Hiking the Sentiero degli Dei ★★

Hiking the Sentiero degli Dei, Amalfi, Italy (Photo by donchili)

The Sentiero degli Dei, the Trail of the Gods, above Positano

The trail has lots of stairs, Hiking the Sentiero degli Dei, Amalfi, Italy. (Photo by yomo 13)

The Amalfi Coast's most famous hike is relatively short—just around 6 km (3.75 miles)—but a thigh-burner: The glorious Sentiero degli Dei running between Agerola (outside Furore, above Praiano) and Nocelle (above Positano).

This "Path of the Gods" may either be named for the Roman temples that once dotted its length, or for the stunning panoramic views it offers—or perhaps just the title of the deity whose name you will be taking in vain, sometimes in exclamation over the glory of a vista, sometimes in a groan as you huff and puff along the more challenging bits.

It's a trail of moderate diffuclty, but steep in parts, with some scambles, and several vertigious views that are not for the faint of heart or the sufferers of vertigo.

You can get a SITA bus from Amalfi up to Agerola; from Nocella, a tiny bus trundles down to Positano, or you can clamber down the long staircase from beside the church down to the Amalfi Drive and grab the SITA bus back to Amalfi from there.

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