Through the "Antico Parco del Principe"
This approximately two-hour hike can be installed as an additional highlight between stage 4 and 5 - either in the afternoon after stage 4 or in the morning before stage 5.
The starting point is the "Colli San Pietro" bus stop at the intersection of the two state roads SS145 and SS163. From here the destination of the hike - Monte Vico Alvano - is already visible and clearly recognizable at the summit cross.
From the bus stop, we turn into Via S. Pietro, which leads us slightly upwards. The path takes us directly to the entrance to the "Antico Parco del Principe" park, in the middle of which is the "Castello Colonna", which can be rented for pompous wedding celebrations. The hiking trail leads through the park and past the castle on the right. Behind the castle we tend to keep to the right and take the sunny hiking trail to Monte Vico Alvano.
View in all directions
The hiking path leads upwards in several serpentines, the view becomes more and more beautiful and extends from the Amalfi coast - the village "Vettica Maggiore", located opposite Positano, is clearly visible - over the archipelago "Li Galli" to Capri and Sorrento.
At the end of the switchbacks we reach a small crest, here we turn left and take the "cul de sac" to Monte Vico Alvano (approx. 1 hour ascent from the start).
Arrived at the iron summit cross, the panorama now grows almost to an 360 degree all-round view. When the weather is good, the distant view is magnificent: the Gulf of Naples lies in front of us, the mass of houses in Naples are clearly visible and Vesuvius rises majestically from the plain.
After a sufficiently long photo break, we go back the same way (descent approx. 45 min).