Sant'Agata sui due Golfi is in a privileged position, between the two coastlines, to easily reach all the places of greatest interest in the region.
On one side Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, the gems of the divine coast that have always been loved by writers and artists who find their inspiration in these places. On the other Sorrento and its peninsula, full of charm and land of gastronomic excellence. Do not miss the archaeological tour, not only Pompeii and Herculaneum, but Oplontis, Pozzuoli, Baiae. The islands never lose their charm, not just the glamorous Capri, but also Ischia and Procida are destinations of undisputed beauty.
What we propose, however, to really know the territory of Sant’Agata and to experience a deep harmony with the surrounding nature, is to wear comfortable hiking boots and to start walking. The effort will be well repaid.
All of the Sorrento Coast hiking paths that we suggest are easily reachable from our accommodation.
THE HILL OF THE DESERT
From the central square, along the main road and then walking towards via Deserto, a pleasant walk which takes you on the highest point of Sant'Agata, which overlooks the city of Sorrento and offers the most evocative view of the two Gulfs.
The highest point of Sant'Agata is the hill of the desert, which dominates the city of Sorrento, offering one of the best views of the peninsula and the gulfs of Naples and Salerno, especially if you have the chance to climb the tower of the Desert Monastery.
THE PATH OF THE SIRENUSAS
It crosses the entire southern side of the Sorrento peninsula, allowing you to explore the Amalfi coast and Capri’s Faraglioni in about eight kilometres.
The path of the Sirenusas is a fascinating ring route that crosses the southern side of the Sorrento Peninsula, delighted by enchanting views, from the Amalfi Coast to the Faraglioni of Capri.
It is not a difficult path and allows you to observe the Mediterranean nature in all its expressions. Among the landscapes that it offers, the most evocative is the one of the islets of Li Galli, formerly called Sirenusas.
BAY OF IERANTO
From Sant'Agata you can easily reach the seaside village of Nerano by public transport. From the square, with a journey of about an hour the Bay of Ieranto can be reached, where Amalfi and Sorrento Coast meet, a cove located exactly in front of Capri’s Faraglioni.
It is the eastern part of Punta Campanella, a sacred place since ancient times, where the cult of the Sirens was practiced, on whose temple the Romans later built the one of Minerva
It is a pebble beach enclosed between two promontories. Its beauty lies in the blue sea, in the crystal-clear water, but particularly in the path that you must walk to reach it, a descent made up of about 700 steps totally immersed in nature.
From the town of Torca, easily reachable from Sant'Agata, the road that leads to the fjord begins. The wonder of this place largely repays the effort of the walk going down, but also back up.