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The Alta Via dei Monti Lattari
 
The Alta Via dei Monti Lattari crosses share the Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast , from Corpo di Cava in Punta Campanella.
The distance of about 90 km, touches the most ' interesting peaks of the mountain range of Mons Lactarius , which culminates with the Mount St. Angelo a Tre Pizzi ( 1444 m ) .
Persorso of this part of the circuit Monte Cerasulo ( in Sorrento ) , the circuit of the Valle delle Ferriere and the Path of the Gods ( both on the Amalfi Coast ) .
 
The path of the Gods
 
This is certainly one of the most spectacular Amalfi Coast.
It owes its name to the numerous temples dedicated to Minerva, Mithras and Ceres, which stood in Roman times along its path .
The Path Of The Gods (low)
From Bomerano ( Agerola) to Positano via Colle Serra and Li Cannati (8km - medium )
Along the way you will pass under the " cave of the biscuit" where, in addition to the unique geology of the rock, you can admire centuries old houses embedded in the cave.
After the Colle Serra opens an enchanting scenery of the islands "Li Galli" , on the peninsula of Sorrento and Capri in the background .
Continue passing through the town to reach LiCannati Nocelle and Montepertuso and then go down to Positano through a staircase .
Continuing you can reach the beach of Positano .
Is it possible to shorten the course starting the walk from the town of Praiano , rising from the Convent of S. Domenico , or go down in advance in Nocelle to reach the SS163 in Arienzo .
The town of Praiano organizes concerts on the Path of the Gods in spring and autumn .
 
Path of the Gods (high)
 From S. Maria di Castello in Bomerano ( Agerola) .
The path that winds its way from Santa Maria di Castello in Bomerano is perhaps more difficult path down, even for a high altitude hike that goes from 659m of Santa Maria di Castello to 1079 m of Cape Wall, then to get back to 633m Bomerano , the arrival point of this path up and departure for the low one .
 
The valley of the Ferriere
 
From Amalfi Amalfi ( 3 hours - low difficulty) .
Behind Amalfi, in the common staircase, lies the valley of the Ferriere , crossed the river Reed.
The valley looks like a long canyon incumbent high rock walls .
The lower part of the valley in the town of Amalfi, is known as the Valley of the Mills because of the many old mills that used the water of the stream.
Later they were replaced by paper mills.
The inner part of the Valley , belonging to the town of Scala , is called Valle delle Ferriere so named because of the presence of an ancient ironworks .
After passing the ruins of the ironworks , we continue to walk along the waters of the Reed , which here flows tumultuously creating small waterfalls and rapids.
Coming so , after passing , with the necessary authorization, the metal fence , the innermost part of the valley with the most spectacular waterfall of ' whole Amalfi Coast.
In 1972, the valley is a nature reserve.
Valle delle Ferriere Ferriere Valley Valle delle Ferriere
Montepertuso ( Positano) - Valley Well - S. Maria di Castello - Positano
Starting from Montepertuso you climb up to the barracks of the forest .
From the trail you can enjoy a wonderful panorama , in fact you can see from above Positano , on the left Montepertuso Nocelle and Vettica Maggiore ( Praiano) .
We continue towards S. Maria di Castello passing the Walloon Pozzo .
From S. Maria di Castello go down for " The Tese" SS163 until you reach the junction for Montepertuso .
 
The Path of Praia
 
From Bomerano ( Agerola) in Marina di Praia ( Praiano) passing from the Grotto of Saint Barbara (4km - medium )
From the square of Bomerano ( Agerola) take the trail to the cave of S. Barbara and after we passed , takes place on the right to cross the river bed Praia.
The old trail crosses , then , Praiano and the fraction Vettica Maggiore, to finally get on the coastal road .
From here, near the church of S. Luke, you take the steps to Cala di Rezzola up to Marina di Praia.
 
