Sorrento Natural Paths
From your hotel in Sorrento, you can easily walk and visit not only the town centre but also the natural beauty spots of the peninsula, just bring your jacket and hiking boots. The peninsula is surrounded by mountains, with the highest peaks of Mount Sant’Angelo a Tre Pizzi and Mount Faito.
You can follow many nature itineraries, which differ in duration and difficulty, from Monte Faito. For those who love bird-watching, you can come across birds like kestrel, buzzards and even nesting pairs of peregrine falcons have been sighted.
For those who want to tackle the most difficult and strenuous trails, you can reach Leranto Bay, a natural park established in 1982 in which there are numerous protected marine species.
The last two stages are in the inner part of the delightful peninsula, the plateau of Agerola and Gragnano, at the foot of the Lattari mountains.
Nestled in chestnut woods, the plateau of Agerola (700 metres) is famous for San Lazzaro from whose “belvedere” look out point you can see the Concadei Marini, with its magnificent “Grotta dello Smeraldo” (“Emerald Grotto”), so named for the color that water takes through the reflections of sunlight on the rock.
The final route, Gragnano, offers an excursion in the countryside departing from the road of the “Valle dei Mulini” (“Mills Valley”) to Amalfi.
You can also follow the mule track that leads to the foot of the medieval village of Castello, or take the forest trails that meander from Aurano to Mount Mogano with its woods.
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