Baia di Ieranto

Baia di Ieranto

The home of the Sirens across from the sea stacks of Capri

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Not far from Sorrento, Baia di Ieranto is a secluded bay that you can reach on foot by a trekking of 40’/50’. In the bay area it’s possible to visit the remnants of its recent industrial past and to enjoy activities like kayaking and snorkeling with specialists in marine biology. We also organize several trekkings and events to discover the area and the fantastic panorama.

Opening hours

Baia di Ieranto is open to the public every day, from dawn until one hour before sunset.


Access to the paths is unconstrained and free of charge. The conservation work of the Foundation can be supported by making a donation or by participating in the visit activities. A calendar of trekkings and other events, available under online reservation. For more info, click here or write to

Getting here

The property can only be reached on foot along an hiking path that is in parts challenging (degree of difficulty: E (Medium) - length 2.5 km - altitude difference: 250 m - walking time: about 50 minutes), starting from Nerano. It is recommended to be adequately equipped with hiking shoes, hat, water and food.

To reach Nerano (province of Naples):
by car: A3 Naples-Salerno Motorway (“Autostrada Napoli-Salerno A3”), take the Castellamare di Stabia exit and head for Sorrento-Massa Lubrense. Then continue on to Nerano.
by public transport: by SITA bus from Sorrento, on the Sorrento - Marina del Cantone line, get off at Nerano village.

Guided tours and Group visits

Guided tours
You can book a guide for a better-informed visit to the bay. The guided tour, which lasts 2-3 hours, allows you to learn in more detail about all the culture, archaeology, landscape and natural history of the site, now being fully revealed thanks to the restorations.

Guided tours for schools
Guided tours for school groups are also available. Prior booking required. For more information, call (+39) 335 8410253 or visit the FAI Scuola site.


In Nerano along the street or in three very small parking areas. Be aware that can be challenging to find a spot.


Visitors with disabilities and, when applicable, their caregiver have free access, in accordance with M.D. 507/97 updated to M.D. 13/2019 and L.104/92.

A reduced ticket is required in case of guided tours, events and other additional services.

For persons with reduced mobility: difficult access to the property.

Please contact us for further information.

Picnic Area

There is an equipped picnic area under the olive trees which can be used for a minimum contribution of €1 per person for a maximum of 2 hours. Reservations are recommended for groups. Is not allowed to cook

It is forbidden to leave waste.

Good to know

The Bay of Ieranto is a Protected Natural Area: it is not allowed to collect flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables, fossils and finds of any kind.

Camping, fishing, mountain bikes, drones and loudspeakers are prohibited. Dogs are always welcome but must be kept on a leash at all times. Due to the high temperatures and crowding, the place is not recommended for dogs during the summer.

It is absolutely forbidden to light fires due to the high risk of fires.

Access to the Bay and mooring for private motor boats of any kind is strictly prohibited.

The paths open to the public are marked in red. Access to the trails is free and open to the individual visitor.

Visiting activities organized by third parties (associations, schools, tour operators, guides) are by reservation and against a contribution. For info and reservations: 335 84 10 253 –

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