Located almost in the centre of the Sorrentine Peninsula, Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi is a small town high on the hill side above Sorrento and famously boasts spectacular views of both the Gulf of Salerno to one side and the Bay of Naples on the other. Here you will find a small selection of shops and local restaurants serving fresh seafood, pizza and pasta. Being in the centre of the Peninsula it serves as a good base from which to explore the local area and there is a small tourist office in the town to help you plan your stay. For keen hikers there is a 3km trail between Sorrento and Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi which takes just over an hour and has some great viewing points along the way.
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The Almafi Coast is the perfect place to sample all different types of fresh fish, seafood, fruit and vegetables. Cheese lovers wont be disappointed thanks to the delicacies produced in the Lattari mountains.
You will find a variety of nightlife in the centre of Sorrento, from the small pubs on the quiet shopping streets, to sophisticated wine and piano bars, to late and lively discos and clubs located in the main piazza.
Visit the tiered vineyards and olive groves on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, where you can witness the different stages of wine and olive oil production as well as taste the local produce.
Visit the Romantic island of Capri by ferry or Hydrofoil from Sorrento or Amalfi. Historically, this small island in the Gulf of Naples, was visited by Royals, Nobles and the rich and famous. Today however, tourists come from all over the world to visit the pretty little island, experience its long history, shop in its boutiques and visit its Grotta Azzurra (Blue cave) first discovered by the Romans. You can also take boat trips to the town of Positano further along the cost of visit the islands of Li Galli.
The Amalfi Coast runs along the south of the Sorrentine Peninsular overlooking the Gulf of Salerno, and has been declared as a UNESCO world heritage site. Driving along this winding coastal road will bring you to some amazing towns perched high on the cliff side above the shimmering waters below. Positano, Amalfi and Ravello are perhaps the most well known examples and each one has its own selection of interesting tourist attractions. For example, the small town of Amalfi has a short stretch of pebbled beach, bustling piazzas and an impressive cathedral. You can also visit the Grotta dello Smeraldo, a haunting sea cave named after the eerie emerald colour that reflects off the waves.
Located on the small town square is the Church of Saint Agatha. Inside you will find a beautifully ornate alter, inlaid with mother of peal and dating back to the sixteen hundreds.
Travel by car, public transport or organised tour to the thought provoking archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum; ancient towns frozen in time by the eruptions of nearby Mount Vesuvius. These towns were destroyed in 79AD, where the town's buildings and it's inhabitants were buried in up to six meters of ash from the active volcano. You can take a guided tour, walking the streets where those people once walked, and visit several exhibits illustrating this tragic story.
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Labour Daynational event
Republic Daynational event
St John The Bapti...national event
Festa di Sant'Andreanational event
Each June 27th, Amalfi holds a festival in honor of Sant'Andrea, the town's patron saint and the protector of fishermen and fishmongers.
The event commemorates the miraculous storm of 1544, apparently conjured up by the saint, which prevented the Saracen pirate Kair-Ad-Din from conquering the city.
The festival begins with a procession during which a statue of the saint, who the locals affectionately refer to as "'o' viecchio" (the Old One), is carried to the beach.
Here the fishermen take over and it is their job to take the statue all the way to the Duomo.
The event concludes with a beautiful firework display over the sea surrounding the Amalfi Coast.
"Le Giornate del ...national event
The coastal village of Cetara is famous for its tuna and anchovies, which form the basis of its culinary tradition. "Le Giornate del Pesce Azzurro" (Days of the Blue Fish), held in the first week of August each year, are the continuation of the town's "A tutto tonno" ('Tuna with Everything') event, first held in 1992.
A gastronomic fair and an important cultural event, the Days of the Blue Fish introduce visitors to Cetrara's ancient fishing tradition via tastings and a series of fascinating seminars, some of which are held aboard the Amalfi Coast's traditional tuna fishing boats.
In the evening, the town's port transforms into a huge, open air restaurant where holidaymakers can enjoy the freshest of fish, accompanied by traditional music.
Assumption of Marynational event
All Saints Daynational event
Holiday Fritters ...national event
Between Christmas and New Year's, the Spiaggia Grande beach in Positano celebrates "zeppole", or sweet fritters served during the holiday season. Two evenings of music, entertainment, and, of course, zeppole await!
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