“Sheer beauty prevails as the steep rocky cliffs of the Amalfi Coast meet the undulating waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Tiered colorful towns appear which were once simple fishing villages. The Amalfi Coast is tranquility and allure without limitations.”
(Excerpt from Colors of Naples and the Amalfi Coast.)
I am not a hiker. Anyone who has read my tales of hiking up inclines and trails in Italy knows this. If you don,’t then check out my experience in the Cinque Terre.
That said, I am fascinated by panoramic vistas and am interested in the Path of the Gods, a trail high above the Amalfi Coast. Also known as Il Sentiero degli Dei, this footpath provides magnificent views from high above the Amalfi Coast. Since I haven’t been there yet, I’m including a link to a post I enjoyed on The Overseas Escape, which captures the views in wonderful photos. From everything I have read about it, I am inclined to add the adventure to my agenda the next time I travel to the the Amalfi Coast.
After watching their video, I am more intrigued than ever, although I would be walking, definitely not running. I am wondering how challenging this hike would be. Since I have been embracing a healthier lifestyle, at least I can say that am in much better shape, fitness-wise than when I hiked the Cinque Terre trail, but still, this makes me wonder.
Have any of you walked the Path of the Gods? I am really interested in your perspective as far as its level of difficulty. I am looking into starting in Bomerano, and following the trail to Nocelle, a small village high above Positano. At the end I understand you can opt to take a bus back to Positano or walk down 1500 steps. (Yes you read that correctly – 1500.)
“Is this the view that from on high along the Path of the Gods, opens to our sight: it is the picture of the great loop of the Amalfi coastline that looks towards the west, towards the Island of Capri, that precipitous coast, steamy, hot, with the crystalline mountains where the gods of today are forsaken and you find a lost self again. Mediterranean, before you.” — D.H. Lawrence
So what are your thoughts? I’d love to hear them.
If any of you have done this walk please let me know what your experience was and any recommendations.
Grazie and ciao