Silversea Luxury Cruises A Amalfi

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Amalfi

At first glance, it's hard to imagine that this resort destination, set in a verdant valley of the Lattari Mountains, with its cream-color and pastel-hue buildings tightly packing a gorge on the Bay of Salerno, was in the 11th and 12th centuries the seat of the Amalfi Maritime Republic, one of the world's great naval powers, and a sturdy rival of Genoa and Pisa for control of the Mediterranean. The harbor, which once launched the greatest fleet in Italy, now bobs with ferries and blue-and-white fishing boats. View more

The main street, lined with leather shops and pasticcerie, has replaced a raging mountain torrent, and terraced hills where banditti (bandits) once roamed now flaunt the green and gold of lemon groves. Bearing testimony to its great trade with Tunis, Tripoli, and Algiers, Amalfi remains honeycombed with Arab-Sicilian cloisters and covered passages. In a way Amalfi has become great again, showing off its medieval glory days with sea pageants, convents-turned-hotels, ancient paper mills, covered streets, and its mosquelike cathedral. A plaque under Amalfi's Porta Marina bears this inscription: "The judgment day, when Amalfitans go to Heaven, will be a day like any other." Visitors to this charming city, set in a verdant valley of the Lattari Mountains, will soon understand what it means. For sheer picturesqueness, it can't be beat. Drinking in the vista of the town against the sea from the balcony of the town's historic landmark Convento di Amalfi is like getting an advance on paradise. Amalfi's origin is clouded. One legend says that a general of Constantine's army, named Amalfo, settled here in 320; another tale has it that Roman noblemen from the village of Melphi (in Latin, "a Melphi"), fleeing after the fall of the empire, were first in these parts, shipwrecked in the 4th century on their way to Constantinople. Myth becomes fact by the 6th century, when Amalfi is inscribed in the archives as a Byzantine diocese, and the historical pageant really begins. Its geographic position was good defense, and the distance from Constantinople made its increasing autonomy possible. Continuously hammered by the Lombards and others, in 839 it rose against and finally sacked nearby Salerno, to which its inhabitants had been deported. In the 10th century, Amalfi constructed many churches and monasteries and was ruled by judges, later called doges—self-appointed dukes who amassed vast wealth and power. From the 9th century until 1101, Amalfi remained linked to Byzantium but also was increasingly independent and prosperous, perhaps the major trading port in southern Italy. Its influence loomed large, thanks to its creation of the Tavola Amalfitana, a code of maritime laws taken up by most medieval-era kingdoms. Amalfi created its own gold and silver coins—or tari, engraved with the cross of Amalfi—and ruled a vast territory. With trade extending as far as Alexandria and Constantinople—where a large colony of Amalfitan merchants resided—it became Italy's first maritime republic, ahead of rivals Pisa, Venice, and Genoa; the population swelled to about 100,000, many of them seafarers and traders. As William of Apulia wrote in the 11th century, "No other city is richer in silver, cloth, and gold. A great many navigators live in this city... famous almost throughout the world as those who travel to where there is something worth buying.But the days of wine and doges were about to end. In the 11th century Robert Guisgard of Normandy—in the duplicitous spirit of politicos to thisday—first aided, then sacked the town, and the Normans from Sicily returned, after a short Amalfitan revolt, in the 12th century. Then, when the Republic of Pisa twice conquered it, Amalfi fell into decline, hastened by a horrific storm in 1343, then by an indirect blow from Christopher Columbus's discoveries, which opened the world beyond to competing trade routes. By the 18th century, the town had sunk into gloom, looking to its lemons and handmade paper for survival. After the state road was built by Ferdinand, the Bourbon king of Naples, in the 19th century, Amalfi evolved into a tourist destination, drawing Grand Tour—era travelers like Richard Wagner, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Henrik Ibsen, all of whom helped spread Amalfi's fame.

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Excursiones en Amalfi

Amalfi Drive & Positano lunch in San Pietro

Treat yourself to the beauty and wonder of the world-renowned Amalfi Coast on this outing that includes a visit to Positano and lunch at the famous 5-Star San Pietro Hotel. Positano is the Coast's most picturesque and photogenic town; with vertiginous houses tumbling down to the sea in a cascade of sun-bleached peach, pink and terracotta colours. No less colourful are its steep streets and steps lined with wisteria-draped hotels, smart restaurants and fashionable boutiques.


Depart the pier for the transfer to the coach terminal, then board a private minibus for the scenic, one-hour drive along the spectacular Amalfi Coast to Positano. The narrow road winds along the side of rocky seaside cliffs, and offers breath-taking views of the Italian Riviera. Marvel at the rocks rising from the sea, and see small boats in sheltered sandy coves that look like brightly-coloured toys from above. During the journey, a brief photo stop is made overlooking the lovely village of Positano.


Positano

Upon arrival in Positano, a short walk brings you to the city's main centre. Following a brief introductory tour, continue exploring on your own or browse the designer boutiques, souvenir shops and art galleries found along the main street and some narrow alleys.


