Walks & Tastes of the Amalfi Coast

Price:From *$3994

8 Days/7 Night

Tour Description

Discover the spectacular beauty of the Amalfi Coast, dine on regional food and wine and join the locals to learn about traditional village life in one of the regions of Italy which most personifies the concept of ‘slow food’. Walking the famous Pathway of the Gods, visiting elegant Positano and exploring the ancient laneways of old Naples make this truly a feast for the senses.

DEPARTURE 2018: 9 May
7 nights Agritourismo (farmhouse) accommodation
Meals with wine as per itinerary
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Fully guided each day by Barbara Mariotti
Arrival and Departure transfers
Cooking lesson at the Agritourismo
Wine tasting
Morning tea at a local farm
Naples guided tour
Entrance fees as indicated in itinerary

Small group tour – maximum 8-10 guests
Walking through stunning landscapes including the famous Pathway of the Gods
Cooking lesson using fresh local ingredients in a farmhouse
Wine tasting of great Vesuvian wines


Day 1:

Naples – Montepertuso Meet at Naples station and transfer to Montepertuso, set above Positano in the Mount Lattari Regional Park. Stop en route below Mount Vesuvius to visit a family winery and taste their Lacryma Christi (Tears of Christ) and other great Vesuvian wines. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner on a terrace overlooking Positano, the little islands of Li Galli and the hazy blue expanse of the Tyrrhenian Sea. (D)


Day 2:

Montepertuso Wander along the trail through vegetable gardens, patches of wild foods, forests and olive groves. Along the way stop at a small farm for coffee and a chat with the locals. At the end of the walk explore the village of Montepertuso. This evening is at leisure. (B,L)


Day 3:

Positano Enjoy a guided walk from the farmhouse down to Positano, using an old stairway. Positano is a jewel of a town with white Mediterranean houses nestling between the narrow green valleys and the tough grey rocks of the surrounding mountains. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the town. Indulge in a seafood dinner at a restaurant overlooking the sea before returning to Montepertuso. (B,D)


Day 4:

Il Sentiero degli Dei (the Pathway of the Gods) – Amalfi The guided walk today has been voted by the New York Times as ‘one of the world’s ten most spectacular walks’: il Sentiero degli Dei. Walk through forested gorges and along cliff edges offering spectacular views over terraces and coastal villages. Have a light lunch featuring the famous Fior di Latte of Agerola, a cheese produced from the fresh cows’ milk. In the afternoon spend time in the ancient coastal town and port of Amalfi. Enjoy a dinner of local specialties before returning to Montepertuso. (B,L,D)


Day 5:

Naples Meet an expert local guide and visit the National Archeological Museum which contains the best of the Naples area including sculptures and frescoes from Pompei, Ercolano (Herculaneum) and other famous sites. Stroll through “spaccanapoli”, the ancient network of laneways and alleys at the very heart of old Naples. Enjoy a real Neapolitan Pizza for lunch and continue exploring Naples. Return to Montepertuso. (B,L)


Day 6:

Montepertuso Begin the day with a walk to gather wild foods, herbs and vegetables from the paths, terraces and gardens around the farm. These will be the ingredients for the dishes you’ll learn to make during today’s cooking lesson. Enjoy your efforts at lunch on the farmhouse terrace with a tasting of local wines and home-made liqueurs. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B,L)


Day 7:

Montepertuso Enjoy a day at leisure. This evening meet for a farewell dinner at the farm. (B,D)


Day 8:

Montepertuso – Naples After breakfast transfer to Naples Station. (B)

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