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Positano
Travel Guide

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.

Punta Regina
Punta Regina
4 out of 5
Viale Pasitea 224, Positano, SA
The price is AU$440 per night from 25 May to 25 May
Located in the heart of Positano, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Positano Ferry Landing. Fornillo Beach is 0.6 mi (0.9 ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (138 reviews)
"Francesca and everyone at the desk was wonderful. The location is magnificent. Rooms spacious and the view!!!"

Reviewed on 2 Nov. 2019

Punta Regina
Le Sirenuse
Le Sirenuse
5 out of 5
Via Cristoforo Colombo 30, Positano, SA
The price is AU$900 per night from 27 May to 27 May
Located in the heart of Positano, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula, Positano Ferry Landing, and Fornillo Beach. Piazza dei ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (117 reviews)
"Good location and property. Just the service could have some improvements."

Reviewed on 15 Aug. 2020

Le Sirenuse
Hotel Villa Gabrisa
Hotel Villa Gabrisa
4 out of 5
Via Pasitea, 219/227, Positano, SA
The price is AU$362 per night from 18 May to 18 May
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Positano Ferry Landing. Fornillo Beach is 0.6 mi (1 km) ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (452 reviews)
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"We really enjoyed our stay. Nice place, beautiful view, nice staff. Easy walk-distance to free parking and to city/beach."

Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2020

Hotel Villa Gabrisa
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Aquamarine Relaxing Capri Suites
Aquamarine Relaxing Capri Suites
Via Marina Grande 178, Capri, Città Metropolitana di Napoli
The price is AU$254 per night from 21 May to 21 May
This family-friendly Capri apartment building is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Campanian Archipelago and Marina Grande. Piazzetta Capri ...
5/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
"Probably one of our favourite apartments for holiday use , the place was simply amazing , three different smart TVs , a private roof terrace easily 10m x 10m , fully functioning kitchen , a super market across the street , all furniture brand new , excellent quality bathroom , and they organised ..."

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2020

Aquamarine Relaxing Capri Suites
To Be Capri
To Be Capri
Via S.Aniello,21, Capri
The price is AU$186 per night from 14 May to 14 May
Situated in Capri, this apartment building is steps away from Campanian Archipelago and Piazzetta Capri. Marina Grande and Faraglioni Rocks are also within 1 ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Capri stay
"We liked our lodgings very much...clean and location good. I would only have preferred that the cutlery and kitchen ware were better (plastic forks, knives, etc)"

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2020

To Be Capri
Villa Mariuccia Capri
Villa Mariuccia Capri
Via Tragara, 45, Capri, NA
Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Campanian Archipelago and Faraglioni Rocks. Piazzetta Capri and Marina ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"The location was amazing! The views of Marina Piccola were straight from a post card! Close to the center but far enough to feel like you’re in your own private oasis. Very clean and well kept! Nick was so accommodating and kind! We will definitely be back, next time with the whole family as there ..."

Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2019

Villa Mariuccia Capri
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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