Top attractions 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.
Float into the Grotta dello Smeraldo and see what it's like to be enveloped in emerald light while you boat through the cave.
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.
A calm, clean beach, the Spiaggia Grande is a pristine beach in Positano. Enjoy the Mediterranean as it was meant to be seen.
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!
Hike up the Lattari Mountains for an outdoor afternoon. You'll find lush greenery and stunning views throughout your journey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- 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
Loved all the views. Our tour guide Martina was very knowledgeable and I was amazed at how she could switch between 3 languages very easily. She kidded our driver, Arcangelo, who was great and they made a wonderful team. I would make two suggestions: I was supposed to get picked up at 7:20 and because I wasn’t 100% sure of where I was going I was early and they were early picking me up so I was on the bus at 7:10. By the time we picked everyone else up and left Garibaldi, the last pick up spot it was 8:59 so I had been on the bus for almost 2 hours. I would suggest a different method of picking people up when the distance requires that much time on a bus. An 8 hour tour had turned into a 10 hour tour and when we returned I was not going to sit on the bus again so I took the metro back which ended up being extremely fast compared to the bus ride. The only other thing I would suggest is that when we stop in cities like Ravello, a few suggestions of what to do would be good.
This was a great way to experience two great places to visit. You will see enough of Pompeii for a great experience. If you want to see it all, take an all day tour. The ride to Positano was breath taking and Positano looks like a resort for the rich and famous. What a site! Our trip guide was Mateo. He walked really fast but he was very enjoyable and friendly. Our guide at Pompeii was Hillaria (I believe). She was an Archeologist (Expert) that had worked on Pompeii and knew everything about it. What a treat. She went a little fast but, you have to go quick sometimes to get from the start to the finish. Worth the money! Was one of the highlights of our two weeks in Italy. Getyourguide has never let us down. Two trips to Europe and 15 tours. All fantastic!!!
Your always insecure awaiting for a bus pick up at a location you’re not familiar with, but it all went well. Signage was good, pick up was on time if not a little early (they say be there 15 min early) and it was friendly and enjoyable. Weekends must be a maze of traffic but on a weekday we were going against it and exited Naples in good time. Guide was good and on those roads the driver was a magician. A fully enjoyable 8+ hours later we were all home again after lots of small villages steep cliffs tiny roads and a good time. P.S. the optional additional bout trip was worth the extra 12 euro.
I would recommended this service anytime you visit Italy. Our driver, Francesco, was excellent! He was kind, very knowledgeable, and made sure our transfer went smoothly. We were picked up at the end of the train station platform, and taken right up to the door of our Airbnb in Positano. We would definitely use this service again.
I was impressed by the boat available, very spacious, strong and well-maintained. The chosen route allowed us to see the most impressive places between Sorento and Amalfi. I appreciated that we were able to swim in two spectacular waters with azure water. The time spent on Amalfi and Positano was enough to see the main goals.