Monte Solaro


Monte Solaro
Monte Solaro
Monte Solaro is located in Italy
Monte Solaro
Campania,  Italy
Elevation 589 m (1,932 ft)
Location
Coordinates 40°32′40″N 14°13′26″E / 40.54444°N 14.22389°E / 40.54444; 14.22389Coordinates: 40°32′40″N 14°13′26″E / 40.54444°N 14.22389°E / 40.54444; 14.22389
View from Monte Solaro towards the Faraglioni

Monte Solaro is a mountain on the island of Capri in Campania, Italy. With an elevation of 589 m, its peak is the highest point of Capri.

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Geology and Topography

Monte Solaro (Mount Solaro) is formed from the same limestone that the island is also composed of.

Flora and Fauna

Flora

The area around Monte Solaro is inhabited by over 900 species of vegetation. At higher altitudes, one might find acanthus, arbutus, heather, juniper, broom, ilex, lentisk, litosperma, myrtle and smilace. At lower altitudes,one can find one might find laurels, rock-roses, strawberry trees, Daphne shrubs, Pistacia lentiscus (Mastic), myrtles, narcissus, orchids, and pines and the Lithodora Rosmarinifolia.

Fauna

The mountain is also visited by many species of birds, including peregrine falcons.

Hiking

The summit is accessible by walking without too much difficulty by either the pasettillio or a path that starts from Axel Munthe. Both routes are suitable for walkers in decent physical condition. Notable sites include the Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Cetrella for its architecture, and the remains of the Fortino di Bruto, a military fort built during the Napoleonic Wars.

From the top of Monte Visto, one can see both the gulfs of Napoli and Salerno.

Climate

Monte Solaro has a typical mediterranean climate, but with colder winters because of the high altitude.



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