Amalfi Coast wonders gateway

Amalfi Coast Wonders Gateway – only private

Embark on a journey through one of the most breathtaking regions in the world with our curated itinerary that includes visits to the vibrant city of Naples, the charming towns of Ravello, Minori, and Tramonti, and the historical gem of Amalfi. Alternatively, you can choose to replace the day in Tramonti with an excursion to Capri and Positano, although we strongly recommend following our original itinerary because it is truly beautiful.

This adventure serves as a gateway to the splendors of the area, offering a perfect blend of picturesque landscapes, delectable dining experiences, and engaging events. Immerse yourself in the heart of Naples during a professionally guided walking tour before transitioning to the coastal beauty, where the azure sea provides a stunning contrast to the lush greenery.

Throughout the journey, expect daily walks lasting approximately 2-3 hours, allowing for ample pauses to absorb guide commentaries, savor coffee and pastries, and explore family-run farms. Delight in lunches at intimate trattorias, fostering a true taste of the local culinary scene.

Moreover, this tour places a strong emphasis on interactions with local residents, recognizing that the most cherished memories often arise from the connections forged along this captivating adventure.

 

ONLY PRIVATE


DURATION:

5 Days & 4 Nights

WALK RATING:

2+ on a base of 1=easy to 5=strenuous

  HOTEL STYLE:

very comfortable to stylish – ensuite bathroom

CLOSEST AIRPORTS:

Naples (NAP)
OPTION TO COMBINE THIS TRIP BACK TO BACK WITH OTHER WALK ABOUT ITALY TRIPS

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrival and visit of Naples (Night at hotel in Naples)

Welcome to Naples! After meeting your fellow travelers and guides your tour commences with the discovery of this unique city, its culture and traditions with the help of an art guide.  You walk, with comfortable shoes, in the historic center of an amazing city full of art, restaurants, piazzas and small alleys. Beyond visiting churches and monuments our visit is focused on the Neapolitan lifestyle. For example, we explore Via San Gregorio Armeno with its endless shops dedicated to the Christmas Nativity. The shops, run by artisans, are open all through the year, not only at Christmas! Do not forget that in a recent past Italians used to celebrate this festivity with nativity statues and not with the fir tree as we all do in these days. After having explored pretty much of the old center we sit at dinner. Tonight, we enjoy the Neapolitan pizza. The “margherita” and the “marinara” are considered the original pizza: tomatoes sauce, basil, mozzarella, olive oil… simple but tasty!

2 km = 1,2 miles
****L Costantinopoli 104 – Naples
dinner

Day 2 – Ravello and Minori (night at hotel in Minori)

This morning we drive to Ravello. This posh town was during the Middle Ages the hometown of the richest families of Amalfi. This is the reason why there are so many villas. We visit Villa Cimbrone, its beautiful gardens and the “infinity terrace” facing the sea from the height of 400 meters. We visit the Cathedral with its mosaic of “Giona and the whale”, sign of the Moorish influence. Lunch today is in a very nice restaurant with tables in the garden. We walk to Amalfi through a downhill path to our next home: Minori, a quaint, little village.

Dinner tonight is a delicious pizza.

6 km = 3,5 miles
Minori Palace – Minori
breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 – Tramonti mozzarella farm Walk in the green valley with visits of farms and an incredible lunch! (Optional excursions to Positano and Capri Island) - (night at hotel in Minori)

Today we have prepared for you a great off-the-beaten-path day.
Tramonti is one of the 13 Municipalities of the Amalfi Coast, it is the only one (or almost) to have maintained its authenticity and its characteristic on being an agricultural village, as well as having preserved its traditions that have lasted for centuries. We transfer by bus for about 40 minutes. The walk will give you the opportunity to cross the valley, observing the agricultural biodiversity that characterizes it, in fact vineyards, chestnut and lemon groves will alternate during the walk, creating a harmony of flavors and colors. A short visit to a farm will be a lovely experience, the farmer will show us his crops, breeding, and gastronomic creations (that you will taste), all activities handed down from different generations.
We will continue along the Path of the 13 Churches, which crosses the Valley, closely observing the centuries-old vineyards of the Tintore, a 300-year-old variety! The itinerary will end in an old farmhouse (called Il Tintore, also the name of one of the grapes that they use to make their own wine!), surrounded by cultivated terraces. A Limoncello-based welcome aperitif will be waiting for you! Raffaella and her husband Aniello own this organic farm. Raffaella shows us how to make mozzarella cheese. Lunch, also based on mozzarella and different serves of super-fresh food, follows in between the vineyards. Our driver takes us back to our hotel. Dinner tonight is on your own in Minori.

