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Positano inspired the likes of John Steinbeck and even Mick Jagger. Visit this former medieval town on the Amalfi Coast and see how it keeps on beckoning even after the last day of your vacation.

Grotta dello Smeraldo
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Grotta dello Smeraldo

Float into the Grotta dello Smeraldo and see what it's like to be enveloped in emerald light while you boat through the cave.

Spiaggia del Fornillo

Spiaggia del Fornillo

Throw yourself onto one of the many lounge chairs on the Spiaggia del Fornillo and relax as you take in panoramic views of the Amalfi coast.

Spiaggia Grande

Spiaggia Grande

A calm, clean beach, the Spiaggia Grande is a pristine beach in Positano. Enjoy the Mediterranean as it was meant to be seen.

Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale

Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale

The Chiesa di Santa Maria is a major landmark of Positano. Plus, if you're lucky, you might even get see a wedding taking place. It's a very popular spot to get hitched!

Monti Lattari

Monti Lattari

Hike up the Lattari Mountains for an outdoor afternoon. You'll find lush greenery and stunning views throughout your journey.

Amalfi Cathedral

Amalfi Cathedral

A 9th century Roman structure, the Amalfi Cathedral is truly a sight to behold. Venture inside and admire the Mother-of-Pearl crucifix brought over all the way from the Holy Land.

Monte Faito

Monte Faito

Take a cable car to climb Monte Faito. The limestone mountains are best traversed at sunset, so you can appreciate the landscape at golden hour.

Planning Your Positano Visit

Getting Around Positano

Hilly Positano is best traversed by the local bus line, called SITA. Walking is great and you'll thoroughly enjoy the occasions when you're walking downhill. The town doesn't have a thriving taxi scene, as it is quite small. You may want to leave driving to the locals, as the narrow and steep roads can be unfamiliar for visitors.

How long to stay in Positano?

Positano is great for a weekend get away. Spend two or three days taking long leisurely strolls to the beach and back. If you want to see more of the historical sights, feel free to add a day or two to your itinerary.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    Positano has beautiful Mediterranean weather that is best enjoyed in the summertime. While the winters are not extreme on the Amalfi Coast, you'll enjoy the emerald grottos and lush hikes most under the sun.

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What people are saying about Positano

A dream trip, complete and very well organized.

I was impressed by the boat available, very spacious, strong and well-maintained. The chosen route allowed us to see the most impressive places between Sorento and Amalfi.   I appreciated that we were able to swim in two spectacular waters with azure water. The time spent on Amalfi and Positano was enough to see the main goals.

Naples: Small-Group Positano and Amalfi Boat Tour Reviewed by CALIN GABRIEL, 17/06/2019

Excellent overall, Francesco our driver was kind and knowledgeable!

I would recommended this service anytime you visit Italy. Our driver, Francesco, was excellent! He was kind, very knowledgeable, and made sure our transfer went smoothly. We were picked up at the end of the train station platform, and taken right up to the door of our Airbnb in Positano. We would definitely use this service again.

Private Transfer From Naples to Positano Reviewed by Rocky, 11/06/2019

Stressfree transfer, totally without a hitch

Our chauffeur was there to greet us even though we arrived early. He was a good driver, pleasant and pointed things out along the way. His English was quite good.

Private Transfer From Naples to Positano Reviewed by Stephen David, 03/06/2019

Our driver Rafaelle made this trip awesome

This excursion was a great value, we got to visit 4 towns on the Amalfi coast in an efficient way. Way better than waiting for the bus. Our driver Rafaelle was very nice and very experienced. Thank you.

Both Pompeii and Positano are worth the trip!

This was a great way to experience two great places to visit. You will see enough of Pompeii for a great experience. If you want to see it all, take an all day tour. The ride to Positano was breath taking and Positano looks like a resort for the rich and famous. What a site! Our trip guide was Mateo. He walked really fast but he was very enjoyable and friendly. Our guide at Pompeii was Hillaria (I believe). She was an Archeologist (Expert) that had worked on Pompeii and knew everything about it. What a treat. She went a little fast but, you have to go quick sometimes to get from the start to the finish. Worth the money! Was one of the highlights of our two weeks in Italy. Getyourguide has never let us down. Two trips to Europe and 15 tours. All fantastic!!!