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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

Easy breezy trip with a good amount of interesting information

Views were beautiful, weather was good. To give free time in all the towns - excellent idea. Evertyhing went smoothly, the guide was good. Answered all the questions i had. He provided an interesting information, even gossip about stars living or having their holiday time in Amalfi coast. If u wanna know, for example, how Sophia Loren vila looks - go to this tour. Never in hurry, everything on time.

Amalfi Coast Experience: Full-Day Tour from Naples Reviewed by Karolina, 03/13/2019

Great service , great driver and guides pity about the mini bus

The mini bus vehicle was not suitable for a long drive as half the passenges had to sit with back to direction of travel which meant they could not see what the guide was talking about and also not good for car sickness

From Rome: Amalfi Coast and Pompeii Tour Reviewed by Alan, 11/06/2018

Fun tour! Guide was awesome, knowledgeable, and entertaining!

It was a bit unclear about whether the tour bus itself was picking us up from the described location. Remember to confirm with the guide how you’ll be getting to the tour bus if you’re off the beaten path.

Stunning. Exceptional. Better than anything in Rome.

Our English-speaking captain met us on the dock. He had a wonderful day planned that included plenty of private swims, snorkeling, and facts about the villas and rock formations. Lunch at a great restaurant 30' from the water and beer/water on the boat. We made it through a late afternoon thunder shower, but we were already wet! Best part of our Italian vacation. We did get a call the day before to upgrade the boat and we are glad we did. 38' cruiser made it much easier on two of our people who tend toward sea-sickness.

The BEST part of our trip to the Amalfi Coast!

This is a must-do if you are going to be on the Amalfi Coast! We were picked up at the port in the town of Amalfi and then stopped at Praiano & Positano to pick up more people. From there, we cruised to the island of Capri while enjoying the comfort of the boat. As we toured around the island, we stopped and were given the opportunity to swim right in the crystal clear waters! From there, we went to Capri to explore for about 4 hours and then headed back. I would absolutely do this tour again and recommend it to anyone who visits the Amalfi Coast!

Day Cruise to Capri from the Amalfi Coast Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 08/27/2018