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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
Just the prettiest of all the villages on the amalfie has everything u need . Very hilly lots of steps but well worth the aching calfs just stunning also very expensive but u could still budget on food if u wanted would definitely go back
Carol
United Kingdom
September 9, 2017
10
Exceptional
One of my favourite places in Italy, I've been before and it still amazes me. We ate at a Restaurant recommended by our lovely hotel host, he gave many options about his favoured places.
Nadia
United Kingdom
September 8, 2017
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Very Good
Positano is very beautiful with amazing views. Its a busy place with many tourists and high prices.
Judy
Australia
September 4, 2017
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Review score
Beautiful place but very difficult to get to. Next time l would stay at Sorrento and to do a day trip to Positano by boat.
Domenico
Australia
September 7, 2017
10
Exceptional
A beautiful town unique in many ways. Easy options to explore , local buses take you to the top and meander your way back down
patricia
Australia
September 9, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Positano

La Rosa Dei Venti

9.2 Wonderful

Score from 322 reviews

$152

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Hotel Eden Roc Suites

9.3 Wonderful

Score from 331 reviews

$413

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Hotel Montemare

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 443 reviews

$335

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Hotel Villa Franca

8.9 Excellent

Score from 284 reviews

$408

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Al Barilotto del Nonno

9.3 Wonderful

Score from 430 reviews

$216

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Hotel Villa Gabrisa

9 Wonderful

Score from 216 reviews

$248

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Il Gabbiano

8.2 Very Good

Score from 855 reviews

$192

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Palazzo Talamo

8.7 Excellent

Score from 308 reviews

$204

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Hotel Poseidon

9.1 Wonderful

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$383

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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

Yes lots of boutique fashion & homeware stores

Beautiful Views, would go back in a heartbeat

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