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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

Great trip in spite of weather and road closure on 6 May.

Our driver, Vincenzo Esposito, was very entertaining throughout our trip. He gave us a lot of history and described the local scenery and things going on between Napoli and Positano, of which he is very knowledgable. The main road was closed causing major delays with traffic but our driver/guide made the trip very interesting and comfortable. Thanks Vincenzo

Private Transfer From Naples to Positano Reviewed by James, 05/12/2019

Amazing tour, with the best tour guides we could have asked for.

Unique experience. Both our tour guides (Kyle and Paolo) were very exciting and educational. Kyle fed out information about Rome and the passing cities (Naples, Amalfi and Pompeii), while Paolo is a person who loves every single corner of Pompeii and teaches you as much he can in the time given, in a very unique and fun way. Thank you so much for the tours.

Prompt and a smooth ride to the airport.

Lucio was ontime, actually ten minutes early, and got us to the Naples airport ahead of schedule in a S class.

Naples Airport: Positano Private Transfer Reviewed by Harry H., 05/01/2019

excellent solution for visiting the amalficoast.

Ciro was a very friendly driver, was in time on the place of appointment, gave a lot of comment. There was enough time to visit the highlights of the places we stopped and the route back gave us an idea of the mountains surrounding Naples

Amalfi Coast Tour: 8-Hour Car Service with Driver Reviewed by Antoine, 04/21/2019

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