Walking along the coast

Walking between earth and sky, between the deep blue of the sea and the lush vegetation of the Amalfi Coast, one of the most beautiful coasts in Italy. The numerous paths available are a unique opportunity to experience the atmosphere of mythical places where the history of the Mediterranean has passed.

Along the Lubrensi paths

From Villa Fiorella Art Hotel it is possible to embark on a simple yet very charming trekking route that reaches up to Marina della Lobra. The peculiarity, and its charm, is being able to immerse yourself completely in nature, step by step, where only the sound of birds and your steps on the road will dominate. You’ll pass through two small villages, Santa Maria and the Annunziata, the road is lined with points of interest such as 15th century palaces, the Cerriglio, churches, Sant’Agnello Abbate, towers such as Torre Turbolo. And of course, what won’t be missing is the breathtaking view of Capri, very close and stretched out over the sea in all its splendor.

Length: about 2 km

Level: easy

The Path of the Gods

It’s the path of the paths, certainly the most famous among the paths of the Amalfi Coast. The view is literally postcard-worthy and it’s one of those things you surely won’t forget. The path will appear to you as if it is suspended between sky and sea. It’s a doable one but not to be underestimated due to the presence of numerous ups and downs and differences in height and which in some points seems to be overlooking the sea. Your effort and attention will be rewarded: the prize is to look at the infinite blue of the shore from Li Galli archipelago to Capri once you arrive towards Punta Campanella. It is possible to leave from Nocelle or Bomerano.

Length: 7.5 km from Nocelle – 5.2 km from Bomerano

Level: medium-high

Minerva’s hike

Minerva’s hike is the historical name of another one of the most famous paths of the Sorrento Coast, Punta Campanella, at which, upon arrival, you’ll be presented with a stage open on Capri that is so close that it seems almost possible to touch it. The path starts from Termini, a fraction of Massa Lubrense, and its particularity is that it is a path almost completely covered with Roman basalt. Accompanied by the sound of cicadas in summer and the Saracen watchtower along the way.

Length: 7.5 km

Difficulty: medium

Ieranto Bay

The path that reaches the wonderful Bay of Ieranto starts from Nerano and is a bit “wilder” than Punta Campanella with some differences in height but with flashes of beauty and unique views. About halfway through the route you will be able to look at both the side of the Amalfi Coast, seeing Li Galli, and the Bay of Ieranto, and finally the side of the Sorrento Coast. But, above all, the reward at the end of this path is to be able to swim in the bay very close to the Faraglioni of Capri.

Length: 5 km

Difficulty: medium

Capri between history and nature

The beauty of Capri is not only in its glamor but perhaps or above all in being a small natural paradise also made up of mountain trails as well as millenary history. Just leave the center of Capri behind to find yourself immersed in the wild nature of this island. The paths are different and one of the most beautiful and complete is the one that leads from the top of Monte Solaro (also reachable by chairlift) to the Punta Carena lighthouse passing through the hermitage of Cetrella. It’s a path where the Mediterranean scrub is at its maximum splendor and where all the peculiarity of the island explodes, also made up of steep roads, silence and blinding light.

Length: 9 km

Medium difficulty

The Valley of the Mills

In the middle of Sorrento there is a small corner of nature, “Vallone dei Mulini”: it’s a deep grove inside the mountain which owes its name to the presence in ancient times of a mill and a sawmill that was able to sustain itself thanks to a spring of water. The valley was also connected to Marina Piccola. It’s possible to access to the valley from Piazza Sant’Antonino and its microclimate (humidity reaches up to 80%) has favored the birth of a very luxuriant spontaneous vegetation.

Ferriere Valley

Together with the Path of the Gods it is the other famous path of the Amalfi Coast, famous for the presence of the water mills also used to produce the Amalfi paper. The route starts from Pontone and at the first crossroad you meet you can directly reach Amalfi. The luxuriant vegetation makes the climate conducive to walking, thanks to the presence of waterfalls, streams and the rapids of Rio Canneto.

Length: 5 km

Difficulty: easy

Discovering Sorrento

A day in Sorrento starts from Piazza Tasso, the center of the city. The first stop is to the Villa Comunale, overlooking the sea and from which you can reach Marina Piccola thanks to the public lift. Piazza Tasso can also be the starting point for a walk through the historical center of the city: the first stop is the complex of San Francesco with the famous Cloister, then Sedile Dominova from the 14th century, and still in the center Sant’ Antonino’s Cathedral, the patron saint of the city. Not to be missed is a walk through the narrow roads of the historic center, among craft shops and the scent of lemons. From Piazza Tasso it’s still possible to reach in 10 minutes the Correale Museum where are exhibited Greek, Roman and Medieval findings, Capodimonte porcelain and furnishings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Do not miss the garden overlook of the Gulf of Naples.

In the alleys of Naples

Visiting Naples is a mystical experience. The mix of smells, colors, flavors, voices is unique in the world and every alley, every square, every building in the historical center of Naples is a journey within the journey. An ideal route, not exhaustive but still just the beginning, can start from Piazza del Gesù, heading towards Santa Chiara with its tiled cloister. From here the choice is between Upper Decumano or Lower Decumano: taking the lower one you will reach Piazza San Domenico with its majestic church and the Eastern University, you will continue to Piazzetta Nilo and to San Biagio dei Librai where halfway through the route there is the famous intersection with San Gregorio Armeno, the street of the “Presepi”. At the end of San Gregorio Armeno, you will find yourself in Via Tribunali, the upper Decumano, which leads, following it to the left, to Piazza Miraglia and then Piazza Bellini and once you arrive here, start over, towards new discoveries.

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