On one of the recent Sundays of good weather I decided to spend the day walking in the country without, of course, giving up a sea view. So I jumped on a ferry to the Amalfi Coast and in just over half an hour I'd reached Amalfi.
Among the many footpaths of the Divine Coast, I chose to follow the one to Pogerola, a hilltop hamlet of Amalfi about 340 meters above sea level. As soon as I started to go up, I admired the wonderful panorama, the famous belltower of Amalfi’s cathedral with the sea in the background.
The whole footpath is uphill, but quite easy for everyone.
Besides, you can always stop when you want to admire the delightful view along the way
or the colourful natural beauty.
Pogerola was mentioned for the first time in official documents around the 10th century with the name of Castrum Pigellule. The “Pigella” was a round terracotta dish used in the past to bake bread.
I got to the centre of the hamlet in about an hour and a half. There is a terrace with some benches, where I had something to eat without being able to stop taking photos: it was just so beautiful!
I ate a sandwich, but I noticed a few inviting little restaurants, next time I’ll stop for lunch.
Suddenly it was time to head down to Amalfi before it got dark. In less than an hour I was back in the port.
I couldn’t resist stopping for a bit on the beach
enjoying the sunset with the other visitors.
Coming back on the ferry I thought about the really wonderful day with its spectacular sun and sea I had left behind me.
Special thanks to David Strong