nature lovers and hikers you must not miss the pristine paths of the Amalfi Coast.
The Lattari Mountains, up to Campanella Point, constitute a territory that is one of the
most suggestive and celebrated of the world. It is an impressive show and imposing view of
precipitous cliffs above the "pending waves".
The area of the Lattari mountains provides a hike that can offer a unique
vacation experience: the itinerary unwinds in the silence of the mountainous calm, with
scenery of haunting panoramas, far from the coastal congestion and the ribbon of asphalt
The trails run across places of incomparable beauty, rich with history and
culture, and are not particularly difficult: Hikes can accommodate all levels, even those
with a minimum of experience.
Groups of young people that are nature lovers organize ecological
walks for interested tourists to rediscover the origins of the earth and the sea. The
walks lead over paths where the colors, the perfumes and the odors have lost each real
relationship with nature, the mother nature.
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Wood territory of the town of Praiano extends over a surface of 30 hectars; the most
extended area is named "il Campo" (the Field), exending up to Fontanelle valley,
where St. Domenico church and convent are sited; it is possible to reach it by a flight of
steps, recently restored.
Praia inlet; it marks the natural limit between the towns of Praiano and Furore;
it has torrents.
Caves and Karst cavities
St. Domenico cave: Karst cavity near homonymous cavity; it can be reached by
pedestrian street Fontanelle-St. Domenico.
From Vettica Maggiore place it is possible to reach Colle Serra (578 metres), and from
here it is possible to admire the wonderful landscape of the entire peninsula. Time taken
1 hour and 30 minutes.
Leaving from St. Luca church, you have to take Cella street and panoramic Piane street, up
to reach Furore. Time taken 1 hour.
From Arienzo place you go up by 1834 steps at Nocelle (420
metres) and from here to Montepertuso, by Fontana Vecchia to Valle Pozzo, in order to
reach St. Maria del Castello (685 metres). Time taken 3 hours.
Liparlati street you go up through Grado street at Montepertuso. Time taken 1 hour.
Corvo place, through St. Giuseppe district you go up at St. Maria del Castello. Time taken
1 hour and 30 minutes.
Montepertuso cross-roads you go up towards Capo d'Acqua and Croce, joining Lattari street,
and trekking high over the Sorrentino-Amalfitana Peninsula. Time taken 2 hours.
Parks, woods, and replanted territories
Pogerola Mount; of municipal property, extended for 1,50 hectars; composed of
conifers and broad-leaved, with access from municipal street to the Castle.
Cappuccini wood in Tabor place, extended for 2 ectars, composed of broad-leaved, in
ilex prevalence, with access to Cappuccini Hotel.
These woods present a typical mediterranean vegetation, also with mirth and arbutus. As
far as fauna is concerned, it is assumed that among the others there are blackbird and
Pogerola Mount; re-forestation of black and Aleppo pines made during years 1955-60.
All the territory of the Amalfi Coast is inserted in "Parco di monti Lattari"
Blue rock thrush (protected species); it builds its nest in rock ravines and in
abandoned ruins exposed toward south. Rare hawk (protected species); it also builds its
nest in rock ravines and in abandoned ruins exposed toward south. Royal owl (protected
species); generally prefers caves for nest-building and it is found also at low altitude;
Spotted little salamander, placed in micro-enviroument with high moisture rate, such us
around ruins of old farm houses.
Stream It originates at "lama dei gatti" place in Scala town, crosses the
natural reserve of Forges Valley, and joins into Amalfi territory, runs through Grevone
valley river-bed, marking natural borders between Scala and Amalfi towns. It flows into
Amalfi big Marina.
Leaving from Amalfi - St. Basilio you arrive at Pogerola
hamlet, to cross Riulo place up to Tavernate plateau (time taken 2 hours).
always begins from Cartiere street, crosses Grotte street, and leads to Pontone hamlet in
Scala town (time taken 1 hour).
(4) Amalfi - Orientated natural reserve. From Comunal
Paper-mills street you skirt Grevone valley, in which Canneto river runs, up to arrive to
Mills valley and to ancient forges ruins, in homonymous valley (the access to reserve is
however authorized on request to ex firm of Stato Foreste Demaniali -Public Forests
State); time taken 2 hours.
Punta St. Elia; it can be reached by Schiato-St. Elia road. After leaving the car around
a homonymous church, you walk along parish large square and among olive-trees and
clusters of pear trees you arrive on Madonna di Crevano abysses. Time taken 1 hour.
Centena-St. Alfonso-St. Barbara: ancient cattle-track that starts from km 10 of SS 366.
Time taken 1 hour.
Amalfitana road, east side of bridge on the fiord, you go down toward the neck, where it
is possible to visit old paper-mill and old mill. Time taken 15 minutes.