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Explore the beautiful Amalfi Coast with a Cicerone guidebook

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8 Jun 2017
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Walking on the Amalfi Coast

Ischia, Capri, Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi

by Gillian Price
Book published by Cicerone Press

Guidebook describing 32 day walks on Italy's beautiful Amalfi Coast. The areas covered include Amalfi, Sorrento, Positano and Monti Lattari, and the idyllic islands of Capri and Ischia. The region is criss-crossed by ancient mule tracks and pilgrim routes, offering a variety of walks from family strolls to strenuous treks.

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Walking on the Amalfi Coast describes 32 day-walks, ranging from 3km to 11km in length. The walks explore the Sorrento Peninsula, Amalfi Coast and Monti Lattari, as well as the islands of Capri and Ischia in the Gulf of Naples. The whole area is crisscrossed by ancient mule tracks, pilgrim routes and goat tracks, offering a variety of walking from family strolls to strenuous treks across terrain from paved paths to verdant hillside paths and rough volcanic scree.

Split into the five sections of Ischia, Capri, Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi, each walk is accompanied by relevant public transport information as well as a sketch map. The book also provides local and practical information, accommodation options and an Italian–English glossary.

The steep southern edge of the Sorrento peninsula, famous for its medieval villages perched atop plunging cliffs, with their near-vertical vineyards and lemon orchards, is recognised as a World Heritage Site. This coastline, the rugged landscape behind, crowned by the Monti Lattari, and the idyllic islands of Capri and Ischia together make a perfect holiday destination for walkers.

  • Activities
    Walking, hiking
  • Seasons
    all year round, though midsummer can get a bit hot. The spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October) months are probably the best. Winter can be wonderful - and quiet
  • Centres
    Naples is the main city and airport, but key walking bases are Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and the gorgeous islands of Capri and Ischia
  • Difficulty
    all walkers catered for, from strollers to active trekkers; simple short routes on old mule tracks, but flat land is in short supply here and stepped pathways are the norm; walks are graded 1-3
  • Must See
    the UNESCO World Heritage Amalfi Coast, with Ravello, Positano and Amalfi as well as Sorrento on the Gulf of Naples, the gorgeous island of Capri and neighbouring Ischia. Walks are both easy and challenging, Sentiero degli Dei, the Monti Lattari, Roman villas, hidden coves, lemon orchards, coastal ferry trips, divine Neapolitan cakes, medieval alleyways

Oct 2017

Walk 19: In the wake of summer forest fires above Positano walkers may encounter a sign 'enter at your own risk' as well as several charred logs along the way.

(Thanks to DJ Anderson)


Flowers and plants
Exploring and bases
Getting there
Getting around
When to go
Culinary delights
What to take
Using this guide
Dos and don’ts
Walk 1 Over Monte Epomeo
Walk 2 Bosco della Maddalena
Walk 3 Maronti to Sant’Angelo
Walk 4 Piano Liguori traverse
Walk 5 Sentiero dei Fortini
Walk 6 Over Monte Solaro
Walk 7 Villa Jovis loop
Walk 8 Arco Naturale–Faraglioni circuit
Walk 9 On Monte Sant’Angelo
Walk 10 Bagni della Regina Giovanna
Walk 11 Monte San Costanzo and Punta Campanella
Walk 12 Monte San Costanzo
Walk 13 Baia di Ieranto
Walk 14 Sant’Agata to Massa Lubrense
Walk 15 Marina di Crapolla
Walk 16 The Siren trail
Walk 17 Sant’Elia
Walk 18 Santa Maria Castello to Montepertuso
Walk 19 Montepertuso–Fornillo circuit
Walk 20 Sentiero degli Dei
Walk 21 Above Praiano
Walk 22 Grotte di Santa Barbara
Walk 23 Furore Fjord
Walk 24 Upper Valle delle Ferriere
Walk 25 Valle dei Mulini, Ferriere and Pontone
Walk 26 Torre dello Ziro
Walk 27 Ravello to Amalfi via Valle del Dragone
Walk 28 Ravello and Santa Caterina loop
Walk 29 Minori–Atrani–Amalfi
Walk 30 Minori and San Nicola
Walk 31 Santuario dell’Avvocata
Walk 32 Badia Santa Maria dell’Olearia
Appendix A Italian–English glossary
Appendix B Walk summary table
Appendix C Further inspiration
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