What to do one day in Naples Center from the cruise ship
One of the best ways to visit Italy is definitely on a cruise. The cruise was born as the best option to visit many places in a few days. There are many stops that the entire peninsula offers to those who decide to visit Italy on a cruise. A few steps from the sea are some of the most sought after beauties and attractions of the whole beautiful country and Naples is one of the most important where the best and largest ships in the world stop here on their itineraries.
Why stop in central Naples and what can cruise passengers visit?
Naples is one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in Italy which has made the sea one of its strengths and beauty.
“Naples is not just a city, it is a feeling” as Anna Laura De Rosa used to say.
Once your day has docked in Naples, you will immediately find yourself in the historic center of Naples with the view of the Castel Nuovo, better known as Maschio Angioino, which welcomes the city from the sea, together with the brand new Piazza Municipio, from which you can take the metro to a trip to the art stations of Naples, with the Toledo station being voted the most beautiful station in the world. From here you can reach the beautiful Piazza del Plebiscito and arrive on the seafront of the city where with a look towards the sea and Vesuvius you can enjoy a delicious traditional Neapolitan pizza
How to visit Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast?
However, if you want to expand your borders, you can also reach destinations further away from the city. A few steps from Naples you cannot miss the two of the oldest Roman cities in the world: Pompeii and Herculaneum or you can take a tour of the renowned Amalfi Coast in the Gulf of Sorrento among the beauties of Positano, Sorrento and Capri.
To reach these suggestive destinations, Naples offers many train and bus lines, but if you want to choose a more comfortable and “stress-free” solution, you can contact a rental service with driver in Naples. One of the best private transport services on Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi coast is offered by AmalfiDriver.com, which covers the entire province of the Campania capital.
NCC is a professional driver authorized to transport people and lends himself to multiple types of services in the tourism sector from tours or excursions to transfers and timed arrangements for shopping, events and conferences.
AmalfiDriver.com collaborates with professionals with knowledge of Italian, English and Spanish with a good dose of cordiality, education and knowledge of the culture and traditions of the place that will make your stay an indelible memory to carry forever in your heart.
Pizza school, Limoncello tastings, Lunch with volcano wine tastings are just some of the many experiences you can try in their organized excursions from Naples Port or Sorrento Port or Salerno port or Amalfi port
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How to get to Amalfi Coast from Rome?
These are very common requests we receive every day from our clients so I wanted to describe all Pros & Cons.
How far is Rome to Amalfi coast? How long is the drive?
First of all, you have to know that Amalfi Coast is 350kilometers far from Rome city center and you need approximately 4hours of driving and Pompeii Ruins is along the way to the destination. This is a good solution ONLY if you want to leave Rome and get to Positano, or Amalfi, or Sorrento (maybe you can also think about stopping in Pompeii for a visit before to get to your destination) but is NOT the best solution if you want to have an 8hours day tour of the Amalfi coast or Pompeii Ruins and get back to Rome by car again: it needs at least 15/16 hours in total to do all of that. It is impossible for any human being to drive so much time, it is too tiring and dangerous!
What is the fastest way to get to Amalfi Coast or Pompeii from Rome?
End of State of Emergency in Italy 31.3.2022. What happens?
The Italian Government has declared that the end of the state of emergency due to covid19 will finish on the 31st of March 2022.
What happens next? Will all restrictions finish? will be possible to travel freely or independently?
Hoping THIS would be the year that ends Covid-19. None of us would have expected that we would still be facing the challenges of Covid-19 and its variants. From masks, social distancing, vaccines and boosters we are all so over it! But we’ve begun to understand this is our new normal…at least for now. That said, we’ve had to learn how to navigate this new normal and begin living our lives again: That includes the travel industry. People want to….NEED to travel and the travel industry has also learned to navigate this new normal amazingly well.
March 31 is approaching and Italy already smells the scent of freedom. Which, in the aftermath of the probable farewell to the Covid state of emergency, will not be total but will pass through a series of progressive easing of restrictions.
How to go to Vesuvius: 3 ways to reach the Naples volcano
What is the Vesuvius? is the Vesuvius Dangerous? Vesuvius tickets?
Mt. Vesuvius, according to us Neapolitans, he is our protector of their city. It might sound ironic, especially when we know how potential this sleeping volcano is from the proof of Pompei or Herculaneum. But people still want to climb Mount Vesuvius, maybe for the adrenalin or maybe for its breathtaking natural beauty and view of the Gulf of Naples.
Vesuvius is known to be the most controlled ad studied Volcano ever in the world ever in history because here we built the first volcanic lab to study a volcano in the 18th century and today is still working on it with the newest technologies and advanced tools. We can say that we check up on the volcano every minute and every second and we know every “breath” of Him. Yes, you read it well, I said “Him” because in our culture we think about the volcano as an elder to respect so he will stay quiet for hundreds of years 🙂 . Just superstition!
What to See in Positano, the Best of Amalfi Coast
You are wondering, what to see in Positano in a few hours, or maybe looking for the best thing to do in Positano, well here you will find some suggestions.
Things to do in Positano
Let’s start from its origin
When and how Positano was born in the past is today still a mystery. there is witnesses of civilization from greek colonization and also the ruins of an ancient roman house/villa showing the marked propensity for peace and the good life of this place since the origin of time. In the following centuries, Positano acquired a privileged situation in the gulf so that it was often attacked by enemies, which led to the creation of a vertical city with the hamlets of Nocelle and Montepertuso at the top to act as strongholds. Military needs also led to the construction of some watchtowers placed in strategic places in the town.
What to visit in the Amalfi coast? How to reach the famous Positano?
Let’s go and discover 6 places: Positano, Furore, Amalfi, Ravello, Cetara and Vietri sul Mare.
Also, Amalfi is the oldest town of the Maritime Republics. For a long time, it was also one of the stages of the Grand Tour back in the 17th/18th century. For this reason, Ferdinando II of Borbone built a coastal road going from Vietri sul mare to Positano to connect all coastal places to the main town of Sorrento.
Its beautiful Duomo of Saint Andrew is considered the most important monument of the town. The monument dates back to the 9th century, although, through time, it has been remodeled over and over again with colorful and sparkling ceramic tiles.
Another important testimoniance is the Ancient Arsenals, where the warships of the maritime republic were built. Famous is also Piazzetta Dei Dogi, which the characteristic shops overlook.
In Amalfi, there is also the Paper Museum and a long tradition related to paper processing by hand, the “bambagina”.