Faito MountainThe mountain on the sea
The lovers of Nature and landscapes can’t miss this hike to the highest peaks of the Sorrento Peninsula. Starting from Monte Faito 1200 mt, that overlooks the gulf of Naples, we will reach Monte Conocchia 1380m and Monte Molare with a height of 1444 m. Your perspective on the beautiful surrounding landscape will change as you gain quote. We will start hiking through a forest of Beeches, chestnut trees and wild orchids in April-May. Then, we reach the roof of the Sorrento’s peninsula looking out to the south-windows which give us a stunning view of the Amalfi coast and the golf of Salerno. There are many beliefs related to these mountains, according to the legends they were the place of retreat and shelter of hermit saints while the collective imagination considered it inhabited by elves and witches. But ,what is certain, is that you can relax in the rays of the sun, inhale the sparkling air and enjoy the breathtaking passages, where sky and sea meet in an infinite embrace.
Distance : 6 km
Elevation gain : 360m↓360m↑
Details: Campo del pero ‐ Casa del Monaco – Conocchia – Acqua Santa – Campo del pero
Difficulty: T/ E
Path type: mule tracks, paths on stone and dirt paths
In the woods of Faito, so called because of the extensive beech woods, all possible paths pass on the giant mountains, Lattari, a record that shares not only in the alpine, but in the different and natural environments. It is the ” mountain on the sea”, or rather the gulfs (Naples and Salerno): a real treasure of biodiversity protected by the Lattari Mountains Regional Park. Beyond the forest cover there is the priceless descent to S. Maria del Castello, a hamlet between the worldly Positano and the industrious Vico Equense.
Botany: wood of beech tree, black pine, typical beech tree vegetationwood of beech tree, black pine, typical beech tree vegetation.
Fauna: birds of prey (kestrel, peregrine falcon, buzzard, raven,..) migratory and sedentary birds and insects, butterflies , reptiles( lizards,toads , harmless snakes ) small mammals
Natural landscape interests: panoramic 360 degree view from the Molare peak.