Suitable also for neophytes, the path that from Villa Fiorella Art Hotel leads to Marina della Lobra, passing through the ancient villages of Santa Maria and Annunziata, is breathtakingly beautiful.
The path, about 2 kilometres long, has a vertical drop of 100 m and can be covered in about an hour.
A few meters from Villa Fiorella, there is a road called via Rachione.
Here is suggested a visit to “il Cerriglio”, located in the palace that from the XV century is residence of the family De Martino, that consist in a paved driveway in Massa Stone, adorned with marble statutes and half-length statues, ending in a nymphaeum.
It’s an historical testimony of Roman time but also an area of relevant scenographic value.
At the beginning of the street, in Via Mortella, there was the projectile wheel where children who could not be declared were left. The newborns were collected by a person in charge of the city who firstly provided for them to be baptized
Proceeding trough via Mortella, whose beginning is at the corner of Via Pozzillo, and then continue – at the top right – following the red trail sign.
In Sant’Aniello Vecchio street headed for the ancient church of Sant’Agnello Abbate, the surrounding landscape is made up of tufa stone walls. The little street proceeds uphill until a staircase that leads until the village of Santa Maria.
The landscape that is possible to enjoy from this path is almost a telescope on the port of Marina della Lobra. At the end of the stairs there is the little square of Santa Maria.