This is a steep, paved stairway- path through the Amalfi Coast's agricultural backstage--a golden-green patchwork of tiny orchards, cornfields, groves, gardens and a few remaining vineyards. Many minute homes, barns, and sheds, overhung with a tracery of lemon branches, line the route. The tiny Church of St. Pio is a gem-like landmark.
We took the downward leg of this route from Ravello to Minori. It was our favorite walk of our vacation. It took us nearly 90 minutes. I counted 1,215 descending steps and seven ascending steps on our route, plus a number of very welcome flat stretches. There were handrails, but not enough really to count on. The views were astonishing. The signage was barely adequate; the lighting along the way appeared to be broken down, so forget about doing this by night.
Note that this route is not just a tourist attraction but a main street of many of the local cliff dwellers. If only for the sake and safety of the hundreds who depend on it every day, you'd expect it to be better maintained. So it loses a star because it isn't as well kept as it ought to be.
But we loved every foot of it.
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