Nocelle is a sleepy ancient hamlet near Positano, where you can enjoy a peaceful stay far away from traffic and noise. Resting at 400 meters above sea level, it enjoys nice views amidst the terraced hillsides. A lovely (but steep!) 1700-step staircase leads to Positano, taking you though breathtaking panoramas that will make you want to stop and gape along the way!
Because of its perch, Nocelle was in a strategic position to dominate and monitor the extensive coastal territory against pirate raids. Today, its location offers amazing views. Hikers will love Nocelle because there are dozens of trails throughout the Lattari Mountains that start from there. The most popular hiking trail is the "Sentiero degli Dei" (Path of the Gods), but there are also other scenic trails that give you the best views of the entire Amalfi Coast.
Because it is close to Montepertuso and Positano, Nocelle is a great place for relaxing and getting away from the crowds while being able to take advantage of the coast and the lovely towns and beaches. Up here, the air is a bit cooler, especially at night, where the sea breezes waft upward.
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