The Amalfi Coast & The Isle of Capri
The mountain vistas and blue-green waters of Italy's Amalfi Coast provide the backdrop to this varied seven-day trip.
Taking in the bustling hillside town of Positano and the vintage glamour of the Isle of Capri, we wander through sloped gardens and terraced lemon groves, explore Roman ruins, cruise across clear waters, discover remote woodlands and underground caverns, and dine on classic Italian food in cliff top cafés.
One highlight of this Walk is the ancient ruins of Pompeii, set at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, where we witness life as it was in AD79, preserved by a devastating volcanic eruption.
7 days; 6 nights
Walk Rating: Energetic. Oceanside paths and alpine trails at up to 1500ft., some steep descents, stone steps. 8-10 miles walking per day.
US$4595.00 per person double occupancy
Walk begins in Sorrento, with arrival at Naples Rail Station and ends in Ravello, with departure from Naples Rail Station.
From Santa Maria della Lobra, a pretty village with white houses, we take a private boat to Punta Campanella, a national park area protecting both land and sea in front of Capri. We walk through this rich natural area with its high biodiversity and have a traditional local lunch. In the afternoon we walk back to Sorrento, through vineyards and lemon groves overlooking the wonderful bay of Naples.
We ferry to romantic Capri to explore this enchanting isle’s lush countryside, quaint towns and awe-inspiring caverns .Visit the villa of the Roman emperor Tiberio and follow paths along the rocky coastline. After lunch on a terrace with a splendid sea view, we continue walking to the trendy town of Capri and the famous “Piazzetta”. We then return to the harbour for a beautiful boat ride to Positano.
We transfer to the top of the mountains above magical Positano. Here we walk with unsurpassed views of the Amalfi Coast and the Monti Lattari, an inland mountain range of soaring spires and ridges. We enjoy a delightful lunch in a family-run ‘trattoria‘ with all home-made products. In the afternoon we descend to Positano to swim in the blue sea or relax on a sun bed.
From the charming village of Nocelle, we walk in the mountains along the incredible “Path of Gods” to savour the breathtaking experience of having walked between the sky and the sea. On the way we have lunch at the local rustica da Salvatore. We continue to the village of Bomerano and we then transfer to our lovely hotel in Ravello.
We visit Villa Cimbrone, famous for its terrace of infinity and its gardens, so admired by Wagner, Longfellow, D.H.Lawrence and Greta Garbo among others. Then we walk through terraced gardens to Pontone for a chance to try a regional specialty, spaghetti with lemon sauce, for lunch. This afternoon we descend to Amalfi to visit the fabulous cathedral and the ancient paper mill, still processing cotton rags into beautiful handmade paper. Then we either take free time to wander and shop, or we can walk back to Ravello from Atrani.
We visit ancient Pompeii and then return to Naples Rail Station.
This itinerary represents a typical Walk. We prepare itineraries well in advance of the trip and therefore we reserve the right to make changes due to weather, local events or other circumstances - but always to improve the experience of our guests.
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Hotel Bellevue Syrene - Sunday & Monday
Piazza della Vittoria 5
80067 Sorrento (NA)
T: +39 0818-781-024
F: +39 0818-783-963
Located just past the historic center of Sorrento, beside the sea, lies Hotel Bellevue Syrene. Rising from the foundations of a 2nd century Roman Villa, the current building was built in 1750 as a private villa and became a hotel in 1820. Restorations done through the years have all sought to preserve the original style and emphasize the 18th-century frescos.
All rooms are equipped with modern comforts: satellite television, a refrigerator, bar, safe, air-conditioning and hair dryer. Each room has a small balcony and beautiful views. Guests can also take advantage of the beauty centre for a turkish bath, massage or sauna that must be pre booked with the hotel reception. The Hotel has a private access to the sea and offers guests free use of its sun beds and beach umbrellas.
This hotel list is a provided as an example. We may use different hotels of the same quality and style on specific trips. The Wayfarers will notify confirmed travelers of any changes to the hotels.
Before & After:
- Museum & underground tour of Naples
- Herculaneum & Capua
- A stay in the 'Isle of Ischia' known for hot water springs & beautiful beaches
The average temperature in May & Sept is around 72-75ºF (22-24°C) with possible daytime peaks up to 82-85ºF (28-30°C) but coastal breezes have a moderating effect on these temperatures. You may need a sweater or light jacket in the evenings although nights are mild at around 55-61ºF (13-16°C). This very pleasant climate averages 8 hours of sunshine per day in May and Sept. Occasional rainfall still occurs so you need to bring good quality, light rain protection.
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