Praiano

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Praiano featuring mist or fog, general coastal views and rugged coastline

This is a delightful resort of light colored houses with flower-filled balconies and a maze of narrow streets that wind around a steep hillside.

Praiano is a small, laidback seaside resort between the larger and busier Positano and Amalfi. Nestled at the foot of the Tre Pizzi Mountain, Praiano charms with its picture postcard layout typical of villages along the Amalfi Coast.

The resort was once the summer residence of the powerful Doges, the dukes of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi. They came for the same reason that visitors still come today: the calm waters of the Mediterranean and the exceptional views.

The small pebble beach of Marina di Praia is one of Praiano’s most popular attractions. Unwind by the water’s edge or rent some diving gear and explore Amalfi’s marine life. Diving is a year-round activity here and a dive center is situated by the beach. Come back to the beach in the evening for a sunset walk and a meal in one of the restaurants or bars that line the sand.

Sightseeing centers around Praiano’s churches. Investigate the Church of San Luca Evangelista. The building is one of the most important places of worship in Praiano, as Saint Luke is its patron saint. The baroque-style edifice we see today was built in 1588, although the original church dates back to the early 12th century. Go inside to appreciate the 18th century majolica floor, marble altars and silver bust of Saint Luke. The church and convent of Santa Maria a Castro sits on a hill 1,194 feet (364 meters) above sea level and is famous for the views and the large, well-preserved 15th century fresco Madonna delle Grazie (The Madonna of Thanks).

Scout out one of Praiano’s other major historic sights, the Torre a Mare. The medieval structure was part of a series of fortified towers along the coast that helped defend against pirate attacks.

Praiano is approximately 4.6 miles (7 kilometers) from Positano and 3.1 miles (6 kilometers) from Amalfi. It is well connected by bus and ferries to Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi. If you are staying in Praiano ask your hotel manager about the Praiano Card. The Tourist Card offers many discounts on goods and services in the village, including savings in some restaurants.

Where to stay in Praiano

Hotel Margherita
Hotel Margherita
4 out of 5
Via Umberto I, 70, Praiano, SA
Situated in Praiano, this beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sorrento Peninsula and Marina di Praia. Fiordo di Furore Beach and Sentiero degli Dei are also ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (532 reviews)
"Coming in the low season, our expectations were not that high but what a wonderful surprise, the staff at the hotel were there for every request that we had and tended to every need we could have. They even called us back from our car to have breakfast the day of our departure. We stayed in room ..."

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Hotel Margherita
Hotel Tramonto d'Oro
Hotel Tramonto d'Oro
4 out of 5
Via Gennaro Capriglione 119, Praiano, SA
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 6.2 mi (9.9 km) from Amalfi Cathedral and within 12 mi (20 km) of Amalfi Beach and Villa Rufolo. Sorrento Marina and Piazza ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (444 reviews)
"Wonderful hotel! Staff is wonderful! Highly recommend!!"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2021

Hotel Tramonto d'Oro
Hotel Villa Bellavista
Hotel Villa Bellavista
3 out of 5
Via Rezzola, 47, Praiano, SA
Situated by the ocean, this romantic hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Emerald Grotto and within 6 mi (10 km) of Amalfi Cathedral and Church of Santa Maria Assunta. ...
3.5/5 Good! (90 reviews)
"The balcony view was fantastic! The service was fine. The neighbors were very loud."

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Hotel Villa Bellavista
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Mareluna Holiday Home
Mareluna Holiday Home
9 Via Flavio Gioia, \N, Praiano, SA
Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Marina di Praia. Fiordo di Furore Beach and Sentiero ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Gougeous property with open plan living space (including all amenities), downstairs laundry/ shower room, two good sized bedrooms - both with ensuite bathrooms. Amazing views from the private terrace with sun loungers and al fresco dining. There are steps outside the front gate leading down to the ..."

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2018

Mareluna Holiday Home
Amami Viaggi - Casa Alea
Amami Viaggi - Casa Alea
Via Flavio Gioia, 23, Praiano, SA
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Marina di Praia. Fiordo di Furore Beach and Sentiero degli ...
Amami Viaggi - Casa Alea
Casale Fralisa - Marvelous terrace and sea view hot tub
Casale Fralisa - Marvelous terrace and sea view hot tub
Praiano, Campania
Nestled on the beach, this Praiano villa is within a 15-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Marina di Praia. Fiordo di Furore Beach and Sentiero degli Dei ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (6 reviews)
Live like royalty
"When you wake up and open the windows or go outside on the deck you will have to pinch yourself to realize you're not dreaming."

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Casale Fralisa - Marvelous terrace and sea view hot tub
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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