Path with flower
 
From Punta Sant'Elia ( Furore) in Marina di Praia ( Praiano) .
Near the church of St. Elijah and take the trail that leads between agaves, bushes and prickly pears in Pennola passing through the town Grottole .
From here the path drops down steeply to Carritto to bridge the Praia.
 
Path of fish fox
 
From the church of S. Elijah , Furore (40 minutes ) to Furore .
From the Piazza del Carmine , near the church of S. Elijah descends a staircase, the long and ancient route of the farmer- fisherman.
After the building of the Maccaronari , continuing the walk .
After crossing the roadway , the path becomes less steep and more exposed to the sea.
At the end of the course a " stairway " leading to a group of houses that make up the heart of the fishing village within the Fjord .
 
Path of Bats crazy .
 
From Furore in Conca dei Marini.
The path of the crazed Bats can be considered as the natural continuation of that of the Fishing Vixen .
It starts from the Fjord along a path that goes after a while ' , in a very full green and full of surprises .
They meet, after the fishing village and the paper-mill , the bridge of water supply , the mills of Conca dei Marini and , higher up , the ruins of an old paper mill.
Here the trail turns right and climbs on the cliffs at Punta table , a small plateau overlooking the valley .
A little farther on is the Church of San Michele in Conca dei Marini.
 
Path of the Borgo Marinaro .
 
From the Belvedere Fausto Coppi ( Agerola) to Furore ( 2km - low difficulty) .
Close to the viewpoint Fausto Coppi part of a flight of steps leading down to the sea to the deep gorge called Furore , recently restored an ancient fishing village that looks like a crib .
Path of the Borgo Marinaro Path of Borgo Marinaro Path of Borgo Marinaro
Abu Tabela path .
From S. Lazarus ( Agerola) Amalfi (6 h - medium ) .
From S. Lazarus ( Agerola) you go to the castle Lauritano and the path to Monte Murillo until you get to the path for the high-street of Mons Lactarius .
The landscape is pristine , through areas rich in Mediterranean flora.
You go down into the valley with panoramic views of the valley.
Continue to the Valley of the Mills , crossed the river Canneto with its waterfalls and you can see the ruins of an old mill and paper mills .
All 'inside the Ferriere is a spectacular waterfall.
 
 
Trail of sources .
From Campora ( Agerola) in Source Water Vracciara to 1000mt/slm along the river Penise ( 5km - low difficulty) .
From Campora ( Agerola) , close to the water source Leggia , the pathway along the river Penise , in a green valley between chestnut trees .
Along the way you will encounter ancient rock shelters and ruins of an ancient gunpowder Bourbon sources Fiubana , St. Julian's, Cold Water to share 1.000mt/slm , the Source of 'Water Vracciara , from where you can admire a splendid panorama on the Gulf of Naples.
 
Top of the Trail Hawk .
From Campora ( Agerola) in Colle delle Vene (6km - low difficulty) .
From the square in San Martino in Campora ( Agerola) , taking a centuries-old mule stepped it comes to Pontechito , with sweeping views over the entire valley of Agerola.
Continuing through chestnut woods, you reach the top of the Hill of the Hawk and veins , from where you have a splendid view of Amalfi, Ravello and the Gulf of Salerno.
 
Giant's Tooth Trail .
From Pianillo ( Agerola) in Monte S. Angelo Tre Pizzi (7km - high difficulty ) .
Behind the Church of St. Peter ( Agerola , Pianillo ) part of the trail that goes up to Locoli and Cork Hill , where the road joins the Alta Via dei Monti Lattari .
From there it follows westward turning around the rocky pyramid of Mount St. Angelo a Tre Pizzi , to the cave and the spring of Acqua Santa .
From here you can climb the highest of the three peaks .
 
