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Chiostro del Paradiso, Italy

Chiostro del Paradiso, Italy: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Sorrento/Nerano: Amalfi and Positano Boat Tour

1. From Sorrento/Nerano: Amalfi and Positano Boat Tour

After pickup from your hotel, your boat tour will depart at 9:00 AM. First, you'll sail around Li Galli island, where the myth of Ulysses and the Sirens is said to have been set. Then your boat will head to the Ancient Marine Republic of Amalfi where you'll enjoy 3 - 3.5 hours of free time to explore the town. Don't miss seeing the main local attractions such as the Cathedral and the Cloister of Paradise. Enjoy some time on the pebble beach, tanning and swimming in the azure waters. You may also want to shop for local products like the world-famous Amalfi Coast lemons and limoncello.  Next, sail towards Positano, where you'll also have about 1.5 - 2 hours to yourself. Admire the picturesque Furore and the beautiful old town of Praiano. On the return trip, you'll find the Fjord of Crapolla and the enchanting Islet d'Isca that belongs to Eduardo de Filippo. Finally, arrive back at the port at about 5:15 PM to catch your shuttle back to your accommodations.

From Positano: Amalfi and Ravello Private Day Trip

2. From Positano: Amalfi and Ravello Private Day Trip

Visit Amalfi and Ravello on a tour around the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Amalfi Coast. After taking the beautiful coastal road from Positano, enjoy some time to tread the cobbles around the ancient maritime capital of Amalfi. Perhaps check out the cathedral or the handmade paper museum, then visit the hilltop village of Ravello to soak up the terrace views from Villa Rufolo. Entrance fees are at your own expense. The route is spectacular and the coastal road lends itself to some of the finest views in the region. Gaze out against the cobalt sea, and look out for the colorful villages of Furore, Conca dei Marini, and Praiano as you travel around the cliffs. In Amalfi town, enjoy free time to explore. Visit the Cloister of Paradise or the Cathedral of St. Andrew with its eye-catching sculpture and ceiling paintings by Andrea dell’Asta. If you’re a lover of artisan traditions, then check out the Paper Museum. Entrance is at your own expense, but its artifacts of paper-making—a long-established Amalfi tradition—make the admission worthwhile. In the afternoon, travel into the hills to reach the village of Ravello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the 13th-century Villa Rufolo with its vibrant gardens and commanding terrace views, and learn how the site provided inspiration for Wagner’s Parsifal opera. Return to your driver at the agreed time, and travel back to Positano, where your day trip ends.

From Praiano: Amalfi Coast Guided Private Cruise with Drinks

3. From Praiano: Amalfi Coast Guided Private Cruise with Drinks

Embark on a private boat trip from Praiano around the Amalfi Coast. Marvel at scenic views of coastal villages such as Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, and Minori while treating yourself to drinks and snacks onboard. Enjoy free time in Amalfi town and snorkel with the gear provided. Meet your guide at Marina di Praia and following a quick meet and greet with the crew, take a seat and enjoy the private cruise. There are several boat options that you can choose from. Take to the waves with a private guide and cruise along Italy’s dramatic shoreline. Admire fine views over coastal villages such as Conca dei Marini, Furore, Maiori, and Minori while you sip on Prosecco, beer, and other drinks and munch on snacks onboard, Enjoy the clear seas, warm sunshine, rich culture, and natural beauty of coastal Italy. Along the way, cool off with refreshing swims in the clear waters or observe the underwater marine life with the snorkeling masks provided. Finally, drop anchor and visit the historic village of Amalfi. Enjoy free time to explore the town and soak in the Mediterranean landscape at your leisure. Then, hop back on the boat to sail to Praiano.

Amalfi: City Highlights Walking Tour

4. Amalfi: City Highlights Walking Tour

Follow your guide through Amalfi's historic center on a walking tour to explore its main monuments such as Chiostro del Paradiso, Amalfi Cathedral, and Santa Maria Maddalena. In addition to the wonderful views and narrow streets, enjoy the historical heritage of the town with your guide's commentary. Start your tour right in the middle of Piazza Duomo. Visit the 9th-century medieval Roman Catholic cathedral of Duomo di Amalfi. Inside, see Chiostro del Paradiso, a Moorish-style cloister featuring 120 columns, 13th-century frescoes, and religious artifacts around a central garden. Right in the middle of the busy square dotted with sidewalk cafes and shops, spot the Baroque-style marble fountain of Sant'Andrea. Walk along Via dei Mercanti, and admire the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow, Piazza Umberto I town square, and Via dei Dogi. Finally, walk towards the edge of Atrani with the Amalfi Coast road curving around its base to spot the Baroque façade of the Santa Maria Maddalena church. If you'd like to go inside and see the altar with its richly colored marbles and 16th-century paintings, you can pay for the entrance on site.

From Naples: Day Trip to the Amalfi Coast

5. From Naples: Day Trip to the Amalfi Coast

Travel to Positano by way of private car. Arrive at the summit of this picturesque little town and descend slowly toward the beach by way of small narrow streets and ancient alleyways. Pass by numerous houses in vibrant colors facing the sea and unimaginable terraces suspended over the sheer cliff face. Pass by typical ceramic and fabric shops and fragrant gardens filled with orange and lemon trees. Make your way to the church of Santa Maria dell'Assunta and let your guide introduce you to its incredible dome, covered in colored majolica. Continue along the coast to Amalfi, once a maritime republic in the Middle Ages. Learn about the unique history of a town that went through a period of prosperity in the 10th century thanks to its control of some important ports when the sea trade in the Mediterranean was booming. Visit the Duomo of St. Andrea and the Cloister of Paradise in addition to the shops selling traditional products on the seafront. Return to Naples by way of Monti Lattari, the mountain range that forms the backbone of the Sorrento Peninsula. Head to the peak reaching the peak to glimpse a truly spectacular view of the entire peninsula of Sorrento, the Amalfi coast, and the sea. From here, you will be able to fully appreciate the beauty of the landscape and the audacity of those who crossed these waters in sailboats with only the wind and their wits to help them. Snap some photos before heading back to Naples.

