Minori and the Hotel Santa Lucia are an ideal starting point for trekking and walking excursions. Unmissable footpaths, steps and trails lead to Ravello, the Monastery of San Nicola, the Shrine of the Avvocata. 


the wonderful panorama of the path of the gods or lemon trail are all within 3 hours and are not to be missed  !!!!!



Recommended routes from Minori


Departure: Minori                                                         Duration: about 60 minutes
Arrival: Maiori                                                               Difficulty: Easy

The lemon path was the only connection between Minori and Maiori, an alternative to the sea, before the construction of the main road to reach Amalfi. The path passes through one of the most important of the “sfusato amalfitano” cultivation, a typical lemon famous in the world for its size, aroma, flavor and high vitamin C content. The farmers hard work have created this unique and delicate landscape, and we invite you to follow it without haste to admire the wonder around you, imagine how much effort and hard work and suffering the carriers of lemons, who once carried the lemons to the beaches of Minori and Maiori, onto ships departing for the Mediterranean, Britain and beyond . After visiting Minori, Antica Reginna Minor, with the Maritime Archaeological Roman Villa of the first century AD, whose monumental complex, the type of Villae Marittimae, which probably dates from the Julian-Claudian age and represents a typical example of residence for the OTIUM; the Basilica of S. Trofimena Martyr, with a Latin Cross plan with three naves whose presbytery contains a valuable table of the Crucifixion attributed to Marco Pino from Siena. The Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament, which is the headquarters of the group of flagellants or “”battenti”, particularly active in the evocative celebrations of the Holy Week. We begin our walk along Via Lama the end of which we will find, on the right, the stairs to the “Village Torre” called Path of the Lemons. The deviation, on the left leads to the bell tower of the Annunciation, Arab-Norman period, you have to turn right, straight to Torre – Maiori “Sentiero dei limoni”. We arrive, then, at Mortella lookout, whose name originates from the presence of myrtle trees: from here you can enjoy an amazing view of Minori and the entire beautiful Coast. Below us the majestic Basilica of S. Trofimena; at the top the village “Monte” with the Church of the Guardian Angels, and Villa Amena with the Romanesque church dedicated to St. Gennaro of the twelfth century, with adjoining Confraternity Our Lady of the Rosary. Going through the village Torre we meet a porch with a small shrine that reminds us of the faith of its people. The route continues to reach the heart of the Village Torre, with the church dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel. The foundation date is uncertain but it is certainly older than 936. Inside there is a single rectangular nave, the altar iscovered by two arches supported by four spiral columns with a kind of Corinthian capitals. A fountain and a bench under a large plane tree, seems to cover the facade of the Church, to the right stands a balcony overlooking the Amalfi Coast, with Atrani and Amalfi in the distance, and Ravello high above. We now enter into a tree-lined avenue of oleander, while lemons seem to appear from pergolas. To our left an arched wall in memorial of a watchtower from which perhaps derives its name. The walk continues and a fountain, at the beginning of a flight of stairs leads to the Monastery of St. Nicholas, but we continue onto Maiori and, turning our eyes towards the sea, we see “Capo d’orso”, the Gulf of Salerno and in front of us the Cilento Coast. We are in the middle of the valley San Francesco, just ahead and before a small uphill section you can glimpse from a gate a lemon garden, evocative and emblematic image of the peasant culture. A short downhill section begins here, and above, a pergola of lemons and grapes overhanging above us, in a blaze of yellow gold and green; few meters and let Minori to continue towards the town of Maiori. We walk the last part of the path, while below we see the part of Vallone San Francesco. We start now walking down in via S. Joseph with a panoramic scenic stretch that opens to the blue of the sea. From the Belvedere a window opens onto the city and the hotel dome covered in green and yellow majolica tiles of the Santa Maria a Mare Church, whose name originates from the statue that in the year 1200 was found on the beach of Maiori. We suggest to visit the church mentioned above and the adjoining Museum of Sacred Art. Continuing along Via Vena and Via Pedamentina, from above while we admire the Mezzacapo Palace, now the Town Hall, and the eighteenthcentury gardens designed “Maltese cross” at the behest of Cavaliere Filippo Mezzacapo. We continue along course Reginna and the seafront of Maiori to visit the Convent of St. Francis. We are in Minori in Via Torricella and on our right you will find the Miramare Castle and the Watchtower.


località Auriola e Forcella / Convento di San Nicola  (2,00 ore difficoltà media)

Il convento di San Nicola si trova a Minori, in cima ad una collina al centro delle valli dei Monti Lattari. Pur non essendo molto elevato, consente di godere di uno scenario spettacolare, con le cime del Monte Sant’Angelo che si illuminano quando sorge il sole, il monte Finestra, i monti del Demanio e ancora l’Avvocata. Al centro invece la vallata del Reginna Minor e le casette di Minori, a ovest lo sperone roccioso dove se ne stanno beate Scala e Ravello, a est la vallata di Maiori.

