of the church Along with other styles that have influenced her in the course of various renovations over the centuries.
Your journey to discover the Amalfi Coast can not stop at Amalfi. We suggest you also take a look at the beautiful villas of Ravello not far from Amalfi, from where the panorama, if possible, is even more breathtaking thanks to the vivid colors of the gardens that adorn them.
Overlooked Ravello, Maiori and Minori are two other towns where you can explore itineraries of all kinds, from naturalistic to gourmet food with the sea and land flavors of these two corners of paradise.
Maiori has one of the most extensive beaches on the coast where you can immerse yourself in crystal clear waters kissed by the sun in total relaxation, while the Pandora and Sulphurous Grotto, accessible only by sea, are two fascinating gifts of nature that with the impetus of the sea It has dug into the mighty rock.
Not only nature and relaxation, but also trails in the flavors of this city that will allow you to sample Maiori's typical tastes, such as dairy products and fish dishes or even chocolate eggplants that are typically a Maiorese dish.
To find out, however, are the St Nicholas Castle of Thoro-Plano and the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria at Sea.
A few kilometers from Maiori, it is located Minori rich in history and culture. In Minori you can relax between a visit to Villa Romana, which in ancient times probably hosted high-class families of Roman nobility who used to spend the holidays on this stretch of coast fascinated by the natural beauty and tranquility that reigns.
Another monument of Maiori is the Basilica of Santa Trifomena, inside which the remains are kept.
Between history and natural beauty, you can not miss the chance to sample Minori's delicacies such as lemon noodles, the inevitable lemon delicacies or the most famous ricotta and pear.
As you approach the end of the coast, you can see the small but cozy Cetara seaside village famous for its small but cozy beaches but, above all, for its fish-based cuisine with the "slicing of anchovies" obtained thanks to a special process of Salting anchovies, and tuna to make it masters in the gourmet restaurants.
Walking, especially at sunset, among the small streets surrounded by typical houses of the seaside village, you can immerse yourself in a dreamlike atmosphere.
The vicar tower of Cetara, an outpost of a fortification system to repel enemy attacks from the sea, the church of San Paolo Apostolo and San Francesco to Cetara are the historical and religious symbols of this delightful and ancient village.
A journey in taste, retracing the '50s "dolcevita" to this day, that will give diners the experience of a great Mediterranean cuisine.
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