LOCAL LIVING ITALY:  AMALFI COAST WALKS & AGRITURISMO STAY

Naples. Pompeii . Amalfi . Ravello . Positano

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Charming hilltop towns, acres of lemon groves and vineyards, mile after mile of stunning cliffs kissed by cobalt-blue waters… its official name is the Amalfi Coast, but this magical land answers to "heaven."

On this trip, you’ll live like one of the region’s (incredibly lucky) locals, discovering the small towns, hiking mountain trails and learning the local customs of this uniquely beautiful place. Explore the ruins of Pompeii in the morning, hike the coastline of the Med by afternoon, and tuck into bed at your converted 17th-century monastery home base at sundown. Paradise incarnate.
 

NB: This trip includes 4 optional mountain hikes of moderate difficulty. If hiking is not of interest, please see Local Living Amalfi Sorrento.

from $1849
per person sharing

8
days

PRICE INCLUDES:

Transportation by mini bus and ferry
Bilingual guide throughout
1 night Naples hotel accommodation 
Walking tour of Naples
Guided tour of Pompeii
6 nights Furore guesthouse accommodation

3 Italian cooking demonstrations
Visits to Amalfi and Revello
Ferry from Positano to Amalfi

"Walk of the God's" and 3 other optional day hikes 
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners

 

NOT INCLUDED:

International airfare; tipping; meals unless noted otherwise, personal expenses

 

GRACE NOTES:

Giveback: Migrant tour with Co-op Casba
 

ITINERARY:

DEPARTURES: April through October

Naples

Day 1 Naples

Make your way to the Naples hotel to meet your guide and group, and opt to join for a pizza dinner and maybe a glass of limoncello. 
Stay: Hotel Correra 241 (or similar) (B)

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Day 2  Pompeii & Furore

Start the day with a migrant-led walking tour of Naples. Afterwards, travel to Pompeii to enjoy a guided tour of the partially buried ruins before transferring to a beautiful agriturismo nestled in the hills above the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy the first of many delicious home cooked Italian dinners and one of three cooking demonstrations.

After you settle into your room, your hosts will give you a tour of the property and tell you a bit about themselves and the agriturismo's history.
Stay: Agriturismo Sant Alfonso (or similar) (B,D)

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Day 3 Valle delle Ferriere NP

Hike to the Valle delle Ferriere, the first of several hikes in this beautiful part of Italy.

The bustle of the Amalfi Coast is only a few miles away, but we have the chance to savor the more peaceful surroundings. Take the "Valle dei Mulini" route for approximately 1.5 hrs up and along a path and some stairs towards the beautiful Valle delle Ferriere National Park. The route goes up alongside the Rio Canneto and ends at a spot to rest for a picnic by the river. After a picnic lunch, we will turn around and retrace our steps downhill to Amalfi.

Stay: Agriturismo Sant Alfonso (or similar) (B,D)

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Day 4 Ravello

Set off to the lovely hilltop town of Ravello. Transfer to Amalfi where the walk begins, then reach the narrow streets of the tiny coastal village of Atrani. Continue along a paved road with traffic and partially up stone steps. The walk is uphill and steep but delightful. After the walk and some free time in ravello, return to the agriturismo home via private transfer.

Stay: Agriturismo Sant Alfonso (or similar) (B,D)

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Day 5 Mount Tre Calli 

Set off from Bomerano, up the road from the agriturismo, and hike uphill through woodland and then open slopes with magnificent views down to the sparkling Mediterranean sea. The first half of the hike varies between walking along a paved road, a dirt road, and going up and down steps. The second half is up on the side of the mountain, with steep uphills, big steps, and is mostly on rocks.

Stay: Agriturismo Sant Alfonso (or similar) (B,D)

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Day 6  At leisure

Today is a free day for you to enjoy more sites of your choice along the Amalfi Coast, including, if you choose, a day trip to Capri. Take a catamaran or hydrofoil to see the jewel of the Amalfi islands. Visit the stunning Blue Grotto, stroll through the town, or simply relax and take in views of the blue water and striking limestone sea stacks. (own expense).
Alternatively, visit Positano or Amalfi's famous historic cathedral, or relax at the beach.

Stay: Agriturismo Sant Alfonso (or similar) (B,D)

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Day 7  Path of the Gods to Positano

Set off on the famous "Path of the Gods" hike along the Amalfi Coast, finishing up in picturesque Positano. After exploring the hillside town, take a scenic ferry ride along the coast to Amalfi, then return to the agriturismo in time for a final dinner feast.

 

Stay: Agriturismo Sant Alfonso (or similar) (B,D)

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Day 8  Depart Naples

Transfer back to Naples for departure.