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The Sorrento Peninsula - Amalfi Coast -
Capri - Vesuvius - Pompeii - Paestum

Departure Dates In 2017
29 April - 06 May

23 September - 30 September

 

Amalfi Coast

Day 1: Arrive to Sorrento and transfer to your centrally located hotel in Sorrento

Capri Walking

DAY 2: - The unknow side of Capri island, Roman Villa and its stunning cliffs

Departure from Piazza Umberto I Capri, the famous little square of the Blue Island. Following via Sopramonte and Tiberio you come to Villa Lysis, sumptuous residence of Count and French poet Jacques d’Adelsward-Fersen. From here we follow a short path until you reach Villa Jovis, a Roman villa that was the residence of the emperor Tiberius. The route continues along Via Moneta then heads towards the Natural Arch, a rock formation shaped arch above the sea.
From here we head towards the cave of Matermania a rocky hollow that was turned into a nymphaeum of the ancient Romans. We continue walking along the south-west coast of the island to find in front of us the Stacks, the three large rocks that rise majestically into the sea of ​​Marina Piccola point. When we reach the terrace of Tragara, we continue along Via Tragara and then on to Candy, the famous shopping street in Capri.  We continue along the street shops to return to Piazza Umberto I.
There is free time to shop, stop at a cafe and experience Capri.

o Take ferry from Sorrento to Capri

o move up to the small "Piazzetta" and start the hike,

o walk for about 3 Km and 2 h, and reach the very top est side of the island;

o visit the roman villa of Tiberio Emperor

o have lunch in a very local restaurant with amazing seafoods or real napoletan pizza

o continue walking along the unknow side of the islands, for about 3 Km and 1 h 30 min, between  Mediterranean  bush, rabbits and seagulls,

o have a look of "faraglioni" rocks from the best view point,

o visit the Augustus' Gardens and "Scala Fenicia";

o close the hike in the "Piazzetta" and spend free time,

o Return back to the harbor and take ferry to Sorrento.

Cooking With Lemons

 

Day 3: Free Day with different options. Cooking Class? Wine tasting? Visiting Sorrento?

Beach Day on Amalfi Coast? There are many options.

Amalfi Coast

Day 4: The Path of the Gods, the most popular walk of the Amalfi Coast

The Path of the Gods offers a fabulous view on coastal and mountain landscapes from Positano to Capri. Walking about 500m above the sea level between rocky passages, Mediterranean vegetation, forests of oaks and terraces made on steep slopes.

o Move from Sorrento to Agerola and start the hike,

o Walk for about 7 Km and 3 h, between sea and sky,

o Arrive in Nocelle (small hamlet above Positano) and have a lunch in a small "trattoria"
overlooking sea and Positano

o after, continue walking down to Positano,

o visit Positano city centre, there is free time for you to enjoy the beach in Positano.

o Return back from Positano to Sorrento and a free evening.

Amalfi Coast

Day 5: Walk with the Lemon

The path of the lemons is a wonderful way to see the Amalfi Coast in all it's Glory.
We begin in the village of Maiori with a walk through the streets of this beautiful village. Our path begins at the edge of the village where the magic truly begins. A strip of land that is suspended above the sea between ravines, rocks, carob and lemon trees. This is an ancient path that is full of the different scents typical to the  Mediterranean. A visual and sensory experience.

o Picnic lunch with local produce

o vist an ancient Roman Villa

o breathtaking views which are unsurpased on the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

Paestum

Day 6: Paestum a truly enchanting and atmospheric place, and a 'must' on any classical tour of Italy. Just south of the Sorrento peninsula and Amalfi Coast, and a mile inland, this is a haunting archaeological site where three Greek temples stand in the middle of the countryside. Paestum is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The town of Poseidonia - later called Paestum - was built by Greek colonists from Sybaris, an earlier Greek city in southern Italy, in around 600BC. It grew and prospered and now has among the most extensive remains of Magna Graecia (Magna Grecia in Italian). In 410 BC the town was conquered by the Lucanians, a native Italian people, then in 273 BC the Romans took over, changed the name to Paestum and began their own building program. As the Roman Empire collapsed, Paestum crumbled. Malaria and Saracen raids led to the near-abandonment of the town and the development of Capaccio, a safer hillside settlement.

The archaeological area at Paestum covers the heart of the ancient city. The most dramatic sights, which led to the site's rediscovery, are the three Doric temples. Roofless, but still standing, these are among the greatest archaeological monuments in Italy.

Vesuvius Walking Tour

Day 7: Amazing Pompei ruins, wine tasting on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, and walk around the crater.

This path that allows the rise to the Crater starts from the Office of the Park at an altitude of 1000m. The path reaches 1175 m winding in a series of switchbacks which are extremely scenic allowing you to admire the ancient volcano of Mount Somma Vesuvius which is separated from the Valley of the Giant and Colle Umberto, here there is the Volcanology Observatory of Vesuvius, it is the first founded in 1841.

After reaching the presidium of Vulcanological Guides there begins a flat section and continues a path that presents repeated views of the mouth of the crater. We come to a little hut where we begin to go downhill on the south side of the volcano reaching Piazza located in the old town of Ottaviano. The view that can be seen is of rare beauty and the course allows you to completely circumnavigate the entire volcano Vesuvius and return to the starting point. The return does NOT retraces the path of the original walk.

o Transfer from Solerno to Pompeii

o Visit in the morning the Pompei ruins with private profesional guide

o Visit to local vineyard for lunch and winetasting

o Following lunch we transfer to the slopes of Vesuvius foera walk to and around the crater

Pompeii

Day 8: Departure, Transfers will be provided to Naples Airport or the closest Trenitalia Rail Station.

Vesuvius Walking Tour

Tour Price: Euro 1758.00

Includes accommodation based on double or twin occupancy

All walking tours with a professional guide

Meals and activities as outlined in the Itinerary 


Walking Sorrento Coast

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Walking Sorrento Coast

 

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