amalfi coast & capri

Pilgrimage to the tombs of the Apostles St. Andrew and St. Matthew along the Amalfi Coast. This is a single-stay pilgrimage: we will be staying in the guest house of an old Franciscan monastery on the water in the town of Maiori every night and using this as our home-base. Good food, wonderful company, historic sights, and incredible experiences will be with us all along the way!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kayaking to St. Matthew’s tomb in Salerno and to St. Andrew’s tomb in Amalfi
  • Hiking the Path of the Gods with its unbeatable views of the sea
  • The chapel of Santa Maria di Cetrella on the Island of Capri

ITINERARY

Amalfi (Days 1-2)

Arrive in Naples I Explore the town if you arrive early I Transfer to Maiori where we will lodge every night of the pilgrimage in the guest house of an old Franciscan monastery with plenty of lemon trees and views of the sea I Kayak round trip from Maiori to Amalfi to pray at the tomb of St. Andrew and explore the town

Capri (Day 3)

Ferry from Maiori to the Island of Capri I Hike the pilgrimage route to the hermitage of Santa Maria di Cetrella which was walked by sailors to implore the help of the Madonna on their often perilous sea voyages in search of coral I Enjoy some free time to relax, pray, or visit the Blue Grotto, the Villa Jovis, or another one of Capri’s wonders!

    The Path of the Gods (Day 4)

    Transfer high up into the mountains to hike the Path of the Gods (named either because it seems to connect earth and heaven or due to the legend that the Greek gods hiked it to rescue Ulysses from the Sirens) I Enjoy stunning views of the Amalfi coast the entire time I The path finishes in the beautiful town of Positano 

    Salerno & Ravello (Day 5-6)

    Kayak toward Salerno visiting hidden beaches and colorful towns along the way I Pray at the tomb of St. Matthew the Apostle I On the last morning, visit the stunning town of Ravello and the Villa Rufolo I From Ravello, we will head back to Naples 

    *Itinerary is subject to change

    SINGLE-STAY LODGING

     Our lodging for the entire pilgrimage will be in a beautiful religious house of hospitality and Franciscan monastery.  There is a church, beautiful gardens filled with lemon trees, and a terrace overlooking the sea.  The rooms are clean, simple, and nice. 1 or 2 roommates of the same gender.  If you are interested in a single-room supplement, please contact us- we cannot guarantee its availability.  Air conditioner is generally not available.

    EATING

     We eat mainly at restaurants. Menus may be limited to fixed options or set menus. Some meals may be picnics.  Breakfasts provided are in the local style (typically not as hearty as American style). We can accommodate most food allergies.

    LUGGAGE

    You may bring any type of luggage with you on this trip.  This particular itinerary is not a backpack-only pilgrimage.  We will provide a detailed packing list.

    PRAYING

    Prayer is at the heart of our pilgrimages.  Daily mass, the liturgy of the hours, the rosary, and other prayer opportunities are available throughout the pilgrimage for you to join as you like.  We hope to have a chaplain on every trip, but we cannot guarantee this.

    AMALFI COAST & CAPRI

    (6 Days, 5 Nights)

    $1,800

    INCLUDES

    • 5 nights lodging
    • All breakfasts
    • All dinners (including a drink)
    • Ground & water transportation
    • Villa Rufolo entrance fee
    • Outdoor activities (guides, rental equipment, tips)
    • Pilgrimage materials (reading packet, prayer booklet, maps, group gear)
    • Masses and other spiritual activities
    • All tips and service charges to drivers, restaurants, etc.

    DOES NOT INCLUDE

    • Flights
    • Any lunches
    • Airport shuttle at the beginning or end of the pilgrimage
    • Single room supplement if available ($500)
    • Fee if paying by credit card
    • Anything else not listed

    DATES 

     

    May 22-27, 2023

    Sign-up Deadline: March 15, 2023 I Max Capacity: 20

    OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

    THE ITALIAN RIVIERA

    Italy

    Through the colorful coastline of fishing villages of the Cinque Terre to the tomb of St. Catherine of Genoa

    ROME & ASSISI

    Italy

    The Vatican, the tomb of St. Rita, the Way of St. Francis of Assisi, Spoleto, and more!

    ACTIVITY LEVELS

    Day 2: Kayaking

    Level 3: 6 miles, 3-4 hours. Sea. Optional

    Day 3: Hiking

    Level 3: 5 miles, 1187ft elevation gain. Optional

    Day 4: Hiking

    Level 2: 5 miles, 950ft. elevation gain. Optional

    Day 5: Kayaking

    Level 2: 5 miles, 2.5-3.5 hours. Sea. Optional

    Click here to learn more about how we determine our activity levels. “Optional” means it is easy for you to skip the activity.  Skipping or modifying other routes may be possible but not in an easy manner. Distances may vary from the information given above. Activities are weather-dependent.

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    Arrival

    Naples International Airport (NAP) or Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO). Our meeting point will be at the Napoli Centrale Stazione (Naples Center Train Station), so you may fly into either airport and easily head to the Naples train station where staff will greet you. The official pilgrimage start time is 3:00p.m.- please arrive before then. If you arrive early, you will have time to explore Naples. Please wait for a confirmation to buy a plane ticket.

    Departure

    This pilgrimage will end back in Naples at the train station at 3:00p.m.  You are free to leave beforehand if needed.  From the Naples train station, you may head to the airport, stay the night in the city, or head to Rome and fly out from there the following morning.  ALP staff is happy to help you with your travel plans after the pilgrimage– whatever they may be!

    Transportation

    We will be using a variety of transportation on this pilgrimage, both public and private.  We will be using some ferries, private taxis and shuttles, and may occasionally hop on a bus.   

    Insurance

    Each pilgrim should have health insurance. We highly recommend purchasing traveler’s insurance as well.

    Eligibility

    Must be comfortable with the activities and activity levels listed and have a sense of adventure. Must know how to swim in order to kayak.

     

    THE LEADERS

    CHRISTOHER BAKERFounder and Director of ALP

    There will be one or two other leaders, one of whom hopefully will be a priest, on the pilgrimage who are yet to be determined.  

     

     

    SIGNING UP

    Step 1: Sign up

     Fill out our short online form

    Step 2: Registration

    We will send you the registration packet to complete and send back to us

    Step 3: Payment & Confirmation

    Please wait to buy your plane ticket until you recieve a confirmation

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