Positano

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Top attractions in Positano

Top 7 Things to do in Positano

Positano inspired the likes of John Steinbeck and even Mick Jagger. Visit this former medieval town on the Amalfi Coast and see how it keeps on beckoning even after the last day of your vacation.

  • Grotta dello Smeraldo

    1. Grotta dello Smeraldo

    Float into the Grotta dello Smeraldo and see what it's like to be enveloped in emerald light while you boat through the cave.

  • Spiaggia del Fornillo

    2. Spiaggia del Fornillo

    Throw yourself onto one of the many lounge chairs on the Spiaggia del Fornillo and relax as you take in panoramic views of the Amalfi coast.

  • Spiaggia Grande

    3. Spiaggia Grande

    A calm, clean beach, the Spiaggia Grande is a pristine beach in Positano. Enjoy the Mediterranean as it was meant to be seen.

  • Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale

    4. Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale

    The Chiesa di Santa Maria is a major landmark of Positano. Plus, if you're lucky, you might even get see a wedding taking place. It's a very popular spot to get hitched!

  • Monti Lattari

    5. Monti Lattari

    Hike up the Lattari Mountains for an outdoor afternoon. You'll find lush greenery and stunning views throughout your journey.

  • Amalfi Cathedral

    6. Amalfi Cathedral

    A 9th century Roman structure, the Amalfi Cathedral is truly a sight to behold. Venture inside and admire the Mother-of-Pearl crucifix brought over all the way from the Holy Land.

  • Monte Faito

    7. Monte Faito

    Take a cable car to climb Monte Faito. The limestone mountains are best traversed at sunset, so you can appreciate the landscape at golden hour.

Frequently asked questions about Positano

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Planning Your Visit

  • Getting Around Positano

    Hilly Positano is best traversed by the local bus line, called SITA. Walking is great and you'll thoroughly enjoy the occasions when you're walking downhill. The town doesn't have a thriving taxi scene, as it is quite small. You may want to leave driving to the locals, as the narrow and steep roads can be unfamiliar for visitors.

  • How long to stay in Positano?

    Positano is great for a weekend get away. Spend two or three days taking long leisurely strolls to the beach and back. If you want to see more of the historical sights, feel free to add a day or two to your itinerary.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    Positano has beautiful Mediterranean weather that is best enjoyed in the summertime. While the winters are not extreme on the Amalfi Coast, you'll enjoy the emerald grottos and lush hikes most under the sun.

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What people are saying about Positano

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,897 reviews

The trip is worth you get the most of what you can in 1 day, the restaurant’s location is nice and the food was okay. When it comes comes to swimming, Positano has the most beautiful beach but your time is limited there, you’ll have time to enjoy the beach and swimming in Amalfi if you skip the boat tour.(add 25€ to your budget for a beach umbrella and access to changing room and shower) Throughout the trip Italo and Aniello took very good care of us providing information during the ride and guidance for the free time. Very much recommended overall

We had a lovely time with Mariangela (the tour guide) and Rosario (the driver). I would recommend the trip to however wants to see and enjoy the main attractions of the Amalfi coast in a nutshell especially if you are clueless about where/how to go. The driver was very experienced on the narrow roads along the coast and our tour guide kept us very engaged with all the narrations and legends around that area. The trip was very informative and enjoyable.

It was a full experience, our guide Federicka was fabulous and our driver Pasquale safe and patient. The tour gives you a hood sense of which towns you might want to return to for a longer visit, and the boat ride was a great way to see Amalfi from the water. Having some guided knowledge, tips and recommendations definitely helped in deciding what to do with our free time in each town. And they saved the best for last, Ravello!

The experience has been amazing - from the pick up to the boat trip arrangement. It may feel a bit rush but every minute was well spent, and much appreciated for the tips and info from our guide.

Giuseppe was a wonderful driver. Safely driving us to Positano, which can be a bit intimidating for a tourist.