..is a sleepy ancient hamlet near Positano, where you can enjoy a peaceful stay far away from traffic and noise. Resting at 400 meters above sea level, it enjoys nice views amidst the terraced hillsides. A lovely (but steep!) 1700-step staircase leads to Positano, taking you though breathtaking panoramas that will make you want to stop and gape along the way!
The building is situated on top of the hill and can be reached trough about 200 steps, fully illuminated at night.
Because of its perch, Nocelle was in a strategic position to dominate and monitor the extensive coastal territory against pirate raids. Today, its location offers amazing views. Hikers will love Nocelle because there are dozens of trails throughout the Lattari Mountains that start from there.
The most popular hiking trail is the "Sentiero degli Dei" (Path of the Gods), but there are also other scenic trails that give you the best views of the entire Amalfi Coast. Because it is close to Montepertuso and Positano, Nocelle is a great place for relaxing and getting away from the crowds while being able to take advantage of the coast and the lovely towns and beaches. Up here, the air is a bit cooler, especially at night, where the sea breezes waft upward.
|By car from South:
Take the A3 Naples-Salerno motorway and exit at Salerno . Go towards Vietri and then follow the ss.163 state highway towards Positano. Once you are here drive straight on, without entering the village past the BAR INTERNAZIONALE, and turn right at the crossroad direction MONTEPERTUSO NOCELLE. After 4 km. the road will end at a big parking lot. It a 10 minute walk from there to us. The B & B is reachable only by foot, making a walking of stairs and streets.
By car from North:
Take the A1 motorway to Naples, after Caserta take the A3 Naples-Salerno motorway and exit at Castellammare. Take the ss.145 state highway towards Sorrento and then the ss.163 towards Positano. In Positano at the first crossroad turn left towards MONTEPERTUSO NOCELLE. After 4 km. the road will end at a big parking lot. It a 10 minute walk from there to us. The B&B is reachable only by foot, making a walking of stairs and streets.
|By the sea|
Getting to the Amalfi coast by private Boat Transfer
The best option (for a stress free arrival!) From Naples If you’ve just arrived in Naples and want to reach Amalfi Coast in the quickest and most relaxing way as possible, avoid the crowds of public transportation and have your private drivers meet you at the airport or train station to whisk you to the port, where a luxury yachts awaits to sail you to Amalfi Coast in style and comfort . Approximate navigation time: 1 hours 30 min.
Boat company suggested: Positano Boats
Tips: You can get a private water transfer from Naples to Amalfi Coast, and then from there use the local bus system to get between towns (which costs just 1.30€ more or less!).
Getting to the Amalfi coast by Train|
Rome to Naples by train
Another option is to take a train from Rome to Naples. Trains run frequently, operated by both Trenitalia and Italotreno, and the journey for the fastest train takes a bit over an hour. From Naples, you’ll want to take a mode of transport on to the Amalfi, so check out the section below for exactly how to do that! Time to Naples: 1hr 10 mins (fastest train). One-way ticket cost to Naples: €4o (less if booked a few days in advance). Operates: year-round.
Rome to Salerno by train
Alternatively, you can get directly to the Amalfi coast from Rome by train if you head to Salerno. If you’re unsure about where to stay, read our post on Salerno, the perfect off-the-beaten-path city on the Amalfi coast. Salerno is also a good destination if you are traveling to towns further south on the Amalfi coast, like Vietri sul Mare, Maiori, Minori or Amalfi. Both Trenitalia and Italotreno run numerous trains directly to Salerno. Time to Salerno: 1 hr 55 minutes (fastest train). One-way ticket cost to Salerno: €44 (less if booked a few days in advance). Operates: year-round. Read on to see how to get from Naples and Salerno to the Amalfi coast!
Naples to Salerno by train
If your final destination are towns south of Amalfi or Salerno itself, you might consider taking a direct train from Naples to Salerno. The train ride takes less than 40 minutes. From Salerno, you have the option of taking the SITA bus to other towns on the Amalfi coast, including Vietri sul Mare, Maiori, Minori and Amalfi. Time to Salerno: 30 minutes (fastest train). One-way ticket cost to Salerno: €15 (less if booked in advance). Operates: year-round.
Naples to Sorrento by train
Alternatively, if your final destination is Sorrento or towns north of Amalfi, you’ll want to take the Circumvesuviana from the main Naples station (Napoli Centrale). When you’re there, look for the signs for the “Circumvesuviana” trains and buy the tickets from the desk—the main ticket machines you see are not for the Circumvesuviana trains.
The Circumvesuviana train ticket from Naples to Sorrento costs €4.10, and takes slightly more than an hour. There will be stops along the way. This website provides the details and schedule.
Time to Sorrento: 1 hour. One-way ticket cost to Sorrento: €4.10. Operates: year-round. As with Salerno, once in Sorrento, you can take the SITA bus to towns along the coast (read on to our section on “Getting from Sorrento to the Amalfi coast by bus”). This route is the cheapest option for getting to the Amalfi coast.