In the vast panorama of island tourism, the "Passetiello" represents one of the "par excellence" paths, that the true lovers of nature and walking must have seen at least once in their life ...
It is definitely among the most suggestive of paths, not only due to the fact that it is immerged in Mediterranean bush, but also due to the variety of the landscape and sceneries that open to the eyes of the visitors. An old mule track, the ancient connection road between Capri and Anacapri, that, departing from the location called Due Golfi, just a short distance from the centre of Capri, it climbs along the rocky coast, until it reaches the anacaprese territory, in the Cetrella valley.
The path is for enthusiasts, as several sections are extremely difficult, with long steep slopes and it is obviously recommended to wear appropriate clothing, and in particular adequate footwear. Along the first part of the path there is an ilex wood, one of the three ilex woods still present on the island, with the typical Mediterranean flora, that then mixes into a deciduous wood that proliferates in this area thanks to the marine tides that create the ideal microclima. Finally one reaches the Passetiello where, by climbing a high rock face, one can view the scenery of the Faraglioni and the Marina Piccola. The arrival at the Cetrella valley with its hermitage, brings this fascinating route to an end, where there is a typical chestnut grove and the Anginola valley with a black pine grove (Pinus nigra), arboreal essence native of Asia and the mountainous areas of Eastern Europe. It is possible to return to the centre of Anacapri from Cetrella along a path or, by going up again towards Mount Solaro by using the chair life service.
How to get there
Due Golfi. After the inhabited area and cultivated fields, between the ilex groves and the high bush one reaches the Cetrella valley, near the ancient hermitage of St. Maria, with a splendid view of the Faraglioni.
Max height m. 589 - Time needed for the trip: around 3 hours.