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
Great place, went in May and was still busy. Buses and driving take a sick bag. I would think the summer months must be unbearable. Beautiful place, very clean and good food if pricey.
David
United Kingdom
May 23, 2017
10
Exceptional
Expect to walk LOTS, expect to constantly be up and down steps LOTS, this little town has the most spectacular views you could wish to see, in my opinion, every step was worth it, but do your research, if you are immobile, this is probably not the place for you
Allie
New Zealand
May 28, 2017
10
Exceptional
Extremely touristy but with good reason! Beautiful winding streets, excellent beach and loads of amazing (albeit not cheap!) restaurants. Worth taking a hard walk to the hillside to Montepertuso for a spot of lunch.
jp79smith
United Kingdom
May 27, 2017
10
Exceptional
An amazing place! Lots of steps but the Locale bus which does a circular of the town is brilliant.
linda
United Kingdom
May 22, 2017
10
Exceptional
The most beautifull place on earth! Restaurants are plenty with good food and priced well. Public transport is excellent and cheap! We surely visit Positano again and stay only there for longer!
Gerdus
South Africa
May 28, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Positano

Hotel Montemare

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 394 reviews

$369

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Hotel Villa Franca

9 Wonderful

Score from 304 reviews

$517

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Il Gabbiano

8.2 Very Good

Score from 856 reviews

$224

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Hotel Le Agavi

8.4 Very Good

Score from 156 reviews

$563

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Al Barilotto del Nonno

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 473 reviews

$201

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Hotel Vittoria

8.8 Excellent

Score from 396 reviews

$196

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Palazzo Talamo

8.7 Excellent

Score from 339 reviews

$246

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Hotel Conca d'Oro

8.5 Very Good

Score from 585 reviews

$229

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Buca Di Bacco

9.5 Exceptional

Score from 288 reviews

$414

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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!

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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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