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“Two gulfs, as they promised”

Monastero di San Paolo
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Although you can't visit the interior of the facility, the point is to view both the Amalfi Gulf and the Gulf of Naples from the same hilltop. The monastery has a viewing tower, with an admission charge, but it's only open a few hours a day. So you walk around an unpaved parking lot to enjoy the view for free. It can be warm, and there are no bathrooms. Many people ride the tourist tram here, but we walked up from the Sant'Agata town square, which was an easy, uphill 1/2 mile. We'd arrived on the SITA public bus from Sorrento, 2.4 Euros.

We walked back to Sorrento on a beautiful and 95% paved path, about 1 1/2 hours. It is steep, and you need shoes where you won't bruise your toes going downhill, but you don't need "hiking shoes". We came out near (but not right at ...) Piazza Angelina Lauro.

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We went with the little train tour from Sant Agata. It was fine just to stop for the views, but nothing else to see

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

The view is fantastic after a short walk (about 15 minutes from the centre) from Sant'Agata. I never realized Capri was so close by

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Great view from top but up some steps, went here on the little road train .Very peaceful place ,quite steep if You walk to it

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

wonderful views from the grounds; quite curious why the building has been repaired using so many different types of materials

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