The Path of Gods is a well trodden path between Bomerano and Nacelle, small townships that rest high above the Amalfi coastline, a famous stretch of coast south of Sorrento. Traditionally named Sentiero deli Dei (which translates to the Path of Gods), legends tell the stories of the Gods coming down to earth and forming the pathway to reach the sea. After walking the pathway, it is easy to understand how the legend came about.
Accessing the Path of Gods…
We travelled from Naples and completed the hike as a day trip. It was a really long day, but easily manageable. Getting up early, we caught a train to Sorrento around 6.30am, followed by the 8.30am bus to Amalfi. Arriving around 10am we spent a few hours exploring the Amalfi township, which is beautiful and well worth exploring. We then caught a bus around midday to Bomerano, which is the where we opted to start the hike. Prior research indicated there are two ways you can travel; east to west or west to east. The important part of the translation is one way takes you uphill, the other downhill. We started in Bomerano, the top of the hill, as I am not a fan of walking uphill and it is certainly not one of my strengths.
The path itself is about 6km long and we managed it easily in about an hour and a half, which included regular stops to admire the view. From Nacelle you have the option to continue walking or catch a bus. We walked the remaining distance to Positano, which I think was another 5-6km (I could be wrong here). We arrived at the bus stop, waiting about an hour before jumping on the bus back to Sorrento to catch a corresponding train to Naples. By the time we got back to Naples it was about 7pm; we were exhausted but it was an amazing day!