The Footpath of the Gods
Walking through paradise
A spectacular path overlooking the beauties of the Amalfi Coast, one of the most enthralling places on earth: all this is the Footpath of the Gods, situated almost 500 metres above the sea. This ancient mule track, now an internationally renowned tourist trail, is crossed by as many as three hundred thousand hikers a year. Ideally, walks should start from Colle Serra in Bomerano, on the outskirts of Agerola, a small town on the hills of the Amalfi Coast. The footpath, with its vertiginous panoramas, follows a tortuous route that rises and dips, affording magnificent views of the entire coast. It offers hikers a chance to commune with nature while admiring caves and the crystalline sea that extends underfoot, seemingly forever. It is an ideal route for anyone who enjoys trekking - those who walk it once fall in love with it forever. The footpath ends in the village of Nocelle, on the outskirts of Positano, which can be reached by bus or, in an extra hour and a half, on foot. Alternately, an hour-long, 1,700- step descent, leads to Arienzo, one of Positano’s most lovely beaches, located just 10 minutes from the centre of the town. After a walk along a path worthy of the gods, a refreshing swim in heavenly waters is a cure-all.