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Something about Punta Campanella


Punta Campanella is the geographic point of separation between the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno.

It’s a protected marine area, with a stunning view on the Capri Island and on the two Gulfs of Naples and Salerno.

Legend has it that Ulisse, struck by its beauty, landed here, climbed up to the clearing above the sea cost and founded there the temple of Atena (that was the deity protecting him).

Punta Campanella is an extremely impressive place, with a significant number of easy routes, good for beginners, and even with some lines of medium and medium/high difficulty.

It’s overlooking the clear blue sea of the marine protected area, and it’s very close to Capri Island.

The approach is quite long, and at the end, it’s quite awkward, the space at the bottom of the routes is precipitous. Thus it’s not good for children.

As it's faced to East and South, and at sea level, it’s recommended for climbing in winter and during the mid-seasons (not much in summer).

The rock is an excellent marine limestone, and the wall is a very carved slab. There are even some overhangs and some corners.


Punta Campanella is a historical crag: in fact, you can still find some old bolts in its cracks, dating back to the Eighties.


Take the highway A3 Napoli-Salerno, and exit at Castellammare di Stabia, taking the SS145 road.

Continue on the SS145, pass the Vico Equense town, and continue up to Piano di Sorrento. Once there, don’t go toward Sorrento, but turn left toward Termini. Pass Colli di Fontanelle, Sant’Agata dei Due Golfi, and, once at the small square of Termini, park your vehicle where it’s allowed.