Monte Faito

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Monte Faito
Napoli Faito alba.jpg
Monte Faito seen from Naples at dawn.
Highest point
Elevation1,131 m (3,711 ft)
Coordinates40°38′46″N 14°30′49″E / 40.64611°N 14.51361°E / 40.64611; 14.51361Coordinates: 40°38′46″N 14°30′49″E / 40.64611°N 14.51361°E / 40.64611; 14.51361
Geography
Monte Faito is located in Italy
Monte Faito
Monte Faito
Italy
LocationCampania, Italy
Parent rangeMonti Lattari

Monte Faito is a mountain in the Monti Lattari, a small mountain range chain in the Campanian Pre-Apennines, on the Sorrentine Peninsula of southwestern Italy.

Geography[edit]

The summit has an elevation of 1,131 metres (3,711 ft).

The mountain is mostly composed of limestone rocks, and has steep walls directly plunging into the sea at the Gulf of Salerno.

The name derives from the local dialect faggeto, referring to the great numbers of beeches in the mountain area.

Access[edit]

Monte Faito can be reached through a cable car from Castellammare di Stabia. Other communes nearby include Vico Equense and Cava de' Tirreni.