This is not the main path, but give you a bite of the best part. Most frequented by people who stay in Praiano or Vettica Maggiore. Walking this trail in the first morning is the best choice, at least is what I think, the stunning panoramas from up to the pass of Colle Serra (~580 mamsl, meter above mean sea level) will be under a fantastic light but you’ll walk in the shadow of the mountain. But the steps are many and the first part of the path could be a little tough during hottest periods of the year.
We suppose you are in Praiano and we also suppose you are just in front of the church of S. Maria di Costantinopoli. On the asphalt road go on the right and uphill for less than 300m, you’ll see the church of S. Luca on your right/seaside, at this point on your left there is a steep stairway, take it! at the end of it starts the path, choose left and after 250m the path heads right around the ridge. Keep going straight ahead having the sea on your left side, you’ll reach a water tank just underneath the rock, then hundreds of steps will join you in this little “climb”. After that a mild slope will transport you up trough a muletrack to Colle Serra junction (walk carefully on the slopes). Where a signboard indicates “Praiano Nocelle Positano”.
[collapse id=”collapse_44″][citem title=”Would you add a short ring on lower and then higher Path of the Gods? Click me!” id=”citem_71″ parent=”collapse_44″]Time to choose! clockwise or counterclockwise?
- clockwise option: go ahead keeping the seaside on your left. Less than 500m and you’ll find San Domenico convent junction, keep right (at left you’ll reach Vettica Maggiore, Praiano) and enjoy the breathtaking, wide open. Last crossroads, Cisternuolo, lay after about 1.050m, there is a sign indicating just “Nocelle Positano”, keep right and go up. Watch your step sometime is quite slippery. You’ll go through a well marked path and then terraces, past the abandoned building watch your step in the rocky slope, at the end of wich Colle Serra junction lay. At crossroad keep left (choosing left means going back to the signboard indicating “Praiano Nocelle Positano”) on the main path where in less than 150m you’ll pass the pinnacle.
- counterclockwise option: just go on the right, after some stone steps keep left and stay left (if you turn right you’ll arrive in Bomerano, Agerola along the traditional Path of the Gods) past an abandoned building a little higher than 600m; afterwards, after some terraces, go down till you meet the lower trail at Cisternuolo, about an altitude of 540m, there is a sign indicating just “Nocelle Positano”, keep left and go down. Pay attention to this rocky part of the path. Enjoy this “amazing” wide open view and go straight ahead, when you’ll reach the S. Domenico junction keep left and “climb” the stone stairway. You’ll meet again the signboard indicating “Praiano Nocelle Positano”, keep left through the stone steps, then left and immediately right on the main path where in less than 150m you’ll pass the pinnacle.
Many bends across the terraces after the rocky pinnacle (just after 150m Colle Serra) you’ll reach Grotta del Biscotto, Bomerano is not so far, after some steps follow the asphalt road till you’ll find some steps on your right side, you can easily recognize because these steps will end in a wooden bridge. After it go left along the narrow street, pass under the bridge and after 250m you’ll finish: Piazza Capasso in Bomerano, the Agerola’s hamlet behind the Path of the Gods. Here you’ll find grocery, bars, a public fountain and many other useful things.
Once in Bomerano you’ll have three choices:
- 1st, reach the main road to Amalfi and then the SITA bus: this will bring you to Amalfi or Amalfi/Agerola crossroads and then the bus to Sorrento (Praiano and Positano also).
- 2nd, stay in Bomerano hamlet for lunch: there are restaurants or grocerys around the square, as we don’t take kickback (bribe) from anyone, we prefer to not publish any name.
- 3rd, enjoy the way back to Nocelle via the Path of Gods: maybe doing the higher trail instead of lower and vice versa. Here more informations.
This path start from point C and finish to A in the map below.
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