Great Driving Tour of the Amalfi Coast and Paestum
We took the all-day private tour with the Monetti (Raphael, the son of the owner). He was recommended in the Rick Steve’s 2017 Italy book. We left from Sorrento, he picked us up at our hotel, toured the Amalfi coast and Paestum. Although expensive, it was money well spent. We were able to view the Amalfi coast scenery from the comfort of a Mercedes van/taxi while he drove. The roadway is often narrow and constricting, with large tour buses passing along the route. Raphael’s competent and confident driving skills were reassuring and allowed us a stress-free and relaxing journey and provided us the opportunity to capture amazing photos of as well. He has connections in every town so it is easy for him to park. He gave us time in Positano for a walking tour, with advice on finding a good coffee shop and bathroom facilities. While driving he provided some history on the region and pointed out interesting sights. He provided water along the way and gave time for a relaxing lunch.
Watch out for impersonators! They know that the Monetti family has a good reputation and will claim that they drive for them. Make sure to work out a code word with the company via phone/email before you meet up with one of their drivers to assure you are not taken in by an imposter.
We highly recommend using the Monetti’s for private tours along the Amalfi coast.