(Capri optional excursion) 3 months before the tour starts we ask you to choose between Tramonti or Capri options since we need to organize that day in advance. In case you decide to go to Capri you need to pay for your boat ride (about 55€ total – 1 hour boat each ride). You will be on your own to the island. No worry. You cannot get lost. Your guide will give you all the information on places to visit, what to eat and what to do. You then take the boat back to Minori and meet the group for dinner (on your own). Please notice that if you are going to Capri for the day you also can stop in Positano for a visit but you must hire a driver to go back to the hotel.

3 km = 1,8 miles
Minori Palace – Minori
breakfast, lunch (dinner on own)

Day 4 – The Mill’s Valley (night at hotel in Minori)

You begin your day with a short drive that delivers you to the hamlet of Pontone. Today we walk in the Mill’s valley, along the river Canneto and the ruins of the paper mill’s where once in the 13th/14th centuries the special paper of Amalfi was produced.
After 1 hour and half walk we get to a natural reserve. The park protects the beautiful waterfalls and a pre-historic fern. We walk in a chestnut forest; the scenery is calm and the atmosphere is very relaxing.
On our way we reach a family farm where we enjoy lunch on a terrace looking at the valley from the lemon terrace.
After lunch we continue our downhill walk to Amalfi. As we get to the town we visit the paper museum that once was a factory: a guide shows us the process of making paper using linen and cotton, the old machinery and the water channel system.

Tonight, a farewell dinner in Minori will be the appropriated occasion to toast to new friendship.

5 km = 3 miles
Minori Palace – Minori
breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 – Transfer to Naples

Your driver will take you back to Naples train station or Naples airport with a bus

 

breakfast

note on the itinerary

Please bear in mind that this is a typical itinerary, and the actual walks and sites may vary due to season, special events, or weather. We reserve the right to alter the itinerary since tour arrangements are made up to a year in advance, and in unforeseen circumstances that mandate changes may arise. Itinerary changes are made to improve the tour and your experience.

INCLUSIONS

  4 night stay at hotels (one 4 starred hotel and one 4 star luxury with ensuite bathroom). All the hotels are conveniently located in the town historical centers. One hotel has a swimming pool. Book early and we will try to accommodate you in a room with a view.

  All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners. Local wine is always included with lunches and dinners. Vegetarian? Vegan? No problem!

  Transportation along the tour

  We carry your luggage from hotel to hotel

  local guide

  Entrance tickets for all the special events

 Learn about mozzarella cheese making at a small farmhouse followed by a nice lunch based on cheese and pizza

 All taxes

WHY US?

Lots of activities!

So many things we do and see along the Amalfi Coast Wonder walking tour. It’s not only about the walking but merging with the culture: a mozzarella cheese making visit, small family local restaurants. All these activities are so peculiar for a real Amalfi inhabitant.

Relaxed pace

5 to 7 miles (3-4 hours average) walks on each day. WALK RATING: 2+ on a base of 1=easy to 5=strenuous

Local guides
It’s a responsible way of traveling

We employ all local small businesses; small farms, local guides, family run hotels and restaurants. If you book our tours you will give back a lot to the area, contributing to maintain the economy of this region. Thanks a lot for doing this!

ACCOMMODATION with ensuite bathroom

amalfi coast wonder

Costantinopoli 104 – Naples

Costantinopoli104 is not a hotel, we love to call it charming refuge, a corner of peace and quiet in the heart of Naples. Via Constantinopoli is the street of the antiquarians and restorers. The villa, on two floors with a terrace, was the property of the MarcheseSpinelli, who had it built on a site of a huge monastic complex. The piperno stone entrance of the garden, the crests of the Marchese on the facade and the marblework balustrades are still t a testimony of the antique splendour of the house. A beautiful stained-glass window to lead Art Nouveau resplendent with its beautiful colors welcoming in this charming home that preserves in every room and in every environment authentic “pieces of history” with marbles, decorations and ornaments of the past.

http://costantinopoli104.it/en/

Minori Palace

MINORI PALACE HOTEL – MINORI: A Splendid Fusion of Elegance (for 2024 dates)

Emerging from the exquisite transformation of the former Hotel Bristol, the Minori Palace Hotel stands as a testament to architectural sophistication. Effortlessly blending history with contemporary luxury, this splendid 4-star haven showcases meticulously preserved architectural details that hark back to its origins.

Step into a lobby adorned in classic design, meticulously crafted down to the finest details. Public spaces feature prestigious contemporary art, elevating your experience. The bar, resplendent with vibrantly hued marble, invites you to savor a drink in style.