Agerola - Acquolella - Pogerola - Amalfi.
From San Lazzaro ( Agerola) , almost halfway between the square and the lookout, you go left towards the Castle Lauritano .
After a few meters you leave the right fork to the castle from where you have a panoramic view to then go straight until the end of the paved road .
Here you go on a trail, but it continues to rise.
Once at the top , but not on top of Mount Murillo ( 910m , to the left ) , take the path down to the right after about 500m joins the Alta Via dei Monti Lattari in a bend and continues to fall law .
After a while the trail levels and remains at high altitude for a long stretch bypassing the entire valley.
Shortly before leaving the valley takes place right at the fork to Our Lady of Fuondi and then proceed to the saddle of Mount Molegnano where begins the valley of the source dell'Acquolella .
Leaving the valley continue for about 500m and you will come to a junction .
On the right you go to Pogerola of Amalfi ( or Madonna of Fuondi ) along a scenic stretch along almost level p er then descend along a wide path .
Instead you continue to go straight down and after passing a lime kiln will take you on the path up the Valle delle Ferriere .
Then you can go straight to Scala or barge or turn right and go down comfortably in Pogerola in half an hour (2km).
From Pogerola you can go and to Amalfi in less than half an hour using a comfortable and well-maintained old mule track .
 
Ravello - Atrani via Valle del Dragone . ( 1.30 hours low difficulty)
From Piazza Duomo , continue along Via Roma, and to the church of Santa Maria a Gradillo .
Immediately after the church, turn left and go down the stairs to the street.
Here you cross it and takes a flight of stairs with a sign " To Amalfi " begins the descent to Atrani .
After a walk of about five minutes, you get back to the paved road.
Cross it and proceed downhill for about 500 meters , until another sign for Amalfi and a flight of stairs .
It descends , and passing through a small porch under a building .
Go through the village and keep going , you arrive at the intersection of Ravello - barge .
Here, turn right after the first corner , you will come to a small fork in the road where the trail begins to Atrani .
Towards the end of the path , before entering the country, you can see the old cemetery of Atrani and the adjacent church of the Carmine.
After passing the church all paths lead to Piazza Umberto I , in the center of Atrani .
 
Ravello - Pontoon - Torre dello Ziro - Valle delle Ferriere - Amalfi. ( 2.30 hours low difficulty)
From Piazza Duomo , continue along Via Roma, and to the church of Santa Maria a Gradillo .
Immediately after the church, turn left and go down the stairs to the street.
Here you cross it and takes a flight of stairs with a sign " To Amalfi ."
After a walk of about five minutes, you get back to the paved road.
Cross it and proceed downhill for about 500 meters , until another sign for Amalfi and a flight of stairs .
It descends , and passing through a small porch under a building .
Go through the village , turn right and continue going along the road until you reach the square of Pontoon .
Here , leaving the entrance of the church of San Giovanni behind, you take the stairs by Fried .
Continue along this road for about 10 minutes, until another flight of stairs leading to Amalfi.
This route offers the possibility to choose between two very interesting excursions .
One leads to the Torre dello Ziro , one of the ancient towers on the coast , strategically situated above the town of Amalfi with a beautiful view of Atrani and Amalfi.
The other leads to the Valle delle Ferriere .
To reach the Torre dello Ziro , before arriving in the square of Pontoon , you take the path on the left of the paved road and follow the signs for the Tower .
After the church of Santa Maria del Carmine , you climb a set of stairs that mark the beginning of the path through the characteristic Mediterranean vegetation of the forest.
To visit the Valle delle Ferriere instead , leaving Pontoon on the right, continue along the paved road that leads to the end of the valley (about 2 km).
This trail leads to the river with its waterfalls and an old ironworks .
From here the walk to Amalfi along the river with old mills .
Torre dello Ziro Ravello Amalfi
Ravello - Convent of St. Nicholas - Minor. (3 hours , low difficulty)
The path leads through the Valley Elderberry , the ancient monastery of St. Nicola and finally the coastal town of Minori.
Reached the location Elder, past the paved road , along a wide path through a low forest until you reach the monastery of St. Nicholas, situated on the summit of a prominent hill overlooking the valley of Minori and Maiori.
The central location make it an ideal place to admire , in a broad review , the wide scene by the promontories of Conca and Capo d' Orso to the contours of the inner Ravello, Scala and the Valley of Sunsets and dell'Avvocata the ancient sanctuary .
Through a well-marked path is through a forest of chestnut trees and reach an old paved path , which for the most part along the course of the Elder, now channeled right into Minor.
After crossing a village of farmers and part of the valley you follow the ancient stairs up in the center of Minori.
 
