If you manage to finish the “Path of the Gods” hike, you arrive in the hilltop town of Nocelle.
Here you will find a cafe welcoming you to your final destination. You finished the hike! Since it was off-season we were greeted by four old people who were locals just chilling in the cafe, “Ciao Ciao!! Hello!” they managed to enthusiastically bellow at us, despite their afternoon respite.
As you meandered down the mountainous hillside, you can see that you are getting closer to the main beach of Positano. You see Positano far away, a rocky hillside speckled with houses all nestled close together, like they’re holding hands so they don’t fall down the cliffs. Positano is a famous Amalfi coast town. It’s most popular in summer for Italians and foreigners alike. It has secret beaches, boating, fresh seafood, bougainvillea, and lots of homemade limoncello.
Along the way down we stopped to gawk at the houses we passed. They are identified by their beautiful flower and terracotta sign covered entrances that overlook the Mediterranean ocean.
Halfway down we were followed by the luckiest cat in the world. It was a chubby black cat with crisp, sea green eyes. The cat was so sweet. He meowed and walked behind us for a good 30 minutes. We stopped on a bench for a breath and the cat crept between me and Paul to beg for a belly scratch. I think if we were there any longer Paul may have tried to take the cat on our travels with us. But this cat was living the life – lounging in the Amalfi sun, so we’d never want to take the cat away from this life!
When we got to Positano we immediately stopped in a corner store to buy Peronis, chips, and bottled Campari soda drink. Then we headed down to sit on the beach and cheers to finishing our “Path of the Gods” hike.