Immerse yourself in comfort and convenience. From an indulgent Italian breakfast buffet to an inviting American bar, our services are designed for your pleasure. With 24-hour concierge, garage, and laundry services, your stay is seamlessly cared for. The attentive staff and warm interiors ensure your time here is truly enjoyable.

Explore more at: https://www.minoripalace.com/

FOOD

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Pizza in Naples

Pizza in Naples is not just a meal; it’s a cultural institution and a source of immense pride for the city. Naples, Italy, is widely regarded as the birthplace of pizza, and the Neapolitan pizza, or “Pizza Napoletana,” is revered for its simplicity, tradition, and exceptional flavors. Here is a description of Pizza in Naples:

  1. Authentic Ingredients: Neapolitan pizza is all about using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. The dough is made from wheat flour, fresh yeast, water, and salt. San Marzano tomatoes, known for their sweetness and low acidity, are used to make the tomato sauce. Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, a soft and creamy cheese made from buffalo milk, is a key ingredient. Additionally, fresh basil leaves and extra-virgin olive oil are essential components.

  2. Thin, Soft Crust: The Neapolitan pizza crust is thin, soft, and slightly chewy. It’s typically hand-stretched to a diameter of about 12 inches (30 cm). The outer edge of the crust, called the cornicione, is puffy and slightly charred from the wood-fired oven.

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Fried calamari on the Amalfi Coast

It is a delightful and iconic seafood dish that perfectly captures the essence of this stunning coastal region in southern Italy. The Amalfi Coast is renowned for its fresh and flavorful Mediterranean cuisine, and fried calamari is no exception. Here’s a description of this mouthwatering dish:

  1. Tender Calamari Rings: The dish typically starts with fresh, tender calamari rings and sometimes tentacles. These rings are often sourced directly from the clear and bountiful waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, ensuring their quality and freshness.

  2. Light and Crispy Batter: The calamari is coated in a light, crispy batter made from a mixture of flour and possibly a touch of cornmeal. The batter is seasoned with a blend of local herbs and spices, adding a burst of Mediterranean flavors to each bite.

  3. Golden Perfection: The calamari is carefully deep-fried to golden perfection. The high-quality olive oil used in the frying process not only contributes to the crispy texture but also imparts a rich and fruity aroma that reflects the region’s olive groves.

  4. Lemon Zest: Once out of the hot oil, a generous sprinkling of fresh lemon zest is added to the fried calamari. The lemon zest provides a zesty, citrusy kick that cuts through the richness of the fried batter and complements the natural brininess of the seafood.

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Coffee in Naples and Amalfi

Coffee in is an integral part of culture and daily life. Neapolitans take their coffee seriously, and the traditional preparation and consumption of coffee have deep-rooted traditions in this vibrant city. Here’s a description of coffee in Naples:

1. Espresso is King: In Naples, espresso is the preferred coffee style. Neapolitans often refer to it simply as “caffè.” Espresso is served in small, concentrated shots, and it’s the go-to choice for locals. The rich, dark brew is known for its intense flavor and thick crema.

2. Neapolitan Espresso Machines: Naples is famous for its traditional espresso machines, known as “macchine da caffè” or “caffettiere napoletane.” These iconic devices are often made of brass and consist of multiple chambers that allow for the slow and meticulous brewing of espresso.

3. Historical Cafes: The city is home to many historic cafes that have been serving coffee for generations. These establishments, like Caffè Gambrinus and Caffè Florian, are not just places to drink coffee but also cultural landmarks where artists, writers, and intellectuals have gathered for centuries.

4. Crema and Aroma: A well-made espresso in Naples is known for its creamy layer of crema on top, which is an indicator of quality. The aroma of a properly brewed espresso is aromatic and captivating, and it’s a key element in the overall coffee experience.

5. Coffee Variations: While espresso is the most popular choice, you can also find variations like “caffè macchiato” (espresso with a small amount of frothy milk), “caffè corretto” (espresso with a shot of liquor, usually grappa or Sambuca), and “caffè freddo” (iced coffee) during the hot summer months.

6. Sweet Treats: Coffee is often paired with sweet treats, such as sfogliatella (a pastry filled with ricotta cheese and orange zest), baba (a small, rum-soaked cake), or a simple pastry like a croissant.

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Mozzarella

Mozzarella in the Amalfi Coast region of Italy is a delightful and essential component of the local culinary tradition. The Amalfi Coast, located in the Campania region, is renowned for its picturesque landscapes, beautiful coastal towns, and rich culinary heritage. Mozzarella, a fresh and creamy cheese, plays a prominent role in the local cuisine, offering a taste of the region’s authentic flavors.

