Positano, Amalfi Coast

Positano, the Italian vertical town famous for the shopping

Positano Guide

How to get to Positano

Things to do in Positano

Tours on the Amalfi Coast

Positano is simply the pearl of the Amalfi Coast, not only for the many terraces, stairways and colorful houses, but especially for the emotions it can give to those who visit it.

Guide of Positano, Italy

Positano is the most popular town on the Amalfi Coast in Italy, known all over the world for the moda positano, the vibrant nightlife and the characteristic shops. If you are looking for colorful clothes or typical Italian sandals, you can't miss the shopping in Positano.
The urban structure of Positano is made of terraces, of small narrow and winding streets and of homes climbing the hillside. Typical the many "steps" from the city centre that come down to the beach. The main beaches of Positano are the Spiaggia Grande and Fornillo, both reachable on foot; the others are all accessible mainly by boat. Beyond the beauty of its beaches, universally recognized, Positano is frequented by people from all over the world and from many different lifestyles, it is not rare to meet movie stars on vacation on the Amalfi Coast or see the yachts of wealthy tycoons of the new economy.
One of the reasons of the popularity of Positano are the beach clothes. Colorful towels, bags, linen or cotton pareos and bikinis.
The best season to visit the Positano is definitely the months of June and September, since the summers are long, hot and sunny but fortunately cooled by a pleasant sea breeze, and the town is not so crowded by tourists.

Where to stay in Positano?

Considering the town's size, when it comes to choosing where to stay in Positano, it is important to consider several factors, including your Budget, the means of transportation by which you reach the town and the type of vacation you want to have.
So here are the best areas to stay in Positano:

  • Around Spiaggia Grande: staying in this area makes it very convenient for those arriving in Positano by ferry, and will allow you to avoid the stairs and narrow winding streets to reach the beach.
  • Downtown with Panoramic View: convenient area to walk to the Spiaggia Grande and enjoy a great view from above. Also, most of the boutiques and restaurants are nearby.
  • Nocelle or Montepertuso: ideal places to accommodate for those who are passionate about trekking and are looking for a very quiet location, surrounded by nature and far from the glamorous atmosphere of Positano. Obviously this option, with the choice of a Bed and Breakfast will allow you to save money.

What to know about Positano

Ideal for:
  • those who want to spend a romantic holiday in the Amalfi Coast
  • those who love to enjoy an active nightlife
Not the best destination for:
  • those who travel with children, especially with a pushchair, it could be not comfortable in this 'vertical city'

How to get to Positano

HOW TO GET TO POSITANO: Positano is the first village you will find on the Amalfi Coast going from west to east. It is 45 minutes away by car from Naples and 20 minutes from Sorrento. You can also get a SITA bus from Salerno to Amalfi, and then continue to Positano. In the summer you can get in Positano by ferries from Salerno or Sorrento.

For more detailed information on: How to get to the Amalfi Coast

Things to do in Positano

3 must things to do in Positano

  1. Walk hand-in-hand along the Sentiero degli Innamorati from Spiaggia Grande to the beach of Fornillo.
  2. Treat yourself to a pair of made-to-measure sandals, perfect for climbing up the steps of Positano.
  3. Make your way up to the secret hamlet of Nocelle to discover the Panorama of the Gods.

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Itineraries and Tour on the Amalfi Coast

If after a few hours lazing in the sun, shopping in Positano's colorful boutiques, and enjoying a Delizia al Limone, you fancy exploring further afield, then you should take one of the paths leading to the little mountain districts above Positano, otherwise if you are not a nature lover you could take a cue from one of these itinerary and enjoy the things to see in the rest of the towns of the Amalfi Coast.

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