Positano

Travel Guide
Positano which includes general coastal views, a city and a coastal town
This colorful enclave in the hills is a maze of narrow streets and gardens renowned for its craftsmanship and beautiful facades.

Positano is a collection of pastel colored houses clinging to the slopes of a deep ravine that leads down to the Mediterranean. The picturesque spot is set amidst gardens of oranges, lemons and bougainvillea. 

Positano is primarily a pedestrianized zone and steep sets of stairs and passages between buildings replace streets. There is only one road through the town that allows vehicle traffic. 

Meander through narrow passageways lined with stores selling locally made crafts and produce. For centuries Positano’s artisans have produced silk and linen clothing and accessories. Today their workshops continue to supply the resort’s high-end fashion boutiques that can be found on almost every street.

As you walk around observe the domes on the roofs of many of the houses. They are filled with sand that keeps buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Head for The Church of Santa Maria Assunta, one of Positano’s most prominent sights. It features a majolica-tiled dome and houses a 12th century icon of the Black Madonna. 

Stretch out on the beach of Spiaggia Grande at the foot of the town. This is Positano’s main beach and it can get crowded in summer. You may find there’s more room on the quieter Fornillo Beach. This secluded cove is just beyond the watchtower, close to where the boats dock. It’s accessible by a stone staircase from the road above.

Rent a boat from the harbor and explore the coves and sea caves of Positano, or embark on a hiking trail. One of the most popular trails is the ‘Path of the Gods’, a picturesque mountain trail up to the village of Bomerano 2,083 feet (635 meters) above sea level. Walk up mountains, across a gorge, pass herds of sheep and goats, with dramatic views at every turn.

The quickest and most convenient way to get to Positano is by bus. There are frequent SITA bus services from Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi and other towns along the coast. In the spring and summer Positano is served by ferries and hydrofoil from Naples, Salerno, Amalfi and other harbors in the region.

Where to stay in Positano

Hotel Royal Positano
Hotel Royal Positano
4 out of 5
Via Pasitea, 344, Positano, SA, 84017
The price is CA $605 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Positano. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
3.5/5 Good! (542 reviews)
"Great place, clean, and with very helpfull and friendly staff. Family friendly and with excellent location. Definitely recommend it... I would book in this hotel again in the future."

Reviewed on Jun. 13, 2022

Hotel Royal Positano
Hotel Eden Roc
Hotel Eden Roc
4 out of 5
Via G. Marconi 110, Positano, SA, 84017
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Positano. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in our ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (555 reviews)
"Amazing views, food, and staff. Just be sure to schedule your porter to help you there!"

Reviewed on Jun. 23, 2022

Hotel Eden Roc
Hotel Le Agavi
Hotel Le Agavi
5 out of 5
Via Marconi 127, Positano, SA, 84017
The price is CA $1,896 per night from Jul 14 to Jul 15
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Positano. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (143 reviews)
"Hotel Agave was a very nice hotel with several amenities (private beach access with lift, amazing views and a great breakfast). Room we were in had a fantastic view but for the price we paid this time of year it was priced double what it should have been. Older rooms that without the views would ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 24, 2022

Hotel Le Agavi
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La Caravella Positano Beach, Residence
La Caravella Positano Beach, Residence
Via Rampa Teglia, 23, Positano, SA, 84017
The price is CA $726 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 26
Stay at this beach residence in Positano. Enjoy a private beach, a rooftop terrace, and WiFi. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.6/5 Good! (130 reviews)
"Best location in Positano, right by the beach. The apartment is spacious and very simple, felt like we were back in the 70’s. That was not a problem at all, we chose it for the location. The walls are very thin, so if privacy is your concern, be aware that you can hear even snoring. The ladies that ..."

Reviewed on May 21, 2022

La Caravella Positano Beach, Residence
Alcione Residence
Alcione Residence
Via Cristoforo Colombo 135, Positano, SA, 84017
Stay at this business-friendly residence in Positano. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and valet parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (173 reviews)
"Loved it"

Reviewed on Jun. 13, 2022

Alcione Residence
Palazzo Margherita Positano
Palazzo Margherita Positano
Via Guglielmo Marconi 45, Positano, SA, 84017
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Positano. Enjoy free WiFi, valet parking, and in-room massages. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (65 reviews)
"We recently stayed at the Mulini apt of this hotel as a family of 6 and had the most amazing experience. Not only is the hotel in a central location with a breathtaking view from all four balconies, but the property manager Mauro is who makes the hotel one of the best in Positano. Mauro was so easy ..."

Reviewed on May 8, 2022

Palazzo Margherita Positano
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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