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Thursday, 9 April 2015

THE SORRENTO PENINSULA - A BOTANIST'S DELIGHT



Spring is by far my favourite season of the year mainly thanks to my love of flowers.
Living where I do,  I am well spoilt having a number of flower-lined trails virtually on my doorstep.
The other afternoon I took a short stroll along the slopes of Monte San Costanzo towards Campo Vetavole. I was not disappointed. 
The first wild orchids were in flower, and the hill side, covered in asphodels, had turned pink. Tiny blue speedwells, purple anemones, pink vetch, white daisies, spurges, wild rosemary and many many more all contributed to this early festival of flowers. And it is just April, there is so much more to come.
If you haven't been here already , the area of Massa Lubrense (Sorrento peninsula) is a botanist's delight from now until well into the summer. You don't have to be an expert hiker- there are several paths you can easily take. 
Go from Termini down towards Punta Campanella or from Termini up to Monte San Costanzo , enjoying not only the flowers but the views. Alternatively take the path from Nerano towards the Bay of Jeranto or walk up to Monte Vico Alvano from the Colli di San Pietro and on to the Sella di Arola. The choice is yours.


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