La partenza è possibile da Minori attraverso numerosi sentieri tra cui consigliamo il “sentiero dei limoni” che porta al villaggio Torre,  lungo il percorso troverete chiare indicazioni per raggiungere il convento. Altro percorso consigliato è quello che parte dalla zona interna di Minori che dalle antiche cartiere in località Auriola, zona ricca di verde e boschi, porta in località Forcella, primo insediamento della popolazione di Minori ed al Convento di San Nicola, fondato presumibilmente nei primi decenni del XII secolo


 località Villamena / Torello                           (1,30 ore  difficoltà bassa)
La località di Villamena (Minori) e Ravello, percorso immerso per lo più tra scalini, terrazzamenti di limone e vigneti costituenti l’ambiente naturale delle colline costiereA sinistra dell’entrata di Villa Rufolo, c’è via Annunziata: da qui inizia la prima rampa di scale da percorrere.

Oltrepassata la chiesa dell’Annunziata, si arriva sulla strada asfaltata, la si attraversa e si prende un’altra rampa di scale che conduce fino a Torello.

Dopo una passeggiata di circa 3 minuti, si arriva alla chiesa di San Pietro alla Costa.
Lungo la strada per Torello è possibile scegliere tra due sentieri che conducono entrambi a Minori.
Il primo scende per via Santa Croce sulla sinistra, che porta ai resti dell’antica chiesa di Santa Croce e al gruppo di costruzioni di Villamena con la chiesa di San Gennaro.

In alternativa l’altro sentiero, proseguendo dritto, porta alla piazzetta di Torello, dov’è la chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo.
Continuando a scendere le scale si arriva a Minori.

Trekking in Costiera


Il Sentiero degli Dei

From Agerola to Nocelle through paradise


Things you should know before beginning the hike:

Departure point: Agerola or Praiano

 Arrival point: Nocelle, a hamlet above Positano

Duration: about 3 hrs

Length: 7.8 km

Difficulty: easy. The path is not suitable for those who suffer from vertigo.

The Sentiero degli Dei links the tiny hilltop town of Agerola with Nocelle, a fraction of Positano nestled on the slopes of Monte Peruso.

The name of the footpath, The Path of the Gods, is an indication of the spectacular scenery enroute. Ideally, walkers should walk from Agerola to Nocelle, and not vice-versa; the route runs gently downhill from this direction, with magnificent views of the Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri.

Beginning Your Hike along the “Sentiero degli Dei”

The Path of the Gods begins in Bomerano, a fraction of Agerola. Walkers can reach Agerola by one of the Sita buses which depart from Amalfi. Ask the driver to let you off at the Bomerano stop. From here, follow the road signs which will lead you to the trailhead.

From Minori: Bus to Amalfi + bus Amalfi-Agerola (1,30 hours))

The trail ends in Nocelle, the upper part of Positano. You can reach the center of Positano by taking the 1,500 steps about 500 down on foot. Otherwise, there is a bus route. From Positano, there are buses and ferries to return to Sorrento and Amalfi.

Bus schedule Amalfi- Agerola



You can also start the Sentiero degli Dei from Praiano, but this route entails climbing up a long flight of steps to reach the Colle Serra Pass, some 580 meters above sea level.

Following the “Sentiero degli Dei”

The route is marked by white and red signs with 02 written on them. From Colle Serra, walkers make their way downhill until reaching a fountain; to the left of the fountain there is a former mule path which begins in Praiano.

The Sentiero degli Dei continues along the road to the right. Below, along the road used by hikers who start off the trail from Praiano, the Convent of San Domenico can be seen.

At this point the scenery changes: from hills dotted with just a few shrubs, where walkers frequently come across grazing sheep and goats, to a typically Mediterranean landscape littered with holm-oaks, arbutus, heather and rosemary.

The path becomes more difficult as it passes through the Vallone Grarelle via a series of ascents and descents and breathtaking panoramas until reaching Nocelle, a fraction of Positano.

In ancient times, Nocelle could only be reached on foot by way of a steep flight of steps beginning in Positano. Today, walkers can decide whether to make their way downhill by bus or on foot via the 1500 steps which lead to the district of Arienzo.

In the summer, it is well worth descending a further 300 steps to the Arienzo beach, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the sea.
From Arienzo, following the SS163 for about 1 kilometer, walkers soon reach the center of Positano.


macchina fotografica!


Il Vallone delle Ferriere

Just behind Amalfi, a lush wood with fern-lined streams.

