Explore the best of southern Italy from Naples to Sicily on this inspiring walking tour. From the wonder of Pompeii to the summit of Mount Vesuvius, the stunning Amalfi coastline and the bustling city of Naples, the first part of the journey is full of highlights. Continuing the volcano trail to the Aeolian Islands, relaxing moments on stark black beaches combine with exhilarating ascents to the active craters of Vulcano and Stromboli, whose dramatic eruptions will not fail to impress. Concluding the trip at one of the worlds most famous active volcanoes, Mt Etna, there is time to explore the delightful seaside town of Taormina.
DAY 1 Arrive Naples DAY 2 Visit Capri DAY 3 Transfer to Agerola DAY 4 Walk to Ravello and Amalfi (5hrs) DAY 5 To Positano (4hrs) DAY 6 Transfer to Pompeii, afternoon ascent of Mt Vesuvius, transfer to Stromboli by overnight ferry (2hrs) DAY 7 Afternoon hike to "Sciara del Fuoco" (4hrs) DAY 8 Free time, late afternoon ascent of Stromboli with a certified guide* (6hrs) DAY 9 To Lipari, hike to the southernmost point of the island (3hrs) DAY 10 To Vulcano, ascend the crater (3hrs) DAY 11 Transfer to Mt Etna, afternoon walk (1.5hrs) DAY 12 Discover the craters and viewpoints on Mt Etna (6hrs), transfer to Catania DAY 13 Walk from Taormina to Castelmola (3hrs) DAY 14 Trip concludes
Every Sunday & Thursday from 1 Apr to 31 Oct (except Aug)
*The activity level of the volcano, the weather and your physical condition are considered before the climb can proceed. High season is during Jul and Easter. NB: Transfers by public bus and hydrofoil extra, allow EUR120, entrance fees to Mt Vesuvius and Pompei extra - allow EUR17.
*12 breakfasts, 6 dinners *12 nights in 2-3 star hotels with ensuite facilities, 1 night ferry cabin with ensuite *information pack including route notes & maps *group volcano excursion at Stromboli *internal transfers by private vehicle as per the itinerary (other transfers by public bus and hydrofoil extra, allow EUR120) *emergency hotline