Blog/Blog 2017Thursday March 30th, 2017

Mount Faito, Amalfi Coast, Campania

A couple of days ago I had the chance to climb the highest peak in the Lattari mountains, the rocky spine running along the Amalfi peninsula. So I drove trough Vico Equense to find my way up to Mount Faito, the tallest peak of the whole chain of the Lattari. The summit, 1.444 meter above the sea, is commonly known as the Molar because of his particular shape resembling to a molar. The view from atop spread over the entire Amalfi and Sorrento coasts as far as Capri island with Faraglioni, in the distance. Those past days weren’t the best in terms of air clarity, maybe the transiction between winter and spring brought in some humidity, but still, the view from that spot was amazing. To get to the summit there is a 40 minute walk trough a deep enchanted forest and then a easy climb over a path leading to the top. It’s not a hard exercise even though it’ is quite difficult to find the way without having a guide or a local person. I had Francesco, who is an avid trekker and explorer and knows any corner of this territories. Thanks to him I was able to get to the best spot to take pictures.

 

the village down below on the left is Positano

 

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