The walk uses the old Roman road of Via Fiume down to the main square of Atrani, which is dominated by the church of Salvarore de Bireto.
The path is clearly signposted once you reach the steps down to road junction with Ravello...so lets go......
Nearer to Atrani you will see abandoned church ruins and and the Tower of Ziro - where a grissly tale relates that Giovanna d'Aragon, otherwise knoewn aas the Duchess of Amalfi, was enclosed here with her children in about 1510.
At the top end of the village of Atrani is this lovely old church and the steps have now been whitewashed - looked fairly recently painted too. So when you see these whitewashed steps you are nearly there...but for pics of Atrani, I will save for Atrani page itself :-)
..of course Atrani is well below Scala so we can expect lots of steps down. Be careful where you tread as the mules use these paths too. We we never encoutered them during our walks but we saw the evidence :-S
After only 40 mins from Scala the rooftops of Atrani and the coastline come into view.
Just as well its only a short walk as a day is needed to explore Atrani and its larger neighbour Amalfi.
Another village is passed high above us- this one is Pogerola and up here there are great balcony views as it straddles the hill beween Atrani and Amalfi.
The walk takes us right underneath the lemon groves...I could have just stretched up my hand amd plucked one
On the way down there is a lovely view of the medieval village of Pontone with its terraced gardens and vineyards below. Another walk would take us through this village later in the week.