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Dear Explorers, are you ready to spend four fantastic days in the amazing scenario of Ischia, the island of regeneration, of energies, of nature and history? This time we lead you to discover one of the most beautiful island of Italy, the jewel of the Bay of Naples: Ischia! You will see with endless wonder! Ischia has a wealth of things to see and do from its fantastic beaches, thermal parks, gardens and historical sights. And for the more urban minded visitor there is the elegant and traffic free town of Sant'Angelo with its characteristic boutiques, local pottery and hand-crafted merchandise!!! WHAT WE ARE GOING TO TO DO Street food and guided visit! The first day we will be guided to discover the villages of Ischia Ponte and Ischia Porto, to admire the narrow streets and old churches, and to taste the delicious local street food, with two stops in two different local shops!!! Hikings: 1) Path of volcanoes" Starting from the Port of Ischia, we get Montagnone and Rotaro, two of the many volcanoes of ischia. The first is covered with spot wild, the second with a pine forest: the Maddalena wood. Going along the path we then reach the “cretaio”. The path climbs through pine trees and myrtle until the margins of the crater of Rotaro, where you can enjoy one of the rare botanical plants of the island, the cyperus polystachius. Crossing the crest of the volcano and admiring the bottom, we go up to a series of "fumaroles". Walking on the amazing "Coast of Lenzuolo" ,we cross a pine wood to reach the final destination of the excursion, Ischia Porto. Here we are free to have a nice and deserved aperitif in Ischia, to rest after a very long walk:-) Length : 15 km Difference in altitude: 300 m Difficult: Medium 2) "Mount Epomeo and Pizzi Bianchi" Mount Epomeo is the highest mountain in Ischia and can be seen from most points on the Island. Standing 789 metres (2,589 ft), it towers above the rest of Ischia and is covered in lush greenery, with a few vineyards also occupying its slopes. After a short break at the top oh the Mount, we'll go on the excursion on a common road in the countryside. All of sudden, after a bend, we find ourselves in front of an unusual spectacle of nature: a deep valley speckled with high white pinnacles, 5 or 6 metres high, rising from the valley among the natural green vegetation below. This curious geological formation, is a mass of white tufa stone, eroded by wind and rain over thousands of years. The trekking trail of White Peaks is quite intense and diverse. It provides the chance to enjoy different views and a different landscape around each new corner. After passing the valley, Sant’Angelo bay with its hill will be visible on your right side. We will then reach a deep cave that we will pass through high steps and with the help of ropes hanging from the trees! The experience is quite unique and adventurous! Once you’re out of the cave we are almost there, at Maronti Beach, next to Sant'Angelo village. Recommended only for those who don’t suffer from a fear of heights. Length : 16 km Difference in altitude: 600 m Difficult: Medium - High Free day: The last day of the trip you can decide what to do in the island. 1) Thermal benefits can be enjoyed in man-made attractions such as pools or water parks (Poseidon or Negombo are the most important and beautiful. Negombo is only 800 mt. from our hotel) 2) Ischia is also called the “Green island” for its abundant vegetation and luxuriant nature. You can go to vist the amazing Giardini La Mortella, the spectacular subtropical and mediterranean garden developed since 1956 by the late Susan Walton 3) Try some lemon ice cream or a fish lunch or have a walk in Sant'Angelo, or Casamicciola or Forio. You will never regret! 