The Bay of Naples is regarded as one of the most beautiful places on earth and is best discovered on a gentle walking holiday. Snow-capped Vesuvius' broods on the horizon and glistening-like jewels in the azure seas of the famous Bay are the islands of Capri and Ischia.
Below the Bay of Naples, the peninsula between Sorrento and Amalfi is one of the most spectacularly beautiful coastlines in the world. With steep limestone cliffs and impossibly clear waters, Capri is an eternal favourite; the Emperor Tiberius built his villa here. It is easy to see why people return time and time again to this island of scented meadows and coastal paths fringed with pink oleander. The volcanic island of Ischia boasts a semi-tropical vegetation, terraces of vines, tempting black sand beaches and thermal pools. There's also evocative Ischia-Porto with its Aragonese castle.
The coastline between Sorrento and Amalfi is renowned for its sensational scenery - the mountains drop into crystal blue seas and the towns cling vertiginously to limestone cliffs. Amalfi enjoys its own lush semi-tropical micro-climate whilst at the peninsula tip near Sorrento you will find more typical Mediterranean vegetation - holm oaks, myrtle and figs.
There are few places in Italy as stunning as the Amalfi Coast with its emerald seas, plunging gorges and pastel villages linked by ancient walking paths. This linear walk follows the coast from elegant Amalfi to chic Sorrento, taking in en route vertical Positano and (optional) the beautiful island of Capri.
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most dramatic coastlines in Europe. Mountains jut steeply out of the Mediterranean and picturesque towns nestled in the coves below. Walking the ancient hillsides studded with lemon groves and framed by deep gorges, we descend from the Agerola Plain to the quaint towns of Positano, Ravello and of course Amalfi itself. No visit to the Bay of Naples would be complete without a trip to see the remains of Pompeii under the imposing volcanic cone of Mount Vesuvius. The best is saved till last with arguably the world's best coastal walk: the 'Walk of the Gods'. Away from the trails we partake in a favourite traditional pastime and sample incredible food and wine just like the Italians do.
This eight-night, self-guided cycling holiday provides a wonderful introduction to Sicily's south east, a part of the island renowned for its beautiful, unspoilt coastline, spectacular Baroque architecture and sumptuous regional cuisine.
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most dramatic coastlines in Europe. Walking the ancient hillsides studded with lemon groves and framed by deep gorges, we descend to the quaint towns of Positano, Ravello and of course Amalfi itself. We visit the remains of Pompeii under the imposing volcanic cone of Mount Vesuvius and also tackle the world's best coastal walk: the 'Walk of the Gods'.