Here are some key characteristics of mozzarella in the Amalfi Coast:

1. **Freshness:** Mozzarella in this region is celebrated for its freshness. It is often made from the milk of water buffaloes, which graze on the fertile lands near the coast. This milk is considered to be of high quality and imparts a distinctive flavor to the cheese.

2. **Production:** The traditional method of making mozzarella on the Amalfi Coast involves skilled artisans who use time-tested techniques. The cheese is made daily in small batches to ensure its freshness. Local dairies and cheese factories are scattered throughout the region.

3. **Texture and Flavor:** Amalfi Coast mozzarella is known for its smooth, delicate texture and mild, slightly tangy flavor. It is often served fresh, and its softness makes it perfect for salads, sandwiches, and as a topping for pizza.

4. **Varieties:** In addition to the classic fresh mozzarella (Mozzarella di Bufala Campana), you may also find variations such as smoked mozzarella and bocconcini (small mozzarella balls). These variations offer diverse taste experiences while still embodying the essence of the region.

5. **Use in Local Dishes:** Mozzarella from the Amalfi Coast is a key ingredient in several traditional dishes of the region. One iconic example is the Caprese salad, which combines fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and a dash of salt. It’s a simple yet delicious representation of the local cuisine.

6. **Pairings:** This mozzarella pairs exceptionally well with other regional specialties, such as sun-ripened tomatoes, fragrant basil, extra-virgin olive oil, and homemade bread. It is also often enjoyed with local wines, like Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio, to create a truly authentic Amalfi Coast dining experience.

7. **Availability:** You can find mozzarella in local markets, cheese shops, and restaurants along the Amalfi Coast. Many restaurants take pride in serving this cheese in their dishes, providing visitors with an opportunity to savor its exquisite taste while enjoying the stunning coastal views.

In summary, mozzarella from the Amalfi Coast is a symbol of the region’s culinary excellence. Its freshness, creamy texture, and delicate flavor make it a must-try for anyone visiting this picturesque part of Italy, where the combination of local ingredients and traditional craftsmanship results in a culinary delight that captures the essence of the Amalfi Coast.

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Sfogliatella

Sfogliatella is a delicious and iconic pastry that is closely associated with the Amalfi Coast in Italy. This unique and mouthwatering treat is a must-try for anyone visiting this stunning region.

**Description:**

Sfogliatella is a pastry that is known for its distinctive shell-like or lobster tail shape. The name “sfogliatella” actually means “small, thin leaves or layers” in Italian, which is a fitting description of its flaky, layered texture. There are two primary types of sfogliatella you’ll find in the Amalfi Coast:

1. **Sfogliatella Riccia:** This version of the pastry features multiple layers of thin, crispy dough that create a crunchy, shell-like exterior. The layers are often so delicate that they shatter when you bite into them. The filling typically consists of a sweet and creamy mixture made from ricotta cheese, sugar, eggs, and sometimes candied citrus peel. Sfogliatella riccia is lightly dusted with powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.

2. **Sfogliatella Frolla:** Unlike the crunchy layers of sfogliatella riccia, sfogliatella frolla has a softer, cookie-like pastry shell. The filling is still made with ricotta cheese, sugar, eggs, and flavorings like vanilla or citrus zest. This version is often smoother and denser in texture compared to the riccia variation.

**History:**

Sfogliatella has a rich history that dates back to the 17th century when it was created by nuns in a convent in the Campania region of Italy, which includes the Amalfi Coast. The pastry became popular throughout Southern Italy and eventually spread to other parts of the country.

**Where to Find Sfogliatella on the Amalfi Coast:**

When visiting the Amalfi Coast, you’ll find sfogliatella in bakeries, pastry shops, and cafes throughout the region. Amalfi, Sorrento, and Naples are some of the best places to sample this delightful pastry.

**Enjoying Sfogliatella:**

Sfogliatella is best enjoyed fresh and warm, straight from the oven. The contrast between the crispy layers and the creamy filling is simply irresistible. It pairs wonderfully with a cup of espresso or a glass of limoncello, which is another specialty of the Amalfi Coast.

In summary, sfogliatella is a delectable pastry that epitomizes the flavors and traditions of the Amalfi Coast. Whether you prefer the crunchy riccia or the softer frolla version, savoring this sweet treat is an essential part of experiencing the culinary delights of this beautiful Italian coastal region.

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Wines of the region

The Naples and Amalfi regions in Italy offer a delightful array of wines that complement the local cuisine and showcase the rich wine-making heritage of the area. Here are some of the notable wines you can find in these regions:

1. **Lacryma Christi:** Also known as “Tears of Christ,” this wine comes from the slopes of Mount Vesuvius and is available in both red (rosso) and white (bianco) varieties. It’s made from indigenous grape varieties and is often associated with the city of Naples.

