Walking & Trekking
Walking in the Natural Marine Reserve of Punta Campanella
to reach the beach of Jeranto. A stunning view on Capri.
- Sorrentine Peninsula -
For all lovers of the sea the ideal is to walk in the Natural
Marine Reserve of Punta Campanella and reach the beach of
Jeranto from which you will enjoy a stunning view of Punta
Campanella itself and the famous Faraglioni, symbol of Capri.
The area is a protected natural reserve and certainly one
of the most beautiful Italian coasts with a luxuriant vegetation
and a rich underwater life. The whole journey takes place
in a circle, and it is particularly scenic, leading through
stunning points of lush Mediterranean vegetation full of
carob, mastic, but also typical terraces of olive trees.
The difficulty of the trail is the not high, even if the
way back can occur a little harder.
We start from the square of Termini, a small village of
Massa Lubrense, and we walk along an ancient Roman road of
which some remains are still visible, through stairs and
back streets until the church of Nerano. Here begins the
real path that leads us straight to the beach of Jeranto
from which we will o admire the Faraglioni of Capri in the
distance, but from the beginning of the trail there is a
great view of the coast, the Saracen towers and the small
islands of Li Galli. From the beach we will continue until
we reach the extreme tip of the Sorrentine Peninsula, where
we can see the remains of the tower of "Punta Campanella" of
the fourteenth century. Here stood the ancient temple of
Athena - Minerva, where over the centuries have been built
for religious or military needs, temples, defense works and
beautiful villas of which today, however, nothing remains.
From the tower you can get through a staircase to the famous
and beautiful cave of the Sirens. At this point you can already
return to Termini or continue up to Monte San Costanzo at
an altitude of 500 m approx. to admire the Bay of Jeranto,
the Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Salerno on the one hand,
and the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvius on the other, and
for a brief stop at the Chapel of San Costanzo before turning
back and end the trekking tour.