Path of the Gods, a must see of Amalfi Coast
It was names the Path of the Gods not without reasons. It offers a fabulous view on coastal and mountain landscapes from Positano to Capri. It’s a splendid walking about 500m above the sea level between rocky passages, Mediterranean vegetation, forests of oaks and terraces made on steep slopes.
The Path links Agerola to Nocelle. The first it’s a typical very authentic village over the hill of Amalfi Coast, while the second is close to Positano and is located on the slopes of Monte Pertuso.
The Path is set in incredible natural beauty and is a very must see for all those who love nature. From there one can admire the most striking panoramas!
The path is about 6km. It takes about 3 hours walk along an easy path and overlooking the sea; paying attention to the signs you won’t encounter great difficulties to reach the town of Nocelle (420m). From here it’s possible to keep walking , reaching the center of Positano with another hour and half of walk. From the square of the church of Nocelle take the stairs that go down to the main road, then continue on the right until the village center.
Alternatively you can continue following the ceramic signs towards the village of Montepertuso (350m). After the church of Montepertuso continue along the main road for another 300m to go down to the left following the ceramic indications leading to the center of Positano.
In order to come back to the starting point. if you need to, you can book a car transfer to travel in comfort after a day of strolling around.
A piece of advice:
Agerola is well known for its fiordilatte, a fresh made kind of mozzarella. If on the go you have a car mozzarella cannot miss! You can stop in a local salumeria to buy fiordilatte e focaccia, a perfect picnic snack!
A matter of curiosity:
In Mount Pertuso is told to be happened a fight between Virgin Mary herself and Lucifer. The traces of the battle are still there, imprinted in the rock that has a “pertuso” (Neapolitan word for “hole“).