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Positano was already a famous holiday destination in ancient Roman times; nowadays Positano is still the ideal location to take a break from the daily routine! Positano, despite its small dimensions, offers fantastic views, outstanding boat excursions, excellent restaurants, high end fashion boutiques, and much more!

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Beach Goer
  • Like a Local

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Artigianato Rallo

Gift & Speciality Shops

Spiaggia Grande

Beaches

Fornillo

Beach & Pool Clubs, Beaches

Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale

Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites

Casa e Bottega

Restaurants

Positano Sea Kayak

Kayaking & Canoeing

Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano

Beaches

La Tagliata

Restaurants

L'Alternativa Positano

Bars & Clubs

Music on the Rocks

Dance Clubs & Discos

ElenaFaccenda's City Tips

  • Positano produces great Limoncello (lemon flavored liqueur.) It's the ideal souvenir to take back to friends and relatives!
  • Positano is the wealthiest of the cities on the Amalfi Coast.
  • You can get to Positano by car from Naples (about 1 hour 30 minutes) or by Sita (local coaches.)
  • Artigianato Rallo
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    ElenaFaccenda Says:

    The town of Positano extends along the coastal cliffs and ends at the sea. Without a doubt, a visit to Positano means lots of walking up and down a maze of alleys and streets - why don't you start the day by treating yourself to a pair of custom-made shoes to tackle the Positano challenge? Artigianato Rallo, an award-winning artisan shop, offers a wide selection of models and colors; plus your order will be ready in less than an hour!

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • You can stroll around while waiting for your order, but don't go too far: the manufacturing could take less time than expected.
    • The customer service is excellent. Don't hesitate to speak up about your needs!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 39 Shopping in Positano
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great service 21/04/2019
    • So Thrilled with Our Sandals! 12/04/2019
    • Artigianato Rallo
    Address:
    Via Pasitea 58
    84017, Positano
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 089 811711
    Other:
  • Spiaggia Grande
    Beaches
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    ElenaFaccenda Says:

    Spiaggia Grande is the main beach of Positano. It's a broad sandy stretch at the base of the town that overlooks the sparkling blue sea. The view is just spectacular and, besides getting suntanned, there's a large array of things you can do here; from coffee in one of the surrounding eateries to commissioning a personalized painting of Positano.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • This beach is as beautiful as it is crowded during summer. If you are looking for a more private space, go to Fornillo Beach (through the path on the right side of the shore.)
    • Treat yourself to a boat excursion to Punta Campanella, the tip of the Sorrentine Peninsula.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 13 things to do in Positano
    • If you want that view, this is one of the places 12/04/2019
    • Beautiful Views at Every Turn 03/02/2019
    • Spiaggia Grande
    Address:
    Piazza Flavio Gioia
    Positano
    Italy
  • Fornillo
    Beach & Pool Clubs, Beaches
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    ElenaFaccenda Says:

    This secluded beach is an alternative to the crowded Spiaggia Grande — it's a little hidden, but still within easy reach. On the right side of Spiaggia Grande, there's a promising-sounding trail called 'Sentiero degli innamorati' (Lovers path.) At the end of it, you' ll get be rewarded by the evocative scenery of Fornillo Beach: a shiny, sparkling oasis, for those who are looking for peace and tranquility.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Although less crowded than Spiaggia Grande, it has turned quite popular recently. I recommend an early arrival to get your spot.
    • Restaurants and resorts here have reasonable prices, especially by Positano's standards. Also, WiFi is free.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Positano
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice but small beach, very nice road from the Grande Spaggia to Fornillo 10/11/2018
    • Short walk from Positano, but worth it! 28/10/2018
    • Fornillo
    Phone:
    +39 334 814 8254
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Other:
  • Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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    ElenaFaccenda Says:

    The history of this church is bound to the ancient legend (or miracle?) of a painting of the Virgin Mary, which was mysteriously found by the sea after it had disappeared from another church. A new church was built where the artwork was retrieved to honor the event, and the church has been the symbol of Positano ever since. The church is very famous and photographed worldwide for its colorfully tiled dome. A must see if you pass by Positano!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • You can also access a medieval crypt from the nearby streets.
    • Entrance is free.
    • If you are there on the 15th of August, don't miss out the celebration in honor of the Virgin Mary. After the procession, a concert and fireworks will follow!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Positano
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Peace on the busy town 12/12/2018
    • Beautiful church on amazing coast 01/12/2018
    • Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale
    Address:
    Rampa Teglia
    Above Spaggia Grande Beach
    Positano
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 089 875480
    Other:
  • Casa e Bottega
    Restaurants (Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Asian)
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    ElenaFaccenda Says:

