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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

Picked up spot on time from the meeting point. An excellent guide who was really knowledgeable. Unfortunately due to a fire the coast road between Positano and Amalfi was closed so the tour operator arranged for us to go by boat along the coast which was an unexpected bonus. We had sufficient free time in Positano, Amalfi and Ravello to do all that we wanted to do. Found there was plenty of excellent small restaurants in Amalfi for lunch and the guide directed us to an area that was just off the main square with the consequent reduction in prices. The Cathedral in Amalfi is a must see. After Ravello we returned to Sorrento via a quiet country route so we saw more of the local environment - another bonus!

We had a fantastic day from start to finish. Joseph, our kind collected us bright and early from our hotel alongside driver Roberto. We were then taken to Pompeii for an amazing private tour with local guide Antonio. All three were nothing but amazing, knowledge, and laughs from Joseph and Antonio and super safe driving from Roberto. Our stop in Positano was one I'll will remember dearly, this has to be one of the most beautiful areas in the world. Thank you all

Due a fire on the road the tour was changed , but we where informed when we left . Beautiful views over the Amalfi coast & really good guide with Mariagela. We got the right information & she was really taking care of us. Also the driver Mario was a friendly guy & good driver felt save during the trip. & only 8 people in the car , perfect !

Amalfi Coast Tour-All Inclusive from Naples Reviewed by Danny, 09/07/2020

The Guide (Teresa) was amazing, very happy and ready to answer our questions and with great explanations about the places we were! The Driver was very careful and excellent the whole way! Totally recommend a tour with both of then! Amazing experience!

Amalfi Coast Tour-All Inclusive from Naples Reviewed by Renata, 09/16/2020

A great trip. Well worth the early start and great value for money. Our guide and driver were both excellent. A different guide took us through Pompeii and showed us a lot of things we would otherwise have missed. The Amalfi coast is stunning.