2. **Fiano di Avellino:** This white wine is produced from the Fiano grape variety in the Avellino province of Campania, near Naples. It’s known for its floral and fruity aromas with a balanced acidity, making it an excellent pairing with seafood and local dishes.

3. **Greco di Tufo:** Another popular white wine from Campania, Greco di Tufo is made from the Greco grape variety. It often exhibits a crisp and mineral character with citrus notes, making it a great choice for seafood and pasta dishes.

4. **Taurasi:** Known as the “Barolo of the South,” Taurasi is a prestigious red wine produced from the Aglianico grape in the Avellino province. It’s characterized by its robust structure, dark fruit flavors, and aging potential.

5. **Aglianico del Taburno:** This red wine is made from the Aglianico grape variety in the Taburno area of Campania. It offers a balance of fruitiness, acidity, and tannins, making it suitable for various Italian dishes.

6. **Costa d’Amalfi:** The Amalfi Coast produces some delightful wines, both red and white. These wines often reflect the unique terroir of the region and can vary in style. Look for Costa d’Amalfi DOC wines to explore the local flavors.

7. **Tramonti:** Tramonti, a small wine region in the Amalfi Coast, is known for its red wines, often made from the Piedirosso and Aglianico grapes. These wines tend to have a rustic and earthy character.

REVIEWS

Walkabout Italy, Amalfi tour (Susan, Cape Town, South Africa)

I say… the best experience ever! I am well travelled but this took group travel to another level, seamless…… excellent itinerary, well planned, super experienced guides, fantastic accom, too much food! Mountains, sun and sea and so lucky as a solo traveler to be welcomed by such a diverse, but stunning group of fellow travelers. Matteo and Rudi were great (and very patient😊) and Gianni set the bar higher. So, will have to choose Walkabout Italy for the one too! Thank you, to everyone!! See you soon

Best Walking tour of Naples and the Amalfi Coast (Don, USA)

One of the best family vacations ever. The whole week was great. Each day had one or two or 3 unexpected surprises. The walk around the rim of Mt. Vesuvius, making pottery, the tour beneath the church, time on the beach, the hike to the waterfalls. Every restaurant had amazing views.
The food at the restaurants was excellent. Our guide ordered for us so we could try Mediterranean food that we probably would never have orders.
The walking was great; While everyone in the family is active and in good shape; heads up you need to be ready for some up and down hills; Our local guide took use to places we could never see on our own: a local wine and bread maker- demonstration and eating in his kitchen; lunch in the lemon groves with a local farmer- the food and the views were unbelievable; one evening we took a boat to a restaurant on the sea; our guide help me plan walk along the pathway of the Gods from Amalfi to Positano; the views were breathtaking. Matteo was our local guide; he turned a great trip in to one that will have lasting memories for everyone in my family.

Amalfi Coast, off the beaten path and among friends (David Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Travel to the real Italy, away from the hustle and hurry of being a ‘tourist’ and take a stroll with some of the most friendly and welcoming people in the world. Learn about the history of the area and walk through the streets and trails nestled alongside the splendor of the coast. Amazing food, wine.
Every day was a chance to see and experience something different, and the entire tour was very well organized.

 

Amazing Amalfi Tour (Karrie Waterford, Connecticut)

My husband and I just returned from our walking tour of the Amalfi coast. To say we enjoyed the trip would be a huge understatement. The walks we were guided through were so varied in their challenges and and experiences it’s hard to pick a favorite. The tour of Mt Vesuvius was a once in a lifetime experience. Pompeii was a living history lesson. We spent a morning touring a monastery that originated in the 14th century. All were so different and fascinating. We visited Vietri Sul Mare for a fantastic seafood lunch and shopping for beautiful ceramics. The gardens of Ravello are the most beautiful I’ve had the privilege to visit. The farm to table meals we had along our way will be forever in our fond memories.

