One of Sunflower’s most popular guides ever — just look at the Amazon reviews. Sorrento, Amalfi and Capri are wonderful areas for walkers. The author visits at least once a year to update — but he has ‘eyes and ears on the ground’ as well, so although this is the latest edition with all the changes known to us early spring 2017, always look at the Update page as well for last-minute tips from users or colleagues in this region of Italy.
Accident of history and steepness of terrain have preserved a network of ancient footpaths linking the coastal towns of the Neapolitan Riviera and the surrounding countryside. You can either climb almost from your hotel doorstep up into the lemon groves or take a bus into the hills and walk back down. All along the way you will visit hillside villages or remote monasteries and be regaled by the most stunning views. The flowers are a constant delight: from broom and rosemary in March to freesias and cistus in May. In autumn, the woods are carpeted with cyclamen. Most of the paths can be followed easily by people who do not claim to be regular walkers, though committed hikers will like them just the same.
Area covered: The entire Amalfi (Sorrento) Peninsula, from the famous Amalfi Coast to the foothills of the Lattari Mountains; also the island of Capri, 6km off the coast
The best months for walking the Amalfi Coast are April-June, September/October.