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The ancient steps of Praiano, the hiking trails and the wonderful Path of the gods, the magnificent beaches, and the excursions around the Amalfi Coast

Praiano is an enchanting place and its territory offers all the features for a relaxing holiday, pleasant discoveries of ancient customs, traditions of tasty local cuisine and it will surprise you at every corner and alley with its extraordinary views .From b & b La Barbera you will soon reach the magnificent walking path to the Monastery of Santa Maria del Castro and the extraordinary Path of the Gods, which starts from Agerola, crosses the whole upper part of Praiano and leads to Positano.During your stay at the Bed & Breakfast La Barbera you can visit all the towns of the Amalfi Coast: Positano, Conca dei Marini and the Emerald Grotto, the Fiord of Furore with the ancient fishing village, Amalfi, Atrani, the medieval towns of Ravello and Scala, the Roman villa of Minori, the ceramics factories of Vietri Sul Mare, Salerno and the temples of Paestum, Sorrento, the archaeological excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the Vesuvius, Naples, the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida.You will love especially boat trips along the coast and sunbathe at the beaches of Praiano: La Praia and Gavitella. Do not miss the enchanting walks through the alleys and the steps of Via Costantinopoli and countless routes between ancient medieval buildings, the sixteenth century churches, the eighteenth-century aedicules, flowers and plants of all kinds, surrounded by the immensity of the sky and the sea that embrace Praiano, the moonlight and the sunsets that are reflected on the water, the wonderful colors that will surprise you in every phase of the day!

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Praiano is an enchanting place and its territory offers all the features for a relaxing holiday, pleasant discoveries of ancient customs, traditions of tasty local cuisine and it will surprise you at every corner and alley with its extraordinary views .From b & b La Barbera you will soon reach the magnificent walking path to the Monastery of Santa Maria del Castro and the extraordinary Path of the Gods, which starts from Agerola, crosses the whole upper part of Praiano and leads to Positano.During your stay at the Bed & Breakfast La Barbera you can visit all the towns of the Amalfi Coast: Positano, Conca dei Marini and the Emerald Grotto, the Fiord of Furore with the ancient fishing village, Amalfi, Atrani, the medieval towns of Ravello and Scala, the Roman villa of Minori, the ceramics factories of Vietri Sul Mare, Salerno and the temples of Paestum, Sorrento, the archaeological excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the Vesuvius, Naples, the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida.You will love especially boat trips along the coast and sunbathe at the beaches of Praiano: La Praia and Gavitella. Do not miss the enchanting walks through the alleys and the steps of Via Costantinopoli and countless routes between ancient medieval buildings, the sixteenth century churches, the eighteenth-century aedicules, flowers and plants of all kinds, surrounded by the immensity of the sky and the sea that embrace Praiano, the moonlight and the sunsets that are reflected on the water, the wonderful colors that will surprise you in every phase of the day!

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The path of the Gods

The extraordinary path along the Amalfi Coast leaves from Agerola and leads to Positano. From Praiano can be reached from Via Costantinopoli, from the b & b La Barbera, along with the CAI path 327 / b.

The trail starts from the upper area of Praiano and, precisely, from Via Colle La Serra which is a side street of Via Costantinopoli.

Place names of the route

Praiano (261), Crossroads 327 Colle La Serra (578)

Water supply point is Colle La Serra

Description

From Via Costantinopoli di Praiano (m 261), take the staircase called Via Colle La Serra, which leads to the locality of the same name (m 578), where the route ends in the graft with the Path of the Gods. From this point, it can be walked east towards Agerola or west towards Positano.

It is advisable to wear suitable clothing and preferably to walk in the early morning.

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THE PATH TO THE CONVENT OF SANTA MARIA DEL CASTRO (SAN DOMENICO)

At two hundred meters from the B & B La Barbera you will find the steps leading to the Monastery of San Domenico, a path full of spirituality. Immersed in the luxuriant nature of the Mediterranean vegetation you reach the church and from its square, you can enjoy an extraordinary panorama. In these places, the Municipality of Praiano organizes the exciting Concerts Sounds of the gods, inspired by the Path of the Gods, a millennial road that in ancient times connected the villages of the coast to those of the hinterland, among which there was an intense traffic of commerce. Walked with the appropriate clothing and in the coolest hours of the day, it is an unforgettable experience.

