Highlights of the Amalfi Coast
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Walking the path of the Gods. The day was dull with the threat of rain but that was OK as it was a hot walk! The views are stunning although you have to stop walking to admire them, walking demands attention to your feet and where to put them! I am a vertigo sufferer but managed it well, as I realised life is too short, and I must pull myself together! Glad I did. We didn't do the 700 or even the 1000 or so steps down but caught the bus, and we're glad to see no one else on our group did either!
What did you think of your group leader?
Eduardo Palermo is a charming local man. He loves his country and his enthusiasm is infectious. He greeted us early each day and looked after us like a mother hen. He also seems to know everyone on the Amalfi coast!
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
We took comfortable trainers, although my husband thought walking boots would have been a good idea for the path of the Gods. Binoculars would have been good there too. Walking poles were available at the hotel to borrow but we took some and we're glad we did, especially for climbing Vesuvio as the ground is very slippery.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
We will certainly be looking at exodus for our next exploring holiday. It was so nice to be organised and not to have to plan our sightseeing. We went to Rome on our own and although we booked guided tours to important places, we spent a lot of time deciding which was the most important place to visit and buses and underground were a nightmare. On the Amalfi trip we had comfortable mini buses for all our journeys included in the cost which took the hassle out of each day's outing. And we could have a snooze on the way home!