It took me 10 years to find it, but I finally did ... by accident! For years, I have heard about the dramatic arched rock that both the sun's and moon's rays can penetrate from April to July (apparently, there are only three in the whole world with this claim). Although I never searched very hard for it, I always kept an eye gazing upward hoping to spot it.
It wasn't until a work associate invited me to lunch in Montepertuso, a village high above Positano, driving into the sky and risking my life on the crazy winding road barely big enough for one car to skate by that I saw it!
Legend says (you knew there had to be a story behind this hole, right?) the hole was created when the devil challenged the Virgin Mary to see who could pierce the rock. The devil was only able to scratch at the rock's surface. Mary merely touched the rock with her forefinger, rock crumbled, the hole appeared and she walked through it.
The best time to visit is early morning when the sun shines through. To get there (it's not as hard to find after all!) from Sorrento, follow the signs to Positano along the SS163. As soon as you enter Positano, turn left to Montepertuso. Continue up the mountain--you can't miss it!
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