 

The Only Way to Experience the Hills of the Amalfi Coast !!! (Samson Wolcott)

In 2016 my husband and I walked the Tuscan Hills with Gianni owner of Walk About Italy – my review was titled “The Only Way to Experience the Hilltop Towns of Tuscany!!” – well, we just returned from a 7 day walking tour of the Amalfi Coast and I have to say – the only way to experience the hills of the Amalfi Coast is with Walk About Italy!!! If you love history, fabulous foods, excellent wines, homemade lemoncello and a desire to hike the steep hillsides of this beautiful region that juts into the Mediterranean then this is a trip for you. Our adventure started with a hike to Vesuvius and then to Pompei where we walked chariot rutted streets! We then started our journey to the Amalfi Coast – and then I woke to a very peaceful colorful sunrise. The hiking adventures included views of terrace lemon groves, stunning almost jaw dropping views of the Mediterranean, clusters of colorful buildings hanging onto the hillsides, hiking through a lush “rain forest” like environment in the Mill’s Valley and walking through ancient paper mill ruins. I could go on about the cheesemaking, drinking the most fabulous lemoncello and wines, fresh produce, homemade pastas and hikes that I will forever remember but instead I would strongly suggest you take this trip and experience it for yourself.
Mila

 

Walking the Amalfi Coast

This was my first organized tour and it turned out to be a truly immersive experience. “Walking tour” means doing it the local way – walking up, down, and all around – the only way to see the coast of Amalfi. Bring good solid walking shoes and beware the weather. Gianni organized everything – from shuttles and transfers to good quality hotels and fantastic lunch and dinner venues. We were well taken care of there was no doubt – and we earned it with every step 🙂 Thank you Gianni #walkaboutitaly for a most wonderful experience.

 

Second tour with Walk About Italy, to Amalfi Coast (Shelli Whistler, BC, Canada)

I just completed my second tour with Walk About Italy, to Naples and the Amalfi Coast. My first tour through Tuscany was a wonderful experience, free from worry, every day planned and executed to give us an authentic look and taste of Tuscany. The trip to Amalfi did not disappoint. Ours guides had us on lovely trails outside villages into the countryside and down to the ocean. We saw many lovely villages and ate only in authentic farmhouses and cafes. There was much diversity and every day was planned to the minute. Many wonderful fresh meals, lovely people wherever we went. Our hotels were small and personal, every amenity you might need met. It is because of this second successful vacation that my friends and I have already booked our third tour with this company, to Sicily. It is a treat for me to tour away from home, see so much, and feel so catered to. Well done Gianni and company!!

PRICE

Price per person changes depending on the occupancy number of your private group. Valid  2023
Number of guests price in double room (euros) single supplement (euros)
1 contact us  
2 or 3 3680 390
4 or 5 2930 390
6 or 7 2820 390
8 or 9  2700 390
10 or 11 2590 390
12 or more 2470 390
More guests? Please ask us a quote. We can also tailor the tour to your needs.
  • deposit 300 EURO
  • balance is due 95 days ahead of trip beginning date
  • you can pay in instalments
  • if you travel in July or August there is a seasonal surcharge of 400 euro per person

INQUIRY

Price per person changes depending on the occupancy number of your private group. Valid 2024
Number of guests price in double room (euros) single supplement (euros)
1 contact us  
2 or 3 3860 440
4 or 5 3080 440
6 or 7 2960 440
8 or 9  2840 440
10 or 11 2710 440
12 or more 2590 440
More guests? Please ask us a quote. We can also tailor the tour to your needs.
  • deposit 300 EURO
  • balance is due 95 days ahead of trip beginning date
  • you can pay in instalments
  • if you travel in July or August there is a seasonal surcharge of 400 euro per person

INQUIRY


Interested in combining two trips together? Check the combo trips. Click on this link

Gianni

Gianni

Founder, trip organizer and guide at Walk About Italy (with a degree in Geology)

I am 51 years old.  Geology is my background (Ph.D.) but to me life is about more than an academic degree. Music and walking are my passions. I have been a certified guide for nature walks since 1999. After working many years as a guide and also in the back stage of the travel industry for foreign walking tour companies, I earned my Tour Organizer business license, valid in Italy and the rest of the world. Let me organize your vacation to Tuscany and other parts of Italy.

Tours he guides: Tuscany, Amalfi, Sicily, Umbria – Assisi & Le Marche

Rudy

Rudy

Photographing Tuscany (with a degree in yoga teaching)

Rudy was born in Colle Val d’Elsa, a town between Siena and Florence. He began working as a cycling guide and then as a professional nature guide. He is a Yoga teacher and passionate about natural medicine. He studied kinesiology, shiatsu, craniosacral therapy and has completed a master’s degree in osteopathy. Now he is studying photojournalism and nature photography because he wants to combine four great passions: photography, travel, people, animals.
Rudy is a vegetarian. “In Tuscany you can eat well without meat too … especially if you like good red wine.”

Tours he guides: Tuscany and Amalfi

Matteo

Matteo

Living la bella vita in Amalfi coast

Matteo was born and raised in a small village in the Amalfi coast.

He grew up in a family that takes food in big consideration. Infact along the Amalfi trip we visit and enjoy the restaurant of her cousin Raffaella, in a beautiful setting, exactly where Matteo was born and lived.

