Walking between villages along one of the most spectacular coastlines in Italy. The Amalfi coast is simply breathtaking.
DAY 1 (19/10): MINORI – RAVELLO – ATRANI
We rented this house in Minori, called “Il Campanile” agrotourism. The house wasn’t accessible by car, which is common in this area.
View from our house over Minori village
Plenty of staircases when walking here
Minori beach front
A “tunnel street” in Minori
Torello, a small village between Minori and Ravello
Ravello main square
View towards Pontone village (and Pogerola further away in the distance) shortly before the Villa Cimbrone
View from the terrace in the villa garden
Descending from Ravello towards Atrani
Entering the Drogone valley
Reaching Atrani town
Atrani was perhaps the most exotic town we visited, like a pirate’s nest. The streets were very narrow, often tunnels.
The main square in Atrani. The street to the left is probably the largest “road” in the village
The church in Atrani, seen from the bus stop
One last view of the packed town of Atrani
DAY 2 (20/10): MINORI – MAIORI
View into the Sambuco valley behind Minori
Pizza and wine at a trattoria
Waiting for the bus in Maiori
DAY 3 (21/10): MULLINI VALLEY
We took the bus to Amalfi town, probably the most beautiful of the ones we visited, but also the most touristy.
We started ascending towards Pontone village.
Amalfi is really squeezed in between steep mountains and the sea.
View towards Amalfi from Pontone village
In the outskirts of Pontone village
Entering the Ferriere valley
We reached the valley floor at this ruin of an old mill.
Behind the mill was a couple of nice waterfalls.
We passed several ruins of old paper mills on the way back to Amalfi.
DAY 4 (22/10): SAMBUCO VALLEY
Pretty bad weather this day. Instead of doing the high walk around the Ferriere valley, we decided on the Sambuco valley. The latter route started at our house, so we could just as well give it a try in spite of the bad weather. It was mostly in the forest and less touristy as it was further from the coast.
Through chestnut woods
A lot of chestnuts…
View of the valley from Sambuco village. This felt like a genuine farming village, far from the tourist crowds of the coast.
There were some old mill ruins in this village too.
DAY 5 (23/10): THE PATH OF THE GODS (DEGLI DEI)
We saved the best for last, and the weather was finally sunny. This is by far the most popular and famous trail on the Amalfi coast. And rightly so, because the views were the best we saw on the entire trip.
Descending from the Agerola plateu.
Old rock dwellings
An interesting rock pillar, split at the top
Rock walls that were full of caves
After Colle della sera, we reached this fountain and suddenly the classic view of the coastline opened up for us.
These views are why “The path of the Gods” is so famous
Nocelle village, the end of the hike
View from Nocelle