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Amalfi Coast and Path of the Gods

Stunning Almafi coast and Campania Region - hikes, beaches and epic scenery

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EuropeItaly6 days / October 2021

Highs & Lows

Path of the Gods Hike

The altitude of the towns ! Lots of steps

Itinerary Overview

Best to fly to Naples - its the closest airport and you have many options to continue travelling to the south, such as buses trains and ferrys.

We spent two nights in Naples and then got a ferry to the Island of Capri.
We spent two nights on the Island of Capri
From here you can get a Ferry then to Positano (flag ship town)and other costal towns like Almafi and Salerno.
And you are also in a great position to see the archaeological wonder that is Pompeii 

  • 2 Nights: Capri
    Relaxation and hike
  • 4 Nights: Positano
    Friends and Family Vacation
  • Day trip: Ravello
    Friends and Family Vacation

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    The number of nights spent in Positano - would have stayed one less night

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Our airport taxi dropped us to the train station instead of the airport and then took off before we realised the mistake he had made - he came back but it left no time to relax at the airport

  • How was the food?

    Its Italy - you will have no issues ! :P But make sure you like pasta and bread. The food is always fresh and flavourful - my personal favourite restaurant is below : https://www.tripadvisor.it/Restaurant_Review-g194873-d1034534-Reviews-Trattoria_Da_Cumpa_Cosimo-Ravello_Amalfi_Coast_Province_of_Salerno_Campania.html

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Be careful of the accomdation you book, check the exact location and make sure you are ok with steps.

  • Packing tips?

    Use packing cubes - these will save you from tearing apart your luggage when you only want a pair of socks. and again leave some room for gifts and souvenir clothes.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Pack light ! - do not pack to 100% capacity and leave room for gifts and souvenirs

  • Any surprises?

    The number of steps in Positano

  • Booking details?

    Did not use a travel agency - this part of Italy you can book with independent operators. Ryan air to fly - booking.com for accommodation.

Lodging

  • Albergo Gatto Bianco - execellent location and value. You will be welcomed by a charming white cat - hence the name. The rooms are clean and functional and the hotel is perfect for people who spend most of their time outside exploring and not for guests who like to lounge around the premises. There is a spa and barber next to the hotel. Staff are friendly and helpful with itineraries.

  • Santiago vacation home Positano - in the height of the tourism season - accommodation can get pricey so this place is great value for money. It has two bedrooms and can sleep 5. It is about 1km from the centre of the town and beach but that 1km is through steep steps like the whole town so please be aware. There is also a convenient shuttle bus that stops really close so you can make use of this. There is a great view from the balcony and you can prepare your own meals and there is supermarket near by. The owner will send detailed directions on how to get to the villa.