As we said in a previous post, Capri island is the ideal place for hiking lovers. Dozens of hidden paths to the most spectacular views over the Mediterranean Sea.
One of the most adventurous one certainly is ‘Passetiello’ trail, leading to the island’s highest peak, Mount Solaro. Words cannot properly describe the astonishing view to be enjoyed once at the top.
Passetiello was for a long long time the only existing way, along with Scala Fenicia, to reach Anacapri (the upper part of the island) from Capri town. The first road connecting the two towns was built at beginning of the XX century.
Starting at the junction between the roads to the port, Marina Piccola and Anacapri, Passetiello really is a trip into the wild. As you will find yourself hiking for up to 3 hours, this walk requires some skills. Endurance, first and above all.
You can barely see the sky along most of the climb, as the sight is blocked by trees. Still, as passing through a narrow passage, the most stunning view opens up in front of your eyes. Looking North, the whole Gulf Of Naples. Looking South, the blue waters stretching out to Sicily. Looking at your feet, the whole island.
Climb for half an hour at least on a slope so steep you need to proceed zig-zagging, and the magnificent Cetrella gets disclosed. Now, sit down and relax, and let your eyes feast on such a spectacle.
From here, a nice and easy flat walk will lead you to Mount Solaro, from where you will enjoy the spectacle of the sun setting down right behind the beautiful Ischia island.