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Positano, Italy

Tracy and I really enjoyed our visit to both Capri and Positano.

Positano is a small town located on the Amalfi Coast in the Campania region of Italy. The town is known for its picturesque setting, with colorful houses cascading down the hillside to the Mediterranean Sea. The main beach, Spiaggia Grande, is a popular spot for sunbathing and swimming and you’ll see in the video we dipped ourselves in the water. The town is also home to several small beaches, such as Arienzo and Fornillo, as well as a number of scenic walking paths.

Positano is a popular destination for both tourists and celebrities, and is known for its high-end boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. The town also has a rich cultural heritage, with the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which features a 13th-century Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary, and the Sentiero degli Dei, a scenic hiking trail that offers stunning views of the coast.

Positano can be reached by bus or ferry from the nearby cities of Naples and Salerno, or by car along the winding Amalfi Coast road. The town can get quite crowded during the peak tourist season, so it’s best to visit in the shoulder season or in the off-season for a more relaxed experience. We were the in October and the weather was perfect.

We highly recommend staying at Villa Sofia, what a magical location this was up on the hill in Nocelle and even at twice the price, it would have been a great bargain.

Walking from Nocelle to Positano is a pgreat way to explore the Amalfi Coast. The hike is known as the “Path of the Gods” or “Sentiero degli Dei” in Italian, and it offers stunning views of the coast, the Mediterranean Sea, and the surrounding mountains.

The trail starts in the small village of Nocelle, which is located above Positano where we stayed at Villa Sofia. The trail is well-marked and relatively easy to follow. It’s a steep climb at the start, but it levels out as you reach the ridge. Along the way, you’ll pass through terraced lemon groves, wildflowers, and several scenic viewpoints where you can take in panoramic views of the coast and the sea.

The trail is about 3.5 miles long and takes around 3-4 hours to complete, depending on your pace. It’s recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring plenty of water as there are no facilities along the way. The trail ends in Positano, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim and explore Positano.

To make your way back to Nocelle

  1. Find the bus stop: The bus stop in Positano is located near the main beach, Spiaggia Grande. You can also ask locals or tourist information center for the exact location of the bus stop. It was pretty easy to find as there were a number of people waiting for it.
  2. Check the schedule: The bus schedule can vary depending on the season, so it’s best to check the schedule in advance. You can check the schedule on the SITA website or ask at the tourist information center for the most up-to-date information.
  3. Buy a ticket: You can purchase a bus ticket from the bus driver or from a nearby ticket booth. Make sure you have the correct change as the driver may not have change.
  4. Wait for the bus: The bus will have a sign on the front indicating the destination, so look for the bus that says “Nocelle.” When the bus arrives, board the bus and show your ticket to the driver.
  5. Enjoy the ride: The bus ride from Positano to Nocelle takes around 20 minutes, and it is a scenic journey through the winding roads of Amalfi coast.

Please note that the bus service may be limited depending on the season, so it’s always a good idea to check the schedule in advance. Also, the bus service may be affected by the traffic and the weather conditions.

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