The Foot­path of the Gods

Walk­ing through par­adise

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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.

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