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Exploring Positano

One of the loveliest coastlines in the world lies south of the well-known Neapolitan holiday hub of Sorrento and contains the tiny, exclusive resort town of Positano, set south of the area’s main town of Amalfi. The Amalfi coastline is simply spectacular, formed of rearing cliffs and tiny harbours overlooking the azure Mediterranean, and has been a favourite with visitors since the 19th century. Famous author John Steinbeck described Positano as ‘an unreal dream place which bites deep’, and the many thousands of visitors who arrive every year can’t help but agree.

Springtime is the loveliest time to visit Positano, with the entire town in bloom ad the surrounding countryside rich with wildflowers and rich greenery. The entire Amalfi coastline is a UNESCO World Heritage site for its dramatic beauty and ancient fishing villages, although Positano has only two tiny beaches, with the cliffs rearing almost vertically from the sea. Fornillo Beach is the quieter, only accessible by stairs cut into the cliff, and Spiagga Grande Beach acts as the ferry terminal for trips to Capri, Ischia and Paestum as well as being an evening hub for sunset meals and friendly beach bars and home to the Hotel la Caravella.

Accommodations in Positano

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Positano is the Il San Pietro di Positano, which has been booked 5 times from our verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Palazzo Murat Hotel in Positano as it has been reserved 5 times.

There are some amazing options offering top-notch services and facilities. Check out Hotel le Agavi and Positano Art Hotel Pasitea.

Sightseeing in Positano

- Church of Santa Maria Assunta

Positano’s lovely, white-painted church with its majestic dome soars over the little town and is it main landmark. Inside you’ll find the famous 13th century Greek Orthodox icon of the Black Madonna, legendarily stolen from Byzantium by pirates and rescued from a shipwreck.

- Capri

The Isle of Capri is a short boat trip from Positano, and has been a holday island since Roman emperor Tiberius built a summer palace there. The tiny town is crowded with day-trippers in summer, but quieter during Capri’s glorious springtime. The Blue Grotto and the heights and even smaller village of Anacapri are highlights.

Transportation in Positano

Positano’s cliffside setting is only accessible by ferry or road, with the ferry from Naples running across the bay and down the spectacular coastline past Sorrento, the island of Capri and Amalfi. Buses run from Sorrento and Salerno, dropping passengers atop the cliff, linked by taxi to the town’s hotels. Self-drive along the coast road is via the Naples Autostrada and Sorrento, but can be scary during busy periods due to the huge number of cars on the winding clifftop road. The trip by taxi from Naples is expensive, less so from Sorrento on the opposite side of the bay, and visitors should make sure the cab is official and metered. In town, it’s walk or stay where you are, as most vehicles are prohibited.

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