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.


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From Vico Equense we started the long climb up and up and up and up until reaching the beginning of the Monte Faito park.


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We climbed slowly along the narrow road that took us twisting through beautiful yellow woods.


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We passed a sleepy donkey taking a little break in the middle of the road.


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And a few ponies and horses watched over by a very large white dog.


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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.


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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.


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Me and Mt. Vesuvius:


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I’ll leave you with this breathtaking view with a promise to share more soon!


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  • Wanderlust Woman

    Che vista belissima. Grazie per posting such wonderful fotos.

    November 25, 2009
  • Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura

    Could be Luxembourg (except for the view)…
    I have friends with a holiday house there. I remember meals cooked entirely over an open fireplace and those roasted artichokes which were delicious.
    Thanks for bringing back memories!

    November 25, 2009
  • LindyLouMac

    Thankyou once again for sharing your photos and those glorious views.

    November 25, 2009
  • Chef Chuck

    Simply Beautiful!! I love the lazy animals hanging out in the road!

    November 25, 2009
  • Amber

    You said it. Breathtaking. What a marvelous day it must have been.

    November 26, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Lisa! Glad you enjoyed!

    Ciao Scintilla! I saw a lot of holiday houses as we got toward the top of Monte Faito. I thought it was amazing to have such a landscape so close to the beaches and coast below. Yum… roasted artichokes… one of my favorites!

    Ciao LindyLouMac! So happy to hear you enjoy the photos. Thanks!!

    Ciao Chuck! The animals were great just hanging about it the road. That gave the perfect sense of how relaxed and peaceful it was up there!

    Ciao Amber! It was a breathtaking view!

    November 26, 2009
  • Alex Roe

    Looks stunning.

    Horrible and grey up here in foggy Milan.

    Boo hoo.

    November 26, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Alex! Mi dispiace! You didn't send that grey and horrible weather down here by any chance did you? 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

    December 16, 2009

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