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    Positano View From Marina Grande Beach

    by machomikemd Written Apr 14, 2016

    this will be the pictures of the cliff houses of positano taken from Marina Grande Beach

    Marina Grande Beach (Spiaggia Grande) is the main beach of Positano, the other beaches are the Laurito Beach, Arienzo Beach and Fornillo Beach although I did not have time to visit them.

    Marina Grande beach which is a large, 300 meter gray sandy beach with the azure waters of the Tyrrhenian sea and although this is the main destination in Positano for Travellers to have some sand and surf and some drinks due to the number of bars and restaurants and cafeterias along the beach and the various boat rentals to various points around the Amalfi Coast. Unfortunatley, only about 100 meters of the beach is free and if you want to have access to the beach beds and huge umbrellas on the private beach side, which are separated by colored coded ropes. you would have to pay 5 euros to enter the rope in portions of the beach which are owned by the establishments beside the beach and another 20 euros to have a beach bed with umbrella.

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    Marina Grande Beach (Spiaggia Grande) 3

    by machomikemd Written Apr 14, 2016

    this will be the pictures of the public beach part

    Marina Grande Beach (Spiaggia Grande) is the main beach of Positano, the other beaches are the Laurito Beach, Arienzo Beach and Fornillo Beach although I did not have time to visit them.

    Marina Grande beach which is a large, 300 meter gray sandy beach with the azure waters of the Tyrrhenian sea and although this is the main destination in Positano for Travellers to have some sand and surf and some drinks due to the number of bars and restaurants and cafeterias along the beach and the various boat rentals to various points around the Amalfi Coast. Unfortunatley, only about 100 meters of the beach is free and if you want to have access to the beach beds and huge umbrellas on the private beach side, which are separated by colored coded ropes. you would have to pay 5 euros to enter the rope in portions of the beach which are owned by the establishments beside the beach and another 20 euros to have a beach bed with umbrella.

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    Marina Grande Beach (Spiaggia Grande) 2

    by machomikemd Written Apr 14, 2016

    this will be the pictures of the private beach part filled with people

    Marina Grande Beach (Spiaggia Grande) is the main beach of Positano, the other beaches are the Laurito Beach, Arienzo Beach and Fornillo Beach although I did not have time to visit them.

    Marina Grande beach which is a large, 300 meter gray sandy beach with the azure waters of the Tyrrhenian sea and although this is the main destination in Positano for Travellers to have some sand and surf and some drinks due to the number of bars and restaurants and cafeterias along the beach and the various boat rentals to various points around the Amalfi Coast. Unfortunatley, only about 100 meters of the beach is free and if you want to have access to the beach beds and huge umbrellas on the private beach side, which are separated by colored coded ropes. you would have to pay 5 euros to enter the rope in portions of the beach which are owned by the establishments beside the beach and another 20 euros to have a beach bed with umbrella.

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    Marina Grande Beach (Spiaggia Grande) 1

    by machomikemd Updated Apr 14, 2016

    this will be pictures of the sands of the beach

    Marina Grande Beach (Spiaggia Grande) is the main beach of Positano, the other beaches are the Laurito Beach, Arienzo Beach and Fornillo Beach although I did not have time to visit them.

    Marina Grande beach which is a large, 300 meter gray sandy beach with the azure waters of the Tyrrhenian sea and although this is the main destination in Positano for Travellers to have some sand and surf and some drinks due to the number of bars and restaurants and cafeterias along the beach and the various boat rentals to various points around the Amalfi Coast. Unfortunatley, only about 100 meters of the beach is free and if you want to have access to the beach beds and huge umbrellas on the private beach side, which are separated by colored coded ropes. you would have to pay 5 euros to enter the rope in portions of the beach which are owned by the establishments beside the beach and another 20 euros to have a beach bed with umbrella.

