At southern Amalfi Coast, lies Positano village in Campania, Italy. The town mainly is perched on an enclave of hills with a mesmerizing view of Amalfi Coast. Because of its natural beauty, thousands of tourists are attracted to Positano every year. There are steep streets and steps lined up with colorful buildings, hotels, restaurants and fashionable boutiques. The place has something special in its enchanting looks attracting the sunbathers, families, kids and newlywed couples who enjoy and relish eating a pizza under the beautiful sky of Positano and have fun in their holidays.
Climate: Warm and hot summers, winters are much rainier than summer months. The best time to visit is from April to June. You can wear swimwear, dress in light cotton, shrug or sweater for the evening, jeans and shirt for the disco.
By Air: The nearest international airport is at Naples.
There is no accessibility of train to Positano, Italy. The main transportation is by a bus or taking a ferry.
By ferry: From Naples, you can take a ferry ride
By Bus/ Car/ Private transfer: - The main transportation centre for Amalfi Coast is Naples, Sorrento and Salerno. The bus shall drop you at the top from where you can take a walk or taxi or bus to your hotel. It is very difficult to find a parking place there, so make sure you make a reservation in advance to park you private car.
Places to visit
Santa Maria Assunta
Location: Via Marina Grande, Positano Italy
Visiting time: Open all 7 days of the week from 10:30am-5:30pm.
An important feature of Positano’s landscape, this church is known for its design and almost vertical settings. A few steps away from the Marina Grande beach, the dome of the church covered by colorful majolica tiles is an iconic representation of the town with its blue, green and yellow tiles shining brightly against the beautiful blue Mediterranean sky. The church is popular due to its alluring romantic charm appearing in numerous descriptions, paintings and photographs of the lovely town on the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy your holidays in these romantic settings!
Location: Piazza Flavio Gioia, Positano
Visiting time: Best time to visit is May to the end of September.
Spiaggia Grande, the largest and the longest beach that is really worth visiting due to its lovely turquoise colour, beautiful boats and picturesque view of the surroundings. The crystal clear water under the beautiful blue sky has grey and pebble sand giving it a spectacular look. There are numerous water sports facilities and you can hire motor boats, paddle boats or kayaks. It is great place for swimming and snorkeling.Here there are even discos, bars and restaurants so that you can enjoy the view along with delicious Italian food.
Location: Conca dei Marini Province of Salerno.
Visiting time: Open all 7 days of the week from 09:00am-04:00pm.
The light coming from a cavity underground near the entrance lets the sunlight to come in, giving the cave a blue- green light and fills the spectacular Emerald Grotto (Grotta dello Smeraldo) sea cave. The cave is located in Conca dei Marini, Italy on the Amalfi coast. The “Emerald Grotto” is partly filled with sea water, so when the color of the light is filtered through water it fills the cave with emerald color, an inspiration for its name. It is a great experience, so don’t miss this natural wonder.
Shopping in Positano
Location: Viale Pasitea, Vietri Sul Mae, Via G. Marconi, etc. in Positano.
Visiting time: Shopping timing is 06:30pm-08:30am, 09:00am-08:00pm, 07:00am-01.00am
Positano fashion is probably the most glamorous beachwear in the world. It has the best shopping boutiques which are characterized by handcrafted clothes to wear. Not only clothes if you want to give best souvenirs to women here is the place, because they can design it on the spot as you desire. And don’t forget about Almalfi coast ceramics, from tabletops to tableware to tiles, these hand-painted ceramics are available in a gorgeous assortments of colors and designs.