Naples and Amalfi’s Coast - Italy Walking Tour

This walking tour in Naples and along the Amalfi Coast in Italy is an enjoyable experience for walkers. The Romans and Greeks were here before the growing of the Baroque Palaces and Churches of Spacca Napoli. The biggest artists were all attracted by the charm of Naples, since the early ages to the Romantic period.

From the old N'a Polis which was founded by Greeks, to the highest glory of the Baroque Age, the city and its surroundings fascinates every traveller, with its artistic treasures as well as its lovely climate and the beauty of the nature around.

Romans were not wrong when they choose Hercolanum and Baia as their privileged holiday resorts. In parallel with this 'dolce vita', the eruptions of the Vesuvius, the volcanic manifestations on the Phlegrean Fields and the frequent earthquakes fomented the people's faith in the proximity of the death's world and in the Gods. It is here, in fact, the cavern of the Sibille of Cuma, one of the most famous prophets of the Greek-Roman world. It is also here that mythology puts its most famous heroes, Enea and Ulysses, strictly linked with the region as well as Cape Misene, the Partenopean Sirens, Procida Island.

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Hotels
  • Start/Finish: Naples to Amalfi
  • Distance: 4-5 hours of trekking each day
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Availability: Please call for details
  • Altitude:

This tour has a eight day, seven night itinerary.

Day 1 : Individual arrival in Naples. Leave the luggage at the hotel and have a stroll to discovery Spacca Napoli, the city centre characterised by narrow streets, with washing hung out, baroque churches and palaces, the San-Carlo theatre, the Gallery Umberto the 1st, the Plebiscito Square. Overnight stay in Naples hotel 4*.

Day 2 : Transfer with the “Circumvesuviana” to Ercolano. Here you will begin your climbing to the Vesuvius, first by bus and then on foot, enjoying the wonderful panorama over the Gulf of Naples. In the afternoon you will visit the archaeological site of Ercolano, buried with Pompeii in the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. Return to Naples with the “Circumvesuviana”. Overnight stay in Naples hotel 4*.

Day 3: Boat to Capri. From Marina Grande, your destination port, the hike leads today to the Hermitage of Santa Maria a Cetrella, crossing the Passetiello, a narrow passage between rock faces, overlooking the town of Capri. From the top you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view on the Island and on the Gulf of Naples, dominated by the Vesuvius. Descent along the stone steps built by Phoenicians. Possibility of bathing. Overnight stay in Naples hotel 4*.


Day 4: Transfer with the “Circumvesuviana” to Pompeii to visit the site and the Villa of the Mysteries, this is the biggest open-air archaeological site of the world. A great example of past human life, where the huge eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD fixed forever under ashes and lava the inhabitants in their daily activities. In the afternoon private transfer to Amalfi’s Peninsula to reach the plateau of Agerola and your hotel. Accommodation, dinner and overnight stay in Agerola, hotel 3*.

Day 5: Nice walking day from Bomerano down to the small fishing harbour of Marina di Praiano. You will follow the Path of the Bloomed Agaves always with a splendid view on the turquoise sea. From Marina di Praiano public bus to Amalfi, the most powerful Mariner Republic at the end of X century, (possible visit to the cloister of Paradise and the church, museum of paper, possible bath). Back by public bus to Agerola. Dinner and overnight stay in Agerola.

Day 6 : After breakfast public bus to Amalfi. Here the walk starts bringing you to discover the “Valle dei Mulini” (mills valley) along the path still used by mules bringing wood. The Valley takes its name from the mills of the area used for the production of pasta. The trek continues to Ravello where the Cathedral dedicated to Saint Pantaleone stands out. The relic blood of the Saint, conserved in the Cathedral, liquefies every year. From the village overhanging the sea, at an altitude of 300 m above sea level, the view goes across the Gulf of Salerno and over the Cilento Mountains. Optional visit to Villa Cimbrone and to Villa Rufolo, characterised by a melange of styles, Arabic, Sicilian and Norman, which had been a source of inspiration for Wagner. Return on foot through Atrani (chance for a swim) to Amalfi. Back by public bus to Agerola. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Agerola.


Day 7 : Departure from Agerola along the panoramic hike on the Path of Gods, the track along the coast which was up to the XIX century the only way to get from the small isolated villages to the tiny terraced fields and vineyards. As you descend, you can overview on one side the entire peninsula and Capri; on the other side is the Gulf of Salerno. You can admire the ancient work made by old men on these impervious terrains to create a safe area where people could refuge during the Barbarian invasions following the fall of Roman Empire. The Saint Dominic Monastery, clung on the mountains, is another evidence of those turbulent times. After Montepertuso, overhung by the mountain rock-face, you descend from the cemetery to Positano. The colourful houses of Positano have been built in amphitheatre shape, overlooking the sea, giving a unique and picturesque aspect to the village. Free time to visit Positano (chance for a swim). Return to Amalfi by boat (or bus) and then public bus to Agerola. Dinner and overnight stay in Agerola.

Day 8 : After breakfast, at 09.00 am transfer to Naples airport/train station/city. (On request and with supplement transfer on other times).

Key details:

  • When enquiring about this tour, please ask about a possible high season surcharge.
  • Eight day, seven night itinerary.
  • This tour will start in Naples and Agerola.
  • 4 -5 hours of trekking each day .

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your walking holiday in Italy including:

  • Naples and Phlegrean Fields
  •  Pompei and Ercolano
  • The villages of the Amalfi’s Coast : Amalfi, Ravello, Positano
  • The Vesuvius
  • Capri

Getting to Italy:

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating in Italy.

By Car – Italy can be reached by car via ferry and well-maintained motorways.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to Italy and a number of airports including Leonardo da Vinci International Airport and Verona Airport.