Things you should know before commencing the walk:

Departure point: Pontone

Arrival point: Amalfi

Duration: 3 – 4 hrs

Kilometers: 6

Difficulty: easy


The Vallone delle Ferriere route commences in the Monti Latteri. From here it descends towards Amalfi through a wood of tall chestnut trees and rare, long leaved ferns. The ruins of the medieval foundries, which gave the valley its name, can still be seen.

The valley is also known as the Vallone dei Mulini and, the final stage of the walk, takes visitors past a number of water powered mills which once the produced Amalfi’s famous paper.


Where to start the Vallone delle Ferriere walk

The route commences in Pontone, a district of Scala, some 225 meters above sea level. To reach Pontone you can take the Sita bus which runs between Amalfi, Ravello and Scala.
Not all buses stop at Pontone: but you can easily reach Pontone on foot from Ravello or from Scala by way of a pleasant little lane.

The Vallone delle Ferriere route


From the main piazza in Pontone, take the mule path which passes in front of the Trattoria Antico Borgo. Once past an archway, to the left youll come to a junction where, at Christmas time, locals stage an impressive nativity scene.

Immediately after this, to the left, a long flight of steps lead down, towards Amalfi. Dont take these, but go towards the valley, descend a few steps and then take the short uphill path amidst the lemon trees and vineyards.
At the top of the hill, a path leads to an aqueduct, beyond which, after a few meters, take the downwards path to the left.
Youll soon come to the first foundry and the Canneto stream. The path leads all the way down to Amalfi following the stream and passing by the ruins of the foundries and mills.

Before commencing the descent, you can make a detour to reach the Riserva Integrale, a habitat for rare fauna and flora The only remaining examples of Woodwardia radicon, a fern which dates back to before the ice age, survive here thanks to the unique microclimate.


The detour is brief but demanding, and should be avoided if you are not particularly fit or are walking with small children.
In order to reach the Reserve, you will need to cross a stream, (a tree trunk serves as makeshift bridge) and follow the little uphill path which leads to the fences around the Reserve.
Entrance to the reserve is forbidden, although there are always some who decide to venture inside to see the spectacular waterfalls.

At this stage, turn back and take the no.25 route which traces the left bank of the river and in circa 45 minutes leads to the center of Amalfi.

Once in Amalfi, check out the Paper Museum where you can visit an old 13th century paper factory. The museum library houses more than 3.000 volumes highlighting the history of paper making, an ancient art for which Amalfi is renowned.


il sentiero delle Vedette.


Il Santuario dell’Avvocata


Things you should know before you commence the walk

Departure point : Maiori

Arrival point: Maiori

Duration: 6-7 hours (return journey)

Kilometers: 16

Level of difficulty: requires considerable effort


From the town of Maiori an uphill path leads all the way to the summit of Monte Falesia, 800 meters above sea level, and to the Sanctuary of the Madonna dellAvvocata.

Built in 1485, the sanctuary is still venerated by the faithful who, each Monday after Pentecost come here from throughout the Campania region and beyond.

How to get to the Sanctuary of the Madonna dellAvvocata

The path commences with a flight of steps in Via Casale Alto in Maiori. The steps lead up through the vineyards and fruit orchards for circa 30 minutes until reaching the Acqua del Castagno spring.

This is the perfect spot in which to replenish your supply of fresh drinking water before recommencing the ascent. From the spring, the path continues, passing by the Grottone, a cave facing on to an impressive sheer drop.

Legend has it that it was from this cave that the brigand Matteo Salese decided to hurl himself into oblivion rather than be arrested by the gendarmes.

After circa 5 kilometers, the path reaches the Sanctuary dellAvvocata. The complex, comprised of a perimeter wall, convent, small church and wardens lodge, sits on a high plain from where a spectacular view of the Bay of Salerno can be seen.

Via a flight of steps, visitors access the cave where it is said the Madonna appeared before a dozing shepherd, and instructed him to build the sanctuary here.

Apart from the chance to see one of the Amalfi Coasts most breathtaking panoramas, a visit to the sanctuary provides a unique opportunity to observe the areas Mediterranean flora and fauna, and see rare species such as the purple flowered Portensclagiella and, occasionally, a Peregrine falcon.

The festival of the Madonna dell’Avvocata

On the Monday after Pentecost, one of the oldest festivals in the whole of the Campania region is celebrated here.

The pilgrimage to the Madonna dell’Avvocata is held every Monday after Pentecost. Faithful from all over the Campania region climb up to the sanctuary, accompanied by the rhythm of the tammorre (a type of large tambourine, traditionally used in Campanias folk music).

In general, the ascent is made on Sunday evening, or in the early hours of Monday morning, worshippers then camp out on the high grounds until the festivities begin.
At midday the singing and dancing comes to an end and the statue of the Madonna is paraded amongst the spectators under a shower of rose petals. The festival continues until late at night.