Positano

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Positano featuring a city, a coastal town and general coastal views
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.

Where to stay in Positano

Hotel Royal Positano
Hotel Royal Positano
4 out of 5
Via Pasitea, 344, Positano, SA, 84017
The price is ¥49,652 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Positano. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
3.5/5 Good! (561 reviews)
"The building is old but had all the amenities. The breakfast was amazing. And the pool was nice. The staff was great!"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2022

Hotel Royal Positano
Hotel Savoia
Hotel Savoia
4 out of 5
Via Cristoforo Colombo 73, Positano, SA, 84017
The price is ¥93,965 per night from Sep 11 to Sep 12
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Positano. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the property ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (683 reviews)
"The location was excellent and the staff were so helpful."

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2022

Hotel Savoia
Hotel Eden Roc
Hotel Eden Roc
4 out of 5
Via G. Marconi 110, Positano, SA, 84017
The price is ¥249,987 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 20
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Positano. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (565 reviews)
"Beautiful and clean property. Definitely one of the nicest places in Positano."

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2022

Hotel Eden Roc
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Villa Flavio Gioia
Villa Flavio Gioia
3 out of 5
Piazza Flavio Gioia 2, Positano, SA, 84017
The price is ¥61,527 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this 3-star residence in Positano. Enjoy free WiFi, airport pick-up service, and in-room childcare. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (132 reviews)
"Loved our stay here! Great service and location cannot be beat."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Villa Flavio Gioia
La Caravella Positano Beach, Residence
La Caravella Positano Beach, Residence
Via Rampa Teglia, 23, Positano, SA, 84017
The price is ¥73,294 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 19
Stay at this beach residence in Positano. Enjoy a private beach, a rooftop terrace, and WiFi. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.6/5 Good! (133 reviews)
"I’ve been staying in Amalfi Coast for years and this is the best property with the best location to stay at in Positano especially if you’re with children."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

La Caravella Positano Beach, Residence
Alcione Residence
Alcione Residence
Via Cristoforo Colombo 135, Positano, SA, 84017
The price is ¥74,663 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 27
Stay at this business-friendly residence in Positano. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and valet parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (184 reviews)
"Excellent place ,friendly people , great views , martina was awwsome , great breakfast"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Alcione Residence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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