Eye of the Gods Trail

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Eye of the Gods Trail is a 20.6 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bomerano, Napoli, Italy that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
20.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1523 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

1 month ago

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.

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