4) relax in the swimming pools of the hotel,enjoying the SPA! PROGRAM OF THE TOUR Day 1: Tuesday the 25th of April 11.30: Meeting point in Naples - Central Train station 12.30: Ferry from Naples to Ischia Porto 13.35: Arrival at Ischia Island 14.30: Accomodation in 4 stars hotel in Lacco Ameno, Hotel Villa Svizzera (double room, private bathroom) 15.45: 3 hours English guided visit of Ischia Ponte and Ischia Porto with stops for local street food:-) 17.45: Spare time till dinner 20.30: Dinner in Hotel Day 2: Friday the 26th of April 9.00: Breakfast 10.00: Starting of excursion the Path of volcanoes 13.00: Packed lunch 15.30: End of the hiking 16.30: Free time. If you like, you can go for an aperitive to Castel Sant'angelo with me and Ester:-) 18.30: Back to hotel by private shuttle bus 20.30: Dinner in Hotel Day 3: Saturday the 27th of April 8.30: Breakfast 9.30: Starting of Excursion to Mount Epomeo and Pizzi Bianchi 13.00: Packed lunch 16.00: End of the hiking 17.30: Free time to relax at hotel swimming pool (thermal hot water!) 20:30: Dinner in Hotel Day 4: Sunday the 28th of April 8.00: Breakfast 08:30: Free time You can go to Therme Poseidon or Negomnbo (800 m. From hotel). Or you can visit the villages of Forio and Casamicciola or the Gardens of La Mortella or the beaches on the island. Up to you:-)) 15:45: Meeting point in Hotel 16.15: Ferry to Naples 17.30: Arrival at Naples port 18.31: Train to Rome MEETING POINT First meeting point - 11.30: Naples train station, in front of the entrance of Feltrinelli bookshop (side out) , at 11.30. Second meeting point - 14.00: At Molo Beverello, Napoli Harbour, at 14.00 (sharp!) You can get there taking the metro from Napoli Central Station, getting off at Municipio stop, and walking for 400 m. We will have a signboard, you can't miss it!!! COSTS: The share of the 4 days is € 300 per person and includes: - Fast Ferry from Naples to Ischia and back - 3 nights in the four stars hotel Villa Svizzera in front of the sea in Lacco Ameno, with thermal pools (in double room) - 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners at hotel - 3 packed lunches - English guided visit of Ischia Porto and Ischia Ponte with street food! - English guide for 2 full days hiking - Public transport pass for 3 days - Private Shuttle bus to/from harbour to hotel in Ischia - Private shuttle bus from Sant'Angelo (second day hiking) Not included: - Packed Lunch Thursday (first day) - TRAIN ticket from Rome to Naples and back IMPORTANT NOTICE AND EQUIPMENT - Hiking shoes are MANDATORY) - Do not forget the packed-lunch for the first day - Do not forget a swim suite! - Be IN TIME the day of the departure, otherwise we're sorry, but we cannot wait for you. - If you are vegetarian or you suffer from food allergy/intolerance, please let us know in advance SUGGESTED TRAINS TO NAPLES FROM ROME: 1) Departure time 09:26 from Roma Termini Arrival time 11:29 at Napoli Train : Intercity[masked]) Departure time 08:25 from Roma Tiburtina Arrival time 10:48 at Napoli Train: Intercity 793 3) Departure time 18:31 from Napoli Arrival time 20:34 at Rome Train: Intercity We will spend four fantastic days together in the amazing scenario of the island of Ischia, enjoying nature, historical sites, fresh food, and thermal water!!! SAVE THE DATE, EXPLORERS! The spots are limited!!!
Hi to all, dear Explorers! This time we go together to explore the territory of "Monti della Tolfa". This Special Protected Area extends on[masked] hectares, and includes part of Cimini Mountains, the coast of Civitavecchia, S.Severa and S. Marinella, and the villages of Tolfa and Allumiere. They are places where the bursting green of the woods alternates with the subtle and mysterious scent of the rocks, and where the cold minerals are combined with the life that breaks its hardness. What seduces is not only the ambiguous charm of this land and the villages, which speak of history and ancient traditions, but the presence of botanical essences of all kinds, the sense of space, a deep inner calm, and the mineralogical richness of this volcanic land. WHAT WE ARE GOING TO SEE We start from the village of Tolfa, at the top of the area. We see a landscape shows itself as a collection of delicate and low-altitude reliefs, not higher than[masked] meters, which descend with hollow sides on open valleys, interrupted only by the presence of lava and flysch domes. The "Monti della Tolfa", infact, are called "mountains" despite the maximum altitude reached by the highest peaks (633m) are those of the hills. This is due to the conformation of the reliefs of the area made of sharp and wild volcanic peaks. The itinerary, which