Matteo is an avis walker. He is part of a volounteering organization that takes care of the maintenance of the trails of this beautiful place. His hobby is playing soccer. How about kicking the ball with him??

Tours he guides: Amalfi

Tommaso

Tommaso

When wine meets the trail (with a degree in biology)

Tommaso was born in Pistoia, a town near Florence. He is a professional nature guide. He earned his degree in biology at the University of Pisa. He loves walking and biking and to be surrounded by countryside and nature. Travelling, reading, cooking and wine are his interests. Tommaso is a professional sommelier and would love to share his passion for wine with you. He is also an authorized city guide for Florence, Siena, Pisa and Volterra. How about a glass of Chianti wine to start off on the right foot?

Tours he guides: Tuscany & Amalfi

Erica

Erica

Walking changed my life!

Erica was born in San Gimignano from Italian dad and Scottish mum.

Her background is as Sales Executive in an export company but after 10 years she decided to leave the office, change her life and make a job out of her passions: walking, nature, art, living outdoor and meeting new people and cultures. Now Erica is a licensed hiking and city guide and her aim is to let you love Tuscany as much as she does!

Tours she guides: Tuscany & Amalfi

Ermes

Ermes

I was born to travel the world (with a degree in International Relations and Human Rights)

Native of Palermo, with degrees in International Relations and Human Rights, Ermes has spent years working in social tourism and as a cultural mediator. Ermes has been travelling the world and now  with an extensive knowledge of history, flora, and fauna, looks forward to sharing his expertise.

Tours he guides: Sicily and Amalfi

trip facts

group meets here:

Naples – Costantinopoli Hotel 104
Via S. M. di Costantinopoli, 104
80134 – Naples

at what time? 4.00 PM
trip ends here:

Naples train station and Naples airport

at what time?

10.30 AM

useful information on the tour

How to prepare for this trip

Walking or jogging for 60 minutes 3 times a week for 5 weeks ahead of trip will make your experience more enjoyable. In case you live in a flat area you might also incorporate some steps in your physical activity.

 

What to bring:

  • Walking shoes with good traction (sometimes we might have mud on the trail)
  • Hat, Swimming suit, sun cream, water bottle to refill with tap water
  • Dinners at Italian restaurants do not require any special dress code.
    Wear shoes with good traction

An average day of the trip

On a typical day you hike/walk with your guide in the morning for 3 hours, then we stop at a restaurant or farmhouse for lunch (lunch can last 1hour and half). We serve local food and wines as we believe that food plays an important role in the enjoyment of the trip.
In the afternoon there might be some more walking or town stroll. Around 4.30 or 5pm your guide will take you back to the hotel.
Before dinner you will be able to rest a couple of hours.
Dinner will be served in a restaurant in town that you will be able to easily reach on foot.
Local wine is always included for lunch or dinner. We serve vino della casa (house wine).

 

Weather

In general, the climate in Amalfi is very mild. Usually summers in Amalfi are hot with little or no rain. July and August are the hottest months (but still nice for walking as there is always a breeze blowing up on the hills). Spring (April and May) and Autumn (October and November) are milder. You can have some drops of rain but not too many. Winter is colder but you still can count on many sunny days.

Month   avg. High     avg. Low

Apr   66 °F (19 °C)    46 °F (8 °C)
May  73 °F (23 °C)   54 °F (12 °C)
Jun     81 °F (27 °C)   59 °F (15 °C)
Sep    81 °F (27 °C)   59 °F (15 °C)
Oct     72 °F (22 °C)  52 °F (11 °C)
Nov    61 °F (16 °C)  45 °F (7 °C)

Tipping your guides

Should you wish to tip your guides, the gratuity is entirely at your discretion. The standard in the industry ranges from 5€ to 10€ per person, per guide, per day. Tipping is not due to Gianni Stanghellini as he owns the company.

 

Tipping your drivers

Should you wish to tip your drivers, the gratuity is entirely at your discretion. The standard in the industry ranges from 1€ to 3€ per person, per driver, per day.

