Paths

Paths

Into the splendid Amalfi Coast it is possible to follow many paths:

The Abu Tabela path

Journey time: 50 minutes

The trail leads from "Pino" area in San Lazzaro (hamlet of Agerola) leading the traveler on the trail of the legendary general Abu Tabela (Eastern corruption of the Avitabile surname). It starts from Punta Scotelo and crosses the gorge of the deep valley of Furore up to Rio Penise. The path leads villagers through the remnants of the old Gunpowder, leaning on the side of the cliff. From here you can see the sea in the distance. The St. Lazarus square is reached after a journey of about an hour.

Blooming Agaves path

Journey time: 90 minutes

The route runs from Sant'Elia peak to Marina di Praia, in the midst of the "lenze" (i.e.: small rocky areas rented to obtain grass for the cattle) of the harvesters. Leaving the "walk of love", it will be followed the path that leads, among agaves, prickly pears and bushes, to Pennola. Here survives the carob tree, between mastic and rosemary. Ahead it is reached Grottole with its sheepfolds for cattle: the trail becomes now hard to be walked, but for goats, and descends steeply down to the bridge of Praia, on the "Amalfi Coast" road.

The Blackbeard path: from Vigne to Moressa, passing through the ancient "Vie Piane"

Journey time: 70 minutes

The path starts from the vineyards and arrives in the valley of Praia, near the old house of Blackbeard (a woman who was a kind of astrologer-meteorologist, lived up to the 50s of past Century). A few steps ahead the path leads to the entrance of the village of Praiano and the road, which has now become an easy walk, brings walkers to Piazza Moresca and from here to the "Amalfi Coast" road.

The Ravens nests path

Journey time: 70 minutes

From Centena to Agerola's Bomerano, along the "Robbers trail". The journey starts from the "Amalfi Coast" roadway under Ferraiuolo's house. Once arrived at the junction of St. Alphonsus, you have to turn right and start climbing among pergolas and hazel groves in Santa Barbara. Up on the ridge, into the wild vegetation, you can glimpse the ruins of an hermitage. You then enter in the valley and arrive easily to the Bomerano main square.

Mad bats path

Journey time: 30 minutes

From the fjord to "Punta Tavola". This path can be the continuation of the previous one. It starts from the fjord along a path that enters into the green vegetation, passes near the Mill, along canals and locks, and arrives at the paper mill: solitary, silent, wrapped in a cloud of bats. Here the trail turns right and climbs on the cliffs up to Punta Tavola, a small plateau overlooking the valley. A little ahead there is the Church of San Michele. Going straight on from here, the trail will take you to the center of Conca dei Marini, Piazza Olmo and the Monastery of Santa Rosa on the state road Amalfi-Agerola.

Fishing fox path

Journey time: 40 minutes

From Sant'Elia to the fjord, along the ancient route of the farmer-fisherman. Past the Maccaronari's palace, you step through the a mountain pass and headlong among the typical "monazzeni" to the pier.

 
Pompeii and Herculaneum

Pompeii and Herculaneum

From Amalfi Coast we organize excursions to Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD and buried under a mountain of lava and ash. The visit to the excavations gives you the opportunity to see many artifacts well preserved which still show the prosperity of this city in the past. Herculaneum, along with Pompeii, was submerged by the same eruption: what is admired today, after excavations, are the remains of a town that denoted the presence of rich people, thanks to discoveries of bronzes, marbles and silverware.

 
Amalfi

Amalfi

In Amalfi , the main town of the Amalfi Coast, many attractions can be visited :

The St. Andrew's Cathedral Ever since 1304, during some religious festivals, in the crypt it takes place the miracle of the manna, which is the secretion of an oily liquid from the surface of the tomb of St. Andrew. The "Chiostro Paradiso" (Cloister of Paradise), located next to the Cathedral, was built in 1268: the architectural complex is one of the major examples of Amalfi Romanesque architecture.

The "Basilica del Crocifisso" This important medieval building has been almost completely destoyed: these days remain only two wide lanes, covered by elegant vaults.

City Museum Always in Amalfi it is not to be missed a visit to the Museum: there it is kept in a large wooden box, the "Tabula de Amalpha", which is an integral part of the Code Foscariniano found in Vienna and transported to Amalfi in 1929.

The Museum of Rural Life Contains a collection of rudimentary equipment and utensils belonging to the coastal farming over the last four centuries.