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Tarantella show.e.....Capri island......... Pompeii..........Positano.......Amalfi......Ravello
Escursions to Capri

THE COOPERATIVE S.ANTONIO ORGANIZE BY MEANS OF THE
M/V ROSELY EXCURSIONS TO CAPRI WITH A TOUR AROUND THE ISLAND AND A VISIT TO THE BLUE GROTTO AND A FIVE HOURS STOP. THE EXCURSION IS AVAILABLE ON MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
PLEASE CHECK THE AVAILABILITY AT RECEPTION.

RATES : 30 EURO PER PERSON + 5 PER PERSON FOR TRANSFERT FROM THE HOTEL TO THE NERANO BEACH AND RETURN IN HOTEL.

DEPARTURE : 08.15 am FROM THE HOTEL
09.00 am FROM NERANO

RETURN : 05.30 pm IN NERANO
06.15 pm IN HOTEL

Escursion to Amalfi Coast

ON WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY THE COOPERATIVE S.ANTONIO BY MEANS OF THE M/V ROSELY ORGANIZES EXCURSIONS TO AMALFI AND POSITANO AND TOUR AROUND THE LIGALLI ISLAND , A TWO HOURS STOP IN AMALFI , VISIT TO THE EMERALD GROTTO AND TWO HOURS STOP IN POSITANO FOR SHOPPING.
PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY AT RECEPTION.


RATES : 30 EURO PER PERSON + 5 EURO PER PERSON FOR TRANSFERT FROM THE HOTEL TO NERANO AND RETURN.

DEPARTURE : 08.15 am FROM THE HOTEL
09.00 am FROM NERANO BEACH

RETURN : 05.30 pm IN NERANO BEACH
06.15 pm IN HOTEL

 

On the stage of Tasso Theatre , the tradition of two centuries of napolitan dances , customs and music becomes an impressive musical. Magic songs such as “ TORNA A SURRIENTO “ flascinate spectators and carry them back to the past through scenery from an historical point of view. The show which lasts 75 minutes, tells about the daily life of southern people through four scenes. The first scene represent the sea. The view shows the gulf from Marina Grande to Scutolo: fischermen get ready for their daily job and thanks to songs , their hard labour becomes a pleasant moment. The market has got its own music made of rumours and stories. In the square, people fall in love or get jealous while shopping; in the meantime courtships and quarrels are mixed with the rhythm and the steps of Tarantella. At sunset and with the Vesuvius on the horizon , love seems to be the best passion to be sung. The musical ends with a festival atmosphere. The square is illuminated, the sky is crossed by fireworks, everybody is captivated by the rhythm of dance and communicates his joy of life even though everyone is ready to face the following day with its passion and its responsabilities..

Every night at 09.30 pm - Price : 27 euro - Musical and Dinner : 60 euro
For reservation contact the reception

The Ferry or the Hydrofoil to Capri Island leaves from the Sorrento’s Port. You can reach the Port by your car or by Sita Buses. The Bus Time Table can be obtained at reception. For the Ferry - Hydrofoil Time Table look the summary.

By Car : go down along Via Nastro Verde and follow directions to Sorrento.Once in Sorrento take Via Degli Aranci ( direction to be followed )and after 1 km , near the Hotel CESARE AUGUSTO, turn on the left. Once in Tasso Square take the road to the Port.
This road is located on the left side from the balcony with flags
( look the photo ).
The parking in the Port is little and generally full , then we suggest you to park in the others parking marked on the map.
The cost can fluctuate from 1,50 euro to 2,00 euro ( 1 hour ).

By SITA BUSES:
Take the Bus from our Hotel to the center and once in Sorrento get off in TASSO SQUARE ( look
the map ).
Once in Tasso Square near the balcony with flags ( on the left side ) take the staircase going to the road which takes you to the Port.
From the staircase you take approximately 5 minutes to reach the Port.
Once in the Port you can buy the tickets for the Ferry or Hydrofoil and check about the pier for departure.
Look the summary for the Ferry or Hydrofoil Time Table.
From TASSO SQUARE you can go down in the Port by ORANGE BUSES, with the same ticket you purchased in Hotel.
The ORANGE BUS STOP is located near the balcony with flags ( look the photo ).
From 07.00 am to 11.30 pm there is a rule every 20 minutes , from Sorrento Center to the Port and from the Port to Sorrento center.

