Top reasons to visit:

  • Scenery (750)
  • Relaxation (494)
  • Beach (462)
  • Food (440)
  • Shopping (296)
  • Romantic (288)
  • Nature (111)
  • Restaurants (110)
  • Sightseeing (106)
  • Walking (104)

Positano was highly rated for relaxation by 127 guests from the United States!

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The beach means different things to different people. What did the beach in Positano mean to you?

Richard, United States of America

6 days ago Report

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.

What effect did the scenery in Positano have on you?

Sam, United Kingdom

7 days ago Report

Beautiful Views, would go back in a heartbeat

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Positano.

Shelley, United Kingdom

9 days ago Report

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.

Why do you recommend Positano for food?

Nicholas, United States of America

19 days ago Report

There are several great restaurants in Positano which are walkable, and several more if you adventure to Montepertuso and adjoining towns. The seafood and vegetables are fresh and you can always find a delicious meat plate to compliment them

What's your best piece of advice for a first-time hiker in Positano?

Patricia, Australia

22 days ago Report

Be prepared for lots of steps, early morning or late afternoon good time for walking or walking

Why do people say Positano can be seen best by foot?

Shelley, United Kingdom

9 days ago Report

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.

How can you enjoy the sights in Positano while avoiding the crowds?

Leonardo, Brazil

21 days ago Report

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!

What seafood experience in Positano is still on your mind?

Robert, United States of America

2 days ago Report

We were totally enamored with the freshest seafood ever, prepared simply and authentically. We had fresh anchovy with every meal.

Is there more to shopping in Positano than just brand-name stores?

Richard, United States of America

6 days ago Report

The shops on the way down to the beach were nice and not touristy. I found my locally-made Positano sandals in this area for a very reasonable price and they look like nothing you can buy off the rack in the States.

Some say romance is dead; how does Positano prove them wrong?

Nicholas, United States of America

19 days ago Report

Just being in one of the most luxurious places in Italy, where people come from around the globe to vacation makes this a great and unique city

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Christopher, United Kingdom

28 days ago Report

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

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Positano.

Maura, United Kingdom

3 days ago Report

Linen, lace, hand made crafts as we as designer brands

What makes the people from Positano so friendly? Tell us your story.

Richard, United States of America

6 days ago Report

I brushed up on functional Italiano before going, so enjoyed working with the locals on improving my knowledge of the language. They were equally interested in speaking in English so it makes it easy and fun for visitors. Everyone seemed interested in us and helpful with ideas of where to go, what to see. We smiled and laughed a lot with the locals and had a great time.

How was the wine culture different than what you'd experience at home?

James, Hong Kong

8 days ago Report

Large array of wines to choose from in restaurants and wine boutiques

What can people expect to see when scuba diving around Positano?

Graham, Canada

3 days ago Report

Positano is a beautiful little town designed on a vertical axis. Colourful houses that spill down the hillside create the appearance of a stack of children's building blocks offer many fine photographic opportunities.
  • Stargazing 22 endorsements

How did you find the best spot for stargazing in Positano?

Gill_Family, Canada

22 days ago Report

Villa Antica Macina terrace, Nocelle
  • Friendly People 84 endorsements

What makes the people from Positano so friendly? Tell us your story.

Anonymous, Unknown location

14 days ago Report

They go about their everyday business, despite the tourists, always greeting you and assisting you whenever asked.
  • Gourmet Food 95 endorsements

Is Positano the place to have a meal to remember? Tell us why.

Anna, United States of America

23 days ago Report

We had several memorable meals while dining at restaurants on the beach.
  • Mountains 20 endorsements

What's your best advice for enjoying the mountains in Positano?

Richard, United States of America

6 days ago Report

The views up are awesome. The clouds move over them and the sun's raise shine into the cliffs creating beautiful deep shadows and bright angles on the stucco buildings. We were fortunate to be there on the morning of a Saint's Feast Day and got to hear the "fireworks" booming across the mountains like distant thunder.
  • Fine Dining 51 endorsements

What makes fine dining in Positano stand out?

Robert, United States of America

2 days ago Report

Every serving , from the linen to the ceramic plate to the actual food was a tasteful assertion of the culture of Positano. You can't have a bad meal in Positano

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