Monte Faito
Monte Faito
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nb888
Nottingham, UK376 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Came here on the rattler from Naples. 8 euro gets you a return ticket, in true italian style the ticket machine in the office broke immediately upon my arrival so they spent some time to fix it during which a long queue formed. Cable car looked dangerous, no doubt it probably is, views are not bad. Around 8 min journey to the top.
On arrival I looked around for about 5 seconds at the small selection of bars and restaurants before joining one of the many hiking trails in the area to go and hike down some way. Saw many lizards and raptors and mountain oregano. Peaceful.
Joined the infamous via quisisana crumbling mountain road halfway and proceeded most of the way back up on that. This is worth a visit in itself, one of the only still cobbled roads crumbling down the side of the mountain, this runs right from the Castellmare town to the top. Would not surprise me to see a bunch of smugglers using it. Learnt after my trip there was a bunch of dangerous dogs 2 -3 km from the top, guess I got lucky that day or maybe they are goat herding in the winter only... hmm.
Back at the top a loud rock band was doing a live set, going to a mountain top to hear a live band is exactly what i want to be doing, so got back on cable car sharpish and then the rattler back to Naples. Apparently there are things to do in Castlemare but you could have fooled me....
Written October 15, 2022
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evonwise17
Windsor, UK185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We arrived at Castellammare di Stabia on the Circumvesuvio train from Sorrento and took the Funivia to the top of Monte Faito. The funivia is expensive but had the best views of the bay of Naples from the
Monte by far! Take photos there! The “welcome centre” at the top is dingy with very poor food and drink options around a neglected square. There is a large map in the square to help orientate yourself, but actually a very helpful gentleman came up to us to advise us on the two main walking paths. I’m not sure if he was employed by the site or the funivia company, but his help was much appreciated as I was with my Mum who had recently broken her wrist and was nervous about walking anywhere! We took the shorter walking option. The paving was falling apart and involved lots of steps. The views were only visible at two positions through a small gap in the trees. We walked slowly but to the end and back it took about 40mins. We didn’t linger and took the funivia straight down again. (I’d recommend a stroll around Castellammare di Stabia though, which was just coming to life for the evening with locals on the streets, bars and restaurants opening up and people strolling on the lungomare -where we stopped for a gelato and enjoyed the views of Vesuvius!)
Written October 30, 2023
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joyg1969
Wakefield, UK300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Stumbled upon this fantastic sightseeing cable car service purely by accident whilst viewing the map of stops/stations on the Naples to Sorrento train line. We had not seen it advertised anywhere. The cable car lift to the top of the mountain is at the Stabia station itself. It is not expensive to go up it and it feels almost alpine up there. The air is so clear and the sights are amazing. There are a few places to eat and toilet facilities.
I would definitely recommend a visit!
Written November 27, 2017
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John B
Glenrothes, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
So glad I found this when browsing on Trip Advisor, as it's not well advertised !!

The Cable Car is the best way to get there, it's at the end of the train station platform at Castellammare di Stabia.

This is such a great trip, only 8 Euros for a brilliant view over the entire peninsula, and great walking at high level, with few people around.

When you arrive at the top Cable Car Station, there are options to go left or right.

To the right, it's a short easy walk to a viewing point which looks out to Sorrento, Capri, and the Bay of Naples. Exceptional views and so peaceful. There are many walks from here, various levels of difficulty.

If you go left on arrival, there is a good path, steadily rising, with excellent views over the Bay of Naples, Naples, Pompeii and across to Mount Vesuvius. This path goes for some distance, and just gets better the further you go !!

We did it mid October, so be aware it's a bit cooler up there, partly tee shirt weather, partly with light jacket.

Nice wee cafe / bar at top cable car station, good for a coffee and snack.

Enjoy !!
Written October 29, 2018
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DangerUK
Ipswich, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We found the cable car to the top of the mountain in Castellammare by complete chance when visiting the metro station to visit Pompeii. The next day we came back and took it to the top for a small fee but my was it worth it; Not only were we graced with some of the most beautiful views in all of Italy looking over Castellammare, Pompeii, Naples and the volcano, but we were also treated to a scenic walk along the cliffs edge and through the forest before a light bite of lunch before coming back down.

If you are in the area this is an absolute must!
Written October 4, 2017
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trevor h
London, UK100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This place is well worth a visit whilst staying around the bay of Naples or Sorrento. We simply went up by what we call a cable car right from the platform of,Castlemare de stabia station. I think they call it a funny car or Something. Anyway you can go up by bus or car from Vico Equine. However when we got to the top after the fantastic views from the funny car just across the car park was a nice looking Inn. I'm sure it's probably quite good, but we just turned right and kept walking through the trees and past a phone mast thing where there is a few nice views. But as we kept going in the comparatively cool mountain we saw below a beautiful establishment. A bit like a big Swiss chalet. From there and another smaller place of refurbishment on a kind of peninsular...what totally awesome views in every direction. The bigger place turned out to be a really nice country style hotel and restaurant. I would tell you it's name but let's keep it a secret eh? Why spoil a lovely quiet spot away from all the bustling and stuff? The owner was so welcoming and helpful. Sort of chap that could be your Dad or Grandad. Not all the posh stuff but just Mr normal! Anyway, having eventually got away, (oh nice lunch too!) We walked up the winding frog and toad (road) to the top entering the other end of the car park. Actually we could have gorn up by bus, like the nice man at the St Angelo's oooops said. Never mind. It was a good walk. If you are really into hiking, then the lady at the hotel gives a little map. Gordon Bennetto! I think it's more extensive than you might think. Still We gonna git back down that funny car and head back to London where we come from. Just in case you didn't guess! Enjoy. Chow
Written July 27, 2019
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Londonsunlounger7
London, UK312 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Take the bus from Vico Equinse railway station to Monte Faito. The Circular route is 1.30 euros and takes an hour up and down with the locals joking with the driver as he swings round hairpin bends. You can stop for lunch in one of the villages near the top. regular buses go up "Sinestra" or "Destra" left or right routes. You can find tracks for walking if you get a good map.
Written October 11, 2017
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Mark M
Blackrock, Ireland89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017
Well worth doing. Eight euros will bring you to the top of Mount Faito. You can walk back to Castellammare if you want -takes about 2 hours 50!) There are walks through the forest available and you have to explore a little to find the best views amongst the telecommunications aerials. But they are worth it. Walking downhill will bring you to a lovely cafe bar (they provided a map of the local walks) where you can enjoy the peace and quiet over a drink or a coffee.
Written September 13, 2017
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Anna M
Worksop, UK9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Visited today after getting hotel rep to check to see if open. Website states it is running but when we got there it was covered I scaffold. Not going to be open anytime soon.
Written July 31, 2017
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GOG69
Bedford, UK229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Cable car closed expectations to open
are Mid August so October lol
Don't know what else to say just wish more TAs would post to keep others uptodate 😎
Written July 3, 2017
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