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    Piazza Del Marina Grande

    by machomikemd Written Apr 14, 2016

    the Piazza Del Marina Grande is located along the and of the Alley way called Via Regina Giovanna, which is connected to the Via del Mulini and is just at the entrance of Marina Grande. The Piazza is bounded by the La gelateria della buca di bacco on the north side, Parafarmacia Rizzo Roberto "The Pharmacy" on the west side, Buca di Bacco Restaurant on the east side and Villa Costanzo plus the entrance to Marina Grande on the South Side. this is the way point in going back up to the top of Via del Mulini to the main tourist pick up and drop off point along Via Pasitea.

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    Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta

    by machomikemd Written Apr 14, 2016

    The Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta is the main Roman Catholic Church of the town of Positano and you would not miss it as it is located close to Marina Grande and Piazza Marina Grande. This Byzantine designed church was built in the 13th century when Positano was part of the Amalfi Republic and it has a large knave with two small side chapels inside plus the centerpiece of the church is the 13th-century Byzantine Black Madonna and Child which was purportedly taken from Constantinople.

    the church is open from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm everyday

    admission is free.

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    Via Del Mulini

    by machomikemd Written Apr 13, 2016

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    Via Del Mulini is the main Alleyway going to the Marina Grande Beach and also to the Chiesa De Santa Maria Assunta. This zig sagging alleyway is filled with artisanal stores, a local bank, money exchange shops, villas, inns, restaurants, souvenir shops and street peddlers and leads to the beach. The alley is connected to the Via Pasitea and Via Christofo Colombo, which are the main streets in the town of Positano and where you must walk down along the steep inclines in going to the marina grande beach and also to shop along the many stores around the periphery.

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    Via Pasitea

    by machomikemd Written Apr 13, 2016

    Via Pasitea is the main town road of Positano and it starts along the SS 163 Amalfi Coast Road just after entering positano and it criss crosses the town and eventally ending at the same the SS 163 Amalfi Coast Road on the other side of the town. This is the main street where many of the ancient villas, inns and hotels and some souvenir shops and restaurants and cafeterias are located and also parking areas for people who visit positano in cars. It is connected to the beach via the winding and zig zagging Via Mullini.

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    Vista Points Along Amalfi Coast Highway

    by machomikemd Written Apr 12, 2016

    there are several wonderful vista points for viewing the rugged and beautiful coastline of the Amalfi Coast along the Via Azzuro Nastro (SS 163) which is the name of the winding coastal highway before going to Positano (after it, it will have different names but is still designated as SS 163 highway) and all along the 42 kilometer road are several photo and postcard perfect spots where there are limited parking slots for cars and tour buses to park and take some pictures, selfies and videos of the various things to see along this scenic Amalfi Coast such as the rugged hillsides, jagged cliffs, the homes built along the steep mountainsides and the sheer beauty of the area.

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  • Easter time 2012

    by simonarusso Written Apr 11, 2012

    Positano it is always a wonderful place.
    This Year we deciede to make a very short trip for Easter and like usually we do, our choise was to go again to Positano.We check the weather days before and even if suppose to rain we started.
    Francesco, our driver www.positanodrivers.com, was at the station in Naples waitihng for us and, a big surprice his new mercedes E class, drive us down to the coast.
    I'll never forghet to tell to everibody about his kindness and clean vehicles and he gave also this year a Easter present, a big chocolate egg.
    In Positano, our other friend Michelangelo from the hotel Royal Prisco, was ready to do check in and give to us a big big kiss for the holiday.
    Unfortunatelly the weather was not nice but Positano is always Positano, so we jumped straight down to the beach to have our first real Positano meal at Buca di Bacco and our friend chef Andrea surpised us with a fresh pasta with sea food and fish, a bottle of fiano di avellino and a lemon dessert.
    Easter was not very dry, lots of rain, and after mass in the catthedral we had a lunch to Max, another great choice.
    On Monday(Pasquetta) we had a hike-picnic day, even if was a bit cold, with Lucia and Andrea (very friendly people and hikers, their web is zialucy.it) and we hike along the paths of the coast.
    It is always a great choice to came here,
    POSITANO WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!

