Monte Faito​

Tour and local food sampling

Arrival on the Faito Mount by cable car. Once there you will immediately dive into the natural atmosphere of the forest characterized by centuries-old beech trees, which were declared Monumental Trees by the Campania Region in 2009. The majestic beech trees invite to rediscover the natural beauty of life the oasis of peace is a real energy generator.

The brilliant ecosystem offered by the mount represents the perfect place to live for species such as foxes, wild boars, the hedgehogs, the fire salamanders and many families of birds such as the black birds, the robins, the kestrels, the peregrine falcons and the black and gold finches.

In the end, you will visit the ancient snow routes and the traditional neviere used to store the ice which in the past was transported downstream and subsequently sent to Naples.

Checklist of the trip:

  • Arrival at the cable-car station and ascent to the Monte Faito
  • Meeting with the guide and introduction to the beautiful mountain site
  • Tasting tour based on local products at a panoramic refreshment point
  • Return to the cable car station

Included:

  • Cable car tickets
  • Licensed naturalist tour leader
  • Entrance to the local food sampling point and photo tour
  • Medical insurance

DURATION: 4 hours

DIFFICULTY: Low

PERIOD: Daily

TIME: 10.00 a.m

STARTING POINT: Monte Faito Cable Car Station

ID: MON1

Walk and horse ride in the Quisisana woods


Ascent by cable car to the Monte Faito and guided tour

Discover the breath-taking views while riding a horse through the tracks of the woods. This place has been known since the thirteenth century for the therapeutic functions of the air and springing water. Qui-si-sana is an italian compound name whose translation is Here – one is – healed.
The woods were considered majestic property when it became the holiday residence of the king Charles III of Bourbon. Not only is it a natural environment but also an architectural treasure. You will walk along long boulevards surrounded by platan and horse chestnuts trees.
The height offers a unique view over the Gulf of Naples and over Castellamere di Stabia. A perspective, from which you can take suggestive photos.
The tour will move from the Quisisana woods toward the Monte Faito after the ascent by cable car. A guide will be happy to show you the many natural and functional features of the Mount.

Checklist of the trip:

  • Meeting at the EAV train station – Castellamare di Stabia
  • Transfer by minivan to the Fontana del re in Castellamamare 
  • Horse ride in Quisisana
  • Ascent by cable car
  • Dedicated guided tour of the Mount Faito
  • Sample of typical products 
  • Descent by cable car

Included:

  • Transfer from EAV train station R/T
  • Horse ride + guided tour
  • Medical insurance
  • Local food sampling

DURATION: 7/8 hours

DIFFICULTY: Medium

PERIOD: Daily

TIME: 10.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

STARTING POINT: EAV Castellammare di stabia 

ID: PASH2

Walk and horse ride in the Quisisana woods
with lunch in farmhouse

Since the 13th century. the different rulers paid special attention to this suggestive place, called domus de loco sana, that they created a palace with a park that was expanded and enriched with avenues, stairs and fountains. In one of these avenues the central axis of a trident path was placed that was embellished with fountains from which the connections with the royal forest started, on which the place name Le Fontane del Re is still preserved. The excursion on horseback starts from this point, Le Fontane del Re continues to discover the royal forest of Quisisana and its panoramic views of the Stabiese Gulf. The forest, known since Swabian times for the salubrity of the air, the rich vegetation and the beauty of the landscape, takes its name from the phrase “qui ci si sana”, thus alluding to its ancient healing and wellness function. At the end of the walk, lunch at the farmhouse.

Checklist of the trip:

  • Meeting at the EAV train station – Castellammare di Stabia  
  • Transfer by minivan to the Fontana del Re of Castellammare di Stabia  
  • Horse ride in Quisisiana
  • Lunch at the farmhouse
  • Ascent by cable car
  • Sample of typical products
  • Descent by cable car

Included:

  • Transfer from EAV train station R/T
  • Horse ride + guided tour
  • Medical insurance
  • Local food sampling

DURATION: 7/8 hours

DIFFICULTY: Medium

PERIOD: Daily

TIME: 10.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

STARTING POINT: EAV Castellammare di stabia 

ID: PASH1