Landscapes & Limoncello in Amalfi
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Hop around the highlights of Amalfi, sampling its flavours as you go.
See all the best bits of the Amalfi Coast in a five-day immersion, ticking off the towns of Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, the ritzy island of Capri and ancient Pompeii. Youll catch the famous coastline views from all angles: kayaking on the sea, on a sensational coastal path, and from the towns piazzas. And of course, it wouldnt be a trip to Italy without feasting on the famous foods and sipping aperitifs al fresco. *Live Adventure, Give Adventure.* Each time you book an Edits adventure, well contribute £15 to the Inspiration Project. Thats enough money to fund a day trip for a local child. Since 2017, our guides have been taking disadvantaged children to see their countrys famous sights and youll help us do this more in 2020.
* Paddle through grottoes in a kayak, stopping at beaches to swim
Ciao Italia! On arrival at Naples airport, youll join a group transfer to whisk you to Amalfi. They usually depart at 11 am and 7 pm (please confirm timings upon booking). Or if your flight doesnt fit with those timings, you can make your own way to the hotel.
Home for the next four nights is Hotel Centrale. Its in the heart of Amalfi, overlooking the Piazza Duomo. Join an orientation tour to get your bearings of this pretty town and learn a little about its historic centre. Youll be taken to a scenic spot for anaperitivobefore you decide whether you want to join in the group dinner or make your own plans.
After a rooftop breakfast, youll spend the morning exploring by kayak. Youll paddle under striking rock arches and into mysterious sea caves.
There are a few hours in the afternoon to spend as you wish. Drinking coffee and people-watching in Amalfis piazzas is time well spent. And itll trump your usual coffee break.
Later, youll take a private bus to the clifftop town of Ravello. Its up to you to decide whether you want to venture inside Villa Cimbrone with its elegant gardens and sea views. Or you can wander the towns piazzas and lanes.
Next, theres a visit to a local limoncello factory, with an opportunity to sample this zesty beverage made with the famous local lemons. Decide whether you would like to join your group and leader for an aperitif and alfresco dinner in one of Ravellos terraced restaurants before travelling back to Amalfi for the night.
Slip on your sunglasses after breakfast, youre joining the Amalfi Coasts glitterati on an a boat trip to Capri.
As you glide towards the island, there are views of Praiano, Positano, Punta Campanella and Li Galli. Complimentary soft drinks are served onboard. The boat will moor at Faraglioni Rocks where you can swim in the pristine waters.
Back on board, youll continue to Marina Grande where youll have four hours to explore Capri unguided. Decide to take the chairlift up Monte Solaro to catch the views or wander around the villas and gardens. A bit of window shopping in the opulent boutiques might give you the motivation you need to work for next years bonus
After breakfast, youll take a half-hour journey uphill and inland to Agerola. Today youll be walking theSentiero Degli Deior Path of the Gods. Its considered one of the best trails in the world, with sensational views. The 10km route boasts far-reaching views of the Amalfi Coast and the glittering ocean.
Lunch is served in a hut that clings to the cliffside. Expect a spread of local tomatoes, mozzarella, meats, freshly squeezed orange juice and lemonade.
The final section leads down a series of steps into glorious Positano. Here youll have time to explore the alleyways or a take a post-walk dip in the sea. Youll take the public boat back to Amalfi in the late afternoon. The evening is yours to spend as you wish.
Your final day is a full one. If you arrange a flight at 4.30 pm or later, after the last rooftop breakfast, youll head to the haunting ruins of Pompeii. It sits under the shadow of Vesuvius, the volcano that unleashed destruction on this town back in 79AD. It was lost for 1700 years before the perfectly preserved remains were uncovered to reveal an ancient Roman city, complete with shops, cafes and temples. Entrance to Pompeii is included, but you can choose to join a more detailed tour thats led by a local guide to get more insight. Afterwards, a bus will take you to the Naples airport (usually by 2.30 pm) for your flight home.