Off-the-beaten Path Discoveries

Agriturismo Experiences

Choice of Active Hiking or Non-Hiking Activities

Local Life and Stunning Scenery on this Italian Vegan Tour

Immerse yourself in the iconic landscape and experiences of the Amalfi Coast, enchantingly suspended between sky and sea. Villages, terraces, and houses plunge dramatically toward the sea, and the sweet scent of lemon blossoms permeates. Cliffs tower over bays, inlets, and fjords, interspersed with pebbled beaches. Abundant footpaths are appreciated by those who love to trek, offering stunning views to enjoy.

Why You’ll Love This Tour!

Two nights spent at remarkable Capri, home to rustic charm and Italian glamor, and its incredible rock formations

Visits to cozy villages surrounded by nature, with numerous opportunities to meet locals

Homemade vegan meals, some cooked by village nonnas, and sipping on the region’s famous liqueur, delicious limoncello

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Essential Info

Essential Info

Price

$3922 USD/per person

*A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the tour cost, along with a registration form, are required in order to join the tour. Your space is not guaranteed until both of these are received.


Dates

October 15th – 24th, 2023


Tour duration

9 nights/10 days


Group size

10-15 people


Included

  • 9 nights accommodations
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 8 lunches
  • 9 dinners
  • Sightseeing and activity admissions (except free time)
  • Transportation between activities
  • Transportation to and from Rome airport
  • All logistics are taken care of for you

Not included

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance

What to bring

Comfortable shoes and/or light hiking boots
Trekking poles
Travel insurance is highly recommended for any unexpected emergency expenses.


About your guide

1 tour leader and 1 local guide

Trip Overview

Our tour starts with transportation from Rome Termini train station. We’ll travel together to Naples and have a short walk in Naples, followed by a pizza dinner in the birthplace of pizza!

On our first full day, we’ll see more of Naples center, and then take the ferry to Capri. On Day 3, we’ll ascent the summit of the island for gorgeous views.

Day 4 will be spent exploring the center of Capri and its shops, with an optional walk to see the rock formations. On Day 5, we will experience nature and small villages and an agriturismo farm.

Day 6 will take us to the beautiful medieval village of Ravello, and seeing waterfalls and a magnificent duomo. On Day 7 we’ll visit the Greek temples at Paestum, and have a cooking class.

On Day 8 we’ll have a hike and some time at the beach. Day 9 brings us to the ruins of a medieval village, with beautiful views of the Cilento Mountains.

Our final day we will transfer back to Rome after breakfast.

Itinerary


Try to arrive in Rome early in the day on Sunday. If you are already in Rome, we will departing Termini rail station between 3-4 pm. We will give you instructions on how to reach Termini rail station from the airport. There are some vegan options in Termini station, and you’ll have time for a quick lunch before boarding our train to Naples. Upon arrival in Naples we’ll drop our bags at the hotel, and our local guide will take us for a short walk around and for a casually delicious pizza marinara, the original pizza which just happens to be vegan!

Monday, our first full day, we will have a walking tour of chaotic Naples. Indeed, it’s not a city for everyone, but it should be experienced once, and we’ll have a local guide to make things easier for us. Its food is some of the best in Italy, and its setting on the Bay of Naples, with Mount Vesuvius in the distance, is quite stunning. We’ll then take a ferry and taxi to the village of Anacapri, on the isle of Capri. Anacapri is a sleepy, timeless, authentic village lying on the slopes of Mount Solaro, filled with artisan workshops. After checking into our accommodations, we’ll relax and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with a fabulous sunset view.