Once a small fishing village, Positano is now the star attraction of the entire Amalfi coast. White Moorish-type houses cling dramatically to slopes around a small sheltered bay. Many of the houses can only be reached via steep staircases. A 1.5-hour visit allows you to take in the unique setting and special ambience of Positano. At the appointed time, re-join your guide and walk back to the minibus pick-up point for the drive to your lunch reservation.


San Pietro Hotel

Located a short distance south of Positano, the hotel takes its name from a cliff-side chapel. Entrance to the hotel is by elevator. Here, in this ultimate secluded spot frequented by the most discerning clientele, a three-course lunch awaits you. After lunch, some free time is made available to look around this romantic site and take in the breath-taking vistas.


Leaving the hotel, return to Sorrento via the same stretch of Amalfi Drive. Upon arrival in Amalfi, you may opt to return directly to the pier, or remain in the main centre for independent exploration and return to the ship on a later shuttle (time permitting), or find their own way back at their own expense.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking uphill. Positano's main centre is pedestrian-only, and involves downhill and uphill walking over uneven surfaces, with stairs to negotiate. However, additional walking is at guests' discretion during the free time allotted in Positano. Comfortable shoes are recommended. If the San Pietro Hotel is not available, lunch will be served at another five-star hotel in Positano. Due to the nature of the Amalfi Drive, this tour operates in compact mini-buses; air-conditioning may not be as effective as in large coaches, and several trips may be necessary to assemble the group. The total time spent in Positano is approximately 1.5 hours. A minimum number of participants are required to operate. This tour is not suitable for children under 12. This tour will not be available on the date of April 9th as the Hotel will be closed.

Amalfi Walking Tour

Amalfi, a rare place, where photographs simply don't do the sights justice, see them up close and personal on this walking tour through the seaside village of the Amalfi Coast. Explore the small streets and walk in the footsteps of history where the beauty of this ancient place comes alive.


Amalfi

Join your guide from the seaside promenade Via delle Repubbliche Marinare to Piazza Municipio also called "Campolillo", the ancient quarter of St. Angelo intra Moenia ( within the walls) passing through the tiny alleyways of Moorish Amalfi. Continue to the "Alley Trap" where the enemies of Amalfi were attracted and eliminated. A few paces ahead find the secondary entrance to the Cathedral of St. Andrew, which you will pass by following the narrow passage St. Andrea.

Visit this monumental complex: the Bell Tower, the Cloister of Paradise, the Basilica of Crucifix, with its frescoed chapels and the museum with sacred treasure, The Crypt, built in 1206 to hold the sacred remains of St. Andrew Apostole, the Moorish stlyle Cathedral, which features stunning 11th century bronze door from Constantinople.


Continue your stroll through the historic center of Amalfi, passing by the Santa Maria Maggiore square and the Supportico Rua to Piazza Santo Spirito where you can admire the remains of an ancient palace with medieval Venetian style balcony and the characteristic fountain "Capa e ciuccio" (Donkeys head) so-called as the mules returning from the Valley of the Ironworks were watered there. Today in the fountain has been placed a very impressive Nativity.


Paper Museum

Continue on to the Amalfi's Paper Museum, located in a 14th century medieval paper-mill and which hosts machineries and instruments used in the ancient paper-mills. The ancient technologies, restored and active, reconstruct the entire production cycle of the paper. Among the century-old tools in the museum it is possible to admire the ancient wooden mauls, operated by a hydraulic wheel; the press used to remove the water in excess from the paper; the continuous printing machine. The museum also gives you the opportunity of assisting the handmade paper production and the functioning of the ancient water-mills, moved by the waters of the Canneto torrent.


After the visit, stroll through the west side of the old town to the square where once stood the Palace of the Doges. Our walking tour concludes in Piazza Duomo, dominated by the impressive façade of the St. Andrew Cathedral.



Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking and is recommended for those guests who are physically fit. Total distance walked is approximately 1 mile (1.6km) with slopes, some cobblestones, steps and some standing at times. Comfortable clothing, walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Tour sequence may vary depending on day.

Ancient Pompeii

The famous archaeological site of Pompeii is regarded as the world's finest example of an ancient Roman town, and offers visitors an insight into the life of a bygone era. Buried for centuries, it was not until 1748 that the Pompeii was rediscovered and its excavations began. Explore the ruins of this city on this half-day excursion.


After tendering ashore, board the local shuttle to the uptown meeting point where your coach will be waiting. A drive of approximately 90 minutes takes you to the excavated town of Pompeii.


Pompeii

Upon arrival in Pompeii, your guided walking tour begins through the ancient streets, providing a unique opportunity to learn about the historical events and the tragic end of the city's 20,000 people. The catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. surprised the population of this prosperous provincial capital and resort town, burying it under 20 feet (6 metres) of ash and pumice stone, yet preserving an entire city.


City Tour

See the mansions and artwork of the wealthy residents who moved to Pompeii to escape the turmoil of Ancient Rome. On display are numerous paintings and inscriptions, including notices about wine sales, apartment vacancies, upcoming events, political announcements, and even personal love notes. In addition to several homes, highlights also include the Forum, open and covered theatres, and the Stabian Baths. The pathways are endless and the buildings fascinating. Some of the mansions still retain their original marble decorations, well-preserved frescoes and splendid mosaics. Following your visit to this amazing site, return to the coach parking area and re-board your coach for the drive back to Amalfi.

