The Path of the Gods (or Sentiero degli Dei in Italian) is a clifftop trail above the Amalfi Coast. The main section of the hike is 6.5 km (4 miles) between the small villages of Bomerano (in Agerola) and Nocelle (above Positano). There are beautiful views of the sea and coastal towns below along the way.
Both these villages are above the sea, so there isn’t a huge change of elevation between them. The hike is of moderate difficulty. If you are an experienced hiker you’ll find it easy and if you are reasonably fit you’ll be fine.
The hike becomes more difficult if you start or finish at the coastal towns of Praiano (below Bomerano) or Positano (from our Bacio del Sole B&b). These towns are connected to the trail by steep staircases of over 1500 steps. You can avoid these sections (as we did) and I share transport tips below. .
Details and duration of this trip: 3/4 hours
Degree of difficulty: Medium (with the exception of the initial climb, once we have reached the main “Path” the terrain is either flat or in descent).
Especially recommended to those who want to enjoy the Amalfi Coast from a privileged viewpoint discovering the way life used to be around these areas.
Bring along your camera for some spectacular pictures.
Please also insure that you wear comfortable or trekking shoes, some water and sunscreen.
The Path of the Gods in recent years has become famous thanks to its sky-line among the most evocative and famous in the world that crosses the Amalfi coast rich in Mediterranean scrub where the vines act as prodrona and grows along the ridge of the Lattari mountains that plunge into the blue sea of the coast from which it is possible to see the island of Capri.
The name with which this nature trail is called derives from historical facts and legends according to which the Greek gods passed right here to save Ulysses from the sirens that were on de Li Galli, also the writer Italo Calvino. that road suspended over the magical gulf of the "Sirens" still furrowed today by memory and myth ", the same sentence can also be read on ceramic tiles located at the very beginning of the Path of the Gods.
The beauty of this path also lies in the absolute lack of man's hand, the whole path is as mother nature conceived and subsequently shaped it over the centuries, the hand of man can only be appreciated for the presence of protective barriers (in some points) and the presence of excellent signage along the route..