The Sentiero degli Dei (Gods’ pathway) is one of the most beautiful nature trails in the world. It is about 10 km long and it goes through the Amalfi and Sorrento coasts.
The Sentiero degli Dei (Gods’ Path) is a hiking trail that runs through the Monti Lattari; it departs from Bomerano (Agerola) and ends at Nocelle, in the upper part of Positano.
For hiking fans, the Sentiero degli Dei (Gods’ Path) is one of the most enchanting routes in the world; it goes through stunning villages and opens up to wonderful landscapes characterised by Mediterranean scrub that merge into the endless blue-green sea of the coastline from which you can admire the outline of the ever-fascinating island of Capri.
Before the road was built by the Bourbons, the Sentiero degli Dei was the only link between the various villages. Used as a passage for mule caravans, it has only recently become a tourist route. The unique characteristic of this paradisiacal place is its complete naturalness and spontaneity; in fact, it has never been altered by the hand of man.
The path is made up of more twisty, uphill and downhill stretches, such as the section leading to the village of Nocelle, once only accessible on foot via a 1500-step staircase. The walk can be interrupted by breaks for lunch to be taken in one of the restaurants present or in one of the small picnic areas, with views of the sea and beautiful Capri, or simply to hydrate in the numerous fountains of fresh and potable water. The path consists of a steeper high section, up to Santa Maria di Castello, and a less demanding low section, for a total duration of about 7 hours round trip with one way and return.
The name ‘Sentiero degli Dei’ (Gods’ Pathway), derives from a mix of historical facts and legends according to which Greek gods passed through here to save Ulysses from the Sirens on the island of Li Galli.
On the ceramic tiles at the beginning of the path one can read a sentence by Italo Calvino who described this path as “that road suspended over the magical gulf of the ‘Sirens’ marked by memory and myth still alive“.