From Rome, your day trip starts with the 2-hour ride by high-speed train to Naples, where you’ll meet your driver and transfer to a minivan for the drive to Positano. Journey along the Amalfi Coast Road, a winding stretch of road that provides panoramic views of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Pass by lemon groves and candy-colored villas while listening to narration about the area.
When you arrive in Positano, you have free time to wander around the village independently. Known as the ‘Jewel of the Amalfi Coast,’ this quintessential Italian Mediterranean village sits against the mountainside, boasting a spectacular location on the rocky shoreline. Perhaps take a walk along narrow lanes lined with shops, relax on the pebble beach, go swimming or enjoy a bite to eat or drink at a café.
Return to the minivan to continue your day trip to your second village, Amalfi, home to charming architecture and historical sights like Amalfi Cathedral, a 9th-century church in the main square. You have more free time here to explore on your own. Then make the drive back to Naples for the return train ride to Rome, where your day trip ends.