Positano Travel Guide

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Positano Things to Do

  • Walking and Hiking

    this will be my pictures if Positano Taken along the Positano section of the Strada Statale 163. to be able to Appreciate the Beauty of the Amalfi Coast and it's 13 beautiful towns, you can have a ride along the popular Strada Statale 163 which runs along the stretch of the Amalfi Coast between the southern Italian towns of Sorrento to the city of...

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  • Santa Maria Assunta

    4 out of 5 stars

    Few people know that the church is built upon a magnificent seaside Roman villa with beautiful fresco walls. The villa extends under the town center. The painted walls are well preserved some more than 18 feet high. The villa was probably destroyed by mount Vesuvius in A.D.79. (Archaeology 9/10 2016)

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  • Amalfi

    this will be pictures of Positano taken from Via Pasitea and Via Christofor Colombo Road 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...

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Positano Restaurants

  • Lemon Stands along Via Nastro Azzuro

    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 some of these Vista Points have enterprising...

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  • Fabulous Seafood

    A really wonderful and fun restaurant run by two brother...the father own the enoteca right down the street. If you are lucky they sometimes have entertainment singing all the Italian/American songs. You can eat inside or on the patio. Fresh anchovies, lobster w/pasta, risotto w/shrimp, linguine w/clams. Everything is just great in this...

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  • Beautiful view and wonderful food

    They have a couple of restaurants but we went to the one upstairs along the beach. They gave us a seat near an open winder and the lights along the beach were so romantic. We picked this place because we were going to the ballet on the beach that evening. But we will definitely go back again. The atmosphere is beautiful and the wait staff very...

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Positano Nightlife

  • Internet, Drinks and Dancing in one

    This is an internet cafe by day and a fun place to party by night. It's located in the center of town in what seems like a basement. Just follow the arrows on the ground to find it....Some nights they have live bands. No dress code

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  • Last night in Positano

    Our last night in Positano we went out with two other couples we met on our trip. We had a lot of fun although the food was overpriced and nothing fantastic. The club was a blast and the decor was pretty cool. For some reason all my pictures came out blurry, but you'll get the idea. Everyone dresses in Italy. Go all out!

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  • martinis, sunset, and .......... (2...

    every night the same spectacular sunsets - the martinis are great, the sunsets are spectacular, the setting is romantic, ........................

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Positano Transportation

  • Eni Gas Station: Pick Up/Drop off Point

    remember that I have said that the big tour buses could hardly fit in the small roads of Positano. If you are touring the town via the Minibus from Sorrento, the bus drop off and pick up point for the walking tour of Positano is along the Eni Gas Station along the bend in Via Positea Road of which is also has a convenience store where you can buy...

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  • Minibus

    If you are coming to Positano from the Town of Sorrento, the main mode for transport for tourists is the Mini Bus, which can sit 25 people as the road in the various towns along the Amalfi coast are narrow and steep and is not conducive for big tour buses hence they use the mini bus to go to and from the various amalfi towns to Sorrento and back...

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  • Walking In Positano

    Walking is the main mode of going around the center of Positano and going to the beach as the roads here are narrow and steep and there are many alleys of which even small cars could not pass and even motorcycles could not cross also. the different alleys are irregular and some have steep inclines hence if you are going to Positano via Tour bus of...

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Positano Shopping

  • Artisanal Store and Souvenir Shop

    Il Limoncello Di Positano Dal 1986 is one of the many artisanal stores and souvenir shops lining the Via Del Mulini going to the Marina Grande Beach. This artisanal store sells a variety of Items but with a preponderance of Lemon themed items as the Giant Lemon Variety of the Amalfi Coast is famous as well. This store sells lemon themed artisanal...

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  • Souvenir Shops in Positano

    The Town of Positano in the Amalfi Coast is another tourism hotspot in Italy and hence, You would find many souvenir shops and souvenir shopping here as this famous town is a Major Tourist Destination Southern Italy so you would expect and find a large number of souvenir shops and stores in and around this section, specially along Via Cristoforo...

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  • Ceramic Art

    THIS IT IS A FACTORY WITH HANDMADE TABLES SPECIALLY MADE FOR YOU WITH YOUR NAME. IT IS EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT. THE TABLES ARE MADE OF LAVA ROCK AND VERY DURABLE. THE PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING. I WENT IN THERE FOR THE A FRUIT BOWL AND CAME OUT WITH A TABLE FOR FOUR

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Positano Local Customs

  • Stone Carvings in Positano

    there are some stone carvings you would find in some areas of Positano which can be carved along mountainsides, near the road or along the small alleys of the town going to the beach of which I happen to take some snapshots althought they are really not touristy attractions at all but still I wanted to share the photos here at virtual tourist.

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  • Street Signs in Positano

    You would not get lost in going to the different attractions around positano while walking as all around the major roads and the small alleys and foot paths are large signs pointing your to the directions of the various attractions such as going to the beach, going to the hotels and inns and the restaurants and other attractions, so even if you...

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  • Italian Beaches

    Most Italian beaches are not free. Sadly, if you want to sunbathe in the sandiest, sunniest part of the beach, you'll probably have to pay a couple of Euro for the privilege. Beaches in the Amalfi Coast are divided with orange ropes to separate the free side from the private side. For about 5-10 Euro you can rent a lounge chair on the private side.

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Positano Warnings and Dangers

  • Man on a mission - the human mule

    This tip probably should have been in "Things (not) To Do" or "(Stubborn) Tourist Traps".Both times I've stayed in Positano I've been at the Best Western. Sadlly, my point of entry has not been adjacent to the motel. The first time it was a jag, we hadn't pre-booked and were taking a chance on finding something and got lucky.The second time we had...

