Winter on The Amalfi Coast

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

All the walks were excellent and different from each other, but the afternoon ascent to the summit of Mount Vesuvius really stood out for me.  There were numerous steaming fumaroles illuminated by the setting sun just metres away from the remnants of a snow cornice on the crater rim and extensive views over the Bay of Naples in all directions – stunning!  

What did you think of your group leader?

Barbara was friendly, well organised and informative and also allowed all group members to go at their own pace and make the most of any free time on the trip.  

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

On the free day, boat trips to Capri aren’t available during winter months so a good option is to visit the Roman ruins of Herculaneum and the clifftop village of Ravello and this was conveniently arranged with the hotel who ran private transfers to each of these sites.  The hotel staff are very welcoming and accommodating and did a particularly good job at catering for my meal preferences.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I did this trip over new year and we were incredibly lucky with the weather, but it can be cold at this time of year (early morning frosts on a couple of days and even a dusting of snow on the highest peaks above 1000 metres) – however, winter weather isn’t always perfect in the Mediterranean, so come prepared for cool and potentially wet conditions.