Ravello - Torello - Minor. ( 1.30 hours low difficulty)
To the left of the Villa Rufolo , there is no way Annunziata From here begins the first flight of stairs to go.
After passing the church of the Annunciation, you get on the road , cross it and take another flight of stairs leading up to Torello .
After a walk of about 3 minutes, you arrive at the church of San Pietro alla Costa.
Along the road to Torello you can choose between two paths that lead both to Minori.
The first down Via Santa Croce on the left , which leads to the ruins of the ancient church of Santa Croce and a group of buildings of Villamena with the church of San Gennaro .
Or the other path , going straight leads to the square in Torello , where is the church of San Michele Arcangelo.
Continuing to descend the stairs you get to Minori.
 
Ravello - Torello - Ravello - Amalfi. (2.30 hours, low difficulty)
The route starts from Via Annunziata, whose entrance is on the left of Villa Rufolo .
Through the stairs you reach the church of the Annunciation to the right.
Continuing to descend we reach the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie .
Here you turn right in Via Sant'Andrea the Pendulum , past Villa Barluzzi , go down again and then turn left .
In the vicinity of the road before crossing is located in Porta Donica .
Cross the street and turn left and proceed for about 7 minutes to walk to the church of San Pietro alla Costa .
Continue down the stairs , towards Torello .
After a few meters you will reach the square in Torello , from here take Via Torretta in Marmorata , whose entrance is located on the right side of the church.
It continues to drop , making sure to turn right into Via Vallone Casanova .
Continue along the path , passing under some lemon , olive groves and vineyards.
After walking for about 10 minutes , at a green gate with the inscription " Vincenzo Della Mura " , continue down the stairs until you reach the road.
Here you cross , turn left and go straight on for 150 meters , until you reach a set of stairs on the right.
You go up , follow the path and cross the road again and take the steps that go down to the left , leading to Castiglione .
Going down you can see a small religious fresco , arrived here , turn right and go up the stairs.
Once at the church of the Carmine , turn right again and going down as far as Piazza Umberto I in Atrani .
Cross the square, turn left and pass under a small tunnel, then continue along the road and climb the last flight of stairs, on the left, through the restaurant Zechariah , leads to the road to Amalfi.
 
Sunsets - Monte Cerreto - Ravello . (6 hours)
The route is relatively steep, winding paths of reaching the summit of Monte Cerreto at 1316m .
From here the view extends over the entire dorsal variously undulating , sloping to the sea , separating the valley of Tramonti from that of Cava and coastal resorts.
There is no shortage of appearing fragments of history : the outer wall of the castle of Santa Maria la Nova , built on a hill in Tramonti, a defense tower guarding the Chiunzi pass , and finally the ruins of a castle high in the valleys of the elder and Reginna .
Continuing south on sections tuffaceous slightly winding and going down a wooded slope crossed by two rivers almost dry , you reach the end of the valley.
Overcoming the first homes and first vineyards , the trail goes up and down steep steps towards the center of the ancient town of Ravello.
 
Scala - Capitol - S. Maria dei Monti. (4 hours , medium difficulty )
Starting from the main square of La Scala , the route descends the ancient stairs through the village , orchards and vineyards , leading to the Capitol with the ancient church of S. John the Baptist.
Continuing in the direction of Punta Garlic has a magnificent view of Amalfi and Atrani and climb up to a flat rocky ridge to continue along the well-marked path that reaches S. Maria dei Monti at 1039m .
About half an hour away is the source of Vrecciale .
 
