THE AMALFI COAST

  8 day Independent tour   The early Romans were not wrong when they choose Hercolanum and Baia as their privileged holiday resorts, as it is here that mythology put its most famous heroes, Enea and Ulysses. The rage of the volcano Vesuvius gave us Pompeii, unique evidence buried under ashes since 79 D.C. Going […]

 

8 day Independent tour

 

The early Romans were not wrong when they choose Hercolanum and Baia as their privileged holiday resorts, as it is here that mythology put its most famous heroes, Enea and Ulysses. 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

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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.

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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.

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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 continuewalking 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.

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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

 

 

Schedule & Price

Price per person CAD
Season 1: March 1-16; October  1-31

Season 2: March 17-July 31

Season 3: August 1-September 30

$795

$895

$940

Single Room Surchage On Request

 

 

This tour includes:
  • 7 overnight stays as noted below. All rooms with private facilities.
  • breakfast buffet each day
  • luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • detailed travel documents (maps, route discription, places of interest, important telephone numbers)
  • 7 day service hotline for emergencies