 

Extra expenses

Plan to have extra cash or money in your credit card enough to buy a couple of coffee or tea every day (5 euros average) . Two nights out of seven you are on your own for dinner (20-25 euros per meal per person, average)

snapshots from the tour

2022 TOURS THAT CAN BE COMBINED WITH CINQUE TERRE OFF THE BEATEN PATH EXPERIENCE

CINQUE TERRE + TUSCAN SPLENDORS

TUSCANY Sept 4-11 - CINQUE TERRE Sept 17-23 (6 night gap)

CINQUE TERRE + AMALFI WANDERS

AMALFI COAST Oct 10-16 - CINQUE TERRE Oct 17-23 (1 night gap)

CINQUE TERRE + SICILIAN FLAVORS

CINQUE TERRE Sept 17-23 - SICILY Sept 25- Oct 1 (2 night gap)
SICILY Oct 9-15 - 5 TERRE Oct 17-23 (2 night gap)

CINQUE TERRE + UMBRIA, ASSISI & LE MARCHE MARVELS

UMBRIA MARCHE Oct 10-16 - 5 TERRE Oct 17-23 (1 night gap)

2022 TOURS THAT CAN BE COMBINED BACK TO BACK 

COMBO DISCOUNT 150€

The nights of gap are not included.
We will provide suggestions for places to visit and stay in between the two tours.

TUSCAN SPLENDORS + AMALFI COAST WONDERS

TUSCANY May 10-17 – AMALFI COAST May 18-24 (1 night gap)
TUSCANY Sept 4-11 – AMALFI COAST Sept 12-18 (1 night gap)
TUSCANY Oct 2-9 – AMALFI COAST Oct 10-16 (1 night gap)
AMALFI COAST Oct 10-16 – TUSCANY Oct 16-23 (no night gap)

TUSCAN SPLENDORS + SICILIAN FLAVORS

TUSCANY Oct 2-9 – SICILY Oct 9-15 (no night gap)
SICILY Sept 1-7 – TUSCANY Sept 11-18 (4 night gap)
SICILY Sept 25-Oct 1 – TUSCANY Oct 2-9 (1 night gap)
SICILY Oct 9-15 – TUSCANY Oct 16-23 (1 night gap)

TUSCAN SPLENDORS + UMBRIA, ASSISI & LE MARCHE MARVELS

UMBRIA MARCHE May 3-9 – TUSCANY May 10-17 (1 night gap)
TUSCANY Sept 11-18 – UMBRIA MARCHE Sept 19-25 (1 night gap)
TUSCANY Oct 2-9 – UMBRIA MARCHE Oct 10-16 (1 night gap)
UMBRIA MARCHE Oct 10-16 – TUSCANY Oct 16-23 (no night gap)

TUSCAN SPLENDORS + CINQUE TERRE OFF THE BEATEN PATH EXPERIENCE

TUSCANY Sept 4-11 – CINQUE TERRE Sept 17-23 (6 night gap)

AMALFI COAST WONDERS + SICILIAN FLAVORS

AMALFI COAST May 18-24 – SICILY May 25-31 (1 night gap)
SICILY Sept 1-7 – AMALFI COAST Sept 12-18 (5 night gap)

AMALFI COAST WONDERS + UMBRIA, ASSISI & LE MARCHE MARVELS

AMALFI COAST Sept 12-18 – UMBRIA MARCHE Sept 19-25 (1 night gap)

AMALFI COAST WONDERS + CINQUE TERRE OFF THE BEATEN PATH EXPERIENCE

AMALFI COAST Oct 10-16 – CINQUE TERRE Oct 17-23 (1 night gap)

UMBRIA, ASSISI & LE MARCHE MARVELS + SICILIAN FLAVORS

UMBRIA MARCHE Sept 19-25 – SICILY Sept 25-Oct 1 (no night gap)

CINQUE TERRE OFF THE BEATEN PATH EXPERIENCE + SICILIAN FLAVORS

CINQUE TERRE Sept 17-23 – SICILY Sept 25- Oct 1 (2 night gap)

SICILIAN FLAVORS + CINQUE TERRE OFF THE BEATEN PATH EXPERIENCE

SICILY Oct 9-15 – 5 TERRE Oct 17-23 (2 night gap)

UMBRIA, ASSISI & LE MARCHE MARVELS + CINQUE TERRE OFF THE BEATEN PATH EXPERIENCE

UMBRIA MARCHE Oct 10-16 – 5 TERRE Oct 17-23 (1 night gap)

WALK RATING

Activity level:
2+ (on a scale from 1 to 5)
Daily Hours:
Up to 3
Daily Distance:
3 to 10 km (2 to 7 miles)
Walking Surfaces:
Gentle with some uneven terrain
Daily Elevation:
Up to 200 mt. (650 feet)
Personal Fitness:
Light exercise weekly, active lifestyle

WALK RATING

Activity level:
3 (on a scale from 1 to 5)
Daily Hours:
Up to 3
Daily Distance:
3 to 10 km (2 to 7 miles)
Walking Surfaces:
Gentle with some uneven terrain
Daily Elevation:
Up to 300 mt. (1000 ft.) - Average day 200 mt (650 ft.)
Personal Fitness:
Light exercise weekly, active lifestyle