Amalfi to Sorrento Walk

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There are few places in Italy as stunning as the Amalfi Coast with its emerald seas, plunging gorges and pastel villages linked by ancient walking paths. This linear walk follows the coast from elegant Amalfi to chic Sorrento, taking in en route vertical Positano and (optional) the beautiful island of Capri.

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Add 91 per person per night for sole occupancy of a double room with exception of Casa Albertina where you will be allocated a room with single bed..
Accommodation
Hotel Miramalfi (4 star)
Owned and family-run by the Mansi family since the hotel was built back in 1956, you can be assured a warm welcome and attentive service. Just an 8 minute stroll from Amalfi's main piazza, the hotel boasts spectacular views along the Amalfi coast and has excellent facilities including a restaurant, swimming pool, private beach (accessible via stairs or a lift carved into the cliff), bar with terrace and spacious public lounge area. The Angolino snack bar is located close to the bathing area and pool and is open during high season, from 13:00 until 14:30, serving seafood, grilled meat and traditional Napolitano-style, thick-crust pizzas baked in a wood-burning oven. Rooms all have either a balcony or terrace with stunning views out to sea. They are beautifully furnished and designed using traditional Italian ceramic tiling in Vietri green and turquoise to complement the sea views. The rooms offer all the standard modern conveniences such as air-conditioning, minibar, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, safe as well as comfortable rattan chairs. .

Casa Albertina (3 star)
This small and friendly hotel has just 19 rooms - all are ensuite with balcony. Originally a private villa, it boasts a unique setting on the hillside overlooking Positano. The rooms are a refreshing mix of whitewashed or pastel coloured walls with the local ceramic floor tiles, which lend the rooms a cosy yet Mediterranean atmosphere. Breakfast is taken either in the rustic dining room or on the terrace overlooking the Gulf of Salerno. This lovely view can also be enjoyed from the two roof terraces.

Taverna del Capitano (4 star)
The Taverna del Capitano has been in the Caputo family for over 3 generations. Built on the site of a former fisherman's cottage, the hotel has an enviable location, overlooking Marina del Cantone's shingle beach and the azure Mediterranean waters beyond. Please note your stay at the Taverna del Capitano will be on a BB basis.

Hotel Continental (4 star)
Situated in a pretty piazza in the very heart of Sorrento, the 4 star Hotel Continental benefits from superb views over Vesuvius. The comfortable bedrooms are all ensuite and with balcony, and feature the local Vietri tiles for which the region is renowned. The hotel boasts excellent facilities including a sparkling outdoor pool and jacuzzi set amongst tranquil gardens, and 2 stylish and modern bars - one with an external terrace looking out over the stunning backdrop of the Bay of Naples. Massages are also possible on request.

Meals
All breakfasts
Travel
British Airways Gatwick to Naples 06:35/10:20 transfer to hotel 80 minutes. Return: Transfer to airport 70 minutes British Airways Naples to Gatwick 11:05/12:55.
Destinations
  • Italy
  • The Bay of Naples
  • Europe
  • Villa Rufolo
  • Pompeii
  • Bay of Naples
  • Sorrento
  • Naples
Tour Types
  • Walking
  • Self Guided
Departure Points
  • London Airport
Day 1: Arrive in Amalfi
Arrive at your gorgeous 4 star hotel in Amalfi. There's time for a dip in the swimming pool, offering stunning views, before dinner (Pay locally for dinner).

Day 2: Exploring Ravello 10km/6.5mi/3.5hr
A 20 min bus ride (pay locally) to picture perfect Ravello where your walk begins. Time to view the famous Villa Rufolo and Greta Garbo's legendary retreat, Villa Cimbrone, before descending through citrus groves to Torre dello Ziro (the Saracen watchtower inspired Webster's Duchess of Malfi), then along panoramic terraces, to enter the Valley of the Mills (a testament to Amalfi's medieval paper industry).

Day 3: Amalfi/Bomerano to Positano 11km/7mi/4hr
We will drop you off in Bomerano to begin today's walk which takes you along the Path of the Gods, the region's most famous walk offering views all the way along the peninsula, with Capri's famous Faraglioni cliffs marking 'land's end'. There's a choice of picnic spots with stunning views as you continue onwards past lemon groves and brigands' treasure troves to Nocelle. Then it's down through lush terraces to the vertical pastel town of Positano and your hotel in the historic centre.

Day 4: At Positano
Positano's wide pebble beach is perfect for a lazy day, but if you fancy exploring further afield there's a pleasant walk to Fornillo Bay with its twin Saracen watchtowers. Boat excursions to discover coral lined sea grottoes, as well as trips to the magical mediterranean island of Capri, are available in the harbour.

Day 5: Positano to Marina del Cantone 12km/7.5mi/4.5hr or 15km/9.5mi/5hr
We take you into the hills near Fontanelle (30 mins) from where you wind through olive trees as you climb gently to Sant'Agata. There are balcony views - making this a fantastic picnic stop - of Capri, Procida and the Li Galli islands, once considered to be the home of the mythical sirens who lured sailors onto the rocks. A paved lane finally leads you down past geranium-decked houses to the small fishing resort of Marina del Cantone.

Day 6: At Marina del Cantone (Optional 6km/4mi/2.5hr)
You'll be tempted to linger in this pretty little village with its pebble beach lapped by incredibly azure waters, but it's a shame to miss out on our optional walk on the gorgeous Jeranto Bay. There are sea views throughout as you climb to the Montalto Tower, perched on its 100m-high cliff-top outcrop with a truly fabulous panorama over Marina del Cantone and the Li Galli islands. You then descend through olive groves and olive growers' dwellings to an atmospheric ancient limestone quarry, with great sea views, before a final ascent back to your hotel.

Day 7: Marina del Cantone to Sorrento 7km/4.5mi/3hr or 8km/5mi/3.5hr
We give you a lift (15 mins) to Termini from where you wind through olive groves with ever-opening views over the Bay of Naples and its islands, Capri, Ischia and Procida. It's well worth the detour to lovely little Annunziata to visit its pretty Aragonese castle for wonderful views. It's then on to bustling, pastel-coloured Sorrento, with its enchanting gardens, maze of narrow streets and stunning views over to Vesuvius.

Day 8: In Sorrento
Staying at your 4 star hotel panoramically overlooking Mount Vesuvius, you're ideally placed to visit Naples or one of its islands, such as Ischia or Capri, by hydrofoil. Alternatively the historical sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum can be visited using the excellent Circumvesuviana Railway.

Day 9: Leave Sorrento


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