Positano’s highest hamlet is located 450 meters above sea level. Surmounted by Mount Vagnulo, it is located exactly halfway between sky and sea and is definitely the best place from which to enjoy breathtaking views.
Its origins date back to settlements by Paestum inhabitants who fled from the Saracen attacks in 916, from which the name “Positano” probably derives, and they attributed to this place the name “neos oicos” or rather new cell, new home. Unwary sources, however, have always linked the name of the village to the hazelnut plant, transforming Nocella into “Nocelle”.
Its nature means that today Nocelle is a reference point for many passionate hikers, above all because it is the starting point of the suggestive “Sentiero degli Dei” that binds the hamlet to Bomerano (fraction of Agerola), or of those simply looking for a peaceful place to stay.
Despite the continuous tourism development, in fact, Nocelle has kept intact its characteristic rural landscape, a treasure chest of quiet and tradition that makes the relationship between man and nature its strong point.