Main info about the trail
The trail was crossed by fires on August 2017. Now it is not easy to walk through the presence of trunks, snowmobiles and the disappearance of CAI signage
How to get thereCircumvesuviana Station of Vico Equense or Funivia Station of Monte Faito
Points of interest along the trailCircumvesuviana Station of Vico Equense (75), Convent of S.Francesco (259), Capo D'Acqua (530), Belvedere del Faito (1034), Funivia del Faito (1102), Intersection 350 Faito (1110)
Water pointsPiazzale dei Capi (Belvedere) Capo d'acqua
From the Circumvesuviana station of Vico Equense take the street “Via Santa Maria del Toro”, a road with many bends that leads to the Sanctuary of “Santa Maria del Toro”.
Take the right of the ancient Via dei Mulini, a very uphill slope that, running along terraces of olive groves and pretty villas, leads to “Via S. Francesco” near the Bonea cemetery and the Convent of S. Francesco.
If you have time, visit the church and Via Crucis avenue that leads to a panoramic terrace on the Vico plain, enriched by the installation of the olive branch tribute to St. Francesco of Assisi and a stone statue of the same Saint.
To the left of the cemetery door, you cross a wooden bridge that leads to via Sperlonga, a white road that can be traversed by small cars following the pipes of the aqueduct outcropping in different points.
Before arriving at the “Sperlonga” spring, turn right to take the uphill trail to “Trina del Monte”. Having the sea on the left, continue to the source of “Capo D’Acqua” and just over, on a panoramic ridge where an hut supposedly of the hunters there is .
Follow the crest line uphill along trails and rocks, until you reach the “Croce dell’Eremita” and an high tension trellis, and then the “Belvedere del Faito”.
From the “Belvedere” on the opposite side of “Piazzale dei Capi”, take the rocky staircase that reaches the “Piazzale della Funivia” station in 20 minutes. Continue climbing the stairs of the station and crossing a picnic tables equipped until you cross the path 350 (“The Trail of the Angel”) that climbs from Castellammare.