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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, 07/29/2019

The tour was really nice... value for money

The tour was superb...well organized as well... lunch was ok but the nice thing was that the drink was included in the meal...bottles of drinking water were distributed freely in the bus.. Our guide Veronica was lovely...very accommodating and well informed..she made the tour even more interesting... One point to note:- the start time of the tour was mentioned as 8am and we were given a pick up time of 8.30am.. the coach eventually arrived at around 9am, reason given was there was traffic..

Amalfi Coast Tour-All Inclusive from Naples Reviewed by Nestor, 09/28/2019

the overall trip was good but not good value for money

Would have been better if sights pointed out along the way. boat pilot not very communicative. Not good value for money.Only offered one drink- beer water or coke and one shot of limoncello. I would have expected drinks incusive for whole trip considering the cost of the trip. Also would have expected lunch included. we just got small tomato and mozzerala roll. disappointing.

Amalfi Coast: Full-Day Cruise from Sorrento Reviewed by Susan, 09/13/2019

A good way to visit the coast of positano, Ravello and Amalfi

I had troubles finding the place but the host’s team were extremely helpful and made sure I was able to meet the rest of the group which I found extremely helpful. The experience was great, we learnt a lot about the historical information of the island and the scenery was spectacular. Overall I’m glad I went, it’s a nice way to see the town.

From Positano: Amalfi and Ravello Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 09/28/2019

Wow. Really glad that I booked an alll day tour

Our service was great. We got picked up and dropped off at our hotel. Casper our driver was fantastic and did all he could to explain and make our trip enjoyable. I loved the 3 cities that we visited and the lunch was great. I would rate your company an Aplus. Would certainly use you again. B