The rage of the volcano Vesuvius gave us Pompeii, unique evidence buried under ashes since 79 D.C. Going south we find Amalfi, which reached its maximum splendour in the X and XI centuries, when it became the first Sailor Republic in Italy and played a great role in the commerce with the Orient and transporting crusaders. This link with the Arab-Byzantine world is even clearer when wandering up and down along the labyrinth of white roads in Atrani, looking to the arches of the Paradise’s Cloister in Amalfi or even in the architecture of the first church of Positano.
Enchanted by the lovely climate and the beauty of nature, many artists and princes have build their sumptuous villas here, especially in Ravello or in Capri. As an extension of the peninsula there is the island of Capri, last residence of the emperor Tiberio, which delight us with its beauty. Also here we find huge villas by artists and princes, surrounded by pine-trees.
A superb area to walk and experience the true Italy!
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Day 1: Agerola/Bomerano
Individual arrival in Agerola/Bomerano
Day 2 : Monte Sant’Angelo
You walk through lovely scenery up to Monte Sant’ Angelo, with scenic views across the surroundings. Overnight in Agerola/Bomerano. Walking time: approx. 4 hrs.
Day 3: Amalfi Coastal walk
Following an old mule track you walk along the grotto of Santa Barbara through a narrow, cave-like valley with views to the turquoise sea and the gorge of Furore. Continue to the town Amalfi, where you can visit monasteries, churches and beautiful squares. Overnight in Amalfi. Walking time: approx. 4.5 hrs.
Day 4: Torre dello Ziro – Amalfi
Continue your walk from Amalfi to Pontone, where you visit Torre dello Ziro. From here you enjoy scenic views to Amalfi, Atrani and the whole Costiera Amalfitana. Then you continue walking to the little town Ravello and down to Atrani, a little village that retained the same ambience as 500 years before. Overnight in Amalfi. Walking time: approx. 4 hrs.
Day 5: Valle delle Ferriere
Take the coach to Scala. Walk on a ridge into nature reserve Valle delle Ferriere. Water falls, tranquil resting places and many scenic view points are on the way. Along medieval Pogerola you return to Amalfi. On the way you can visit the valley of mills „Valle dei Mulini“, a wild and idyllic gorge with many ruins of mills from the Middle Ages. Overnight in Amalfi. Walking time: approx. 4 hrs.
Day 6: Path of Gods – Praiano.
By coach to Conca dei Marini. Starting at the monastery Santa Rosa (10th century.) you walk down to Marina di Furore. Along the path of the lovers “Via dell’ Amore“ you walk to the green valley Praia. Picturesque Praiano is your target for today. Walking time: approx. 3.5 hrs.
Day 7: Pilgrims Way to the Convent of Santo Domenico
Walk along the pilgrim path to the monastery San Domenico. Continue walking on the „path of gods“ where Zeus is said to have walked, to Nocelle and Montepertuso. Here you continue down valley to Positano. Overnight in Praia. Walking time: approx. 4 hrs.
Day 8: Departure or extend your stay with a trip to Capri
Routes of medium difficulty on good trails and paths. Daily walking distance up to 5 hours. Good fitness level is required for some parts as you walk up to 17 km. with a few hills. Good hiking gear is required.
We suggest flying into Naples. We can supply train tickets or private taxi transfers from there.
Departure Dates 2016: Daily from March to October
Season 1: March 1 – 16; October 1 – 31
Season 2: March 17 to July 31;
Season 3: August 1 to September 30
|Price per person: season 1||CAD||$795|
|Price per person: season 2||$865|
|Price per person: season 3||$940|
|Single supplement: on request|
This Tour Includes:
Lodgings: 2x Agriturismo (Italian farm B&B), 5 x 3***-hotels, 2 x quaint B&B’s
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
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Saturday: by appointment