The Sanctuary of the Benedictines

Today we start from the beautiful and ancient village of the Abbey of Cava de’Tirreni, and just passing in front of the millennial Benedictine Abbey, (remember that in 2011 celebrated a thousand years of history) that we enter the mythical path C.A.I. 300 Alta Via dei Lattari almost 90 km long, through all the Lattari Mountains from Cava to Punta Campanella in front of Capri.
This first stretch of path 300 will take us to the Sanctuary of the Madonna dell’Avvocata above Maiori, located at an altitude of almost 1000 meters above sea level on the Amalfi Coast. The path is quite challenging, after a first part inside the beautiful woods of chestnut and oak we arrive at the source of Capo d’acqua, where we will have the opportunity to fill our bottles with pure water, then a beautiful climb will take us to Old Chapel located halfway from the shrine at an altitude of 650 meters, where we can make a small stop.
The panorama is wonderful, ranging from the city of Salerno to the entire Amalfi Coast and it’s villages.
For the return the path is the same, but on request, you can vary going down to Maiori through a path lasting an hour and a half, this variant provides a descent with a significant difference in height, for this option the return to Cava de’Tirreni is expected with the use of public transport or taxi.

Path of the Sanctuary of the Advocate
mountain guide

Distance: 12 km 

Altitude diff.: +660 m

Total duration : 6 h

Difficulty: “H”  (Moderate)

Hiking shoes, walking sticks, hat, sunglasses, water.

Trail suitable for people trained to walk

hike & wine vesuvius

T = Tourist – Itinerary on small roads, stairs, mule tracks or wide paths. The routes generally do not require specific training other than that typical of the walk; suitable for everyone.

hike & wine vesuvius

H = Hiking – Routes on paths or obvious traces in various types of terrain (pastures, debris, stones …). They are generally marked with red and white paint or only red They can also take place in snowy environments but only slightly inclined. They require training to walk even for a few hours and stress on the knees for the presence of long stretches of stairs, suitable for all.


EH = Experienced hikers – these routes are generally signposted but with some difficulty: the terrain can be made up of slippery slopes of grass, mixed of rocks and grass, rocks, although paths that do not require special equipment you can present individual rocky passages easy to climb (use of hands in some places). They require surefootedness and absence of vertigo. The physical preparation must be adequate for a day of fairly continuous walking.