The Path of the Gods (Sentiero Degli Dei) is a hiking trail on the Amalfi coast stretching between Agerola and Positano on the Amalfi coast in Italy. I was staying in Agerola so I began there, finding the trail through a crack in the town square (Bommerano area). I actually hiked a third of the trail one day and then slipped on loose dirt, fell and hit my elbow super hard, and had to hobble back to my hotel to ice it. But the next day, I was told that there were going to be live musicians playing along the trail so I decided to try again! I ended up taking a wrong turn, which you will read about below, so I missed the musicians but I’m so glad that I did the whole trail. It took about 3 hours because of my weird, high detour. It was a super hot day but but man oh man were the views gorgeous. Plus, I’ll do anything for a good photo.
I always find saints in the most interesting places in Italy.All sorts of neat broken-down houses along the trail.View of the little town of Praiano.A funny story goes along with the photo below. The bottom of the photo is the trail you are supposed to take. The very top of the photo (it’s much higher than it looks) is where I ended up somehow when I took a wrong turn on the trail. I suddenly realized “I have not come across a single person on the trail for the past hour, this is strange.” I went to a nearby cliff edge, looked down and saw a bunch of hikers way down below on the trail I was supposed to be one. So I had the quite the interesting and long experience trying to navigate my way down this old vertical vineyard that separated me from the main trail. Each row is about 5 feet high and you can’t see the row of steps to the next row until you are directly beside it. haha. It was a vineyard labyrinth – so much pacing back and forth on each row trying to find the stairs to the next row. I was chuckling at myself the whole way down. Man was I dirty by the time I got to the main trail again. The end of the trail, coming out into the little town of Nocelle. A little old Italian woman watering her flowers took one look at me and handed me her garden hose. I was covered in dirt from the trail (it was so dry it would rise up in a cloud with every step and stick to my skin) and I was sooo thirsty so the garden hose was like a gift from the Universe. haha. It was all worth it though!Another saint discovery in Nocelle.These guys were delivering a bunch of paintings and helped me find my way to the bus stop. So much cool Amalfi Coast art. Seems like every other store in Positano sells them.