Capri is not only sea, shopping and social life, but also offers many itineraries for lovers of trekking and nature.
The routes have different levels of difficulty but allow everyone to admire spectacular and breathtaking views.
The simplest path is certainly the Pizzolungo Path which offers, in about two hours of walking, views of the Natural Arch, the villa of Malaparte, and the Faraglioni immersed in Mediterranean vegetation.
A little more challenging is the Sentiero delle Calanche which joins the famous imperial villa of Tiberio, Villa Jovis, to Villa Lysis, the residence of Count Jacques d'Alesward Fersen built it the early 1900’s. The route runs along the ridge of Monte Tiberio and offers beautiful views of the Gulf of Naples.
The Passetiello path is definitely more challenging, a couple of hours of uphill walking starting from Piazzale dei Due Golfi on Via Torina, reaching a spectacular lookout over the island. The vegetation in spring is incredibly rich: innumerable specimens of wild flowers grow among the dense thickets of chestnut trees, ash trees, oaks, and ferns. Once you reach the belvedere, you continue uphill to reach the Hermitage of Santa Maria a Cetrella, a small church from the fifteenth century inhabited by Franciscan and Dominican hermits. The hermitage was once a pilgrimage destination for fishermen who paid homage to the statue of the Madonna . At this point, depending on how tired you are, you can choose whether to continue towards the highest point of the island, Mount Solaro, or begin the descent towards Axel Munthe Street.
Another spectacular route among the Mediterranean scrub, sea and limestone rock is the Sentiero dei Fortini, which runs along the west coast of the island from Punta dell'Arcera to Punta Carena. On this path, walking about 4 hours, you can reach the forts (Orrico, Mesola, Pino and Tombosiello) built at the beginning of the nineteenth century by the English and the French who fought over the island. In spring, the myrtle fragrance and the perfume of the
broom accompany this walk, along with the sound of the sea and the cry of seagulls.
If you want still another path immersed in green, then we propose the path that leads from Monte Solaro to the Migliera. Once you reach (either by foot or with the convenient chair lift) the highest point of the island, Monte Solaro, 589 meters high, you can cross the small gate of the chairlift's arrival area to begin the walk to the Migliera, along the crest of Monte Cocuzzo. This path, with its stunning beauty, is rich in overhanging view points, which we advise against for those who suffer from vertigo, cliff walls, alpine plains and wooded areas covered by the most varied species of Mediterranean vegetation.
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