THE AMALFI COAST

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

This trip is a great mixture of walking (which, despite being billed as leisurely/moderate, is quite hard on the legs!), visiting the local towns and getting to know the area. Things like the visit to the local cheese-makers were really great, as were the evenings in the kitchen at the hotel.  The hotel staff are so friendly. Ravello was a real highlight on the 'free' day, definitely get a suggestion for a restaurant from the guys at the hotel, Eduardo's recommendation was fantastic! 

What did you think of your group leader?

Liz was great!

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

A lot of the walking involves going up and down lots of steps - the trip notes do warn you about this but I think we all suffered from stiff calves after day 1.  If you can do any step training before you so, you'll spare yourself some pain. And if you can bother to learn some basic tourist Italian before you go, it will stand you in good stead, as Bomerano is pretty rural and not all of the locals speak English.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The food at the hotel is really good and expect to eat a lot of it.  Also fantastic wine policy at dinner...