Capri places to visit

1 - Marina Grande: is an enchanting waterside village.
2 - Blu Grotto: is known throughout the world for its intense blue tones.
3 - Piazzetta Umberto I: is the center of the island for tourist and local alike.
4 - Via Krupp: was realized by eng. Mayer creating a series hairpin bends.
5 - Charterhouse S.Giacomo: is currently seat of the Diefenbach Museum.
6 - Tragara: via Tragara terminates in a large terrace with fabulous view.
7 - Faraglioni : 3 blocks of rock which have survived erosion by the sea.
8 - Marina Piccola: located in the south side of the island , 15 min. from Piazzetta.
9 - Villa Jovis : remains of Villa Romana , was the home of Tiberio.
10- Villa S.Michele: was the home of the svedish physician Axel Munthe.
11- Casa Rossa: the Red House was the home of Jhon Cay H.Mackowen
12- Villa Damecuta:is one of the twelve imperial roman villas to be found on Capri.
13- Monte Solaro: is the highest part of Capri, towering 589 mt above sea level.
14- Migliera: pathway through characteristic cultivated lands.
15- Punta Carena:is situated on the far south west of the island of Capri.
Capri - Getting about
Funicular railway :If you are heading for the center of Capri, the Funicular railway, a train which
slides through the lemon groves, links Marina Grande to the heart of Capri in 5 minutes.
The train departs roughly every 15 minutes, more frequently at peak times.
Small sized, muzzled dogs on leads are permitted aboard.
The UnicoCapri ticket can be purchased at the ticket offices in Marina Grande or Piazza Diaz in the center of Capri. In Marina Grande the ticket office is not located at the entrance of the Funicular railway but, rather, on the left hand side of the port, where the ticket offices of the various navigation companies can also be found.
Bus :The Sippic buses serve the routes Capri - Anacapri, Capri – Marina Piccola, Capri- Marina Grande (also known as the St.Costanzo line), Capri-Damecuta, Marina Grande – Anacapri and Marina Piccola – Anacapri (the latter only during the summer season).
The Staiano Autotrasporti link Anacapri to the Grotta Azzurra and the Punta Carena Lighthouse (Faro). The journeys for both destinations take roughly 20 minutes.
Buses run frequently, although times are subject to variation.
Tickets can be purchased directly on board the bus, in the ticket offices of the Funicular railway in Marina Grande or in Piazza Martiri d’Ungheria, close to the Piazzetta, where the bus station is located.
An electronic card is available (a deposit of 1 Euro is required at the time of purchase) on which the desired number of journeys can be charged.
The UnicoCapri is designed for use on all means of public transport.
There are three types of ticket: single journey tickets, hourly tickets and daily tickets.
From April to October the number of tourists coming to the island is extremely high and visitors are likely to find long queues at the main bus stations: it is worth knowing then that the bus routes can also be followed by foot.
Taxi :Taxis wait at the port and in the areas of greatest tourist movement. They can be hailed along the road or called by phone. Capri taxi drivers are generally courteous and helpful. They can also be charming entertainers, especially for those who have little time at their disposal and are interested in a whirl wind tour of the island.
The cars are often open top vehicles allowing passengers to enjoy to the full the atmosphere of the island: passengers are advised to wear a hat or head scarf and sunglasses.
The tariff is established by the taximeter.On the other hand, for a tour of the island of Capri, the price is generally established prior to departure, according factors such as the season, the duration of the tour, the chosen route etc.
Motorbike :Motorbikes can be rented at the port, in Capri, and in Anacapri.Bikes can be hired for a few hours, a whole day or longer. Special deals are often made for longer rentals.
Chairlift Monte Solaro :A chairlift links Anacapri (286 meters above sea level), with Monte Solaro, the highest part of the island (589 meters above sea level). The journey lasts 12 minutes.From March to October the chairlift is open from 09.30 to sunset; from November to February from 10.15 to 15.00. The chairlift is closed on Tuesdays.
By sea :Those looking to visit Capri by sea can rent canoes, pedalos, dinghies, traditional Sorrentine row boats or ‘gozzi’ equipped with sunshade and ice box, or motorboats with, or without, captain.
During their excursion, passengers can stop to have lunch at one of the restaurants along the coast, purchase the ingredients for a pic-nic, or ask one of the boatmen to buy the necessary provisions.
The latter solution is highly recommended: not only will the goods bought be charged without any additional supplement but, more importantly, passengers will put themselves in the hands of someone who shops in Capri on a daily basis and knows exactly where to buy the sweetest peaches, the tastiest mozzarella cheese and those authentic tomatoes of Capri.
Those who prefer to do it themselves should head for Marina Grande and order a well dressed “panino caprese” with mozzarella and tomato. the perfect snack to savor on board, whilst soaking in the sunshine.
Another option is to join one of the organized tours around the Island of Capri.
The tour of the island usually lasts 45 minutes and includes a visit to the Grotta Azzurra in one of the small rowing boats, although the duration of the trip be longer in high season if passengers have to wait to enter the cave.
Those who come to Capri with their own boat can moor at the tourist port. Here they will find all the services they require. In the summer, mooring docks are increased by the use of floating jetties.
Those who choose to drop anchor at sea must do so at least 300 meters away from the coastline
By Car : go down along VIA NASTRO VERDE and once in Sorrento take VIA DEGLI ARANCI and follow direction to NAPLES.
Just in Piano di Sorrento you found a detour to VIA MORTORA and VIA CAVONE ( look the map below ).After that take the STATALE SORRENTINA in direction NAPLES and after 15 km you arrive at MOTORWAY A3 ( look the map ).
Take the MOTORWAY and follow the direction signposted Naples and not long after ( 1 km ) there is the POMPEI CUT OFF.
Not long after ( 1 km ) , on the left side , there is the ARCHEOLOGIC SITE.