will take us from Tolfa to Santa Severa, does not present particular difficulties and allows you to immerse yourself in an environment still very intact and wild, made of woods, pastures, bushes and meadows. An authentic rural landscape where horses of the Tolfetan breed and Maremma cows graze peacefully. We will walk through the ancient paths always traveled by the Tolfetani. We will face ups and downs and hills from the city of Tolfa to the sea, crossing dense woods and observing a great verity of plants and flowers. PROGRAMME OF THE DAY - 08.50 : Meeting at Civitavecchia Train Station - 10.15 : The hiking starts from Tolfa Village - 13.00: Break for lunch - 17.45 : The hiking ends in Santa Severa - 18.13: Train to Rome. All back home! Excursion details: difference in height: -/+ 480 m difficulty level: high (due to the length of the path. It could be warm) duration: durata: 7.30 h (with stops) length: +/-23 Km Guide: Daniela Boccassino IMPORTAN NOTICE - trekking shoes are MANDATORY - bring your own sandwiches - bring PLENTY of water for the entire day and snacks (dried fruit, chocolate, nuts etc) for short breaks during the walk. - bring a hat and sunglasses - IT'S FUNDAMENTAL TO BE IN TIME AT CIVITAVECCHIA TRAIN STATION. IF YOU'RE COMING BY CAR TO CIVITAVECCHIA STATION, PLEASE LET US KNOW. COSTS AND DURATION The tour lasts the whole day. It costs costs 18€ , and includes the natural guide for the hiking HOW TO REACH THE MEETING POINT TO GO 07.38 - From Ostiense station , take the train to Civitavecchia station. Get off at Civitavecchia. Time for toilette and/or coffe. We wait for you out of the station, to go together to take the Cotral bus to Tolfa. 09.42- Cotral Bus to Tolfa 10.20 - Get off at Tolfa TO COME BACK 18.12 From Santa Severa take the train to Termini Station (Last train:-)) Hope to see you!!! Laura and Ester
Dear explorers, we're very proud to propose to you a very special hiking. For the first time we go together to discover the great beauty of the Monti Simbruini Regional Park in the surroundings of Rome. Regional Nature Park of Monti Simbruini represents the Protected Areas of Region Lazio both for its size (almost[masked] hectares of protected area) and for its biodiversity with many protected and endangered species. The landscape is typical of the Apennine mountains: tops that reach an altitude of 2000m, wide beech forests, karstic plains, springs (the word Simbruini derives from the Latin "sub imbribus", under the rains), with small villages full of history. An area to be discovered, rich of culture, nature and traditions and with a wide range of trails! WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO This fantastic excursion let us admire all the biodiversity of the Natural Regional Park of the Simbruini Mountains. We start from Monte Livata , located at 1350 m. above sea level, where we can admire beautiful view over most of the Aniene Valley. Our itinerary begins in karst and beech forest environment, typical of the Apennines. We descend from the mountain and observe the change of the vegetation. The beech forest transforms gradually in a mixed forest with oaks, hornbeams and spectacular blooms spring! The hiking is rich both from naturalistic and cultural and historical point of view. Infact, during the hiking, we stop at the Sacro Speco, the place chosen by St. Benedict (saint protector of Europe) for his eremitical life. We enter to see the Monastery and we walk along the Monastery of Santa Scolastica, cradle of Benedictine monasticism. We keep going on to take a leap of a thousand years to discover the ruins of what used to be the Emperor's Villa Roman Nero. Then we enter the inhabited center of Subiaco where we are welcomed by the crystal clear of Aniene river! DETAILS OF THE HIKING Difficulty: medium-high level Differenze in height : 1.050 m. Length: 12 km Duration : 7 Hours (with stops) Guide name: Alessandro ("Vivere l'Aniene" association) IMPORTAN NOTICE - trekking shoes are mandatory! If you don't have trekking shoes, you cannot join the hiking. - bring your own sandwiches for this day hike. Bring also plenty of water for the entire day and snacks (dried fruit, chocolate, nuts etc) for short breaks during the walk - not recommended for those with knee problems PROGRAMME OF THE DAY - 09.15 : Meeting at Subiaco Bus Station ( Piazza G. Falcone) - 09.30: Bus to Livata (together with us and the guide) - 10.00: Start of the trek from Monte Livata - 13.00: break for lunch - 17.30 : finish hiking in Subiaco, and back to Rome by bus COSTS AND DURATION The tour lasts the whole day. It costs 20 €, and includes: - natural guide for the hiking to Monte Soratte - guided visit of San Silvestro - the shuttle bus (with private cars) from Sant'Oreste station to Monte Soratte and back to the station. HOW TO REACH THE MEETING POINT TO GO 8.00- From Flaminio Ponte Mammolo (Metro B station), take the COTRAL Bus to Subiaco. Get off at Subiaco (Piazza g. Flacone, last stop in Subiaco) We wait for you there (in Subiaco), to take together the bus from Subiaco to Livata at 9.30 TO COME BACK 17.30 or 18.30 - From Subiaco take the COTRAL Bus to Rome - Ponte Mammolo (Metro B station) Stay tuned, and don't lose time:-) THE SPOTS ARE LIMITED!
Hi to all, dear Explorers! We are organizing a great trip for June, when summer is just approaching, and spring is at the top! Do you wanna feel the fantastic smell of blooming flowers and be impressed by the blue color of the see? Do you wanna be amazed by the jewel of the villages of Liguria and by the incredible scenario of the east coast of Italy? So, what other perfect period to go out for a fantastic weekend in the amazing land of Liguria? A land made of picturesque towns, perched along the rugged cliffside of the Italian Riviera, overlooking the sea and linked by a series of ancient footpaths, famed for their incredible beauty!!! The steep landscape of the villages is backed by terraced olives groves and vineyards leading up to cliffs. You will find colorful terraces, steep winding streets, fresh produce and wine, sweet elderly men whistling, and some of the best sunsets you’ve ever seen over the sea. Levanto The city of Levanto is located a few kilometers from the famous Cinque Terre, as to be called “the door of the Cinque Terre .” The proximity to the five villages of ligurian tourism paradise, gives it a similar geography, a coast overhanging the sea with terraces planted with olive trees, lemon trees and vineyards and the characteristic dry stone walls. Portofino An ancient and sophisticated village overlooking a sea of indescribable beauty: this is Portofino, an Italian gem long-frequented by prominent personalities from the worlds of entertainment, culture and finance. The brightly-colored houses are stacked one close to the other, as though they were the tiles in a precious mosaic; they rest at the foot of the promontory and plunged in lush vegetation. The famous "Piazzetta" nestles in a small nook along the coast: the heart of fashionable Portofino, it overlooks the picturesque harbor, populated by small fishing boats and luxurious yachts. Camogli A sea village that arose around the harbour where today tourist boats and fishing-boats berth. In Camogli the protagonist is the sea, always present in any activity and event. You will be spellbound by the beauty of the façades painted with pastel colors! These buildings close off the sea promenade. Nearby is the harbour from which steamboats depart for splendid sea trips! Santa Margherita Ligure "Santa" is a famous and popular tourist destination of the eastern Riviera of Liguria. Known in Roman times under the name of Portus Pixinum, since the Middle Ages it was divided into townships (the main ones being Pescino and Court) often separated by lively fights. Its rise as an international tourist resort began in the 1900s with the construction of large luxury hotels of great prestige. It is a real jewel that will surprise you! PROGRAM OF THE TRIP Day 1: Friday the 7th of June We wait for you out of Levanto train station, for the check in Hotel 20.30: Dinner in Levanto Overnight in Levanto Day 2: Saturday the 8th of June 07.30: Breakfast 08.11: Train to Camogli 09:30: Starting of excursion "The promontory of Portofino" 13.00: Packed lunch 16.00: End of the hiking in Portofino (visit of the town) 17.00: Coastal ferry to Santa Margherita Ligure - short visit of the town (and great view from the boat!) 18:00: Train to Levanto 20.00: Dinner in Levanto Overnight in Levanto Day 3: Sunday the 9th of June 08:30: Breakfast 09:30: Start of the hiking "The ring of Punta Mesco" 12.30: Packed lunch 15.00: End of the hiking in Levanto. Free time. Relax on the beach, swimming and drinking something fresh:-) Then collecting the luggages:-( 17.05 or 17.27: Train to La Spezia (arriving at La Spezia station at 17.35 or 18.00) 18.16: Train to Rome (from La Spezia Station) WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO First day hiking - "The promontory of Portofino" After a short walk along the fantastic seafront of Camogli, we climb up to the church of San Rocco where there is a wonderful view of the Golfo Paradiso up to Genoa and beyond. Then the path crosses a beautiful shaded wood. We pass through it to reach the picturesque village of "Pietre Strette", where we cam admire imposing rocks. We have the lunch break here, next to drinking fountains, in the shade of the mountain. Then we proceed walking towards the sea, and the vegetation changes as we lose altitude. We can see the beautiful bay of San Fruttuoso from above, right below us. We go on up to Base O, panoramic point and old military post. Then the path continues always overlooking the sea with amazing panoramic views, until we reach the fascinating village of Portofino. Hiking details Departure: Camogli Arrival: Portofino Duration: 6 hours Length: 13 Km Difficulty: High Difference in altitude: 600 m. Second day hiking - "The ring of Punta Mesco" The second hike starts from Levanto! We leave from the historic center of the town, passing by the old medieval walls of Levanto. Then we go up a very nice path to the Sella of Bagari, where we find a peculiar vegetation on "green" rocks. From there we keep on walking on the ridge up to the top of the Mesco promontory. We reach an exposed point, where we can enjoy an amazing view over the Cinque Terre, and can still see the remains of the old church of Sant'Antonio. We have our pic nic break, and begin to descend after lunch. During the descent on the sea side path we first pass through the Mediterranean scrub, then in a holm oak forest till we arrive near the castle of Levanto and the seaside promenade. Hiking details Departure: Levanto Arrival: Levanto Duration: 5 hours Length: 11 km Difficulty: Medium Difference in altitude: 520 m. IMPORTANT NOTICE AND EQUIPMENT - the hikings are medium/high level of difficulty - trekking shoes are MANDATORY - don't forget camera, sunglasses, hat and sun cream...and the swimsuit!!! - if you are vegetarian or you suffer from food allergy/intolerance, please let us know in advance COSTS: The share of the 3 days is € 280 per person and includes: - 2 nights in hotel in Levanto: double rooms or twin rooms with private bathroom single room on request (limited availability)- 20 € plus - 2 breakfasts - 2 dinners - 2 packed lunch - English guide for 2 full days hiking and touristic visit of the villages All the transfers, that means: - Trains tickets for the 3 days - Boat trip from Portofino to Santa Margherita Ligure Not included: - Travel (train or car) to go and back from Rome to Levanto HOW TO GET THERE BY TRAIN First option Frecciabianca, train number[masked]:57 from Roma Termini station 15:44 arrival in La Spezia station Price ticket: 29,90 € Second option Frecciabianca, train number[masked]:57 from Roma Termini station 17:44 arrival in La Spezia station Price ticket: 29,90 € Then take the train from La Spezia to Levanto (every max 20 minutes) To come back - Unique option From La Spezia to Rome: Frecciabianca, train number[masked]:16 form La Spezia Central Station 22:03 arrival in Roma Termini station Price ticket: 29,90 € BY CAR If you're coming by car, the journey is nearly 300 miles, primarily on motorways, and it takes about 4 hours. You can take the A-12 highway in the direction of Livorno-Genova, exit La Spezia. You can park the car next to the train station and take the train to Levanto. MEETING POINT 1st meeting : From 16.00 to 16.45 at Levanto station 2nd meeting: From 18.00 to 18.45 at Levanto station We wait for you just outside of the station with the signboard of Rome Explorers SAVE THE DATE, EXPLORERS! The spots are limited!!!