Sorrento is one of the most well-known and visited holiday resort towns in Southern Italy. Perfect base to reach the archaeological ruins of Pompeii & Capri.
In a wonderful panoramic position, lies Sorrento. According to tradition, the name is associated to the legend of Sirens, mythological creatures who bewitched sailors with their song. Sorrento Peninsula was one of the favorite seaside resort for Roman aristocracy who built its villas along the shore. Sorrento is today one of the most well-known and visited holiday resort towns in Southern Italy and with its terraced lemon orchard along the hillsides it is also famous for lemon production.
  • ACTIVITY: Self-guided walking tour
  • NAME: Sorrento Peninsula Walks
  • DURATION: 6 days5 nights
  • GRADE: Easy to moderate
  • 2024 PRICES: Depend on period & on type of accommodation required

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    Arrival on your own in Naples. We are going to provide accurate pre-departure information about how to reach by local transportation your accommodation in Sorrento. (Private transfer on request).
    Overnight: selected accommodation in Sorrento
    Walking – minimum 3h,30min.
    Depending on your interests, today you could enjoy a lovely discovery of Sorrento and/or take the train to Pompeii in order to visit the world’s most captivating Roman excavation and experience a real intact image of this ancient world. From Sorrento you can easily reach the Pompeii ruins by local train. As alternative to Pompeii you could enjoy an archaeological visit of Herculaneum. The Herculaneum excavations are unjustly less famous than bigger brother Pompeii as the state of preservation of the buildings are generally superior. It was lost to sight during the devastating eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79: the same eruption that destroyed Pompeii but Herculaneum was possibly destroyed by a pyroclastic flow.
    Overnight: selected accommodation in Sorrento
    Walking – minimum 3h,30min.
    From your accommodation you reach the village of Nerano by local bus and from its square you start soon walking through the extraordinary terraced landscape. The area offers some of the best views on the Southern side of Sorrento Peninsula and a very interesting walk along the dismissed mining plant. Considered a must see for both its historical relevance and its environmental uniqueness, the area, in recent years donated to FAI (Fondo Ambientale Italiano – Italian Environment Fund), keeps interesting witnesses of the mining activities which started in 1918 and ended in 1956. You walk along the pristine area and through the ruins admiring the wonderful tiny beach framed by the turquoise seawater and the beautiful Montalto watchtower. Later you may opt to reach the fisherman village of Marina del Cantone where you may have a lunch in a local fish restaurant, enjoying a break on the beach, or extend your walk to Recommone beach and finally reach by local bus your charming accommodation.
    Overnight: selected accommodation in Sorrento
    Walking – easy to moderate minimum 3.5 hours.
    Today you visit the world known island of Capri. The ferry leaves Sorrento in the morning. Arrived to the island, after passing the famous “Piazzetta”, you walk towards the Arco Naturale and following a coastal path you reach the spectacular Faraglioni, the peculiar rocks jutting out of the sea. During the afternoon you have several options for exploring Capri at your own pace. You may choose to relax in the island’s chic shops or take a walk to visit the Convent of San Giacomo, dated back to the 14th century, and the Gardens of August. From Capri you can easily take a local ferry to Sorrento.
    Overnight: selected accommodation in Sorrento
    Walking – minimum 3h,30min – 4 hrs.
    Today you reach the Village of Termini by local bus and from the main square, walking along the road that once was the ancient “Via Minerva”, you reach the finis terrae with its watchtower and the lighthouse of Punta Campanella. In Roman times was known as Cape Minerva due to the presence of a temple dedicated to the goddess Minerva. It marks the point of separation between the Amalfi Coast and the Bay of Naples and it is the westernmost point of the peninsula. In front of you have the eastern cliffs of the island of Capri where was nestled Villa Jovis, from there the Emperor Tiberius ruled the Roman Empire. This stretch of coast has had for centuries a strategic relevance to control the maritime traffic of the area and during your walk you notice boats of any size crossing this part of the Mediterranean sea : it has been the same since the distant past. The trail reaches the heights of Monte San Costanzo with terrific sights along the way. From the highest point you may enjoy a 360° view over the Island of Capri, Vesuvius, Bay of Jeranto, Marina del Cantone, the Amalfi Coast. You then reach the village of Termini from where a short bus ride takes to your next accommodation.
    Overnight: selected accommodation in Sorrento
    • 5 nights selected B&B or charming accommodation in Sorrento according to the inquiry
    • 5 breakfasts
    • Detailed maps and route notes
    • Emergency phone number

    • Visas, Airfare & airport taxes
    • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
    • Tourist taxes to be paid locally
    • Drinks
    • Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Public transportation (train, bus & ferry tickets) & entrance fees
    • Anything not mentioned in “inclusions”