Art Crafts on the Amalfi coast: Vietri, Amalfi, Ravello, Positano
The excursion on the Amalfi coast starts from Vietri sul Mare, a village clinging to the first part of the Amalfi coast, one of the most popular destinations for Italian and international tourists, which is considered the home of the colorful majolica tiles that cover the domes of the splendid churches of all towns of the Amalfi coast.
Throughout the excursion we will stop to admire top quality companies such as Solimene in the monumental building, designed by the great architect Paolo Soleri. Typical of organic architecture, the Solimene Ceramics complex is made up of inverted cone trunks covered with conical ceramic / terracotta pots and inserted in concrete.
No visitor will be able to return home without having purchased one of the ceramic jewels that will have conquered its heart in one of the shops scattered in the famous places such as Amalfi, Ravello and Positano.
8:00 am Meeting with participants in one of the ‘meeting points’
Vietri sul mare
9:00 Transfer with C4Y vehicles with the guide on board to Vietri where we will visit here the Solimene ceramic factory which stands out with its unmistakable shape on the steep ridge where the finished products are displayed and sold while, at the upper levels, the various artisans they extricate themselves between presses, clay, brushes, enamel, colors and ovens for cooking. From the belvedere we will admire the splendid panorama of the coast we are about to travel. This land, rich in clay and volcanic material, provided the raw material for the construction of the ceramics that date back to the Arab culture imported for the Saracen incursions and whose traces can be seen in the colorful domes and towers that dot the coast. We begin to walk the winding coastal road and stop at Villa Guariglia in Raito to visit the Ceramics Museum ‘
12:00 Also facing the street we will meet various pottery shops and shops but we will stop again to admire them closely in Amalfi, the oldest Maritime Republic of Italy, whose square is dominated by the highly decorated Cathedral and whose alleys are illuminated from the vivid colors of the pottery of various shapes and from real ceramic paintings that reproduce the landscape of the high coast overlooking the sea.
Stop for a view at the Arsenale and the Paper Museum where we will learn about the history of the paper mill among the oldest in Europe.
Positano and Ravello
15:00 After a short breakfast, we head towards Positano for a stop of an hour to admire the characteristic position of the town similar to a ‘crib’ and the shops of the original and colorful local-made clothes famous all over the world.
Finally, let’s get back on the road to go up to Ravello where we will visit Villa Rufolo from whose splendid gardens we could enjoy a 360 ° panorama of the coast and where we will still linger at other ceramic or food shops.
Return to Naples
17:00 From Ravello we will return to Naples along the Chiuzi pass, a pass of the Lattari Mountains that connects the Amalfi coast with the Nocerino-Sarnese countryside and the highway.
Prices change with the number of participants as follows:
2-3 pax € 250.00
8/11 pax 75 €
12/16 pax € 65.00
19 pax 60.00
The price includes
• Professional and licensed Italian-speaking guide
• Itineraries as per program The order of tourist visits may vary according to traffic and museum openings.
• free entrance tickets for disabled people with certification and one companion each.
• medical-baggage insurance
• Water bottle
• no. Lunches and type ………
• Car / Minibus / GT / minibus from 2 to 30 seats …….. for the whole tour, also equipped for wheelchairs. Parking and check points-
• Entrance to ceramic factories
The price does not include
• drinks, tips and extras of a personal nature
• entrance tickets to Villa Rufolo and Arsenale di Amalfi.
• local taxes
• cancellation insurance
• No. lunches
• and anything not mentioned under “The fee includes”
• light lunch – street food or packed lunch of your choice
Info on accessibility
Excursion suitable for all the family members!