Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Jun. 2012
25-34 year old female
Since I was an infant, languages and cultures have been a proper thrill for me; I could not live quietly knowing that outside my house door there was a whole world to explore! As soon as I could, I started getting tooled up to travel, in order to quench my thirst of discovery! Nowadays, my aim is to thick out at least 3 new places per year from my to-visit list. The country I still enjoy the most is also my birthplace (Italy!), although I currently live in London.
Gift & Speciality Shops
Beach & Pool Clubs, Beaches
Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bars & Clubs
Dance Clubs & Discos
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!