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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

Full day boat trip to Capri from Sorrento

We got picked up from our hotel promptly on the day (got a confirmation e-mail the day before) and driven to Marina Grande, where we got checked in and boarded our boat - 18 footer. It was 12 of us altogether. Our skipper Marino was great and provided commentary throughout the trip which started with a visit to Grotta Azura where we had to wait for a bout 30-40 minutes because of congestion, but it was an amazing experience once we got inside the cave. Then we got to Capri for 3.5 of sightseeing (company can arrange transport for those who wish). In the afternoon we completed our tour around the island and saw the ret of the grottoes, swam in the crystal waters, and enjoyed complimentary drinks (soft+beer), snacks, champagne and limoncello, before returning to Sorrento. They also provide towels and packed lunch (tomato and mozzarella ciabatta). A most enjoyable trip.

Amalfi Coast Boat Cruise from Sorrento Reviewed by Vasil, 29/07/2019

Great option to see Positano and Amalfi.

This was a great tour. Picks you right up in sorrento. Be prepared some of the pickup locations serve many different tours, so make sure to pay attention to which bus you’re getting on. They do a good job checking everyone in and made extra effort to have everyone. Then you are driven by bus about 45 minutes to Nerano port then depart for Amalfi first and Positano second. Maria was great on the bus telling us about each stop and good plans for spending your time. She headed to Capri with the other tour but we had Carolina on the boat to guide us. They did well to show you everything as you boat by. The boat is a great way to see the towns as you approach. Plenty of time was given in each port and chance to explore the towns.

Amalfi Coast Boat Cruise from Sorrento Reviewed by Emily, 11/07/2019

Well run Well Planned and a full enjoyable day

Your always insecure awaiting for a bus pick up at a location you’re not familiar with, but it all went well. Signage was good, pick up was on time if not a little early (they say be there 15 min early) and it was friendly and enjoyable. Weekends must be a maze of traffic but on a weekday we were going against it and exited Naples in good time. Guide was good and on those roads the driver was a magician. A fully enjoyable 8+ hours later we were all home again after lots of small villages steep cliffs tiny roads and a good time. P.S. the optional additional bout trip was worth the extra 12 euro.

An amazing way to see the beautiful Amalfi coast

Well organised from start to finish, great value for money, left Naples at 8.30pm and back at 8pm! It was an amazing way to experience the coast line and beautiful Almafi and Positano from the boat. Boat was lovely, only 7 of us on board which was perfect so you could lie down on the cushioned deck. Offered lots of drinks on board ( soft and alcoholic) and had two welcome stops (one out and one Back) to swim in the cold but clear water. Would highly recommend it, was the highlight of our trip.

Naples: Small-Group Positano and Amalfi Boat Tour Reviewed by Lauren, 19/07/2019

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