Praiano

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Praiano showing general coastal views, rugged coastline and mist or fog

This is a delightful resort of light colored houses with flower-filled balconies and a maze of narrow streets that wind around a steep hillside.

Praiano is a small, laidback seaside resort between the larger and busier Positano and Amalfi. Nestled at the foot of the Tre Pizzi Mountain, Praiano charms with its picture postcard layout typical of villages along the Amalfi Coast.

The resort was once the summer residence of the powerful Doges, the dukes of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi. They came for the same reason that visitors still come today: the calm waters of the Mediterranean and the exceptional views.

The small pebble beach of Marina di Praia is one of Praiano’s most popular attractions. Unwind by the water’s edge or rent some diving gear and explore Amalfi’s marine life. Diving is a year-round activity here and a dive center is situated by the beach. Come back to the beach in the evening for a sunset walk and a meal in one of the restaurants or bars that line the sand.

Sightseeing centers around Praiano’s churches. Investigate the Church of San Luca Evangelista. The building is one of the most important places of worship in Praiano, as Saint Luke is its patron saint. The baroque-style edifice we see today was built in 1588, although the original church dates back to the early 12th century. Go inside to appreciate the 18th century majolica floor, marble altars and silver bust of Saint Luke. The church and convent of Santa Maria a Castro sits on a hill 1,194 feet (364 meters) above sea level and is famous for the views and the large, well-preserved 15th century fresco Madonna delle Grazie (The Madonna of Thanks).

Scout out one of Praiano’s other major historic sights, the Torre a Mare. The medieval structure was part of a series of fortified towers along the coast that helped defend against pirate attacks.

Praiano is approximately 4.6 miles (7 kilometers) from Positano and 3.1 miles (6 kilometers) from Amalfi. It is well connected by bus and ferries to Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi. If you are staying in Praiano ask your hotel manager about the Praiano Card. The Tourist Card offers many discounts on goods and services in the village, including savings in some restaurants.

Hotel Margherita
Hotel Margherita
4 out of 5
Via Umberto I, 70, Praiano, SA
The price is £151 per night from 8 Oct to 8 Oct
Situated in Praiano, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sorrento Peninsula and Marina di Praia. Fiordo di Furore Beach and Sentiero degli Dei are also ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (518 reviews)
"We loved our stay at Hotel Margherita! It is well located and they have a shuttle that takes you around Praiano for free. Their staff can be a little bit more friendly but they are responsive. Good breakfast in the room is a plus!"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2021

Hotel Margherita
Hotel Tramonto d'Oro
Hotel Tramonto d'Oro
4 out of 5
Via Gennaro Capriglione 119, Praiano, SA
The price is £162 per night from 21 Oct to 21 Oct
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 6.2 mi (9.9 km) from Amalfi Cathedral, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Amalfi Beach and Villa Rufolo. