Day 1: Roma (or Naples) - Paestum
Catch a direct train to Salerno(3hs) change to a local train to Paestum (30mn). Transfer to the hotel and lunch. Spend the afternoon visiting the impressive Greek temples the stone of which turns golden in the setting sun. Theoretically, it is a non-hiking day, however, the visit of the archaeological site requires at least 2 hours walk plus the museum which is a must especially because of the superb Roman frescoes. Supper and night.
Distance 14 km (walking time 4 h)
Day 2: Paestum - Castellabbate - Paestum
First things in the morning we visit a mozzarella factory tasting this delicious cheese still warm. Transfer to Agropoli, visit of the town with its medieval centre and the castle. Your walking tour starts at the small harbor of Agropoli and you walk around "Punta Tresina" with amazing views of the coast. You reach Castellabate Marina, a nice fishermen town, with white sand beaches and lovely people. Transfer back to Paestum.
Day 3: Paestum - Amalfi - Ravello
Private transfer to Amalfi; the road along the coast is superb. Walk to the hotel,(100m.) leave your luggage then start the 4 hours uphill to Ravello. Via the “Valle dei mulini”, a scenic trail skirting a small river that used to fed ancient paper mills. Ravello is called the balcony of the “Costiera “ because of the amazing views one can enjoy from up there. This small, somewhat sleepy village is a lovely oasis of quiet in the sometimes overly busy Amalfi coast with lovely gardens, nice little squares and cobbled back alleys. 2 hours descent via Atrani among lemon groves facing the sea, takes us back to Amalfi. Alternatively, there is a bus that will take you down to Amalfi. Supper and night.
Walking time 4.30 h
Day 4: Amalfi - Positano - Amalfi
Catch a bus from Amalfi to the trail start (15 minutes). The walk is mostly downhill, but with a few ups and downs. It is called the “Sentiero degli dei” the gods walk, because of the incredible views you enjoy and the luscious vegetation We reach the shore close to Positano and we spend some time in this world-famous little town. Shopping is a feast! We head back by boat to Amalfi; Before returning we stop for what will become a sweet habit: savoring an ice cream at a cafè table while watching the colorful stream of people strolling around. Again, the view from the sea of the colorful houses tumbling down from the steep hill into a dark blue sea is awesome!
Walking time 3 h
Day 5: Amalfi - Capri
Capri is a must, and beside the centre of both Capri and Anacapri surprisingly uncrowded. Catch the boat to this little corner of Paradise, take a nice hike, to one of the Roman villas, enjoy the shops, the boutiques and cafes. Supper and night.
Day 6: Capri
Spend a second night in Capri and enjoy a beautiful loop from Anacapri. Take the cable car and then walk the ridge along the cliffs, On one side there are pine trees and mellow pastures, on the other a sheer drop of at least 300 m down to the bluest see. An amazing experience! Night same hotel.
Day 7: Capri - Naples / Roma
Catch the boat to Naples then a train to Rome or your next destination