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The extraordinary path along the Amalfi Coast leaves from Agerola and leads to Positano. From Praiano can be reached from Via Costantinopoli, from the b & b La Barbera, along with the CAI path 327 / b. The trail starts from the upper area of Praiano and, precisely, from Via Colle La Serra which is a side street of Via Costantinopoli. Place names of the route Praiano (261), Crossroads 327 Colle La Serra (578) Water supply point is Colle La Serra Description From Via Costantinopoli di Praiano (m 261), take the staircase called Via Colle La Serra, which leads to the locality of the same name (m 578), where the route ends in the graft with the Path of the Gods. From this point, it can be walked east towards Agerola or west towards Positano. It is advisable to wear suitable clothing and preferably to walk in the early morning. http://www.caimontilattari.it/sentiero/327b/ THE PATH TO THE CONVENT OF SANTA MARIA DEL CASTRO (SAN DOMENICO) At two hundred meters from the B & B La Barbera you will find the steps leading to the Monastery of San Domenico, a path full of spirituality. Immersed in the luxuriant nature of the Mediterranean vegetation you reach the church and from its square, you can enjoy an extraordinary panorama. In these places, the Municipality of Praiano organizes the exciting Concerts Sounds of the gods, inspired by the Path of the Gods, a millennial road that in ancient times connected the villages of the coast to those of the hinterland, among which there was an intense traffic of commerce. Walked with the appropriate clothing and in the coolest hours of the day, it is an unforgettable experience. http://www.isuonideglidei.com/

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Le grotte rupresti di Santa Barbara e Agerola

From Vettica Maggiore to Bomerano of Agerola
L = Km 5. D = 650 m. Easy and not tiring.
From the B & B La Barbera, in Via Costantinopoli, you cross the village of Vettica Maggiore and you go upstream of the town of Praiano, among the lively crops in the characteristic garden terraces and the white houses that gradually give way to the Mediterranean vegetation with its aromas and spontaneous colors. The path is well traced and then a climb is undertaken. From here on you continue on a well evident trail. You reach the bed of the creek Praia and cross the path that descends from Santa Barbara, where there are the ruins of an old monastery. Continuing the uphill path you will cross a wood of ash and oak and you will reach a wall and a zig-zag path on a rocky slope. The path n. 80 comes out near a rural house, deviates on a bridge and after about 300 meters you reach Piazza Paolo Capasso in Bomerano, a hamlet of Agerola.

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From Vettica Maggiore to Bomerano of Agerola L = Km 5. D = 650 m. Easy and not tiring. From the B & B La Barbera, in Via Costantinopoli, you cross the village of Vettica Maggiore and you go upstream of the town of Praiano, among the lively crops in the characteristic garden terraces and the white houses that gradually give way to the Mediterranean vegetation with its aromas and spontaneous colors. The path is well traced and then a climb is undertaken. From here on you continue on a well evident trail. You reach the bed of the creek Praia and cross the path that descends from Santa Barbara, where there are the ruins of an old monastery. Continuing the uphill path you will cross a wood of ash and oak and you will reach a wall and a zig-zag path on a rocky slope. The path n. 80 comes out near a rural house, deviates on a bridge and after about 300 meters you reach Piazza Paolo Capasso in Bomerano, a hamlet of Agerola.

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From Via Costantinopoli to Cala rezzola

From the b & b La Barbera in via Costantinopoli, you take the steps that reach the church square of San Luca. You take the steps of Via Gradillo that lead on the Amalfi State road. From this start there are several steps descents to the sea. We recommend the one that leads from the main church to Cala di Rezzola, which arrives near the medieval tower.

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From the b & b La Barbera in via Costantinopoli, you take the steps that reach the church square of San Luca. You take the steps of Via Gradillo that lead on the Amalfi State road. From this start there are several steps descents to the sea. We recommend the one that leads from the main church to Cala di Rezzola, which arrives near the medieval tower.