By Train : take the SITA BUS from our Hotel to STAZIONE CIRCUMVESUVIANA ( last stop ) and then on the first floor you can catch the train in direction NAPLES.
The train take 40 minutes to reach the POMPEI Train Station called POMPEI VILLA MISTERI.
Outside the Station there is the entrance to the RUINS.
Ask at reception about the Bus and Train tickets and about the Time Table.

Pompei Ruins

1 TEMPLE OF APOLLO
2 BASILICA
3 FORUM
4 GRANARY
5 HOUSE OF THE WILD BOAR
6 LUPANARE
7 BAKERY
8 VICOLO STORTO
9 HOUSE OF FAUN
10 TERMAE STABIANE



11 TEMPLE OF ISIDE
12 BIG THEATRE
13 FOUR SIDED PORTICO
14 STABIANA ROAD
15 ABUNDANCE ROAD
16 GARDEN OF FUGGITIVES
17 BIG PALAESTRA
18 AMPHITHEATRE
19 NECROPOLI
20 ROAD OF SEPULCHRE
21 VILLA OF MYSTERIES

Time Table and Prices of Pompei Ruins

October-Febrary March-September
Opening 08,30 08,30
Closing Tickets Office 03.30pm 06.00pm
Closing Ruins 05.00pm 07.30pm
The Archeological Site is open every day.
It’s closed only in the follow days:

1 January 1 May 25 December
Tickets Prices:

Full Ticket 10,00
Reduced Ticket 5,00
REDUCED TICKET:

You can buy the Reduced Ticket ( 5 euro ) if you are an European Citizen between the ages of 18 and 25.
For European Citizen under 18 or over 65 the entrance is free.

By Car : continue uphill along VIA NASTRO VERDE and after 1 km take VIA NASTRO AZZURRO signposted POSITANO AMALFI.
After 6 - 7 km you will come to a fork in the road , take the right signposted POSITANO and AMALFI. You are now in the famous road with beautiful panorama . Not long after you arrive in Positano and we suggest you to park the car in some parking distribuited along the little road which take you through the village. The price can fluctuate from 2,00 euro to 5,00 euro for 1 hour.

By SITA BUS : The bus stop is located 20 meters on left of our front gate ,but to the other side of the road. The buses are not numbered but destinations are shown ( POSITANO AMALFI ). We suggest you to signal your presence when the Bus is coming.
Unfortunately these buses sometime don’t stop , because they are full.
We suggest you to take the Bus to Positano from the Central Station
( STAZIONE CIRCUMVESUVIANA).
The tickets can be purchased at reception.
The Bus Time Table can be obtained at reception.

