Monte San Michele is a 11.4 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Vico Equense, Campania, Italy that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
11.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
535 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Escape the crowds at nearby Pompeii or Mt Vesuvius with this hike, to the highest peak in the area (which is called Il Molare, as it’s shaped like a molar!). The walk starts with a cable-car from the Castellammare Di Stabia train station on the Circumvesuviana line, which ascends Mount Faito (there's also a path up if you prefer to walk). From the cable car station at the top, it's easy walking to the Monastery of San Michele, known also known as the “trail of the angel” as it traces the route taken by the saints Catello and Antonino over 1000 years ago. The next part is steeper as the path goes up to the Monte San Michelle peak.

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17 days ago

Didn't make it all the way to the Monte San Michelle peak, as we had a late start - but even the first couple of kilometres of the view (as well as the cable-car) offer fantastic views over the area.
Trip report: https://hikingtheworld.blog/2018/09/30/mount-faito-trail-of-the-angels-sorrento/