Amalfi: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Fees

6. Amalfi: Guided Walking Tour with Entrance Fees

Explore Amalfi and visit some of the most charming places in the town. Discover the Chiostro del Paradiso cloister, the Diocesan Museum of Amalfi, the Duomo di Amalfi, Piazza Duomo, and Torre dello Ziro as your guide shares historical and anecdotal insights. Meet your guide at the Chiostro del Paradiso, a Moorish-style cloister. Hear many fascinating legends and stories about this mesmerizing place. Discover why and how the Torre dello Ziro was built. Find out the story behind the sculpture of Piazza Flavio Gioia. Learn how Amalfi got its name as you admire your surroundings of colorful streets and buildings. Explore the Diocesan Museum and admire the collection of murals, paintings, and artifacts from throughout the centuries. Admire the ornate Amalfi Duomo and Cathedral. Enjoy a perfect introduction to the city, with a comprehensive insight into its history.

From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Highlights Private Boat Cruise

7. From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Highlights Private Boat Cruise

Spend an unforgettable day seeing the Amalfi Coast on this 6-hour private boat excursion that highlights the beauty of this famous coastline off-season. Whether you're traveling in the autumn or exploring the Amalfi Coast during the winter months or early spring, come experience what the locals love about this quieter time of year. Try seasonal specialties you can only find in the fall or experience the festive Christmas lights in Amalfi. Only savvy travelers in the early spring can catch the gorgeous wisteria blooms in Positano. Your cruise will be customized based on the time of year from November to March to showcase the best of the Amalfi Coast. You'll cruise from Sorrento along the untouched tip of the Amalfi Coast to charming Positano and along the coast to reach Amalfi. Along the way you can stop for free time as you wish ashore to explore the local atmosphere of the villages along the Amalfi Coast before returning to Sorrento at the end of your cruise.

From Naples: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip

8. From Naples: Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip

Your journey will start in one of the most famous archaeological sites in the whole world: Pompeii. Your private local guide will bring back to life the history of this 2000 years old city, found practically intact under a thick blanket of lava. While visiting ancient houses, thermal baths, villas and temples, you will learn about the life and death of its unfortunate inhabitants. You will be visiting ancient houses where you will admire the spectacular paintings commissioned by the owners, explore the ruins of temples, such as the one dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis and finally visit the Forum, heart of the political and administrative activity. You will also explore the buildings where the Romans used to enjoy their spare time, such as the famous baths or the restaurants, where people were able to order from a menu painted on the wall. After your in-depth Pompeii Tour, your English-speaking driver will take you to the discovery of the beauties of the Almalfi Coast, where you will be spellbound by the magic of Ravello, Amalfi and Positano. Literally clinging to the slopes of the mountains, washed by an amazingly blue sea, these picturesque cities are the gems of the Amalfi Coast. The 50 kilometers of coastline that go from the Gulf of Naples to the Gulf of Sorrento are without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places in Italy, if not in the whole world: sit back and enjoy your ride through spectacular landscapes and breathtaking views on the Mediterranean sea, before exploring, on your own free unguided time, the three most beautiful towns of the Coast. Amalfi is considered the main town of the Coast that takes its name. Amalfi has also incredible art treasures in store for its visitors, such as the Cathedral of Saint Andrew dating back to the 11th century. The cathedral, that you will be able to visit at your own accord, is decorated with a stunning golden ceiling and houses the relics of the apostle. If you wish, you will also be able to visit the beautiful Cloister of Paradise, designed in 1266. We will then explore Positano that offers also unique monuments, such as the famous church of Santa Maria Assunta, from the 12th century: surprisingly, the dome of this church is entirely decorated with majolica tiles, a specialty of this town.

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What people are saying about Chiostro del Paradiso, Italy

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 754 reviews

Our tour guide was AMAZING! A real local, so knowledgeable about the area and highly entertaining. She did the tour in both English and Italian, going back and forth between the two. We felt the time in Positano was a bit too long (same stuff to see/eat/do as Amalfi) at the end of the day, but otherwise the trip was fabulous. Side note: a list of the better restaurants in Amalfi would have been nice, we chose poorly and ended up eaten the worst food of our whole trip there (still decent, but not nearly as good as other places).

Our guide was very friendly and informative. We chose the tour with pickup from Sorrento. It was so worth it. The shuttle drive alone from Sorrento to Nerano was an adventure and a peek into other towns. The Amalfi coast is stunning. We went for our honeymoon and highly recommend this boat tour. Our stop in Amalfi was lovely.. Positano was nice too!

This is a wonderful tour for those who wish to visit Amalfi and Positano. You have ample time to visit each. Our guide onboard, Giuseppe, was informative and entertaining.

Great host. Made to feel incredibly welcomed. An outstanding day from start to finish

Boat views were spectacular! Very touristy in town.