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The beautiful Amalfi Coast has its roots in the history, the cities and the traditions: enchanting places created by time, menkind and nature.

Napoli, the Emerald and Sibilla Caves are perfect examples of its awesome landascape.

Positano Dream Limousine are glad to bring you to discover these treasures, losing yourself in Amalfi’s history and traditions.

All that remains is to choose your destination and made yourself charmed by its awesome beauty.


 

NAPLES

A mask of Pulcinella on a wall in Naples

Pulcinella’ mask, Naples

Naples rose on Pizzofalcone hill during the 8th Century BC, near the little island of Megaride and Partneope – its ancient and original name. At the end of 6th Century BC it became larger and expanded nearby, creating the New City, Naples. The new village – also thanks to Athenian influence – soon replaces Cuma in matter of commercial trading and mariitme control, becaming among one of the most important harbours and metropolis in the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to the commercial power, it developed also a great importance in Culture, Art and Religion, becaming the cornerstone of Epicurean Philosophy for its population as much as sourrounding areas. During the 8th Century, after the Fall of Roman Empire, Naples became a dukedom, indipendent from Bisanzio and was the Duchy of Naples main center. Under the Bourbon it was capital of Two Sicily Kingdom and had a long period of socioeconomic improvement. Naples experienced an extraordinary growth in technology and urbanistic city planning and was the first in Italy to build a double track railway long 7,25 km from Naples to Portici in 1839. Its importance decreased after the italian unification, on 1861, but its Artistic and Cultural prestige remained intact. In addition to very ancient universities like Federico II University, the eldest state University in Europe and the “Orientale”, the eldest Sinology and Oriental School, Naples owns one of the most ancient Navy Academy, the Nunziatella. It is also appreciated for its typical Nativity Scenes, its culinary art, the masks theater like Pulcinella. Moreover it is well known for its song tradition and obviously for its famous Pizza. In 1995, Naples city center, that is the biggest in Europe, was granted as a Worldwide Eritage Site.



EMERALD CAVE

A beautiful view of a "column" within of Emerald Cave

A beautiful view of a “column” within of Emerald Cave

Discovered in 1932 by the fisherman Luigi Buonocore, the Emerald Cave is a cave partially under the sea level. The cave is 45 x 32 meters large and about 24 meters high. The cave was named after the particular play of sunlight which creates shimmering emerald reflections thanks to a fissure that links the cave with the sea. In ancient times the cave was over the sea level but afterwards the base collapsed underwater due to bradyseism phenomenon (a gradual uplift or descent of part of the Earth’s surface, normally of 1cm/year). As time passes, a lot of stalactites and stalagmites formed in the cave, so that today they have formed columns over 10 meters high. In addition, the Emerald Cave, that you can reach by sea and by ground through a lift, hosts an extremely rare kind of coelenterate that live only in the darkness. Beside that, on the bottom you can see an underwater nativity scene set up in 1956 and composed by ceramic figurines that still today is decorated during every Christmas time by flowers brought by frogmen.

 



SYBIL

Entrance to the Cave of the Sibyl, Cumae

Entrance to the Cave of the Sibyl, Cumae

The greek – Roman cave known as “Antro della Sibilla” was discovered in 1932 by Amedeo Mauri, during the archeological dig of the ancient greek colony of Cuma. His foundation is still uncertain, Amedeo Mauri dated the cave between VII and VI century BC, while for others archeologists can be traced back between X and IV century BC. The cave, a trapezoidal tufa stone, represents the place where Sybil of Cuma presidied over the Apollonian Oracle as a priestess. She was one of most important Sibyls, a prophetic figure of greek roman religion. The cumean Sibyl, inspired by the divinity who she was devoted, was used to transcribe her prophecies in hexameters on palm leaves, scattered and blown by the wind originated from the Sibyl Cave’ holes, situated in the nearby of Lake Avernus. A very similar description to that is told in Virgil’s Eneid, while several reserchers have supposed that the structure was a military place built in order to protect the city of Cuma and its harbour. In the Roman Age, especially under Ottaviano Augusto Emperor and the Byzantine domination, the cave was often reshaped. Since the XIII century, when Cuma was abandoned by its population.



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