Private hiking to Punta Campanella

This hike is like a walk back into an ancient time. Along the trail, there are remnants of old temples where ancient Greeks and Romans worshiped the Goddess Athena / Minerva. You will have unforgettable views of Capri Island and the Bay of Ieranto.

From Santa Croce Termini Square, we will start our walk towards Punta Campanella. The first part of the trail is a paved road with houses on both sides. Continuing along the road, it will change from paved to cobblestoned. This is because the Punta Campanella trail was, in ancient times, a Roman road known as Minerva road, which led to the Greek temple of Athena/Minerva.

Description of hike to Punta Campanella

After a short time walking through olive trees, you will see the beautiful Cala Mitigliano to your right. This inlet in the coast has one of the best beaches in the region. A short while after that, the isle of Capri will appear right in front of you! We will continue along the simple trail, stepping into history and stunning landscapes. Picture this, you’ll be walking on the ancient roman, cobblestoned road at the side of Mount San Costanzo; to your right, the vastness of the Tyrrhenian Sea and Capri, looking like a fantasy island full of mystery and treasures to be discovered. We will eventually get to Punta Campanella. The remains of a medieval watchtower with a modern lighthouse beside it. This means you are at the very end of the Sorrentine Peninsula. You can go behind the tower, walking down ancient roman stairs, to the base of what was the Temple of Minerva/Athena.

After soaking in the scenery, you have two options: going back the same road you came in on, or continuing the trail. The first option is good for families with kids.

Deciding to continue the trail to Mount San Costanzo, you will begin to rise in altitude. During the uphill walk you can take a break because the astonishing vista you get of the Ieranto Bay is worth it. The hike back will be filled with more beautiful views, then the trail will start to lose elevation and go through the woods. At the end of the path you will be back in Santa Croce square

Please note:

Punta Campanella hiking is not suitable for those suffering from heart or knees problems. We recommend being prepared with sportswear and trekking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and a bottle of water.


Price: from 100€ per person

Departure Point: Piazza Santa Croce Termini - Massa Lubrense

Difficulty: from beginners to expert

More details

✓ English speaking private guide

✓ Certified guide

✓ Private transfer on request

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