The Amalfi Coast for Hikers

A walking + wine tour on the ancient Roman byways of Amalfi, Pompeii & Vesuvius


  • Learn about Campania wine with daily tastings and a visit to Marisa Cuomo winery
  • Walk up the cone of Mt. Vesuvius
  • Lunch at a winery on Vesuvius's slopes
  • Take a guided walking tour of Pompeii
  • Trek around the island of Capri, including the Roman ruins of Villa Tiberius
  • Spend time in Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello
  • Hike the famous Path of the Gods and other coastal mountain trails
  • South of Naples is the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Though most tourists stick to the towns and beaches, there’s gorgeous hiking in the seaside mountains, which are draped with morning glories, lemon trees, umbrella pines, and cacti. We’ll trek along the coastal hills near Positano and Amalfi, around the isle of Capri, and up Mt. Vesuvius. You’ll experience a wide variety of terrains, from wooded trails to rocky switchback paths to hidden sidewalks that provide a peek into private gardens and backyards.

    Campania also offers some of Italy’s best wines, both reds and whites. Many were brought here by Greek traders 2,000 years ago. They were subsequently cultivated for the senators and hoi polloi of ancient Rome, who had sprawling summer villas up and down the coast of Naples. There’s Aglianico, dubbed the Barolo of the South, and quaffable Piedirosso for the grilled meats of the mountains, plus whites like Fiano di Avellina, Greco di Tufo, and Falanghina for the fish and seafood pulled fresh from the sea.

    No tour to Campania would be complete with a visit to Vesuvius and Pompeii. Roman history comea alive here, as it does at the imperial villa of Tiberius on Capri.


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