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Amalfi Walking

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7th - 14th May 2019

This is an 8 day holiday

£1,895 per person

Deposit: £400
Sgl Supp: £380
Please call 01453 823328 (UK)

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The Amalfi Coast. This magical coast is a dream and we’ve found some superb secret spots from which to paint – gardens, Pompeii, secluded beaches, colourful coastal villages. It has been a favourite destination for writers and artists and has been the setting for many a film location.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - NAPLES-AMALFI COAST

We arrive in Naples airport and meet with our local guides. Transfer by private bus to our hotel. Our welcome will include a limoncello tasting.
Hotel: TBC
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - AMALFI AND THE VALLE DEI MULINI (Valley of watermills)

Today we walk up from Amalfi to the charming little village of Pontone, gateway to the ridge of the ‘Torre dello Zirro’, from where we enjoy spectacular views on Amalfi and Atrani. Then we walk slowly down into the ‘Valle dei Mulini’, the valley of the watermills, with its ruins of Europe’s most ancient paper factories dating back to the 11th century. The path takes us deep into the valley, to the entrance of the nature reserve, with its lush vegetation and waterfalls. From here it is about an hour’s walk back down to Amalfi, passing through the charming little back streets of the town centre. Once arrived at Amalfi we visit the Paper Mill Museum, housed in a disused but fully operational 13th century paper mill.
10kms, 550m total descent, 4hrs.
Hotel: TBC
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - THE SENTIERO DEGLI DEI (Walks of Gods) / POSITANO

Leaving from our front door step it’s a short stroll through the quiet village of Bomerano before we join the Walk of the Gods. The route follows the contours of the land for the majority of the day with views of the Amalfi Coastline far below. This walk leads through fields of wildflowers, past ancient stone huts, and across precipitous terraced hillsides and narrow ledges overlooking the sea. The walk ends in Positano with its brightly painted houses covered in bougainvillea.
Return to hotel by boat or minivan (according to hotel location).
11kms, 750m total descent, 5hrs.
Hotel: TBC
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - POMPEII – VESUVIUS

Today we will visit the Pompeii Excavations with a local guide. What makes Pompeii so fascinating and unique in the world in terms of historical and artistic heritage, is the possibility to reconstruct, step by step, through the streets paved with basalt lava, the daily life of the inhabitants of a city that a catastrophic events such as the eruption of Vesuvius on the 79th A.C. immortalized. After a light lunch in Pompeii we go to Mount Vesuvius, the volcano that with the fatal eruption of 79 AD completely destroyed the bustling city of Pompeii, creating the world’s most fascinating ruins. We drive up the Vesuvius as far as we can, and then start a circular walk taking us along the impressive volcanic phenomena seen around the crater: lava flows, pumice fields and grotto’s up to the highest point at 1281 metres (4000 feet), from where we have the very best view of the Bay of Naples.
Hotel: TBC
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - FREE

Today is free for some relaxation or the opportunity to explore the area and its islands.
Hotel: TBC
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - WALK TO AMALFI

First we reach historic Ravello, much loved by artists and writers. Stroll through the village, before walking down to the coast to Amalfi, passing through vineyards and lemon groves. Views of the Amalfi Coast accompany us as we follow the trail up and downhill via the little hamlets of Scala, Minuta, Pontone, and Vallone delle Ferriere, all perched in beautiful settings along the coast. We stop en route for lunch. Once we arrive in Amalfi town, set beside the sea, we can enjoy an ice cream in the village and then take the labyrinthine path around the headland to the quiet old town of Atrani (about 30 minutes).
10kms, 250m total ascent, 700m descent, 4hrs+visits
Hotel: TBC
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - MONTE TRE CALLI, MONTE SANT'ANGELO

Today’s walk takes us towards the highest peaks of the Amalfi Coast, with fabulous views. Pass through vineyards and chestnut woods, climbing for an hour to reach the ridge of the Monte Tre Calli, from where there are 360 degree views. Along the ridge walk on to a natural rock formation known as the ‘mushroom’, from where you have a choice. Picnic lunch. Continue the climb to the Monte Sant’Angelo. Descend towards the little chapel of the ‘Virgin of the Silence’, and finally an easy path back to Bomerano.
Hotel: TBC
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - DEPARTURE DAY

Breakfast in hotel and check out. Time at leisure.
Transfer by bus to Naples airport.
Embarkation formalities.
Meals: Breakfast

According to hotel location, the itinerary may be subject to some adjustments. In case of bad weather conditions, for safety reasons, some paths may be closed: in this case the activity will be replaced by another option.

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Southampton Road, Whaddon,
Salisbury, England, UK
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01453 823328 (UK)

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