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autumn in the vineyards facing Capri | by jjamv
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autumn in the vineyards facing Capri

let me take you on this beautiful WALK


a splendid walk amid the silence of nature, along one of the many routes of major natural, historic and archaeological interest of the Peninsula: Punta Campanella.

we see that, the vegetation is transformed into a much less luxuriant plant life, where wild olives, myrtle, juniper, rosemary, everlasting, marine fennel and the limonium which seems almost to grow directly from the rock. It is here that the herring gull nests, and in this area it is possible to glimpse the peregrine falcon or the kestrel. On reaching the very end of Punta Campanella we see, in wild isolation, the remains of a 16th century Tower, erected on the site of a Greek temple dedicated to Minerva. This extreme outpost of the Sorrentine Peninsula, known as the Ateneo Promontory, over the course of the centuries has played host – for cult reasons or to control access to the gulf – to temples and trading stations, defence strongholds and Patrician villas.

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Taken on November 21, 2011