In the Vesuvius national Park overlooking the gulf of Naples
Path on the ridge of the Mount Somma
The trail, hiking the nature, will lead us on the ridges of Mount Somma, walking on the edge of the immense caldera formed during the eruptions of the ancient volcano of the Somma before AD 79 This charming loop trail leads to Punta nose, which with its 1132 m asl is the highest peak of Mount Somma. along the ascent to the summit, the mesophilic forest of locust and chestnut in spring underpinned by the brightly colored inflorescences of Vesuvius red lily along the way you will encounter before the stain essences broom, and thereafter. Along the route of the ridge are overcome before ii Cognoli Trocchia (961 m above sea level) and later ones of St. Anastasia (1086m above sea level) from which you can see on one side the Gulf of Naples and the bell Piana and the reserve dall’atro Tirone-Alto Vesuvio, the Great Cone of Vesuvius and Cognoli Octavian. At Punta Naso you can enjoy a breathtaking view overlooking the Valle del Gigante, where the 1944 lava flow is particularly impressive, with a bit of imagination you can scroll to see it again!
The last section of the route cuts almost flat throughout the western slope of Mount Somma and crosses lush woods of black locust, chestnut, oak, maple Neapolitan alder and many other species and is influenced by innovative environmental engineering works.
Total length: 9,109 m / r
Maximum altitude: 1132 m above sea level
Travel time: 6 h / r
Associazione Vesuvio Natura da Esplorare