Amalfi Coast Itinerary - Drive Map ( 7 Cities ) By car

Rome - Tivoli route length:657.088 km number of points of interest:7

This Amazing Amalfi Coast Itinerary is about 5-14 Days to travel, i'm highly recommed to start from 10 days! This Road Trip is one of the Best!

The Amalfi coast (Amalfi coast) extends to the South of the Peninsula of Sorrento, Gulf of Salerno, the Peninsula is located in the South-West mainland of Italy just South of Naples. In 1997, this picturesque beach was included in the UNESCO list of world heritage of UNESCO. The Amalfi coast is a popular tourist destination. The pearl of the Amalfi coast is considered to be a fishing village Positano (Positano), whose colorful houses terraces descend from the mountain slope directly to the sea (in honor of the village even written a couple of books). On the streets of Positano was marked by the shooting of several scenes from the romantic Comedy "Under the Tuscan sun" (2003). Located near Positano and the highest place of the Peninsula — the peak of Monte Veit (1131 m). In the Comedy film "Knight and day" Tom cruise's character is recognized about the dream to live on the Amalfi coast, without anything, only with a backpack and a motorcycle.

Interesting places

Rome

Rome is called the Eternal city. And it's not in vain. The capital of Italy has passed the milestone of 2.7 thousand years, but still the same beautiful and unique. The centuries-old city has to offer its residents and visitors many interesting places and attractions to see them all fail in a week. In Rome lies an amazing concentration of historical sites, successfully entered in the frantic pace of life in the Eternal city. In this place together the past, present and future. The Capitoline hill (Campidoglio), the Colosseum (Colosseo), Piazza Navona (Piazza Navona), Pantheon (Pantheon), Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi) and many other historical monuments and co-exist quite harmoniously side by side with the bustling streets lies a modern business centers and restaurants. See special topic: Church of Rome walking through the streets of Rome, you can imagine a clear idea of how long ago, here was walking Caesar, Michelangelo, Charlemagne, and other important for the world history of the individual. Enjoy sumptuous pieces of architecture, go shopping in the boutiques of the most famous designers in the world, or relax in the shade in a cozy cafe with a Cup of perfectly brewed espresso. All this and much more is offered to each and all the capital of Italy. And this offer not to be missed!

OSTIA ANTICA

According to legend, Ostia was founded by king ANC Marciam in the VII century BC, because of the presence of rich salt works (archaeologically not yet discovered), and in order to prevent the introduction into Rome of enemy ships on the river. However, the oldest settlement on the site of Ostia (fortification — castrum), which was able to detect the archaeologists, dates only to the fourth century BC, Judging by the fact that was not discovered burial period of the legendary founding of the city, and only the times of the Republic, and also because. what the long-time Republican Ostia had their own government and everything was decided by the magistrates of Rome, the current researchers tend to believe (e.g. Carlo Pavolini), Ostia was originally a Roman military camp of the IV century BC, set at the mouth of the Tiber to control the sea coast, as after the conquest of Etruria by Rome (396 BC) control over the sea has become more relevant than ever. However, the legend of the founding of Ostia by the king ANC Marciam was needed for the importance of this settlement. According to another popular version, the Ostia of the VII century BC it was just in a different place and therefore has not yet been found by archaeologists. During the Punic wars there was a station of the Republican fleet. After the final victory of the Romans the sea was out of danger and Ostia from the military Castrum (the plan of the walls and the main streets which were still distinctly different in the center of the city) becomes a full-fledged settlement and growing beyond the military walls.

