Although you can't visit the interior of the facility, the point is to view both the Amalfi Gulf and the Gulf of Naples from the same hilltop. The monastery has a viewing tower, with an admission charge, but it's only open a few hours a day. So you walk around an unpaved parking lot to enjoy the view for free. It can be warm, and there are no bathrooms. Many people ride the tourist tram here, but we walked up from the Sant'Agata town square, which was an easy, uphill 1/2 mile. We'd arrived on the SITA public bus from Sorrento, 2.4 Euros.
We walked back to Sorrento on a beautiful and 95% paved path, about 1 1/2 hours. It is steep, and you need shoes where you won't bruise your toes going downhill, but you don't need "hiking shoes". We came out near (but not right at ...) Piazza Angelina Lauro.
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