Monte Vico Alvano
A beautiful peak of the Lattari Mountains ideally marks the border between the Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast.
Vico Alvano is a mountain on which you can breathe history: on its slopes the first human traces dating back to over 15,000 years ago were found and for centuries it was a crossroads between the villages of the Sorrento Peninsula and those of the Amalfi Coast.
We are in the hills of San Pietro, close to Piano di Sorrento. The itinerary starts from the park of the former noble residence of Castello Colonna. The path then gently climbs to the top of the mountain among the typical plants of the Mediterranean vegetation: myrtle, lentisco, strawberry tree and phillyrea. Going up in altitude, the Mediterranean vegetation gives way to the mixed forest, which in ancient times extended to the beech forest of Faito, the highest mountain in the Lattari chain.
You reach the top of 642 meters where a large iron cross overlooks the villages of Sorrento, Sant'Agnello and Piano di Sorrento. On the opposite side, a large natural terrace overlooks the beach of Tordigliano, in Vico Equense. From here you can admire the Li Galli archipelago, Praiano and the rock of Germano.