For more information on getting to Italy please visit the Italian Tourism website.

Included
  • Accommodation in double en-suite room (3 nights in 4* hotel in Naples and 4 nights in 3* hotel in Agerola.)

  • Breakfast
  • 4 Dinners in Agerola
  • Tourist Taxes
  • Private transfer from Pompeii to Agerola on day 4
  • Private transfer from Agerola to Naples on day 8
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Tour information including route description description and information material.
Excluded
  • Journey to and from Naples
  • Airport Transfers
  • Meals (Except breakfast and dinners in Agerola)
  • Public transfers by train, bus and ferry
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Fees
  • Insurance

This tour has a eight day, seven night itinerary.

Day 1 : Individual arrival in Naples. Leave the luggage at the hotel and have a stroll to discovery Spacca Napoli, the city centre characterised by narrow streets, with washing hung out, baroque churches and palaces, the San-Carlo theatre, the Gallery Umberto the 1st, the Plebiscito Square. Overnight stay in Naples hotel 4*.

Day 2 : Transfer with the “Circumvesuviana” to Ercolano. Here you will begin your climbing to the Vesuvius, first by bus and then on foot, enjoying the wonderful panorama over the Gulf of Naples. In the afternoon you will visit the archaeological site of Ercolano, buried with Pompeii in the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. Return to Naples with the “Circumvesuviana”. Overnight stay in Naples hotel 4*.

Day 3: Boat to Capri. From Marina Grande, your destination port, the hike leads today to the Hermitage of Santa Maria a Cetrella, crossing the Passetiello, a narrow passage between rock faces, overlooking the town of Capri. From the top you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view on the Island and on the Gulf of Naples, dominated by the Vesuvius. Descent along the stone steps built by Phoenicians. Possibility of bathing. Overnight stay in Naples hotel 4*.


Day 4: Transfer with the “Circumvesuviana” to Pompeii to visit the site and the Villa of the Mysteries, this is the biggest open-air archaeological site of the world. A great example of past human life, where the huge eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD fixed forever under ashes and lava the inhabitants in their daily activities. In the afternoon private transfer to Amalfi’s Peninsula to reach the plateau of Agerola and your hotel. Accommodation, dinner and overnight stay in Agerola, hotel 3*.

Day 5: Nice walking day from Bomerano down to the small fishing harbour of Marina di Praiano. You will follow the Path of the Bloomed Agaves always with a splendid view on the turquoise sea. From Marina di Praiano public bus to Amalfi, the most powerful Mariner Republic at the end of X century, (possible visit to the cloister of Paradise and the church, museum of paper, possible bath). Back by public bus to Agerola. Dinner and overnight stay in Agerola.

Day 6 : After breakfast public bus to Amalfi. Here the walk starts bringing you to discover the “Valle dei Mulini” (mills valley) along the path still used by mules bringing wood. The Valley takes its name from the mills of the area used for the production of pasta. The trek continues to Ravello where the Cathedral dedicated to Saint Pantaleone stands out. The relic blood of the Saint, conserved in the Cathedral, liquefies every year. From the village overhanging the sea, at an altitude of 300 m above sea level, the view goes across the Gulf of Salerno and over the Cilento Mountains. Optional visit to Villa Cimbrone and to Villa Rufolo, characterised by a melange of styles, Arabic, Sicilian and Norman, which had been a source of inspiration for Wagner. Return on foot through Atrani (chance for a swim) to Amalfi. Back by public bus to Agerola. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Agerola.


Day 7 : Departure from Agerola along the panoramic hike on the Path of Gods, the track along the coast which was up to the XIX century the only way to get from the small isolated villages to the tiny terraced fields and vineyards. As you descend, you can overview on one side the entire peninsula and Capri; on the other side is the Gulf of Salerno. You can admire the ancient work made by old men on these impervious terrains to create a safe area where people could refuge during the Barbarian invasions following the fall of Roman Empire. The Saint Dominic Monastery, clung on the mountains, is another evidence of those turbulent times. After Montepertuso, overhung by the mountain rock-face, you descend from the cemetery to Positano. The colourful houses of Positano have been built in amphitheatre shape, overlooking the sea, giving a unique and picturesque aspect to the village. Free time to visit Positano (chance for a swim). Return to Amalfi by boat (or bus) and then public bus to Agerola. Dinner and overnight stay in Agerola.

Day 8 : After breakfast, at 09.00 am transfer to Naples airport/train station/city. (On request and with supplement transfer on other times).

Key details:

  • When enquiring about this tour, please ask about a possible high season surcharge.
  • Eight day, seven night itinerary.
  • This tour will start in Naples and Agerola.
  • 4 -5 hours of trekking each day .

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your walking holiday in Italy including:

  • Naples and Phlegrean Fields
  •  Pompei and Ercolano
  • The villages of the Amalfi’s Coast : Amalfi, Ravello, Positano
  • The Vesuvius
  • Capri

Getting to Italy:

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating in Italy.

By Car – Italy can be reached by car via ferry and well-maintained motorways.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to Italy and a number of airports including Leonardo da Vinci International Airport and Verona Airport.

For more information on getting to Italy please visit the Italian Tourism website.

Included
  • Accommodation in double en-suite room (3 nights in 4* hotel in Naples and 4 nights in 3* hotel in Agerola.)

  • Breakfast
  • 4 Dinners in Agerola
  • Tourist Taxes
  • Private transfer from Pompeii to Agerola on day 4
  • Private transfer from Agerola to Naples on day 8
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Tour information including route description description and information material.
Excluded
  • Journey to and from Naples
  • Airport Transfers
  • Meals (Except breakfast and dinners in Agerola)
  • Public transfers by train, bus and ferry
  • Drinks
  • Entrance Fees
  • Insurance
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