By Ferry : The shipping line METRO’ DEL MARE make connection from Sorrento to Positano and back from 13 April to 15 September ..
The Metrò del Mare time table is in the specific page

Positano places to visit
Roman origin, was founded by people from Paestum, who founded shelter in these three little valleys. It has followed the same destiny of the Amalfi Republic; it was the place of the Naval Academy too. During the XVI and XVII century, it became rich thanks to his trade.
To visit…
The Church of Santa Maria Assunta built in the XIII century, which his dome is completely in majolica. We can see, on the major altar, a Byzantine icon of the Black Madonna with a child, which legend say that came to Positano, on the wave of the sea.
A good idea is to visit, by boat, the isles of “li Galli”, too.
We can see, on the seaside, some towers, used for defensive purpose,against the pirates assaults, like the "Torre Trasita" and "Torre Sponda".
Positano is... ""Fashion""
Positano is synonymous of summer fashion. Its boutiques made every summer, thousands of dresses in cotton, silk, linen.
The fantasy and the geniality of their creations, which colours are very simple like the green emerald, the white and the yellow, always suggest the summer fashion.
By Car : continue uphill along VIA NASTRO VERDE and after 1 km take VIA NASTRO AZZURRO signposted POSITANO AMALFI.
After 6-7 km you will come to a fork in the road , take the right signposted POSITANO AMALFI. You are now in VIA NASTYRO AZZURRO , which takes you through Positano , Praiano , Conca dei Marini and AMALFI.
From our hotel you take 1 hour to reach Amalfi because the road is narrow and with great quantity of bends.
In Amalfi there is just one parking . If this parking is full we suggest to park your car in Atrani , a little city not too far from Amalfi. From the central square in Atrani by passing
through a footway , you are in Amalfi in 10 minutes.

By Bus : the Bus Stop is located 20 meters on left of our front gate but to the other side of the road. The buses are not numbered but destinations are shown ( POSITANO AMALFI ). We suggest you to signal your presence when the Bus is coming.
Unfortunaly these buses sometime do not stop here because they are full. We suggest to take the Bus from the Central Station ( STAZIONE CIRCUMVESUVIANA ).
For return trip you can take the bus with destination SORRENTO VIA NASTRO VERDE or VIA S.AGATA or VIA PRIORA.The other buses with only destination SORRENTO don’t pass near our hotel but they go to the Central Station ( Stazione Circumvesuviana).

By Ferry: the shipping line METRO’ DEL MARE make connection from Sorrento to Positano and back from 13 April to 15 September .
The time table is in the specific page

Amalfi places to visit
When you come to Amalfi, the panorama is wonderful. White houses clinged on the rocks are opposed to the big Saint Andrew Church, located in the middle of the town. Amalfi is full of steps and to arrive to the Cattedrale di S.Andrea there is a long way with 57 steps. On the right side of the Cathedral, we find the church tower(XII century) while above we discover the chiostro del Paradiso and the chiesa del Crocifisso. Here the visitor can discover the historical religious past of the Amalfi Church. From the Atrium of the Cathedral, which hoverhangs the square, we discover little streets that go to discover new places of Amalfi. Every street hides a square, where in the past people used to sell his merchandise. Through one of this street we discover Piazza dei Dogi, still called Piazza dei Ferrari, because there were smith’s shop. From here, other streets go everywhere; one of these takes us to the sea, where we find the entrance of the Antichi Arsenali. Another street takes us to the Vagliendola quarter, with its tower houses. This street gets to the Hotel dei Cappuccini. It was a monastry called San Pietro della Canonica and founded in the XIII century. From Piazza dei Dogi we get to Piazza dello Spirito Santo. It was the last square inside the wall of Amalfi, but the city isn't just here. Through the northern gate we go in the Valle dei Mulini. Here, we find the Museo della Carta, with its old machines, called “ingegni”, to produce paper. Beyond we discover the last paper mill, belonged to Amatruda family, that still produce the old paper. Near the "Cartiera Amatruda", there is the Museo dell'Agricoltura, where we can see rudimental machines and various instruments of the last four centuries. With these intruments, for century the amalphitain farmer produced the famous lemon called “sfusato amalfitano ”. Who wants a little adventure there is the Valle delle Ferriere, where you’ll find a natural Reserve (where there are some ferns as the Woodwardia Radicans). Long the way, you'll find many paper mills ruins. Coming back to the seaside, you can discover many old buildings. There is the monastry of "S.Benedetto", today place of the Amalfi’s Municipality and the place of the Museo Civico. In this museum, we'll find the “Tabula de Amalpha” and the Foscariniano Code and some nautical instruments.
La grotta dello smeraldo


