Castellammare di Stabia - Marina di Stabia - Shepherd's Route - Pasta and Cheese from Gragnano to the Monti Lattari

The Lettere Castle

Campania
Nature and Culture


29.5 Km

From Castellammare di Stabia, the itinerary leads to Gragnano and the Monti Lattari, hubs for the culinary traditions of the Region of Campania. Gragnano, "city of pasta," hosts grain mills dating back to 1500, while the Park of the Monti Lattari (latte means milk in Italian) is home to flocks of sheep that have produced the strong pecorino cheese since time immemorial.

 

In occasion of Expo Milano 2015, the Italian Government is working to promote the "EXPO and Territories" initiative, a journey in discovery of Italy's hidden treasures and agro-alimentary excellence. "EXPO 2015" explores any and all cultural heritage tied to the initiative.

Marina di Stabia

Castellammare di Stabia, Naples

Marina di Stabia

A splendid location (and a splendid climate at that) make this an ideal port even in winter. Those navigating Italy's waters by boat can easily visit Capri, Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento. Services are high-quality and personnel work to accommodate the demanding of travelers.

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6.2 Km

Gragnano: Borgo di Castello, Valle dei Mulini (EXPO AND REGIONS)

Gragnano

Gragnano: Borgo di Castello, Valle dei Mulini (EXPO AND REGIONS)

Gragnano is a name known throughout the world for its pasta producers that have been churning out pasta since at least 1500. Known as the “city of pasta,” Gragnano lies in the so-called Valle dei Mulini, where mountain mineral springs give the pasta made here a unique flavor. Visit the remnants of the 10th Century castle, or borgo.

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Monti Lattari Regional Park

Parco Regionale dei Monti Lattari

Monti Lattari Regional Park

The Monti Lattari Regional Park owes its name to the sheep pasturing in the area. The Italian word for milk is latte, and the sheep are milk- and cheese-producing, hence “Lattari.” Expanding over a surface area of 160 km from the Sorrentine Peninsula to the Amalfi Coast, the park is rich in biodiversity. The Path of the Gods (Sentiero degli dei) is a favorite here, transporting hikers from Bomerano to Positano, traveling age-old roads, passing caves, mountain faces and the remnants of ancient dwellings, and crossing woods and terraced cliffs that suddenly drop to the sea. The Valle delle Ferriere or Ferriere Valley is a series of calming waterfalls and streams, which is why ironworks and paper mills long dotted the area. Their remnants are visible on the route southward to the Amalfi Coast.

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17 Km

29.5 Km

Lettere: Castle and Annexed Medieval Archaeological Area (EXPO AND REGIONS)

Lettere

Lettere: Castle and Annexed Medieval Archaeological Area (EXPO AND REGIONS)

Lettere is a small town in the Naples metropolitan area, and it boasts precious monuments, particularly the 11th-Century Medieval Castle and the Church of Santa Maria Assunta and San Giovanni Battista (1570), which protects a beloved statue in stucco and wood depicting St. Anne (16th Century). The Saint is feted every August, attracting thousands of pilgrims each year.

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