Villa Maura offers a variety of interesting day trips within an hour driving or boating distance, as well as other captivating destinations devoted to longer days of exploring. We can arrange custom self- or expert-guided tours to the area’s famous sites and best-kept secrets. Let us know what you like and we’ll use our insight, knowledge and comprehensive network of contacts to create memorable tours and activities, just for you.
You can enjoy shopping, dining, dancing at a discothèque and many other services, all in Positano. Walk to town on the main road, or take a launch from the beach to the village itself. You can be in Sorrento in a half hour, Ravello and Amalfi are 45 minutes to an hour. Launch service is available 24/7 from the beach below the villa.
INTERESTING TOWNS AND CITIES
Villa Maura is the perfect place to discover the Amalfi Coast and more. The island of Capri, including the Grotta Azzura, the beach club at Fontalina and its boutique shopping, can fill as many days as you give it. Pizza, catacombs and a fascinating street life make Naples compelling for all ages. Pompeii is best on a weekday with guide. Ischia is wild and diverse.
GUIDED EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
EXPERT AND SELF-GUIDED TOURS
We can arrange walking, biking, boating and driving tours to almost anywhere, including the local coastal towns, the islands of Capri and Ischia, and up to Naples with the Catacombs and neighboring Pompeii.
FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCES
For wine and food aficionados, you can enjoy wine-tasting and private cooking classes in a local family restaurant. Let us arrange a guided tour to Salerno and a bufala di mozzarella factory, perhaps ending with limoncello-tasting at a local shop. There are numerous delights to please every palate.
Fresh-air enthusiasts can follow 'The Walk of Gods' along the mountain ridge of Positano above Montepertuso, take a boat along the coasts of Marina del Cantone, Li Galli and Capri, even enjoy a moonlit dinner at sea aboard a private sailboat with crew. For the more adventurous, try night fishing with a local fisherman, or perhaps skin-diving in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Positano’s well-known 'fashion style' offers shopping options ranging from handmade sandals and high-fashion wear, to collectible ceramics and house wares. Specialty foods and textiles are abundant and easily taken home. For a unique experience, have a professional shopper accompany you on your quest for designer bargains.
When you can tear yourselves away from the at-home pool, there are many excursions that beckon. From renting private boats and visiting local beach clubs, to touring the ruins of Pompeii and the Herculaneum, to learning how to make pizza together at a local restaurant, opportunities abound to create family memories that will last forever.
Experience the local beach scene just below the villa at Arienzo's characteristic beach club, complete with simple restaurant. Let us arrange a private masseuse for relaxing treatments pool side. And enjoy luscious meals prepared by the villa chef, 'al fresco' on the dining terrace.
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