Gianluigi will be happy to guide you on the paths of the Sorrento Peninsula among those suggested:
Among the “high” routes of the Amalfi coast, this hike moves from Nocelle to “Colle Serra” (and back) and is by far the most famous hike you can do. The reason for this fame (which is recognized all over the world) is the constant ups and downs, the fantastic sheer vertical drops and lands cultivated in terraces. You arrive at the final destination and the highlight of this hike, Punta Campanella, which is united, under the sea, to the stunning island of Capri. From the spectacular belvedere looking to the west we see siren archipelagos and swirling shapes. There is much to explain here regarding the colours of the Mediterranean lands, known as our “Path of the Gods”.
Monte San Costanzo - Punta Campanella - Monte San Costanza. This excursion, designed as a ring route, allows the crossing of the extreme part of the Sorrento Peninsula, a historically important area still miraculously wild.
Difference in height 450 m
Approximately 8 km
Time taken about 3.5 hours
Capo di Sorrento - Baths of Queen Giovanna ruins - Cliff of Solara - Capo di Sorrento. This walk was designed for those who, willing to leave behind the chaotic city environment, want to reach, through a pleasant and undemanding path. The itinerary that follows, in fact, leads to the Roman villas located on the promontory of the Capo di Sorrento and to the beautiful cliffs of the baths of the solara from which you have a beautiful view of the gulf and the small fishing port of Puolo Difference in height approx. 200 m Distance 5 km
Torca - Crapolla - Massa Lubrense (return by boat)
The descent to the Crapolla Fjord, a geographically characteristic natural inlet between Recommone and Punta Taschiero. The bay is in the Gulf of Salerno and is a general reserve area (Zone B) within the Marine Protected Area of Punta Campanella.
Difference in height 375 m
Approximately 5 km approx
Time taken 1 hour (descent)
Return by rubber boat 1 hour (bath in Ieranto)
Pompeii holds an intense fascination for visitors today. Following the eruption of the Volcano Vesuvius in the year 79 AD, Pompei lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The town is high on the list of Wonders of the World and the excavations begun in the 18th century are still being carried out today. Our guide will take you through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see Baths, Forums and Villas built the prosperous Romans in the year 80 BC. Marvel at the fabulously preserved frescoes which adorned the walls and floors of the Villas. Even if your interests do not lie in history, this is a vast archelogical site that you cannot help but be impressed by. When the catastrophe of 79 AD occurred Herculaneum was submerged under a torrent of mud and lava that hardned into a tufa (a coarse rock) that preserved many of the timber features and household objects which can be seen today. Many more treasures lie buried under the rock, to the extent that some modern-day families are being rehoused so work con continue.
No holiday here in Sorrento would be complete without a trip to the evocative island of Capri. Sail across the bay of Naples for the start of an unforgettable day. For so small an island - about 4 miles long and 2 miles wide, Capri has had much said, sung and written about it. First you will visit the fabulous villa of Dr. Alex Munthe, a Swedish doctor whose bestselling book, "Story of San Michele" tells of his time on Capri. His villa, which was built with the remains of Roman ruins, has a beautiful shady garden with terraces affording splendid views of the island. This is optional, and the entrance fee should be paid to the guide directly. You then go down to Capri town which is very chic with shops, hotels and restaurants along winding streets. The main square, Piazza Umberto, I has a pretty white church and several open-air cafes where you can sit and watch the world drift by. Leading off the square are medieval alleyways full of shops selling the handicrafts of the island, clothing, jewellery made from coral and gold, shoes and ceramics. Admire the colourful gardens of Augustus overlooking the famed Faraglioni Rocks and Marina Piccola where Gracie Fields once lived. There is free time for you to go off and admire the elegant boutiques, stroll along the cobbled streets or simply relax on the beach. There is so much to see and do on this tiny island paradise that you will be sorry to leave.
Amalfi, with its wonderful views, is the main town of the Amalfi coast. White houses cling onto the rocks opposite the Saint Andrew Cathedral, and the main square which is also the town centre. Amalfi is made of alleys, and steps, it is 57 steps to get in the Cathedral of St. Andrew. On the right side of the Cathedral, we find the church tower (from the XII century), and the "chiostro del Paradiso" and "chiesa del Crocifisso". These places tell visitors about the history of ancient Amalfi and of the curch. A great view can be enjoyed from the "Atrium" of the Cathedral, showing little alleys and hidden corners of Amalfi.
Always considered to be the pearl of the Amalfi Coast, it enjoys a mild, dry climate, thanks to its enviable position. Three miles out to sea, the little archipelago of the "Li Galli" islands consists of the Gallo Lungo, the Rotonda and the Castelluccio. According to legend, this was the mythical dwelling place of the bewitching sirens, and it became a refuge for the artists Massine and Nurejev. Its propitious geographical position places it in the centre of one of the loveliest territories, rich in history and natural beauty.