Walking the Amalfi coast
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Walking around and then into Vesuvius was a highlight. As were the beautiful views of the Amalfi coast.
What did you think of your group leader?
Eric was a lot of fun. I have never met someone with his passion for, and in depth knowledge of, the process of mozzarella making. He was very helpful in organising extra-curricular activities for our day off and evenings.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Don't go in the cheese factory with a hangover. I don't think poles are needed for the walks. Visit the gardens in Ravello. Eat as much pistachio ice cream as you can manage. Research and enjoy Italian songs about Funiculars. If you enjoy Pompeii then I recommend visiting Herculaneum on your free day. We combined it with a visit to the archaeological museum in Naples which has some very interesting examples of statues and art from both sites including some eye-opening depictions of goats.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Its a great mix of activities, but 3 of the walks do end up in pretty coastal towns. These are lovely but be prepared for similar touristy shops, hey just have an expresso in a café and enjoy the people watching.