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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

10
Exceptional
This wonderful town has it all - panoramic sea views, cosy little lanes packed with shops and great restaurants all leading down to the beach and port where you can link to all the other towns on the Amalfi Coast. Perfect for all types of traveler - adventure or relax Positano has it all
Lance
New Zealand
October 12, 2017
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Very Good
Although stunning in looks it was extremely busy, cars people and buses share the road wait stuff and not smiley or happy. Meals were very small and pricey.
Australia
October 9, 2017
10
Exceptional
We love the ambience food was fantastic . Conca'dOro restaurant was amazing the view is sensational. Da Vincenzo restaurant gorgeous Cafe Positano a must
Margo
Australia
October 12, 2017
10
Exceptional
Charming, quaint and beautiful coastal city but a bit crowded. Plan shoulder season and mid-week visit.
Floridian Traveler
United States of America
October 9, 2017
10
Exceptional
Beautiful coastal town. By far the most lively on the Amalfi coast. Makes the other towns look positively sleepy in comparison.
United Kingdom
October 11, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Positano

La Rosa Dei Venti

9.2 Wonderful

Score from 314 reviews

$150

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Hotel Eden Roc Suites

9.3 Wonderful

Score from 343 reviews

$191

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Hotel Villa Franca

9 Wonderful

Score from 285 reviews

$404

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Hotel Montemare

9 Wonderful

Score from 456 reviews

$142

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Al Barilotto del Nonno

9.3 Wonderful

Score from 425 reviews

$213

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Hotel Villa Gabrisa

9 Wonderful

Score from 221 reviews

$170

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Palazzo Talamo

8.6 Excellent

Score from 292 reviews

$189

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Covo Dei Saraceni

9 Wonderful

Score from 265 reviews

$343

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Hotel Conca d'Oro

8.6 Excellent

Score from 526 reviews

$148

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Recommended in Positano

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!

Yes lots of boutique fashion & homeware stores

Beautiful Views, would go back in a heartbeat

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