I mentioned last week when I posted about our Autumn Drive to Tramonti that we’ve been out enjoying these fine November days with a few drives. One day last week the beautiful blue sky and autumn colors just begged for a road trip. Heading out early we set out sights on Monte Faito. At 1,150 meters (about 3,773 feet), Monte Faito is one of the highest peaks of the Lattari Mountains that run along the length of the Sorrento Peninsula. The colors along the way were exquisite as we zoomed past Tramonti, over the Chiunzi pass, down to Pompeii and along the coast toward Sorrento until reaching Vico Equense.
From Vico Equense we started the long climb up and up and up and up until reaching the beginning of the Monte Faito park.
We climbed slowly along the narrow road that took us twisting through beautiful yellow woods.
We passed a sleepy donkey taking a little break in the middle of the road.
And a few ponies and horses watched over by a very large white dog.
Close to the top of Monte Faito we entered a magical world. All the leaves had already fallen off the trees and covered the ground with a soft layer of brown leaves. There was no one else to be seen as we slowly continued along the twisty road.
At the top is one of the most spectacular views I’ve ever seen! We could see Mt. Vesuvius, which seemed small in the distance. Looking to the left we could see the entire Sorrento Peninsula, Capri and the islands of Ischia and Procida across the bay.
Me and Mt. Vesuvius:
I’ll leave you with this breathtaking view with a promise to share more soon!