Meals Included
Day 1: Dinner
Day 2: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 affords us a moderately challenging hike from the hotel to the summit of Mount Solaro for 360 degree views of the sea and the Capri cliffs. Those who don’t wish to hike can take a chairlift to the summit, and have a coffee while waiting for the hikers in the group. We’ll then walk down to the village for a picnic lunch. The afternoon gives another opportunity for a hike, up through the coastline to Punta Carena lighthouse, one of the oldest in Europe. Those interested can swim in some of the most pristine waters of the island. The non-hikers can spend some time shopping in the village, and then meeting the group at the lighthouse. We’ll enjoy an aperitivo while watching the sunset, and then take a local bus back to our hotel, after eating dinner close by.

Day 4 will have a walk to see Capri’s stunning natural rock formations. The non-hikers can check out the town of Capri. We’ll then meet for lunch at a restaurant with a beautiful terrace and a spectacular view over the sea and rocks. We’ll then walk down to the main port and take the ferry to Amalfi, a town in a dramatic natural setting below steep cliffs. After checking into our hotel, dinner will be at a local family agriturismo farm.

Meals Included
Day 3: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 4: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Departing from the hotel on Day 5, the hikers will though the Fjord of Furore, an arched stone bridge crossing a striking gorge, into nature and villages, and onto the Path of the Gods, a once-in-a-lifetime hike affording some of the most exquisite panoramas in Italy. You’ll walk on ancient mule paths of varying difficulties and will witness dazzling views of cliffs, beaches, and the Mediterranean Sea below. The non-hikers can take a ceramics class in the morning, and then walk just a part of the path to our lunch spot, another agriturismo with organic vegetables, fruit, and homemade wine. Dinner will be at yet another farm.

Day 6 has us leaving early for Ravello, the city of music and with many buildings from the medieval period. We’ll have some free time there, and then we’ll walk through the Ferriere Valley, an easy downhill 3 hours walk on a wonderful path along a river. We’ll wind through beautiful forests, springs, small waterfalls, and will see ancient paper mills from the 12th century. Lunch will be on the way, and we’ll finish in Amalfi, at its magnificent duomo. After some free time in Amalfi, we’ll transfer back to our hotel and have dinner at an agriturismo.

Meals Included
Day 5: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 6: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

On Day 7 we’ll leave early for Salerno and Paestum, with a short stop to see the Greek temples, dating from about 500 BC. This is one of the most beautiful archeological sites in Italy. We’ll then have a master class with Giovanna Voria, Ambassador of the Mediterranean Diet. We’ll feast on a homemade lunch of organic local products. We’ll then transfer to Galdo village, where we’ll check into our agriturismo, and will have dinner there.

Day 8 will include a hike from Galdo to Pollica, after which there will be relaxation time at a beach club. The non-hikers can enjoy a cooking class with the family of the agriturismo. There will be some free time in the village of Acciaroli, a charming seaside hamlet where many of its residents live to be over 100 years old. Dinner will be back at the agriturismo for a homemade meal with local vegan wine.

Meals Included
Day 7: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 8: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Our last full day will take us to San Severino, a medieval village of ruins, overlooking a wonderful view of the Cilento Mountains. A Nonna of the typical village will cook homemade lunch with vegetables and beans from local farmers, served at a local bar with local people. The hikers can then trek to Palinuro Cape after lunch, while the non-hikers can spend time at the beach club, or, if the sea is calm, take a boat to the Blue Grotto. We’ll then transfer to our agriturismo for our farewell dinner.

On Day 10 we’ll take the fast train to Rome (about 2 hours) after breakfast. If you are flying back to the US, you’ll most likely need to spend the night in Rome, to catch a morning flight the next day.

Meals Included
Day 9: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 10: Breakfast

Good to Know

Amount of walking: 3-10 miles per day (depending upon which “track” you choose)

Please plan to fly into Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) by 12:00 pm the first day. We will give you instructions on how to reach Rome Termini train station. We will meet there and take the train together to Naples.

You may want to depart from Naples International Airport (NAP), or take the train back to Rome or another destination in Italy. If you are flying from Rome with a morning flight, you will most likely need to spend the night in Rome after the tour, before you fly. We can help you book a hotel.

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