Main info about the trail
The path leading to S. Elia crosses the estate S.Elia, a private property enclosed by a gate. Informe yourself before about the possibility of accessing. In any case, we recommend walking the trail, though only to the gate, for its natural, historical and natural beauties.
How to get thereCircumvesuviana stop S.Agnello
Points of interest along the trailCircumvesuviana station of S.Agnello (70), Church of Trasaelle (196), Intersection 300 Fontanelle (343), Belvedere (309), Punta S.Elia (10)
From the Circumvesuviana stop of Sant’Agnello, climb on the paved road towards “Trasaelle” and “Colli di Fontanelle”. In the square, walk along the narrow street leading to the “Belvedere”.
From the terrace take the steep steps of limestone until to reach the pinnacle that was the western pillar of the famous Arch of Sant’Elia, also called “of the Queen”, and then “Porta S. Elia”.
After passing this arch, continue along the road until to the intersection, where you have to go to the right.
Climb a few meters and continues to the other pinnacle, called “Pizzo ‘e Cardillo”.
The trail continues along a steep descent, leading after a few hundred meters to the gate that is the eastern boundary of the vast estate of Sant’Elia.
By asking permission to access private property, you will reach Punta S. Elia, dominated by a large pine tree, where you can take a break for lunch.
The trail is classified T (easy) from Circumvesuviana Station of S. Agnello to Intersection 300 Fontanelle; E (medium) from Intersection 300 Fontanelle to Punta S. Elia.