Pontoon ( Scala) - Torre dello Ziro - Atrani .
From the square in Pontoon , you take the path on the left of the paved road and follow the signs for the Torre dello Ziro .
After the church of Santa Maria del Carmine , you climb a set of stairs up to the front door .
After the door will go up a few more steps , here is the first viewpoint : in front at the top you can admire Villa Cimbrone in Ravello and at our feet there is the valley of the river Dragone .
It continues through the pine forest up to the lookout point over the Torre dello Ziro .
To get off to Atrani you go back, passing the front door and taking the stairs leading to the coast.
The trail is pretty much the only and after crossing the stream go downhill on the left side along paved streets and cozy up to the historical center of Atrani .
 
Atrani Torre dello Ziro Pontoon
Minor - Convent of St. Nicholas - Minor. (2 hours , low difficulty)
The convent of St. Nicholas, in the Municipality of Minori , situated on a hill in the center of a series of valleys that cut perpendicular to the chain of Mons Lactarius , and the outcome of which are settlements of Maiori , Minori , Atrani and Amalfi.
Although the observation point is not very high , the view of beautiful scenery : from the east, the jagged peaks of Mount Sant'Angelo , Window mount , the mountains of the State Property and Advocate ; across the valley of the Reginna Minor and the ' town of Minori , on the western side , the rocky outcrop on which they are lying Ravello and Scala and finally the sea to the Cape Basin .
The monastery can be reached through paths that originate from various locations on the structure dominates : Sunsets , Maiori , Minori and Ravello.
This itinerary requires a longer traveling time , but it is extremely impressive.
The route starts from Minori , whose village we cross the entire length of the street until you reach the Ancient Paper Mills , from here begins a comfortable staircase , mixed with dirt path or paved with local stone.
Turning next to the ancient structures is achieved Elder, a fraction of Ravello.
After Elder, the trail climbs through woods and Mediterranean maquis .
The route then skirts the ancient buildings used for sheep farms or homes as the so-called spindle , abandoned farmhouse , and can easily reach the convent of St. Nicholas.
For the descent from the monastery you can use several paths depending on the goal you want to achieve : one of the most interesting is that through the Torre leading to the village of Minori.
 
Maiori - Sanctuary dell'Avvocata . ( 2.30 hours medium difficulty)
From Via Casale top Maiori is reached through a comfortable staircase mixed with dirt path , the village of San Vito.
After about half an hour you will reach the ruins of the old farm house of Santa Maria and shortly after the spring called " water chestnut " .
The path continues with alternating flat stretches and small bumps and leads , after passing through the " Grottone " or close to the " tray " ( a giant and ancient lime tree) , depending on whether you choose one of two alternatives, a vast plateau , where the church dell'Avvocata .
Particularly fascinating is the path that leads to the viewpoint , a real balcony over the Gulf of Salerno.
Along the way you will come across the cave of Matthew Salese , a robber who according to legend rushed down to escape from the policemen who had surrounded him after a long chase .
dell'Avvocata Castle church of St. Nicholas Convent of St. Nicholas
Valley of the State. ( 3 hours - low difficulty)
The valley of State Property in the town of Maiori, is characterized by the presence of two distinct small streams , referred to as "hot water " and " Rio State Property " , which run in two converging incisions at the source of the Demanio , after a journey of several hundred meters , flow into the Reginna .
The route starts at the "source " located at the end of the main road, up to the left of the Hill Paternoster ( spur that separates the two valleys of the State Property ) and State Property along the stream until you reach a hut , near which you see the small watercourse.
Turn right , continue for a lush forest , crossing a well-marked path to get to the "Path Exerciser " , created by the local mountain community .
From here, follow the signs after about an hour of walking, you will reach another hut called the pastor.
Here you go down to the dense forest of Ponticchio with ononima source .
Continue to the " White Stones " and " Sant'Angelo " to the ruins of Santa Maria , dominated by Mount Advocate. From here you can easily reach the below Maiori.

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