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    Amalfi

    by iandsmith Updated Feb 1, 2011

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    Ah yes, once you're encsonced in Positano you'll be looking for the bus to Amalfi because you'll have heard what a wonderfully scenic and scary trip it is. For those who come from modern Western countries it can be an eye opener.
    Confident people will gaze in awe out the windows, those of lesser intestinal fortitude will be leaning away from them. Whatever you do, the trip is unforgettable.
    When you reach Amalfi you'll encounter a maze of back alleys and enchanting places to wander.
    Foremost amongst the attractions is the church (pic 2). The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Amalfi is a highly unique cathedral full of interesting sights. Built in the early 1200s, the cathedral features a dramatic location atop a steep flight of stairs, an Arab-influenced exterior, and the relics of St. Andrew the Apostle in its crypt. Connected to the cathedral is an older basilica (now a small museum) and the fascinating Cloister of Paradise, both containing medieval murals.
    There has been a church on this site in Amalfi since 596 AD and the one built in the 9th century still stands today. The present cathedral (added alongside the old one) was built in the early 13th century to provide a suitable resting place for the relics of St. Andrew the Apostle. Uniquely, the older cathedral was not torn down but left adjacent to the new one. The two were originally joined together to form a single, six-nave Romanesque cathedral.
    The other main thing here is the paper museum. Not something to get excited about I hear you think. I beg to differ and suggest you'll be surprised at what people used to write on; it's and extraordinary story.

    Amalfi Amalfi's famous church Everywhere there are stairs Hidden piazzas can be found
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    Getting there

    by iandsmith Updated Dec 20, 2009

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    Positano lies at southern feet of the Mounts Lattari, protecting it from the Northwinds, and thus enjoys the advantages of a mild, dry climate. It is surrounded by green mountains, which form something akin to a crown: Mount Comune, Mt. S. Maria del Castello, Mt. S. Angelo a Tre Pizzi (1444 metres high), Mt. Conocchia, Mt. Campo dei Galli and Mt. Paipo; towards the south and east the gaze sweeps over the sea up to Punta Licosa and Capri.
    There is one other that you may well encounter while here, Monte Pertuso, literally the "Mountain with a Hole". It juts out above the town but the hole can only be seen from the sides when you're up higher.
    Three miles away from the coast a little archipelago rises from the sea - "Li Galli" or "Sirenuse" (from the Sirens that tempted Ulysses) - composed of three islands: "Gallo Lungo", "Rotonda", "Castelluccio". If you come from the sea, as I did the second time, you will go straight past them before you come to your destination.

    Approaching Positano Mountains in the mist
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    A town with a past

    by iandsmith Written Dec 19, 2009

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    Though it doesn't have an elongated past like other places in Italy you will notice a fort or two.
    The most prominent is Torre de Clavel, the odd shaped one on the point (opening pic). There are others, though you may not immediately spy them.
    Mostly, all forts and towers along here were built as defences agains the Saracens, a broad term for Arab pirates and this one dates from the 13th century.
    The one in the second picture has a similar one above it.

    Torre di Clavel 13th century fort at Positano Another further south
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    Positano beach - Spiaggia Grande

    by aukahkay Updated Oct 19, 2009

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    Although not as sprawling as the beaches in the French Riviera, the beach at Positano has its own charm. The Spiaggia Grande (Grand Beach ) is a pebbled beach lined with restaurants and cafes. During the summer months, the beach is crowded with sun-worshippers. I was in Positano in September so the beach was not that crowded. There were people swimming in the sea though.

    Spiaggia Grande Spiaggia Grande Spiaggia Grande
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    Experiencing the Beach

    by wilocrek Updated Mar 12, 2008

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    If your expecting a soft sandy beach with sand that melts between your toes, then your thinking of the Caribbean and your on the wrong continent. The beach at Positano is like most European beaches, rocky, not sandy. However Positano's beach is filled with smooth, oval shaped stones that actually feel soft between your toes. But its not so much the beach itself thats the main attraction but the views from the beach. All around you is pure, unfiltered beauty, both man made and natural. A calm silent ocean serenely brushes up against the shore with nary a ripple and the town itself rises high above you, and so close that seems like it could swallow you right up. To either side of the town the mountain rushes out to meet the ocean and with Positano in protected in the middle. This is not a beach to fall asleep on, this a beach to sit and take in the incredible beauty of Positano.

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