Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

The Ghost Castle

Monte di Capaccio Vecchio

  • Trail Conditions: On foot
  • Interest: Panorama, Archeology, Hystory
  • Departure: Capaccio Vecchio - c/o santuario Madonna del Granato (183m)
  • Arrival: Castello di Capaccio (383m)
  • Duration: 3 hour/s
  • Difficulty Level: E - Hiking (level)
  • Length: 4 km
  • Difference in height: 200m
  • Recommended Period: from January to December

Almost concealed among the rocks and vegetation of Monte di Capaccio Vecchio, the ruins of the homonymous castle dominate the plain of Paestum underneath.
Climbing up here means discovering a piece of history of Cilento, leading us back to the conspiracy of the barons against the powerful Frederick II, tragically ended in 1246. But it also means to stop and admire an enchanting landscape opening like a huge amphitheater where nature blends with human presence, particularly evident in the squared fields, the towns, the roads, and the channels crossing the plain.
Here, a few courageous people take off with their hang gliders to observe the landscape, like the birds populating the cliffs of these mountains do.

Capaccio Castle
Capaccio Castle
Madonna Granato Capaccio
Madonna Granato Capaccio
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