Positano

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Top attractions in Positano

Top 7 Things to do in Positano

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

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. Monti Lattari

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

  • Amalfi Cathedral

    6. 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

    7. 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.

Frequently asked questions about Positano

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Planning Your 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

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,897 reviews

It was a great tour and we‘ve seen the famous coastal town at the Amalfi coast comfortably. At first it was very cold at the bus and I was glad that I brought a cardigan and shawl with me. But I think somebody informed the driver to lower down the AC, and the problem was solved. Connie was very informative and a superb guide. The great views along the serpentine roads were amazing. The recommended lunch was also fine and filling. We opted for the boat ride as well and it was all worth it. It was nice to see Amalfi from the boat‘s perspective, wonderful panorama and the breeze was nice. My only regret was that the stay in Positano was too short, 15 minutes, I guess. It deserved more than that, too beautiful for only a couple of minutes. Overall, the bus tour was fantastic and fulfilled all that was promised for the tour! To Connie and the driver, "grazie mille and stay safe!“ Rosemary

Driver was waiting at the pick up point and made himself clearly visible, extremely polite also. Transport was a spotlessly clean and luxurious Mercedes Benz people carrier, expertly driven. Driver loaded and unloaded all luggage at pickup and drop off. I would not hesitate to use this service again and would thoroughly recommend anyone to do the same.

We were driven by Enzo, Marco and Luigi and had a great time! They were wonderful guides and Enzo was so knowledgeable. The drivers made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. We had so much fun exploring the Amalfi Coast with them!!

It was epic! The whole experience was amazing. I wish you would offer an Amalfi coast tour that would last the whole day, to experience it at sunset. But this was great nonetheless. Vincenzo and Giovanni were great.

Wonderful trip, highly recommended! Everything was on time and smoothly organised. Pompeii is definitely a must see and in Positan we had an opportunity enjoy some stunning views! Safe drive through all serpantines!