The Amalfi's coast is rich of Caves, built through the water erosion on the calcareous rocks. Between these caves, there is one, called "Grotta dello Smeraldo", that has typical karst and marine caves element.
In the beginning the cave was above the sea and, during this age, stalactites and stalagmites took shape. Slowly, when the sea level rised on the coast, the cave was partially flooted up by the sea.
Today, the cave is connected to the sea through an tunnel 12 mts long and at 4 mts deep.
Before leavingplease do not miss man interesting feature, the under water “crib scene” made of pottery from Vietri, every year at Christmas a large group of divers from all over Italy come to pay homage in a very moving procession.
How to reach the Grotto: five km before Amalfi ,on the street called “ Statale 163”, you will found the signpost GROTTA DELLO SMERALDO. You can park the car near the restaurant “ Conca Azzurra “ and take the lift to the Grotto.
Ticket price : 5,00 euro. Opening : 09.30am Closing : 04.00pm
By Car :continue uphill along Via Nastro Verde and after 1 km you will come to a fork in the road. Take the left signposted POSITANO AMALFI. You are now on VIA NASTRO AZZURRO and after 6-7 km you will come to another fork and take the right signposted POSITANO AMALFI.
Just after Amalfi take the road on the left side signposted RAVELLO.
By Bus: the bus stop is located 20 meters on left of our front gate , but to the other side of the road.The buses are not numbered but destinations are shown
( POSITANO AMALFI ). We suggest you to signal your presence when the Bus is coming.
Unfortunately these buses sometime don’t stop here , because they are full.
We suggest you to take the Bus from the Central Station ( STAZIONE
CIRCUMVESUVIANA ).
When you arrive in Amalfi take the Bus with destination RAVELLO.
The tickets can be purchased at reception.
The Bus Time Table can be obtained at reception.

By Ferry : the shipping line METRO’ DEL MARE make connection from Sorrento to Amalfi and back from 13 April to 15 September .
From Amalfi you can take the Bus with destination RAVELLO

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Ravello places to visit



Ravello is situated about 5 km from Amalfi; up on the mountain, overlooking the coast from Maiori to Amalfi. Ravello was founded in the VI century A.D., reaching the apex of the splendor in the X and XI century; following the same sort of the Amalfi Republic, even after obtaining the independence from her, when they refused to follow, in the XI century, Amalfi in a war against Guiscardo.
The Church dedicated to San Pantaleone was erected in the XI century, wanted by the Bishop Orso Pavico. The entrance doors are similar to those of Amalfi, in bronze, made in Constantinople in the XII century; inside there is a museum, where are kept numerous historic details of the past.
To remember the marble creation of Niccolò di Bartolomeo from Foggia of the XIII century and the XII century representation, with mosaic decoration, of Giona eaten by Pistrice;
The Church of S. Giovanni del Toro, was built at the end of X century; we can see an "ambone" from XII century and a wooden Crucifix from XV secolo.
To visit…
The Villa Rufolo, from XII century, erected by the Rufolo's family and the Villa Cimbrone, are two site not to be missed for their splendor and their internal decoration. Both this Villa's have an amazingly beautiful garden that if possible enhances the Villa's even more.

From Villa Cimbrone, you can admire one of the most divine panoramic view of Italy, along all the Amalfi Coast, and on some days, up to the Coast Cilentana.
Not to forget is the annual musical event at the Villa Rufolo with concert of classical music.

The Ravello's Villas
Coming to Ravello, we can see two wonderful villas. They are villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, where many artists were charmed to the place and they received inspirations for many their works. One's Richard Wagner, in the villa Cimbrone's garden said:""The magic garden of Klingson it's discovered".
Villa Rufolo was built during the XII century, thanks to the Rufolo Family. The entrance of the villa is on the main square of Ravello,by which is visible the arabic style tower.
Villa Cimbrone, like the other villa, was built in the XII century over hte Roman villa ruins. In this villa there is a cloister, with two bas-reliefs, that represent 9 Normann warriors, while the other the seven deadly sins. From the garder we can see a wonderful panorama of Amalfi's coast.

The Museum Duomo of Ravello
for information:phone 089/857212 Open all days morning (09.30 - 13.00) afternoon (15.00 - 19.00) It was realized in the Crypt of the Ravello's Cathedral.
We can see some cenerary urns from the I and II century A.D. and a sarcofagus of the III Century.
We still find the Tresoure of the Ravello's Church, with its silver Cross and the reliquies of San Tommaso and San Lorenzo.

 
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