Positano & Amalfi Coast
Thanks to the mild climate and the beauty of the landscape, Positano has been a resort since the time of the Roman Empire, as attested by the discovery of a villa and further discoveries dating to 2004. Typical of the many “steps” from the country that come down to the beach. The main beaches are the Spiaggia Grande and the Fornillo, both within walking distance; the others are La Porta, Arienzo and San Pietro Laureano, all accessible mainly by boat. Positano seen from the sea looks almost like a shell, streaked with different colors. From the green lemon trees of the Monti Lattari that crown it to the white, pink and yellow of its Mediterranean houses , the silver-gray of pebble beaches , and finally the blue of the sea. An alluring as the sirens on the rocks of Li Galli, the three islets off the coast of Positano which were called ” the Sirenuse ” for the legends surrounding them as a refuge of enchanting sirens. Given the magic emanating, these islands were chosen as their retreat from artists such as choreographer Leonide Massine and the great dancer Rudolf Nureyev, who in the villa on the largest island spent the last years of his life. Walking around Positano, it is possible to go further and explore the trails leading to mountain hamlets . You can start with the path that leads to the Oasis of the Vallone Porto, a fairytale place full of waterfalls, rare plants and animals. An infinite number of steps, or a road which climbs up the hill, to unite the country Montepertuso, the location of the Monti Lattari located between Positano and the sky. A real hole in the mountain which, according to tradition, was created from the impression of the finger of the Virgin. On July 2, in the church of the Madonna delle Grazie, where one of the most spectacular religious festivals of the Amalfi Coast. It’s advisable to visit the Fontana Vecchia to drink its very fresh water.
Below the top of Montepertuso stands the tiny village of Nocelle, a small village that until a few years ago could only be reached through a path that climbed the mountain side or a side stairway of 1,500 steps from the beach of Arienzo. Nocelle is the culmination of the Path of the Gods, the ancient route of the pastors that starting from Agerola crosses the Lattari. From the village square you can enjoy one of the most spectacular view of the coast, with views that stretch to Capri and its Faraglioni.