Walking & Trekking
Discover with us the ‘Valley of the Bandits’!
With views of Capri and Positano
- Amalfi Coast -
Ruggieri di Agerola was a notorious bandit who acted in
these areas and was hiding in woods and in secret caves,
and of which Boccaccio writes about in the tenth story in
the fourth day of the Decameron. It seems that this bandit
also took refuge in the beautiful fjord of Furore.
It can be really funny to explore the natural caves and
the environment in which for centuries brigandage has proliferated
in Campania and South Italy.
The walking route can start from the square 'Generale Avitabile'
in Agerola, specifically in the hamlet of San Lazzaro, and
lasts about three hours with a vertical drop of 500 meters,
both uphill and downhill. The first place that we will cross
is Pendola while walking on a very old trail, and continuing
then on via Paipo: an old stone stairway. From here on, along
the way you can admire the typical the terraces of the Amalfi
Coast with its crops, and we will walk through beautiful
forests of chestnut and alder. Our goal is first of all the
Monte Tre Calli, to reach at the end the heights of Capo
Muro. From here we can chose between two routes: the most
popular is in direction of Monte Sant'Angelo until up to
one of its three peaks ‘Tre Pizzi’. Of these,
less demanding is the trek towards Monte Catiello, from which
it is then possible to continue towards Bomerano passing
through the place ‘Madonna del Silenzio’.
And here, just sit down to rest a while and enjoy the view
of Positano and Capri! And please ... use your camera! To
capture this special moment ...