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Hike from Bomerano to Nocelle to Santa Maria del Castello to Positano Centrale

Eye of the Gods. We didn’t do the out and back as described. However, we did add the hike from Santa Maria del Castello to central Positano. In total, it was a long 8.9 miles.

We were staying in central Positano, so we took a car from Positano to Bomerano and started with many others on the “Path of the Gods” trail. The trail was at first easy to moderate and when we arrived in Nocelle, that’s where we diverged from the “Path of the Gods” and this hike truly began. In fact, we didn’t see any other hikers for the next 4 miles until we got back near Positano.

There’s a right turn straight up stairs that keep going up, out of town, to the end of the stairs and out into the beautiful landscape. The climb is strenuous and my wife was going to kill me if I said we’re almost at the top again. I can really only recommend it for those who are very fit and healthy. The climb is an elevation gain of 1,500 feet in less than a mile and the path down, though more gradual, took its toll on our knees on down.

Recent fires burned the landscape at the top of the climb in addition to wooden steps that were there to aid in the ascent making the climb more difficult in some areas. The trail seemed to be gone in one area and we had to climb large boulders and look for the painted red dots that marked the trail across the rock.

Once at the top (for real this time) the views are amazing and you can look down through the “eye” which gives this trail its name. It’s something most who visit Positano never even know is there.

The trail continues in an easy descent parallel to the coast above Nocelle, looking way down on Montepertuso (which itself is 1,500 steps above Positano) past more burn areas including the burned wooden trail railing in some places and onto Santa Maria del Castello. From there, we walked a short distance down a road to another path that led to a stone trail with stairs that continued for nearly 2 miles down 1,700 vertical feet to central Positano where we were staying.

beautiful views all the way up!

hiking
7 days ago

Excelente. De los mejores ever.

Gave it four stars for the it's a volcano factor. Awesome views and some some steam from the crater made this is a great outing. Not a rustic hike by any means and expect lots of people.

The photos are long exposures which then doesn't document the people/crowds. Even at night. There will be crowds. Still 5*.

Rome is amazing. It's fountains so beautiful. Great for night time too.

It was a warm day. We were very hot. Lots of history amazing.

Do this one at night. It's amazing and the photography opportunities are outstanding.

Fantastic self Tour of Rome. Photos suggest you can see interior of Coliseum. You can only if u pay to get in.

Deleted this app because to get any use of it you HAVE to subscribe for a whole year and pay about $35. i would have subscribed for a month (2.50) or even 3 but thats not an option. Too bad. Looks like a good app.

hiking
29 days ago

2017SEP16 Started out overcast day, but quickly cleared to be a beautiful fay! Epic scenery! Great moderate hike!