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Top 7 Things to do in Positano

Positano inspired the likes of John Steinbeck and even Mick Jagger. Visit this former medieval town on the Amalfi Coast and see how it keeps on beckoning even after the last day of your vacation.

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Grotta dello Smeraldo

Float into the Grotta dello Smeraldo and see what it's like to be enveloped in emerald light while you boat through the cave.

Spiaggia del Fornillo

Throw yourself onto one of the many lounge chairs on the Spiaggia del Fornillo and relax as you take in panoramic views of the Amalfi coast.

Spiaggia Grande

A calm, clean beach, the Spiaggia Grande is a pristine beach in Positano. Enjoy the Mediterranean as it was meant to be seen.

Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale

The Chiesa di Santa Maria is a major landmark of Positano. Plus, if you're lucky, you might even get see a wedding taking place. It's a very popular spot to get hitched!

Monti Lattari

Hike up the Lattari Mountains for an outdoor afternoon. You'll find lush greenery and stunning views throughout your journey.

Amalfi Cathedral

A 9th century Roman structure, the Amalfi Cathedral is truly a sight to behold. Venture inside and admire the Mother-of-Pearl crucifix brought over all the way from the Holy Land.

Monte Faito

Take a cable car to climb Monte Faito. The limestone mountains are best traversed at sunset, so you can appreciate the landscape at golden hour.

Planning Your Positano Visit

Getting Around Positano

Hilly Positano is best traversed by the local bus line, called SITA. Walking is great and you'll thoroughly enjoy the occasions when you're walking downhill. The town doesn't have a thriving taxi scene, as it is quite small. You may want to leave driving to the locals, as the narrow and steep roads can be unfamiliar for visitors.

How long to stay in Positano?

Positano is great for a weekend get away. Spend two or three days taking long leisurely strolls to the beach and back. If you want to see more of the historical sights, feel free to add a day or two to your itinerary.

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    Positano has beautiful Mediterranean weather that is best enjoyed in the summertime. While the winters are not extreme on the Amalfi Coast, you'll enjoy the emerald grottos and lush hikes most under the sun.

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What People Are Saying About Positano

absolutely brilliant, but tiring day. well worth the effort though

guide was good and very knowledgable.. bus driver very carefull on windy bends. very good tour

Our guide Alessandra MADE our tour great!

It started pouring part way through our tour and our guide still made it very enjoyable. The level of knowledge about everything was great and it was nice to hear such passion about it.

Pompeii was impressive. Vesuvius was a long hard climb.

Enjoyed Pompeii, mostly thanks to our great guide. Vesuvius was interesting, but probably not worth the long hard climb to get there.
Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour from Amalfi Coast Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 09/16/2016

We had such a great time! Our guide was awesome!

Highly recommend this tour. It was easy and lovely! We got so much out of going to Pompeii with our wonderful guide, Alessandra. Thanks so much!
Pompeii and Vesuvius Full-Day Tour from Amalfi Coast Reviewed by Elizabeth, 08/26/2016

Totally recommend this tour and company.

Andre and Carmel were outstanding local tour guides. The only way to do a tour, small group, comfortable mini bus and enough time to see the attractions. A+

Based on 86 reviews by GetYourGuide customers