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Positano

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Positano showing a city, a coastal town and general coastal views

Buy locally made silk and linen and explore orange groves and narrow passageways lined with pastel-coloured houses in this hillside town along the coast.

There are no cars in the small town of Positano. The yellow, pink, green and blue houses look as though they have been thrown together on the slopes of a ravine and only steep steps and narrow passageways run between them. The picturesque town leads down to the shores of the Mediterranean and is set amongst orange groves and bougainvillea gardens.

One road lets vehicles in and out of the town, so be prepared to park the car and tread the streets on foot. Discover boutiques selling handmade goods tucked away on almost every street. Positano is famous for its linen and silk that has been made here for centuries. Buy silk scarves and linen shirts among other luxury clothes and accessories.

Positano is hot in summer and cool in winter. To regulate the temperature in their houses locals fill their roofs with sand. Look for the domes in the roofs of many of the buildings.

Stand on the beach in Positano and your eyes will be drawn to the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. The church stands out with its green, gold and blue majolica-tiled dome. Go inside to see an icon of the Black Madonna from the 12th century.

Spiaggia Grande is the main beach in the town. When the beach gets crowded in summer, make your way past the watchtower and you’ll discover Fornillo Beach. This little cove is accessible by a stone staircase and is generally quieter during the busy tourist season.

Take a tour or rent your own boat to explore the sea caves and coves around Positano. Discover the landscape on foot on the famous “Path of the Gods”, a trail that runs up to the village of Bomerano 635 metres (2,083 feet) above the sea. The mountain trail leads past grazing goats and sheep, across a gorge and to the top of the hill, with sweeping vistas along the way.

Get to Positano by bus from Naples, Amalfi, Sorrento and other nearby towns. Ferries and boats service Positano from ports along the Amalfi Coast in spring and summer.

Marincanto
Marincanto
4 out of 5
Via Cristoforo Colombo 50, Positano, SA
The price is AU$465 per night from 1 Sep. to 1 Sep.
Nestled on the beach, this Positano City Centre hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Positano Ferry Landing. Fornillo Beach is 0.4 mi (0.7 ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (253 reviews)
"Accoglienza e servizi davvero ottimi. Bravi!"

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2021

Marincanto
Hotel Eden Roc
Hotel Eden Roc
4 out of 5
Via G. Marconi 110, Positano, SA
The price is AU$1,115 per night from 7 Aug. to 7 Aug.
This family-friendly Positano hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula, Positano Ferry Landing and Fornillo Beach. Piazza ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (514 reviews)
"Everything"

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2021

Hotel Eden Roc
Poseidon Hotel
Poseidon Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Pasitea 148, Positano, SA
The price is AU$770 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Located in the heart of Positano, this spa hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Fornillo Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Emerald Grotto and Marina Grande Beach. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (408 reviews)
"What can I say? Simply the best hotel experience we’ve ever had anywhere in addition to the spectacular scenery, culture, food, and people of this amazing region. The staff is SO helpful, friendly, warm, and knowledgeable. We feel like we made a half-dozen new friends! Thank you, Josie, Michele, ..."

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2021

Poseidon Hotel
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Alcione Residence
Alcione Residence
Via Cristoforo Colombo 135, Positano, SA
The price is AU$456 per night from 27 Aug. to 27 Aug.
Located in Positano City Centre, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Positano Ferry Landing. Fornillo Beach is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (154 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel with the most amazing views. The location was perfect and the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly 💗"

Reviewed on 29 Sep. 2020

Alcione Residence
La Casa di Peppe Guest House & Villa
La Casa di Peppe Guest House & Villa
Via Fornillo, 24, Positano, SA
Situated near the beach, this romantic villa is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Fornillo Beach. Positano Ferry Landing is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) away.
4.8/5Exceptional! (54 reviews)
"We had great stay! The staff was lovely and helpful! Only down side was room smelled a bit moldy."

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2019

La Casa di Peppe Guest House & Villa
Villa Flavio Gioia
Villa Flavio Gioia
3 out of 5
Piazza Flavio Gioia 2, Positano, SA
The price is AU$577 per night from 17 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Located in Positano City Centre, this residence is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Positano Ferry Landing. Fornillo Beach is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) away.
4.6/5Wonderful! (104 reviews)
"Our family of four spent the weekend here, and loved it. The staff went above and beyond for us, making all our reservations, organizing transportation when needed, and answered any and all questions/ emails almost immediately. Although you the view is not of the beautiful mountainside, you have ..."

Reviewed on 17 May 2021

Villa Flavio Gioia
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