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The Path of the Agavi in Flower

From Praia Beach to Furore, Punta S. Elia – 90 minutes approx.
From the Ponte della Praia, the bristly path leads to the pastures of the Grottole locality. Along the path, you can admire the typical Mediterranean vegetation: the carob trees, the aromatic rosemary bushes. From the locality Pennola the path is bordered by Agaves and prickly pears and leads to Punta Sant’Elia. Walking along the romantic and floral Strada dell’amore, the Love’s Route, you reach the church of Sant’Elia.

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From Praia Beach to Furore, Punta S. Elia – 90 minutes approx. From the Ponte della Praia, the bristly path leads to the pastures of the Grottole locality. Along the path, you can admire the typical Mediterranean vegetation: the carob trees, the aromatic rosemary bushes. From the locality Pennola the path is bordered by Agaves and prickly pears and leads to Punta Sant’Elia. Walking along the romantic and floral Strada dell’amore, the Love’s Route, you reach the church of Sant’Elia.

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Santa Maria Di Costantinopoli and the walk of panoramas

From the B & B La Barbera, through Via Costantinopoli you reach the homonymous Church of Santa Maria di Costantinopoli. From the square, there is an incredible view of the Gulf of Sorrento. Behind the church, the sea-view goes from Praiano to Sorrento and from Furore to the Cilento coast. Walking on you reach the locality of Tuocco, from which you can admire a wonderful view of Positano and Capri.

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From the B & B La Barbera, through Via Costantinopoli you reach the homonymous Church of Santa Maria di Costantinopoli. From the square, there is an incredible view of the Gulf of Sorrento. Behind the church, the sea-view goes from Praiano to Sorrento and from Furore to the Cilento coast. Walking on you reach the locality of Tuocco, from which you can admire a wonderful view of Positano and Capri.

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The Cave of the Devil(or of the Angels) and the nativity crib in the rock

At the Grotta del Diavolo, on the state road to Amalfi, before the Gallery of the Praia, on the left, between the rock walls, you can admire the artisan crib made by Michele Castellano. The crib shows the village of Praiano with its characteristic houses with domes, alleys, the church and the sea with the fishing boats. The inhabitants of Praiano are reproduced between the terraces of lemons and the artisans while they perform their typical jobs.

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At the Grotta del Diavolo, on the state road to Amalfi, before the Gallery of the Praia, on the left, between the rock walls, you can admire the artisan crib made by Michele Castellano. The crib shows the village of Praiano with its characteristic houses with domes, alleys, the church and the sea with the fishing boats. The inhabitants of Praiano are reproduced between the terraces of lemons and the artisans while they perform their typical jobs.

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Beaches and trails on the sea

La Cala della gavitella and the fountain of the altar

Walking along the steps from the b & b La Barbera, you reach the wonderful Piazza di San Gennaro; after having walked the underlying Via Masa, you meet the steps to reach the Cala della Gavitella, the beach of the Amalfi Coast where the sun sets later. Overlooking Positano, the small islands of Li Galli and Capri, in the area of Vettica Maggiore, are protected by the promontory on which stands the Torre del Grado. Near the Cala della Gavitella you can admire a natural swimming pool inside a cave, called the Fontana dell’Altare. In summer the beach is equipped with restaurants with exquisite local cuisine.

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Walking along the steps from the b & b La Barbera, you reach the wonderful Piazza di San Gennaro; after having walked the underlying Via Masa, you meet the steps to reach the Cala della Gavitella, the beach of the Amalfi Coast where the sun sets later. Overlooking Positano, the small islands of Li Galli and Capri, in the area of Vettica Maggiore, are protected by the promontory on which stands the Torre del Grado. Near the Cala della Gavitella you can admire a natural swimming pool inside a cave, called the Fontana dell’Altare. In summer the beach is equipped with restaurants with exquisite local cuisine.

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The Tower del Grado

La Torre del Grado is visible from La Barbera bed & breakfast and can be reached through a pleasant walk along the steps from Via Costantinopoli to the wonderful square of the Church of San Gennaro. Continue along the Via Masa, a romantic path full of flowers, among the picturesque houses on the sea and going left, after about 100 meters, after a hotel, on the right, there is the staircase to the Torre del Grado.
The Torre del Grado was built during the viceregal period for the defense of the Amalfi Coast. Nearby is a quay where you can dive.

