Nearby San Fruttuoso, in a highly panoramic spot allowing a wide view over the sea, there’s a special birdwatching area.
Take the steep path to the Torre Doria and, passed the tower, continue along the trail that, in one hour, leads you up to Pietre Strette, following the shaded valley disclosing above the hamlet.
On your ascent you will encounter the little hut-restaurant agririfugio Molini (indication pole no. 152, 248 m a.s.l.) and the Caselle spring of clear, fresh and tasty water at the indication pole no. 150 at 295.
Once on the ridge, on top of the valley, bare left on the trail that runs slightly up and down on an average height of 450 m, crossing the western slope with gorgeous views on the bay of San Fruttuoso and the cove Cala dell’Oro.
In half an hour hiking you will be in Toca, on the other side of this natural amphytheater covered by Mediterranean scrubland. Here you will see the indications to follow the World War II walkway, now equipped with bird hides.
In a few minutes you can reach Semaforo Nuovo, beautiful lookout, with two barracks, once used for naval warning, today headquarter of the forest rangers. In this open space it is not uncommon to see the typical hunting stoop of the Peregrine falcon.