Combine history and incredible walking along the Sorrento Peninsula
Guided Walking Holidays - Exploring the Sorrento Peninsula
The calm waters of the Bay of Naples reflect the cliffs like mirrored glass. Citrus groves and vineyards flourish in the fertile land nourished by the ash of brooding Mount Vesuvius. The sea and the volcano have determined the history and defined the nature, cuisine and excellent wine of the region. The outline of the distant island of Ischia and the shimmering lights of Naples illuminate the evenings across the bay – the backdrop to dinner in the hotel restaurant and a coffee, and, perhaps, a limoncello, on the balcony to end the day.
For years we have combined great rambles on the Sorrento Peninsula and in the Lattari Mountains with visits to local world-class sites. At the foot of Mount Vesuvius are the sites of the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum which were destroyed by the eruption of AD 79. Both these sites vividly evoke the past. Sorrento, a holiday resort since Roman times, is easily accessible by train from Vico Equense. The Amalfi coast towns of Amalfi and Ravello and the elegant city of Salerno to the south of the peninsula also await exploration.
Near to Salerno stand the magnificent Greek temples at Paestum with a world-class on-site archaeological museum. It is also possible to spend a free day in the animated and colourful city of Naples which is richly endowed with beautiful churches, palaces and museums, or alternatively, on the romantic island of Capri. The final touch to our holiday is on two evenings we will join the locals for dinner in one of their restaurants.
With so much to see, these holidays offer a busy week or fortnight. Alternate weeks follow a different itinerary – to see everything on offer you need at least two weeks and do look out for our popular 2 grades 2 leaders 2 walks departure dates! All transport costs (we use both public and private hire transport) for the led programme are included in the holiday charge. Entrance fees are not included.