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La Torre del Grado is visible from La Barbera bed & breakfast and can be reached through a pleasant walk along the steps from Via Costantinopoli to the wonderful square of the Church of San Gennaro. Continue along the Via Masa, a romantic path full of flowers, among the picturesque houses on the sea and going left, after about 100 meters, after a hotel, on the right, there is the staircase to the Torre del Grado. The Torre del Grado was built during the viceregal period for the defense of the Amalfi Coast. Nearby is a quay where you can dive.

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La Praia and the Tower on the Sea

At the mouth of the Vallone di Praia, between spectacular sheer cliffs, the beach of Marina di Praia opens up. Among the white houses of the small fishing village, there is the Church dell’Annunziata. During the festivities of March 25th, a procession reaches the beach and the sea is lit by the lights of the boats. On the beach, there are various restaurants that offer exquisite traditional cuisine, diving centers, and boat rentals. From Marina di Praia boats depart for excursions to the caves of Suppraiano, the Grotta dell’Africana, the discotheque on the sea of Praiano, or for boat trips along the coast and towards Capri.
From the Marina di Praia you can take a spectacular walk along the path carved into the rock until you reach the promontory where stands the cylindrical tower Torre a Mare, built in the sixteenth century to protect the coast.

The Praie beach
The small and solitary Beach delle Praie is a romantic place that can only be reached by boat.

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At the mouth of the Vallone di Praia, between spectacular sheer cliffs, the beach of Marina di Praia opens up. Among the white houses of the small fishing village, there is the Church dell’Annunziata. During the festivities of March 25th, a procession reaches the beach and the sea is lit by the lights of the boats. On the beach, there are various restaurants that offer exquisite traditional cuisine, diving centers, and boat rentals. From Marina di Praia boats depart for excursions to the caves of Suppraiano, the Grotta dell’Africana, the discotheque on the sea of Praiano, or for boat trips along the coast and towards Capri. From the Marina di Praia you can take a spectacular walk along the path carved into the rock until you reach the promontory where stands the cylindrical tower Torre a Mare, built in the sixteenth century to protect the coast.

The Praie beach The small and solitary Beach delle Praie is a romantic place that can only be reached by boat.

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Events - The Luminary of san Domenico and the main Churches

Praiano preserves many churches throughout its territory. At Vettica Maggiore, below the state road Amalfitana, you can visit the main church of Vettica Maggiore, dedicated to San Gennaro, with its beautiful dome of multicolored ceramic tiles. The spectacular panoramic terrace, in early August, is the protagonist of the extraordinary Luminaria di San Domenico, an event that attracts thousands of visitors every year.

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In the upper part of Praiano there is the sixteenth century Church of S. Luca, in the area of ​​the Antico Seggio, which has a baroque structure and a majolica floor dating back to the 18th century. San Luca is celebrated three times a year: October 18th, Monday in Albis and the first Sunday of July.

Walking through the alleys and the steps of the village, embellished with multicolored plants, there are various votive aediculas. The oldest bear the date of the eighteenth century and were once realized in memory of an event. Illuminated at night accompanied the traveler through the streets of the village. The charm has remained unchanged over time and visitors are enchanted by the scents of nature and the wonderful panoramic views along the paths and the stairways.

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Praiano preserves many churches throughout its territory. At Vettica Maggiore, below the state road Amalfitana, you can visit the main church of Vettica Maggiore, dedicated to San Gennaro, with its beautiful dome of multicolored ceramic tiles. The spectacular panoramic terrace, in early August, is the protagonist of the extraordinary Luminaria di San Domenico, an event that attracts thousands of visitors every year. http://www.luminariadisandomenico.it/ In the upper part of Praiano there is the sixteenth century Church of S. Luca, in the area of ​​the Antico Seggio, which has a baroque structure and a majolica floor dating back to the 18th century. San Luca is celebrated three times a year: October 18th, Monday in Albis and the first Sunday of July.

Walking through the alleys and the steps of the village, embellished with multicolored plants, there are various votive aediculas. The oldest bear the date of the eighteenth century and were once realized in memory of an event. Illuminated at night accompanied the traveler through the streets of the village. The charm has remained unchanged over time and visitors are enchanted by the scents of nature and the wonderful panoramic views along the paths and the stairways.

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