Amalfi coast family holiday in Italy
Description of Amalfi coast family holiday in Italy
Sun-splashed, laidback and mesmerizingly beautiful, the Amalfi Coast is perfect for family holidays. Spend your days trekking along iconic routes such as the ‘Path of the Gods’ or up the slope of the legendary Mt. Vesuvius; join a guided sea kayaking excursion to explore rock arches and caves, pausing on beaches to swim and snorkel, or wandering the magnificent island of Capri just off the coast, famed for its Blue Grotto and so attractive it was a favoured holiday destination for Roman emperors.
Small group holidays to the Amalfi Coast ensure plenty of socialising with other families, as well as time to do your own thing if you prefer. A raft of exciting activities is accompanied by a friendly tour leader so that everything runs smoothly, and you’ll find not only does everyone have a fantastic time but also you get to know a great deal about Italy’s gorgeous southern coast, its history and culture.
Kids will love touring a local mozarella factory with plenty of tastings assured, a hands-on lesson in how to make a traditional Italian pizza, and endless opportunities to sample that famous Neapolitan ice cream. There are pretty beaches to stretch out on, gorgeous winding streets in Amalfi and Positano, and the enthralling ruins of Pompeii and the Villa Jovis on Capri to discover.
Still not entirely convinced? Then how about this Amalfi Coast holiday sees you staying in a locally run family hotel well off the main tourist route, with delicious homemade regional cuisine on the menu. Ideal for the family that likes to get away from it all, but also wants to make the very best of the Amalfi Coast.
No-one would blame you if you didn’t want to come home.
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PlanetAccommodation & meals:
We spend the week in the family-run Hotel Le Due Torri in Agerola, a relatively unknown area of Amalfi, so our guests are providing income to an area that does not usually benefit from tourism. The hotel recently installed solar panels which provide hot water for all rooms all year round. All the hotel food is homemade, using locally produced and sourced goods where possible, and guests often have the opportunity to learn from their hosts how to prepare a traditional Neapolitan pizza one evening. Where meals are not provided, there is the chance to support local businesses and to try some authentic, regional specialties. These include: antipasti, homemade pasta, delicious Neapolitan pizza and fresh seafood.
This is a small group tour, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.
It all starts at home where we work towards reducing our carbon footprint in our offices through energy conservation measures, recycling policies and the promotion of cycling and walking as a means for our staff to commute. Our head office has become a plastic-free zone with the use of plastic bottles being banned in our head office and we distributed reusable water bottles and tote bags to every staff member. We also support a large number of community and environmental projects in different parts of the world and try to give something back to the places we visit.
PeopleLocal craft and culture:
This trip is packed with exciting activities for the whole family which really highlight the best natural and cultural treasures of the Amalfi Coast. We visit many places of interest including the city of Herculaneum and Pompeii as well as a walk through the ‘Path of the Gods’ to witness amazing views of the Amalfi coastline. All money spent at sites goes directly to maintaining these iconic historical sites and paying the wages of those who work there. Of course, a huge part of Italian culture is cuisine and this is reflected in locally crafted produce, some of which is unique to this region. Locally smoked mozzarella is a highlight and you will often find it with salads or on pizzas. We will visit a local mozzarella factory where all money spent here goes directly to supporting and maintaining this very traditional family business. We also visit a local artisan's 'bottega' where we paint a pottery souvenir and have the opportunity to purchase other handicrafts, fostering interaction with the locals.
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