1. This area became known to us as:
The Walk of Death. It was steep cliffs overlooking the Bay, wild steps, rocky paths, no rails and a long way down if we fell off the edge. It was a great walk!
2. The real name of this area is:
3. The name of the island we could see is:
4. The water we are looking at is the:
Golfo di Napoli (See map below)
5. At the end of the hike we got to this building. What is it?
A 14th century a watch tower
Punta Campanella is a land steeped in history and legends: according to the Odysseus it was here that Ulysses met the Sirens; the Greeks built a temple in honour of Athens on the site, a structure which the Romans later converted into a Sanctuary devoted to Minerva.
In the 14th century a watch tower was built on the promontory, to guard against Saracen attack from the sea. On the top of the tower there was a bell which was rung in case of danger and to communicate with the other towers positioned along the coast.
On the Punta Campanella plateau you'll find a slit in the rock from where a precarious flight of steps leads up to a cliff linked to a cave and ravines on sea level.
This is where the Ancient Greek and Roman ships loaded with offerings for the Goddess Minerva used to land. As you look up at the rocky ridge, you may be able to spy the Oscan inscription which indicated the mooring point for the Sanctuary.
6. On a clear day what large city can be seen across the bay, while looking over your right shoulder?
7. That evening, we went into town for dinner. What town?
8. The photo above shows the appetizer. What are those little fishes called?
9. We wandered around town and found this building. It is located in a valley called:
The Valley of the Mills
10. The type of rock you can see on the cliffs of the valley is:
This link tells you about the Valley of the Mills
Details about the Isle of Capri
Included below is a map of the area.