Visit Positano: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Positano
Marina Grande Beach
The dark grey sand and azure Tyrrhenian Sea is an iconic image of the Amalfi Coast. Marina Grande is Positano’s main beach, a 300-metre-long strip at the centre of the town’s activities. Travellers flock here for a swim and a drink from the many bars and restaurants lining the shore. Lay out your towel or grab a lounge chair – this place was made for beach bums.
Church of Santa Maria Assunta
The gold, green and blue tiled roof of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta shines against the bright Mediterranean sky. Right in the centre of town, this 10th-century church encapsulates the romance of Positano. Most of the tiny staircases leading up from the beach pass through its piazza, from which you can enter the classical white and gold interior. On weekends, look out for a wedding!
Medieval Guard Towers
In times gone by, when Saracen pirates were spotted at sea, the guards lit a fire on top of these towers to alert the people of Positano. All the villagers could do was run to the hills and hope they avoided the invaders. Nowadays these medieval stone lookouts have been transformed into holiday homes, where lucky visitors can enjoy the panoramic views and pretty gardens.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

8
Very Good
Small but beutiful city and we were do lucky to have a party that villa magia held. Staff were so nice. At the end of the year, every hotel and every restaurant seemed like doing firework to celebrate happy new year!! That was fantastic!
YooHee
South Korea
January 1, 2017
10
Exceptional
Too crazy in the summer, but still a delightful place in the winter months. 2 nights just about right.
Jonathan
United States of America
December 31, 2016
10
Exceptional
Is a place where most of the tourist don't arrive, is one of my favorites in the world, all the amalfi coast have that charm, romance it's a place to fill your soul
gabriella
Saint Martin
January 16, 2017
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Exceptional
it was winter, so some things weren`t able to do ( like going to Capri, from Positano), it´s a little difficult to move by bus, it´s easier to move by car. Wonderful place to rest and have a nice weekend
fabiana
Argentina
March 5, 2017
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Exceptional
Beautiful views. We were there a little early in the season, so not everything was open but it was a super charming town. No major cultural sites but a lovely place to visit. A little hard on the knees (lots of stairs) but stunning views.
Susan
United States of America
March 20, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Positano

La Rosa Dei Venti

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 322 reviews

$130

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Hotel Villa Franca

8.9 Excellent

Score from 351 reviews

$368

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Hotel Miramare

9.2 Wonderful

Score from 163 reviews

$227

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Hotel Savoia

9 Wonderful

Score from 975 reviews

$136

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Il Gabbiano

8.2 Very Good

Score from 821 reviews

$86

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Hotel Reginella

8.9 Excellent

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$140

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Hotel Poseidon

9 Wonderful

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$259

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Buca Di Bacco

9.5 Exceptional

Score from 261 reviews

$222

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Hotel Montemare

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 387 reviews

$362

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Recommended in Positano

There are two roads, the top one which skirts the town and the bottom one which winds as a one way from the top road down to the square, a five minute walk from the beach. In between the two roads is a warren of tightly packed colourful houses with winding passageways and staircases that lead up and down. Walk a lot, take staircases and marvel at the way the buildings cling to the cliff side. It's a beautiful place to just get lost in.

Beautiful vistas and water. Very Mediterranean in its look. Difficult to walk on as it's deep pebbles, though. And a LONG walk down a lot of stairs (going down not so bad, but coming back up you need to be in good shape if there's no lift/ascensore available to your hotel. We got a LOT of exercise going to and from the beach locations.

Sitting on the balcony of my hotel room (Superior sea view), sipping wine and watching an electrical storm over the bay. Booming thunder and crashing thunder lighting up the dark sky, with the lights of the village stretching out below me.

Go there by car and drive the coast, from Positano to Cetara. There are countless vista points, each revealing a different angle of the beautiful topography and emerald sea. Make sure you go on a sunny season!

Booking.com asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Positano for food?

Many choices of top notch restaurants serving Italian fare - why go to Italy and not eat Italian, at every meal. The gelato - do it, daily.

Bar Bruno - an amazing, small, intimate location for authentic local dining

Chez Black - the octopus in red sauce, amazing!

Beautiful Views, would go back in a heartbeat

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