Main info about the trail
A very demanding path, especially in the section between the Sanctuary of the Avvocata and the Foce di Tramonti, where the signs have almost completely disappeared. Absolutely not to be undertaken without suitable equipment, good training, hiking experience, suitable clothing and sufficient water supply, especially in the hottest months.
How to get thereThe trail begins from the Corpo di Cava district, where you can get by car or by CSTP bus line departing from Cava or Vietri Sul Mare.
Points of interest along the trailCorpo di Cava (352), Intersection 302 Pertone (359), Intersection 303 Capodacqua (658), Intersection 303a Cappella Vecchia (694), Water Source Acquafredda (824), Intersection 305 307 Sanctuary of the Avvocata (873), Monti del Demanio, Intersection 302 Aria del Grano (898), Intersection 306a Foce di Pucara (875), Intersection 306 309 Foce di Tramonti (913), Vetta Sud Monte Finestra (1145), Intersection 308a Forcella Monte Finestra (1066), Intersection 308 Vetta Nord Monte Finestra (1138), Intersection 312b Pietrapiana (955), Intersection 312a Tuoro Sant'Angelo (897), Intersection 311 (884), Intersection 316 Le Chiancolelle (740), Intersection 310b 320 Valico di Chiunzi (650), Intersection 314 322 Tuoro di Cesarano (801), Tuoro di Stellante - Vena San Marco (885), Intersection 324 Vena Scalandrone (1028), Intersection 315d (1108), Vetta Monte Cerreto (1316).
Water pointsCapodacqua Sorgente Acquafredda Santuario dell'Avvocata Pietrapiana Valico di Chiunzi
This trail is the first part of Upper Trail of the chain of “Monti Lattari” (in italian “Alta Via dei Monti Lattari”) that crosses the whole chain of the “Monti Lattari”, from Cava dei Tirreni to Punta Campanella/Termini. This first part ends on the peak of Mount Cerreto (Monte Cerreto). It begins from the “Vallone Bonea” located in the district of “Corpo di Cava” (352 mt) just left of the 1011 “Badia SS. Trinità”. From the entrance of the monastery, cross the bridge over the river Bonea. Take a right and then a left turn. Follow indications to the Sanctuary of the “Maria Santissima Avvocata” via “Capodacqua” (m 658), the “Cappella Vecchia” (m 694) and the “Sorgente Acquafredda” (m 824). At the summit (873 mt) lies the Sanctuary. The 1485 church deserves a look. To start the descent, back up 700 mt until the fork that leads to the “Monti del Demanio” and take a left northbound. This is the starting point of a very diffcult track, apt for expert trailers, that leads to the “Vetta nord del (northern peak of) Monte Finestra” via “Monti del Demanio” (m 855), the “Aria del Grano” (m 898), the “Foce di Pucara” (m 875), the “Foce di Tramonti” (m 913), the “Vetta Sud del (southern peak of) Monte Finestra” (m 1145) and the below lying “Forcella” (m 1066), also known as “Malopasso”. A simpler track begins at the “Vetta nord del (northern peak of) Monte Finestra” (1138) and leads to the “Valico di Chiunzi” via “Pietrapiana” (m 955), well known religious site, “Tuoro Sant’Angelo” (m 897) and “Le Chiancolelle” (m 740). The main road is to be found at the “Valico di Chiunzi” along with several restaurants and hotels. On the other side of the “Valico di Chiunzi”, the trail is exposed to the Vesuvius and the area named “Agro Nocerino Sarnese”. After a 200 mt descent along the road, there is a steep track on the left that leads to the 1453 “Torre di Chiunzi”. Proceed westbound along the track that leads to “Tuoro di Cesarano” (m 801) and then to “Tuoro di Stellante – Vena San Marco” (m 885). This is the starting point of a second very diffcult track, apt for expert trailers, that leads to the peak of “Monte Cerreto” (1316 mt) via the “Vena Scalandrone” (1028 mt)[sharify]