Of all the itineraries between Sorrento and Sant’Agata this is the one with the lowest average gradient (7,7% versus 8,4% of Li Schisani, 10,1% of Zatri and 12,3% of Circumpiso).
Set off from Piazza Veniero and, having crossed the square, go down a few wide steps to the entrance of the Chiesa dell’Annunziata. Continue along Via Fuoro, then straight on across the road past the entrance to the Ulysses car park along Via Trav. Capo. At the end of the lane, you will find some steps coming out onto the busy main road Via Capo. Here turn right and after about 50 metres cross the road using the pedestrian crossing before following Via Capodimonte where the climb starts. Just before the second hairpin bend, take the shortcut up some steps and turn round to admire the view of the Bay of Naples with Marina Grande below. Continue going uphill, taking note of the shortcuts up steps. After a steep, virtually straight stretch of about 200 metres, keep on ahead (to the right of the shrine) until you come to the main road which you have to cross in order to enter Via Priora opposite. Be very careful crossing this road which is on a bend, choosing a point where you can see the traffic coming from both directions).
Proceed along Via Priora until you come to an intersection where to the left you can join itineraries 14 and 15. Once back on the main road, cross and continue along the paved road opposite which will take you under an arch to the church of Sant'Atanasio di Priora. Cross the road and pass in front of the cross, following the lane. At the bend you will see the remains of an old washhouse on the right and then views of the Bay of Naples to the left. At the end of the lane, some steps take you back up to the main road (Via Nastro Verde). Turn left, cross the road, and go up the lane by the bus stop (just a bit further on from Hotel Il Nido).
Walk along Via Lamia, continuing uphill past the intersection for itinerary 14, walking approximately 300 metres along a dirt track, crossing a small stream, until you get to a T junction. Turn right up a path which is partly paved and partly dirt track taking you through chestnut woods. Once you come to the paved road, turn uphill to the right for about fifty metres and at the second bend go straight on along the dirt track Via Olivella. After about 700 metres, as you approach Sant’Agata, turn left near the gates to Villa Romita. At the end of the alleyway Casa Perella, in the shade of the hazelnut trees, you will come to the upper entrance of Hotel Iaccarino. Turn right (to the left are itineraries 16 and 25 down to Sorrento), and then right again near the archway in Via Termine which will bring you onto Corso Sant'Agata. You are now in the centre of Sant'Agata. 200 metres to the left is the Tourist Info Point and the bus stop.
From the port: Proceed uphill along via Luigi De Maio. After 400 metres you will come to a hairpin bend with steps opposite taking you directly to Piazza Tasso. You can also take the shuttle bus to the centre if you prefer. Once in the square, cross over and go right down the pedestrian precinct of Corso Italia. After about 600 metres, you will come to Piazza Veniero.
From Sorrento station: Go down the steps of Piazza De Curtis to Corso Italia. Turn left along the Corso and after 400 metres cross straight over Piazza Tasso continuing along the pedestrian precinct of Corso Italia. After about 600 metres, you will come to Piazza Veniero.