The reception of hotel Conca d'Oro will be happy to help you to organize excursions or arrange private transfers.
Positano, with its central location on the Amalfi coast, is a perfect departure point for several pleasant excursions to many beautiful places in Campania Region.
You can visit important ruins like Pompeii/Vesuvius and Paestum or reach other beautiful villages on the coast like Amalfi, Ravello, Emerald Grotto or Sorrento. From Positano main beach it is possible to catch a ferry to the islands of Capri, Ischia or have private excursions by boat.
Visiting Positano … the vertical village!
At night the leaned houses, all with white domes, enlighten the village.
The characteristic lanes take you to the main beach, where you can enjoy the sea and the sun of the coast.
The smart boutiques, art galleries and the famous Positano’s tailoring make the village a very exclusive place.
In Positano there are also other small beaches: Arienzo, Laurito, il Fiumiciello, Remese and Fornillo beach (the closest to the hotel).
From Montepertuso or Nocelle (the two villages on Positano’s mountain) takes you on the Path of Gods, from there you can enjoy the breathtaking panorama suspended between the sea and the sky.
Medieval Crypt Of The Church Of Positano
Located under the apse of the church of Santa Maria Assunta and San Vito, the medieval crypt has, currently a vaulted apse like a cross and four aisles with a barrel vault, with arches resting on columns and bases of columns of reuse used as capitals belonging to the roman villa of Positano.
The present appearance is the result of various successive interventions over the centuries, the access in fact, in nothing but an encarged hole made in the 60s of the last century.
According to the sources, this structure would be prior to the completion of the upper church. Liturgical functions were performed, and are cited at least five altars, one of them dedicated to the nativity, situated in the middle of the central apse.
Much of “subcorpo”, (as definited by E. Talamo, historic of positano) is lost or incorporated in private homes. The aisles are occupied by the pillars of the mother church, which incorporated two of the four roman columns, built in the XVII century, when it was expanded and the crypt was used as cemetery. The gutters of the late XVII century occupying part of the apse and separate it from the aisles, are evidence of this transformation.
Following the edict of saint cloud, which was enforced in Italy in the 1806, which prohibited the burial of the deceaseds in the villages, each entrance of the crypt was definitely closed. Both the trap that lies between the two vaults of the apse and the N-W entrance consisting of a stair case. On the left you can see the only visible fragment of a painting of the crypt, restored during the work of Superintendence that began in 2005 and ended in 2009, year of reopening of the crypt after 200 years.
Amalfi was one of the 4 “Repubbliche Marinare”, nowadays it’s a famous tourist center known all over the world.
From the tourist pier it’s possible to reach its little bays and the Emeraldo Grotto where the sea and the light reproduce the most sublime colours: cobalt blue that merges into turquoise.
On the top of the famous steps there is Sant’Andrew’s cathedral.
There you can visit the “Chiostro del Paradiso”, the “Basilica del Crocifisso” and the “Crypt”.
Amalfi is also famous since 1700 for handmade paper, in the village there were a lot of paper-mills. Today it’s possible to have a tour in the old paper-mills to see how they make the handmade paper.
Capri will offer you beautiful tours by boat through its cave and creek and pleasant walks through its characteristic lanes with smart boutiques.
From Marina Grande you can catch the “funicular” to reach the famous Piazzetta where through Axel Munthe street you will arrive at Villa S. Michele.
Catch the chairlift to reach Monte Solaro at Anacapri where you can enjoy one of the best sea views in the world.
Marina Piccola is the coolest beach of Capri with many bars and restaurants.
It’s 15 minute walk to Piazzetta and from there you can catch a small boat to Faraglioni.
A lot of people visit the grotto every day, it’s possible to go inside by small boats. You will find an enchanted atmosphere, everything is blue and silver.
If you wish you can swim inside the grotto too.
Many public ferries and private excursions leave for trips to Capri from Positano every day.
Ischia is called “The green island” for its luxuriant vegetation and has been known since the ancient Romans when writers described the island like the perfect place to restore the body and the soul.
Its volcanic nature makes it unique in the world for the great variety of thermal springs.
It also offers a lot of beaches and beautiful gardens.
Naples is a town with remarkable signs of art and culture, it’s rich in palaces and monuments which stand in witness of the splendid past and its panorama is one of the most impressive and fascinating in the world.
Santa Chiara Monster
San Gregorio Armeno
San Carlo Theatre
Paestum, one of the most famous centres of Magna Grecia, is an archaeological resort of great interest.
The city preserves magnificent Doric columns of the Temples dedicated to Neptune and to Ceres and the remains of the Basilica and of the town-wall.
The museum offers a wide collection of ancient Greek objects .
Pompeii was destroyed in 79 B.C. by the Vesuvius eruption.
In 1594, Domenico Fontana started to reclaim the Sarno valley and discovered this concealed city.
First excavations started in 1860 by Giuseppe Fiorelli.
The visit to the ruins will give you the opportunity to see many artifacts well preserved which still now prove the prosperity of this town in the past.
The hotel can arrange private excursions with a guide to Pompeii ruins.
Ravello is located high up in the mountains and offers one of the best views of the Amalfi coast.
The “town of music” wait for you to show all its charm: the superb position with fabulous panoramic views, the churches, the Villas and the patrician residences. A deep emotion to experience in an oasis of peace.
You can visit the Cathedral, Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone with theirs beautiful gardens.
Sorrento gives its name to the Sorrento Peninsula and it’is located on the coast og the Gulf of Naples. fascinating tourists and visitors, attracted by breathtaking views and landscapes.
The town is a great area extended from Vico Equense to Massa Lubrense.
This area, thanks to its geographical shape, suspended between the green hills and the blue of the seas, is from the time immemorial a great attraction of the southern Italy.
Between the town walls rest the monuments, churches and the testimonies of antique civilizations; walking through the streets of the historic centre, the antique Greek-Roman structure is still legible, memory represented vividly in via Pietà, via S. Cesareo, via Padre Reginaldo Giuliani and via Tasso.
Along the decuman of via S. Cesareo – it’s possible to admire “Sedile di Porta” and “Dominava”, where the nobility of Sorrento reunited; the Cathedral, with its inlaid wooden chorus, the Basilica of Sant’Antonino with its pulpit and the Museo Correale.
Mount Vesuvius is on the coast of the Bay of Naples.
It is conspicuous in the beautiful landscape presented by that bay, when seen from the sea, with Naples in the foreground.
Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
The area around Vesuvius was officially declared a national park on 5 June 1995.
The summit of Vesuvius is open to visitors and there is a small network of paths around the mountain that are maintained by the park authorities on weekends.
There is access by road to within 200 metres (660 ft) of the summit (measured vertically), but thereafter access is on foot only.
There is a spiral walkway around the mountain from the road to the crater.