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  • Charming Italians

    I visit this town every few years as I have family here. They always warn me not to talk to the local men which I have always shrugged off as their over-conservatism and Positano is so subdued but last time I went, a guy approached me on the beach and was friendly enough, not sleazy and said he was studying law in London...Okay. I saw him again the...

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  • Steep!

    You need to fairly mobile to stay in Positano, unless you are lucky enough to afford a hotel at the bottom of the hill. It is very steep, with tiny little steps up and down the hill.There is a bus service but it stops at a certain time.

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Positano Tourist Traps

  • Marina Grande Beach: Private Beach...

    The largest beach in Positano is along Marina Grande which is a large, 300 meter gray sandy beach and azure waters 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, only about 100 meters of the beach is free and if...

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  • Money Exhange Shops in Positano

    There are Money exchange shops in Postitano and most of these Bureau De Change charge a commision fee from 3% to 18% per money exhange transaction, depending on the amount you would exhange and the currency you would exhange into Euros. (50 euros of less is 18% commission charge and more than 2,000 euros have 3% commission charge) so It is better...

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  • The Blue Grotto: Pay 8 Euros for a Panic...

    Before leaving on my trip, I was warned by several folks to "Stay away from the Blue Grotto!" Once you arrive in Capri, the Blue Grotto is just one of those sights that you feel obligated to visit simply because......it's there!We went ahead and waited in the line for the tiny rowboats that monopolize the entrances into the grotto. You almost get...

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Positano What to Pack

  • Bring Comfortable Walking Shoes

    remember that Positano is located along the Hillsides and Cliffsides of the Amalfi Coast and going to the Beach and the other attractions from your starting point along Via Christoforo Colombo and Viale Pasitea means a long hike going down along different alleys and small streets with irregular pavements and some with steep inclines and then...

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  • Clean ups

    If you hike to Positano along the Senterio Degli Dei then bring plenty of wet ones to clean the backs of your legs! The trail can be rather dusty - just look at the state of my legs!Just imagine going into one of those designer shops like this to try some clothes on....I don't think so!!

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  • Bring something warm

    No special bags or luggage Bring something warm for the month of March, a sweater or jacket is needed. I thought it would be pretty warm in this area, but I was wrong! If you can remember to bring everything with you, you're better off, because prices are pretty high here in Positano. But if you forget something don't worry, they have just about...

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Positano Off The Beaten Path

  • Go To Capri

    you don't need to go to Sorrento to ride a ferry going to the famous Island of Capri, there are ferry service going to and from capri to Positano everyday along the pier of marina grande here in positano or you can book a capri whole day tour from positano via the local private boat tour companies offering this package, of which includes the boat...

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  • Go To Sorrento

    Bustling Resort town of Sorrento (which is just 18 kilometers northwest and a 35 minute drive across mountain tunnels and winding cliff sides of the Amalfi Coast Highway) in the Southern Part of the Bay of Naples is a popular Jump Off Point to various Tours of the South like going to the famous Island of Capri, the Peacful Town of Sorrento is a...

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  • Civilization

    I trudged on and, as luck would have it, I came upon the group of walkers that I had waved to. They were from Australia (mainly Geelong) and their guide Francesco said that the numbers of Australians travelling had increased markedly while Americans were literally scarce on the ground.Soon after we came upon two walkers and three mules who were...

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Positano Sports & Outdoors

  • Positano Boat Tours

    just along Marina Grande of Positano are various boat rentals where you can book various kinds of private boat tours, ranging from boat ride to other amalfi coast towns and back and even boat rides going to the Island of Capri and Back and even sunset tours of the Positano Beach Front with dinner. you can just approach the various tour boat...

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  • Il Sentiero degli Dei (The God's Path)

    That's a nice walk that in about 4 hours will lead you from Positano o the tiny village of Nocelle (and you'll have to climb 1.700 steps!) and then to Agerola along an easy trail that will offer you wonderful views on the Amalfi Coast from a high point of view. The trail is located between 400 and 600 meters above the sea level and from there...

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  • Degli Dei Views II

    Along the Sentiero Degli Dei pathwway to Positano way we passed some unusual rock formations - almost a western looking scene I thought. At times the path was rather overgrown - vegeation grows quick in the warm weather - but we never felt in danger of not seeing the path clearly enough and there was no risk of falling off the cliff face.

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Positano General

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  • Mountains of Positano

    this part of Campania Province is mostly mountainous with rugged cliff sides and sheer cliff drops to the see and has hardly any arable land but due to the rich volcanic origins of the mountain soils, citrus fruits such as the famous Sfusato lemons thrive and flourish. many of the mountainsides and cliffs are the settings of the beautiful homes of...

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  • Positano: Overview

    this famous town of Positano is the first town you would encounter travelling the famous Amalfi Coast via SS163 Amalfitana national road linking it and the 12 other towns of the Unesco World Heritage Site of the Amalfi Coast, if you are starting from Sorrento. The town lies along the hills and mountains of the Campania Region is about 14 kilometers...

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  • Limoncello

    This part of Campania in Southern Italy is famous for the Large and sweet Lemons called Sfusato lemons, so it is but natural that the locals have invented more than 100 years ago, a rather refreshing lemon citrus aperitif called the LIMONCELLO, which is a lemon liqueur made from the zest of the famous Lemon of this area after which the zest is...

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