I should say that one of Praiano's charms is its sea with crystalline waters which can only be reached by foot. Almost a thousand steps from the town center (point of reference, Basilica San Gennaro), one goes down to a paved trail that goes all the way down to the sea. Enroute are residential houses of Praiano locals which oftentimes also hotels,...more
The Basilica San Gennaro is a very important land mark of Praiano. For Italy to be a catholic country, one could expect that in small towns like Praiano, comunal activities of the townspeople are still centered on religious activities or that the church still plays a very important role among the people.Masses are held in the mornings and evenings...more
Paul Sandulli a hospitable painter and ceramist. His studio is inside the Guard Tower, showing his works from terracottas and paintings. For more than ten years, his studio is open in summer for friends and curious people (like me). The beauty of the place contributes to exert a strong charm that attracts tourist....mostly foreigners. As of our...more
The drive from just South of Sorrento, along the 2 lane narrow cliff road East, to beyond Amalfi, is a wonderful experience. The views are fabulous and there are belvideres, where 4-5 cars can pull in and stop and take photos all along the way. One passes the island that legend has it was inhabited by the Sirens (where later Nureyev the dancer...more
Marina di Praia is located at the lower part of Praiano village. During the ancient times, it is only the landing point of the Plagianum. It is a narrow beach between two rocky walls at the mouth of the rough ravine of Praia, thus making it beautifully unique. it is an appreciated sea resort . Boat rentals are available for a possible visit to its...more
In the higher part of the town, in a beautiful panoramic position, there is the main church of Praiano, dedicated to the patron saint San Luca Evangelista (St.Luke the Evangelist). It was built in the 1588, upon a preexisting church of the 1123, and rebuilt in the 1772, but it does not show any baroque exaggeration but on the contrary it has a...more
"On the promontory there is the Guard Tower of medieval origin, built to watch the sea and alarm the town when the ships of Saracen pirates came for forays" From the road, we go down to the beach using a scalinatella that reaches an ancient watch tower, and from there we take a charming little pedestrian way that descends to the sea in about 400...more
" The town of Praiano lies between 80 and 180 meters on the sea level, with houses spread on the final stretch of the incline falling from the 1122 meters of Mount Tre Galli".There are lots of ups and downs all the time...Next morning, I left the hotel to reach the little nice beach - La Praia, in Marina de Praia.This picture and some others to...more
After a long search on the internet, in various places of Costiera Amalfitana, we decided to stay in...more
Hotel Margharita is the best hotel stay in Praiano. bus stop in front of hotel, middle of the coast...more
We read some reviews of the Magherita before booking, and were very impressed with the family run...more
Perhaps the most famous cafè or in italian "bar" in town. It is always crowded with people from morning to evening. One can go there for breakfast, snack-time, light lunch, coffe-time, afternoon drinks and aperitivo. I think one has to stay in this place while in Praiano. With keen eyes, you will see how locals interact with each other and just...more
A family-run restaurant located between Hotel Onda Verde and the Sarceno Tower. The owner is Erica with her son Rafael. They are very nice people. It is a glassed-walled resto at the cliffs of Praiano bay not far from Marina di Praia. While dining, you'll have a fantastic sights from the mountain side and the Mediterranean Sea. The foods were...more
The Trattoria San Gennaro has been in business from some decades now run by the family of Salvatore. Thus, you have him as your maitre d', his daughter the waitress while his parents are in-charge of the kitchen. Ambience of the place is local with traditional Amalfina paintings and decors, cozy and very familiar. Food is great and the serve huge...more
Once the most famous night club on the Amalfi Coast.. These two big caves ovelapping above the sea is turned to a big dancing floor. A stunning location! Ask your hotel for further info.****Sorry, my sis in law visited the place recently and the place is closed. i just keep this tip because of the wonderful location to see and admire and its...more
As you must have noticed, I was more into finding a calm and quiet place to stay and was not at all looking after nightlife and stuff like that - and that was the reason I have made my mind about staiyng in Praiano. But if you are a little bit more normal than I am and want a nightlife....here comes a tip...This charming little fishing village of...more
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All other means of transportation are appropriate, like Sita buses and trains but we are dependent on their timetables. For your convenience, look for car services with friendly drivers like this family managed Limo Service. Just contact the friendly young manager "GIANNI "and be informed further. They are also organising some excursions. You will...more
Driving along the Amalfi Coast , except for the A3 to and from Salerno, means driving on winding two-lane narrow roads. Although (and perhaps because) driving there requires high levels of concentration, accidents are not frequent.Even so, WATCH OUT !! Scooters and buses are everywere and it's amazing to see these people driving along these...more
By car: From Naples take motorway A3 and exit in Castellamare di Stabia then follow signs for Sorrento (SS145) and Costiera Amalfitana.From Salerno take motorway A3 and exit in Vietri sul Mare then follow directions for Costiera Amalfitana. By train / Bus: From Naples Central train station take Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento, from here continue...more
Small shop with typical pottery of the region. They produce everything theirselves and also ship.
The shop is on the main street leading from Praiano to Positano
What to buy: I bought some plates and a beautiful jar in bright blue with limes all over.
You can also buy the famous digestif Limoncello it was cheaper than in Positano
Depending on what time of the year but a thin, light coat needs only a little space in your luggage. It is ideal for evening outings especially at the seasides.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: For first aide is a must. Just in case!
Photo Equipment: A must!
Furore was founded from the Romans and thanks to its geological conformation, this village was never invaded by the Saracen.It is situated inside the homonymous fjord and there are two villages, one on the sea, the other on the mountains. The two villages are connected by a long step, built during the Republic of Amalfi. It has been the only...more