Guided tour

Positano: Old Town Walking Tour with Archaeologist Guide

4.9 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Tour Guide Naples SRL
Guided tour

Positano: Old Town Walking Tour with Archaeologist Guide

Activity provider: Tour Guide Naples SRL

From US$ 96.52 per person

Explore the tiny lanes of the old town and Downtown Positano with its fine shops and restaurants on this walking tour. Visit an underground Roman villa with amazing frescoes.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, German, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Get your taste buds tingling with the best lemon delice cake in all of Positano
  • Walk down the hill along narrow paths and amazing panoramic staircases
  • Discover The Fornillo beach where the locals are going to sunbathe
  • Learn from a knowledgeable local guide
  • Visit the amazing underground Roman Villa with its marvellous frescoes
Full description

Explore Old Town and Downtown Positano with a guide on this walking tour. Visit an underground Roman villa, explore the fine shops and beach of Downtown Positano, and explore Old Town Positano and see its historical sights.

Meet with a guide on the upper side of the village, leave the tourists and the hustlers behind for a well-deserved break, and follow the local guide along the hidden paths and staircases of the old town, pass by a 13th-century fort from the medieval age, and take some time to enjoy the lesser-known Fornillo Beach.

Travel to Downtown Positano and explore its fine shops and restaurants before moving down to the main beach, Spiaggia Maggiore. Start the uphill walk to a street with a variety of ceramic shops, sandal makers, and shoemakers, along with galleries featuring the work of local artists.

Approach the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, originally the abbey of Positano’s 10th-century Benedictine monastery, and visit the interior of the amazing Roman Villa, recently discovered and open to the public with its wonderful fresco paintings.

After that, across the lane, Hotel Palazzo Murat fills what was once a grand Benedictine monastery. End the tour at La Zagara restaurant, and taste delicacies such as lemon delice, tiramisu, or rum baba.

  • Local licensed guide
  • Roman villa entrance ticket
  • Archaeological guide
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 331 lbs (150 kg)
  • People over 95 years

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the main entrance of Art Hotel/Hotel Pasitea.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Explosive substances

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • The tour involves a significant amount of walking, and the way down to the beach involves walking down stairs
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4.9 /5

based on 10 reviews

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Luciana was amazing. She was knowledgeable, charming, and a joy to be with. We loved her insights to the area and her sharing stories of her and her family’s history. It brought alive the vibrancy of the area. The walk was well paced and we saw parts of Positano that are off the beaten path. We also loved the archeological tour. It was so well done and added to the intrigue of Positano. Grazie

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March 29, 2023

A beautiful day made even better with a wonderful walking tour. Luciana was insightful, entertaining and brought all the local vibes and hospitality. We went down secret paths, and saw the most epic views as well as getting to know all the local hotspots. We would highly recommend!

March 29, 2023

The tour was excellent. Laura was our guide along Positano streets, she speaks a perfect Spanish and as she is a local, she knows perfectly the history of the town. With her we discovered other Positano, not just the little village crowded of tourists, and we felt in love with the place. The visit to the Roman villa was incredible, we couldn’t believe there were an entire all city below the streets!! I strongly recommend the tour

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March 29, 2023

Product ID: 410921