    Looking for a good lunch spot? Casa e Bottega is an extraordinary eatery that will satisfy the most difficult of tastes. This daintily decorated restaurant is also a paradise for vegans and vegetarians, and the owners are two committed ladies who only use the best organic ingredients in their dishes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Smoothies are a must-try!
    • If you ask for a salad, they will prepare it in front of you!
    • Like the decor? They have a point of sale display!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 82 restaurants in Positano
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pricey options, delicious green smoothie! 15/04/2019
    • Clean cool and great food 15/04/2019
    • Casa e Bottega
    Address:
    Via Pasitea 100
    84017, Positano
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 089 875225
    Other:
  • Positano Sea Kayak
    Kayaking & Canoeing
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    ElenaFaccenda Says:

    For the avid sports person, you cannot miss the opportunity to kayak along the coast. The Amalfi Coast conceals many gems behind its steep walls, so do not hesitate to ask your instructor to reveal them to you! With their instruction, you will learn how to paddle, and they will provide you with some special tips to enjoy your kayaking experience to the fullest! The team here is extremely friendly; you will not regret taking a tour with them.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Snorkeling is also included in some tours.
    • Their services are also suitable for kids.
    • During high season, you might also choose to do a night excursion.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 30 Outdoor Activities in Positano
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent way to see the coast 08/11/2018
    • Kayak#fun#adventure 08/10/2018
    • Positano Sea Kayak
    Address:
    Spiaggia di Fornillo
    84017, Positano
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 339 134 0368
    Other:
  • Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano
    Beaches
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    ElenaFaccenda Says:

    Positano has other beaches and lookouts, beside the main two, Spiaggia Grande and Spiaggia del Fornillo. Bagni d'Arienzo (also called '300 steps',) is one of them, and makes for a nice retreat from the busy streets of Positano. It's accessible via sea or through a long staircase from the main road. It is not an easy reach, but the amazing coastal scenery pays off.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There is a beach resort with shower and toilet facilities.
    • The beach's restaurant has a great view overlooking the sea.
    • If you are coming from the road, be sure to wear comfortable shoes! It's a long way up and down!
    • This is one of the locations in which the sand stays bathed in sun until the evening comes. Enjoy!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Positano
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Many many steps to the beach 14/04/2019
    • Amazing Setting 07/02/2019
    • Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano
    Address:
    Via Arienzo 16
    84017, Positano
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 089 812002
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 6:15 pm
    Other:
  • La Tagliata
    Restaurants (Italian, Mediterranean)
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    ElenaFaccenda Says:

    For dinner in Positano you have many great choices, but La Tagliata is certainly worth a special mention. It is a family-run restaurant, set on top of the hill in Montepertuso, by Positano. Their tasty dishes are always of extremely high quality, as they only use organic produce. The restaurant is equipped with three splendid terraces, each one overlooking a different side of the coast. A combination of great factors that will have you enjoying dining out like never before!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • A pick-up service from you hotel is provided.
    • I would suggest booking in advance; it can get very busy, especially in summer.
    • Meat dishes are their specialty. Do try one!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 82 restaurants in Positano
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • What an experience!!! 22/04/2019
    • Dinner overlooking Positano 21/04/2019
    • La Tagliata
    Address:
    Via Monsignor Vito Talamo
    84017, Positano
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 089 875872
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:30 am - 11:30 pm
    Other:
  • L'Alternativa Positano
    Bars & Clubs
    ElenaFaccenda Says:

    Are you planning to head out on the town for the night? L'Alternativa Positano is definitely an option for getting the party started. It's is a colorful kiosk, located on the pier of Positano, that provides not only snacks (such as sandwiches or ice cream) but also excellent cocktails at very affordable prices! Good music at night, with at great view.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Highly recommended is their most popular cocktail, "Albertissimo," and also the Lemon Sherbet. Delicious!
    • Up for a chat? L'alternativa is the best place to meet new friends!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 9 Nightlife in Positano
    • Instagram worthy lemon 🍋 gelato 🍨 25/06/2018
    • L'Albertissimo 08/08/2017
    • L'Alternativa Positano
    Address:
    Molo spiaggia grande
    Positano
    Italy
    Other:
  • Music on the Rocks
    Dance Clubs & Discos
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    ElenaFaccenda Says:

    If you want to go wild, make your way to Music on the Rocks club. This trendy, two-story club is built inside a cave in front of the sea. A large variety of music is played, from disco to live jazz, satisfying everyone's tastes. Definitely a great way to end your stop-over in Positano!

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Cocktails are excellent, although a bit pricey.
    • Check out their website for events: they usually have cutting edge DJs on deck!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 9 Nightlife in Positano
    • Great atmosphere! 10/12/2018
    • Great place, but need to come for a true experience 02/11/2018
    • Music on the Rocks
    Address:
    via Grotte dell'incanto 51
    Positano
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 089 875874
    Other:
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