Praiano

Travel Guide
Praiano showing rocky coastline, mist or fog and general coastal views
This is a delightful resort of light colored houses with flower-filled balconies and a maze of narrow streets that wind around a steep hillside.

Praiano is a small, laidback seaside resort between the larger and busier Positano and Amalfi. Nestled at the foot of the Tre Pizzi Mountain, Praiano charms with its picture postcard layout typical of villages along the Amalfi Coast. 

The resort was once the summer residence of the powerful Doges, the dukes of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi. They came for the same reason that visitors still come today: the calm waters of the Mediterranean and the exceptional views.

The small pebble beach of Marina di Praia is one of Praiano’s most popular attractions. Unwind by the water’s edge or rent some diving gear and explore Amalfi’s marine life. Diving is a year-round activity here and a dive center is situated by the beach. Come back to the beach in the evening for a sunset walk and a meal in one of the restaurants or bars that line the sand.

Sightseeing centers around Praiano’s churches. Investigate the Church of San Luca Evangelista. The building is one of the most important places of worship in Praiano, as Saint Luke is its patron saint. The baroque-style edifice we see today was built in 1588, although the original church dates back to the early 12th century. Go inside to appreciate the 18th century majolica floor, marble altars and silver bust of Saint Luke. The church and convent of Santa Maria a Castro sits on a hill 1,194 feet (364 meters) above sea level and is famous for the views and the large, well-preserved 15th century fresco Madonna delle Grazie (The Madonna of Thanks).

Scout out one of Praiano’s other major historic sights, the Torre a Mare. The medieval structure was part of a series of fortified towers along the coast that helped defend against pirate attacks.

Praiano is approximately 4.6 miles (7 kilometers) from Positano and 3.1 miles (6 kilometers) from Amalfi. It is well connected by bus and ferries to Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi. If you are staying in Praiano ask your hotel manager about the Praiano Card. The Tourist Card offers many discounts on goods and services in the village, including savings in some restaurants. 

Where to stay in Praiano

Hotel Margherita
Hotel Margherita
4 out of 5
Via Umberto I, 70, Praiano, SA, 84010
The price is CA $374 per night from Jul 12 to Jul 13
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Praiano. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (567 reviews)
"I loved the Hotel. They provide shuttle service to the beach that was very convenience for us. The restaurant is delicious, the view from the restaurant, from the pool, and from my room was indescriptible beautiful. Everything was just perfect."

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2022

Hotel Margherita
Hotel Tramonto d'Oro
Hotel Tramonto d'Oro
4 out of 5
Via Gennaro Capriglione 119, Praiano, SA, 84010
The price is CA $617 per night from Jul 20 to Jul 21
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Praiano. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (461 reviews)
"Wonderful hotel, Stunning views great staff and super clean."

Reviewed on Jul. 4, 2022

Hotel Tramonto d'Oro
Casa Angelina
Casa Angelina
5 out of 5
Via G Capriglione 147, Praiano, SA, 84010
The price is CA $1,501 per night from Jul 26 to Jul 27
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Praiano. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (185 reviews)
"The most amazing experience at this gorgeous hotel!! The service is fantastic. The staff is extremely professional . Exceeded all my expectations. The fine dining is espectacular. Can’t wait to return. The details are unbelievable!!"

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2021

Casa Angelina
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Casa Luci
Casa Luci
Via Cella Snc, Praiano, Praiano, 84010
Stay at this villa in Praiano. Enjoy free WiFi, private pools, and a terrace. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions Amalfi Beach ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Great family vacation
"We had a great 5 days family vacation in July 2019. A couple with 2 teenage girls. Casa Luci is on the top hills of the town of Praiano. Praiano is built on teraces and so a lot of stairs to decend and climb. Alternatively, you can walk a long the streets but than you would miss many hidden spots. ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 29, 2019

Casa Luci
Vista Vettica
Vista Vettica
Via San Giuliano 8, Praiano, 84010
Stay at this apartment in Praiano. Enjoy free WiFi, a furnished balcony, and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Amalfi Beach and Marina di Praia are located ...
Vista Vettica
Casa Limoncello
Casa Limoncello
via Masa 5, Praiano, 84010
Stay at this apartment in Praiano. Enjoy free WiFi, a furnished balcony, and a TV. Popular attractions Amalfi Beach and Marina di Praia are located nearby. Discover ...
Casa Limoncello
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