5/5 - Excellent
MilaidaNov 2, 2019
Positano is magic and subreal. I want to come again!
This colorful enclave in the hills is a maze of narrow streets and gardens renowned for its craftsmanship and beautiful facades.
Positano is a collection of pastel colored houses clinging to the slopes of a deep ravine that leads down to the Mediterranean. The picturesque spot is set amidst gardens of oranges, lemons and bougainvillea.
Positano is primarily a pedestrianized zone and steep sets of stairs and passages between buildings replace streets. There is only one road through the town that allows vehicle traffic.
Meander through narrow passageways lined with stores selling locally made crafts and produce. For centuries Positano’s artisans have produced silk and linen clothing and accessories. Today their workshops continue to supply the resort’s high-end fashion boutiques that can be found on almost every street.
As you walk around observe the domes on the roofs of many of the houses. They are filled with sand that keeps buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Head for The Church of Santa Maria Assunta, one of Positano’s most prominent sights. It features a majolica-tiled dome and houses a 12th century icon of the Black Madonna.
Stretch out on the beach of Spiaggia Grande at the foot of the town. This is Positano’s main beach and it can get crowded in summer. You may find there’s more room on the quieter Fornillo Beach. This secluded cove is just beyond the watchtower, close to where the boats dock. It’s accessible by a stone staircase from the road above.
Rent a boat from the harbor and explore the coves and sea caves of Positano, or embark on a hiking trail. One of the most popular trails is the ‘Path of the Gods’, a picturesque mountain trail up to the village of Bomerano 2,083 feet (635 meters) above sea level. Walk up mountains, across a gorge, pass herds of sheep and goats, with dramatic views at every turn.
The quickest and most convenient way to get to Positano is by bus. There are frequent SITA bus services from Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi and other towns along the coast. In the spring and summer Positano is served by ferries and hydrofoil from Naples, Salerno, Amalfi and other harbors in the region.
Travelers come to Positano City Centre for its beaches, and you can see top attractions like Church of Santa Maria Assunta and Positano Ferry Landing while you're in town.
Path of the Gods is noteworthy for its beaches, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Sorrento Peninsula and Sentiero degli Dei.
Visitors to Chiesa Nuova enjoy its beaches, and if you want to do some exploring, Sorrento Peninsula is worth a stop.
Seaside views and restaurants are notable features of Arienzo. You might consider a stop by Sorrento Peninsula while you're exploring the neighborhood.
You'll enjoy the beaches and restaurants in Laurito. You might want to make time for a stop at Sorrento Peninsula or San Pietro.
Visitors to Liparlati like its beaches and restaurants, and Sorrento Peninsula is a sight worth a stop.
Reviewed on 2019/11/9
Reviewed on 2019/11/2
One of Positano’s most famous sights is a church that fascinates visitors with its beautiful architecture and ancient religious artwork.
Step back in time and learn more about local history with a stop at Palazzo Murat in Positano. Wander the seaside or discover the mountain views in this romantic area.
Learn more about the local history when you visit Herculaneum, a well-known historical site in Ercolano. Stroll along the seaside or visit the rich archaeological sites in the area.
Pompeii Archaeological Park is a top museum in Pompei with a rich history. While you're in the area, wander around picturesque gardens.
This charming port has served as Sorrento’s connection to the sea for almost 2,000 years and is still in use by local fishermen.
This coastal stone castle in the old fishing village of Borgo del Marini offers panoramic views towards central Naples and Mount Vesuvius.
Verified travelerOct 17, 2019
Francesca at the desk was particularly helpful in arranging dinner reservations and transportation, always with a bright smile and pleasant demeanor.