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Verified travelerOct 31, 2019
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It's hard to find the right words to describe the Amalfi Coast. Only a holiday in Positano will convey its unique charm, although trying to capture the beauty of this place in words is no simple feat. Take advantage of the holiday packages to Positano and discover why throughout the years writers, poets, directors and film actors have loved it, making it one of Italy's most famous destinations.
Named a UNESCO World Heritage site, Positano is rich in history, including its celebrated churches. The most important is S. Maria Assunta Church, built in Baroque style, which houses the ancient Byzantine Tablet of the Black Madonna with child. Its majolica-tiled mosaic cupola, with yellow and green tiles, overlooks Piazza Flavio Gioia, where a Roman villa was uncovered. The villa was built for a prominent figure in the Roman senatorial class who had made a home for himself in Positano.
Other interesting places include local villas like Palazzo Murat, Villa Sersale and Villa Stella Romana, which still preserve their ancient splendour and stand as evidence of the importance of this area in the past. Another important piece of Positano's history is the guard towers, which bear witness to the frequent danger posed by pirates, Saracens and looters in centuries gone by. Torre della Sponda, in the beach area of the town, was one of the last towers to be used, while Torre di Fornillo was the residence of Gilbert Clavel.
The maze of narrow streets under the shadow of the majolica-tiled cupola of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta will lead you on a voyage of discovery through local crafts and traditions. The original "Moda Positano" store is the pride of a town which has based most of its economy on traditional crafts. Strictly hand-sewn and dyed clothes and accessories, but also made-to-measure genuine leather sandals, are the ultimate souvenirs you'll always find in the tourist's suitcase upon his or her unfortunate departure.
Positano has different souls and faces, in the form of its surrounding villages, which make it unique. Montepertuso is the largest of Positano's mountain villages and together with Nocelle forms the high part of the city. Laurito is Positano's oldest village, thus named for the wild laurels that used to grow there.
For beach lovers, in addition to Grande Beach, Positano also has Fornillo Beach. "Li Galli" stands three miles off the coast. This small archipelago is composed of three tiny islands: Gallo Lungo, Rotonda and Castelluccio. While no one can set foot on the islands, nothing can stop you admiring them in all their glory from the sea, particularly on a mini-cruise, when you will be dazzled by the seabed all around the islands. Another absolutely unmissable itinerary is the Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods), one of the most beautiful and evocative trails in the whole of Positano. The trail goes from the State Forestry Corps barracks to Capo Muro, where you can admire a famous rock called "The Mushroom". The path then unwinds down the slope before going back up and then down again towards Crocella.
There are countless itineraries around Positano that will lead you to discover the Amalfi Coast. Capri, Amalfi, Ravello, the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum will fill your days, which will never seem long enough to savour everything properly.
There is plenty to do even after the sun goes down. For couples, after a pleasant stroll down the narrow roads of the city centre and a barefoot stop at Grande Beach, a romantic candlelit dinner in one of the restaurants right along the sandy shore is a must. If it's night-life you're after —especially during the summer— you can stay up till the wee hours of the night, enjoying a drink and a fresh fish dinner in one of the seaside restaurants before hitting the dance floor at Music on the Rocks, the historic discotheque at Grande Beach in Positano.
History, seaside and fun… a holiday in Positano has all the right ingredients for an event to be remembered.
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Travellers come to Positano City Centre for its beaches, and you can see top attractions like Church of Santa Maria Assunta and Positano Ferry Landing while you're in town.
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Path of the Gods is noteworthy for its beaches, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Sorrento Peninsula and Sentiero degli Dei.
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You'll enjoy the beaches and restaurants in Laurito. You might want to make time for a stop at Sorrento Peninsula or San Pietro.
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Visitors to Chiesa Nuova enjoy its beaches, and if you want to do some exploring, Sorrento Peninsula is worth a stop.
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Seaside views and restaurants are notable features of Arienzo. You might consider a stop by Sorrento Peninsula while you're exploring the neighbourhood.
Visitors to Liparlati like its beaches and restaurants, and Sorrento Peninsula is a sight worth a stop.
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One of Positano’s most famous sights is a church that fascinates visitors with its beautiful architecture and ancient religious artwork.
Find out about the history of Positano with a stop at Palazzo Murat. Wander the seaside or discover the beautiful sunsets in this romantic area.
Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Fornillo Beach during your travels in Positano? Stroll along the area's seaside or simply enjoy its restaurants.
Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Spiaggia Grande during your travels in Positano? Wander the seaside in this romantic area.
You can learn more about the history of Ercolano when you visit a well-known site such as Herculaneum. Stroll along the seaside or visit the archaeological sites in the area.
Pompeii Archaeological Park is a top museum in Pompei with a rich history. While you're in the area, wander around picturesque gardens.
Drive along the Amalfi Coast passing spectacular views and rolling hills on your way to visit three of the most beautiful villages in the south of Italy—Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Enjoy leisure time to explore at your own pace and roam narrow streets lined by centuries-old buildings.
Cruise away from Sorrento coast on your way to the Amalfi coast. Relax aboard a luxurious boat, enjoy snorkeling in crystal clear Mediterranean waters brimming with marine life. Enjoy free pick up service from your accommodation to the port of Marina della Lobra where the tour starts.
Spend a relaxing day cruising along the famous Amalfi Coast and taking in panoramic views of the rugged coastline at its most spectacular - from the sea. Meet your local captain in Positano where you'll climb aboard your private boat for the day.
Let the wonders of the past capture you in this full day tour with a private driver at your disposal. Your private driver will come pick you up at your pre-arranged meeting point, whether at your accommdation, at the port, the airport or the train station.
Discovering the sights, sounds and colors of the spectacular Amalfi coast with a local expert. This full-day shore excursion with your professional English- speaking driver/guide offers you plenty of photo stops along the way and time to visit the villages of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Ravello - Atrani Walk, Via Santa Chiara, Ravello Italy You will meet the english speaking driver at your accomodation and then you are ready to travel South. Along the Haghway 1 you can stop for coffee and restroom.
Verified travelerAug 21, 2019
August is very busy in Positano, lovely town but it was nice to come back to Montepertuso to chill!