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29th October 2019

Italy – Walking the Amalfi Coast

 The Amalfi Coast is one of the most dramatic and beautiful coastlines in Europe. Mountains rise steeply out of the Mediterranean far below and picturesque towns nestle neatly in isolated coves. On this expertly arranged walking tour you can explore this stunning coastline at a gentle pace, guided by experts and really soak up the destination. 

While walking the Amalfi Coast we followed mule tracks and old paths through hillside villages, lemon groves and beautiful deep gorges. We descended from our rural base on the Agerola Plain to towns such as Ravello and Positano with their narrow streets, whitewashed buildings and fascinating churches, monasteries and cathedrals.

Away from the trails there was plenty of time to partake in the traditional Amalfi pastimes of sampling incredible food and wine, as well as enjoying the Mediterranean climate. We stayed at the charming Hotel Due Torri, run by the friendly Acompora family where we were assured of truly genuine Italian hospitality. 

This walking holiday in Italy would not have been complete without seeing the incredible Roman remains beneath the volcanic cone of Vesuvius. In 79AD the two Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum were engulfed in volcanic ash and pumice when Vesuvius erupted, preserving the buildings and leaving a unique insight into the day-to-day life of the average Roman citizen. 

Saving the best till last, we completed our week with one of the world’s great walks, the ‘Walk of the Gods’. 

If you would like to know more about this tour, or for us to create a bespoke version just for you, please get in touch.

By Sue Manuel
29th October 2019