Walking & Trekking in Sorrento: touch the sky with a finger!
The Sorrento Peninsula, Sorrento in particular, is a famous and beloved tourist destination both for Italians and foreigners, and it is the full expression of the Neapolitan style and sunny nature of the South Italians in the world, much praised by the songs 'Come back to Sorrento' and 'O' sole mio '. In addition to the postcard images and beautiful coastal views in which sea and sun are the main characters, for lovers of walking and hiking Mount Faito plays the master and needs to be explored. Its name comes from the local dialect word "beech", because the area is especially rich in beech trees, as well as oak and chestnut trees. The paths through the beech trees lead into the heart of the mountain until to its peaks almost touching the sky. Mount Faito is 1131 meters high and is one of the peaks of the Lattari Maounts, the Preappennine mountain group in Campania, and offers spectacular views of the Sorrento Peninsula, the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvius, the island of Capri, the Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Salerno. For all lovers of the sea the ideal is to walk in the Natural Marine Reserve of Punta Campanella and reach the beach of Jeranto from which you will enjoy a stunning view of Punta Campanella itself and the famous Faraglioni, symbol of Capri. The area is a protected natural reserve and certainly one of the most beautiful Italian coasts with a luxuriant vegetation and a rich underwater life.