Please note: This tour takes place entirely on foot and requires an extensive amount of walking on cobblestones and uneven surfaces. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. A minimum number of guests per guide are required to operate this programme.

Leisurely Positano

Treat yourself to the beauty and wonder of the world-renowned Amalfi Coast in this picturesque visit to Positano. Deemed by UNESCO to be an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, the Amalfi Coast is a beguiling combination of great beauty and gripping drama: coastal mountains plunge into the sea in a stunning vertical scene of precipitous crags, picturesque towns and lush forests.


After tendering ashore, board a private minibus for the approximately 45 minute drive along the stunning Amalfi Coast to Positano.


Positano

Upon arrival in Positano start a short walk to the city's main centre. Following a brief introductory tour, continue exploring on your own or browse the designer boutiques, souvenir shops and art galleries found along the main street and small, narrow alleys.

Positano is one of Italy's most romantic vacation spots and one of the top Amalfi Coast towns to visit. Built vertically on the face of a cliff, it started out as a fishing village and became popular with writers and artists in the 1950's. Today it's a fashionable resort yet still retains its charm. Positano is a pedestrian town (with many stairs) and its pretty pastel colored houses and flowers make it very picturesque.

Built around a small sheltered bay, many of the houses can only be reached via steep staircases. Your visit allows you to take in the unique setting and special ambience of Positano.


At the appointed time, rejoin your guide and proceed to the minibus pick-up point for the return to the ship along the Amalfi Coast.



Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking at your leisure and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Total distance walked may be up to 0.75 miles (1.2 km). Comfortable clothing, walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. A minimum number of participants are required to operate this tour.

Lemons to Limoncello

Experience the ancient beauty and flavours of Amalfi during this delightful excursion to a family-owned lemon farm. Before you journey to the countryside, take a stroll through the town centre and admire the exquisite Cathedral.


Amalfi and Cathedral

Depart the pier for the short, guided stroll to Amalfi Square. Learn about the town's history during an exterior visit to the stunning Cathedral, then board an electric car for the scenic drive to a family-owned lemon farm in the nearby countryside.


Lemon Farm Walking Tour

Upon arrival, begin your guided walking tour with an uphill stroll through various terraces via dry stone stairs. Visit the renowned gardens, a succession of plots cultivated with ancient lemon trees on which Amalfi's famous 'sfusato Amalfitano' lemons are grown. Arriving from the East centuries ago, this variety of lemon today boasts the European recognition of Protected Geographical Indication. Learn about the history of their cultivation then relax in the shade of the trees with refreshments consisting of citrus salad, lemon pastry, lemonade and lemon cookies.


Museum Visit and Limoncello Tasting

Next, proceed for a visit to the Rural Culture Arts and Crafts Museum, a small collection of historical pieces and documents that offer a unique insight into Amalfi's glorious past. Afterward, observe the process for producing Limoncello, then proceed for a tasting of this famous liqueur with an opportunity to purchase Limoncello and other products sourced from the lemon farm.


At the conclusion of your visit, walk back to Amalfi Square, then return to the pier on-foot.



Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1 mile (about two kilometres), at times over inclines and uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 15 steps at the lemon farm. We suggest that all guests be in good physical health in order to manage the walk. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 21 years old to participate in tastings of alcoholic beverages. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Ravello & Amalfi

Be enchanted with Ravello, perched above Amalfi on a 350-foot-high cliff, it's famous for the views and vibrant gardens. The town was once part of the Republic of Amalfi; now it is a peaceful historic village popular with tourists. Visit the famous Cathedral of St. Andrew in Amalfi, sitting atop a grand staircase in the center of town, the Cathedral is one of Campania's architectural highlights.

Meet your guide directly at the pier and board your coach to travel up the promontory to the small village of Ravello.


Ravello

On a cliff 350-foot-high, overlooking the Gulf of Naples, discover Ravello. Begin your visit at Villa Rufolo, a palatial Moorish-style estate that was originally built in the 1270 for the Rufolo family, and the garden that inspired German composer Richard Wagner to write the second act of his final opera, Parsifal.


Following your visit to the villa, enjoy some free time to explore this lovely village and visit the ornate Cathedral, founded in 1086, which contains two medieval pulpits, Roman sarcophagi and paintings by southern Renaissance artist Andrea da Salerno.


Amalfi

Board your coach and return to Amalfi, where upon arrival your guide will escort you on a walking tour of the heart of Amalfi, including a visit to the Cathedral and its cloister before returning to the ship.



Please Note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking. Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.5 miles (80 metres) for approximately 1 hour over various surfaces of cobblestone streets with 100+ steps and steep inclines. Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended. To visit the Cathedral and Cloister in Amalfi, conservative attire with no exposed shoulders or knees is recommended. Short pants, tank tops and revealing clothing are not acceptable. Dense traffic congestion may affect the duration of the excursion. Tour order may vary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Amalfi at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Amalfi at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Amalfi at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Amalfi at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.