Naples

The pearl of Italy is Naples, the third largest city in the country and the largest centre of its southern part. Located on the Northern shore of the Bay of Naples, an ancient city (founded by the Greeks in the VIII century BC.) has absorbed a variety of languages and cultures that led to the emergence of a unique "Neapolitan style". Neapolitans consider themselves a separate ethnic group, which can be easily seen in the language and culture and in the traditions or cooking. This region is considered the birthplace of pizza (the oldest pizzeria in the country is here) and the Neapolitan song, guitar and mandolin, costume masquerade and a number of art schools, organized crime, and the first anti-fascist uprising, here the rhythm of life and their ideas about beauty. No wonder this overpopulated city, to fit on a narrow strip between the Bay, the mountains and the unpredictable Vesuvius, is considered the hallmark of Italy and a UNESCO world heritage site.

SORRENTO

Thanks to the magnificent landscape of the Sorrento Peninsula became one of the most famous tourist resorts in Italy. It stretches into the depths of the Tyrrhenian sea from Castellammare di Stabia to Punta Campanella, almost touching the island of Capri and Neapolitan sharing and Salernitani bays. This place is loved by the ancient Romans, who built sumptuous mansions for a country holiday. Of antiquity, nature and the wonders of the local gastronomy are just a few of the reasons that have made Sorrento one of the most popular stages of the classic European Grand tour. Since the XVIII century it was visited by famous travelers, including Goethe, Dickens, Wagner and Nietzsche, many of which have forever captured the beauty of the Peninsula in his works. The Sorrento Peninsula is truly a feast of bright colors and flavors, the magnificent panorama of the coast, which is breathtaking. If you like holidays at sea, here you will find numerous and diverse beaches for every taste.

POSITANO

The picturesque town of Positano located on the shores of the Amalfi coast, just 60 km from Naples in the Campania region. Its area is quite small and is only 8 sq km is a magnificent resort with a scattering of coloured houses at the foot of the Lattari mountains, in three small valleys. Beautiful rocks and mountains, stretching into the blue sea not only create wonderful landscapes, but also serve as a protection from the North winds, creating a favorable climate and all natural conditions for a comfortable stay. According to the legend, Positano was created by the God of the sea Poseidon, who built the city in honor of his beloved Pasitea. It is considered that the city name has been derived from the name of this nymph.

SALERNO

The beautiful city of Salerno (Salerno), "looking" at one of the most beautiful and important bays Campaign is a veritable "treasure chest". In addition to the romantic promenade and the impressive castle, Castello Arechi, which dominates the city of Salerno, keeps in its narrow medieval streets countless charming places, squares, churches, palaces and museums - the "set for the inquisitive tourist" makes Salerno favourite place for Italian and foreign travelers. Located halfway between the mountains of the Sorrento Peninsula and spacious plain of the river Sele, taming the waters of the Bay, Salerno is the second largest city in the Campania region, offering the visitor as other major population centres of the region, an unforgettable essence of nature, culture and history that has developed over the centuries.

TIVOLI

In ancient times, Tivoli was called Tibur, and was connected with Rome Tiburtina expensive. Through Tibur passed, all roads from Rome to the East of Italy. According to legend, Tibur was founded in the XIII century BC in the generation before the Trojan war, two sons or grandchildren Ampera, Chatillon and Koras, and in honor of their brother Tiburce got its name. According to another legend, it was founded sikuli or stanami, then went to the power of the Pelasgians and finally surrendered to the Latins[2]. Under the rule of the last Tibur has achieved a substantial degree of power as one of the largest cities of the Latin Union and for a time rivaled Rome itself. In 90 BC the people of Tibur received Roman citizenship. In August, thanks to the beautiful position became one of the favorite and trendy spots in Italy. Around Tibur many wealthy Romans had villas erected monuments of personal piety. In addition to the Aug here alive Maecenas, Horace, and Sextus Property guy Valerius Catullus. 273 in Tibur was settled the captive Queen Zenobia. The city was famous for clay products, fruits, olive oil, figs, stone quarries (which was mined travertine, which is lined with Coliseum); there existed the cult of Hercules. After the devastation by the barbarians Tivoli regained some of its former prosperity to the X century, received from the Emperor certain privileges and retain remnants of the former freemen until 1816. In the XVI century belonged to the house of d'este.

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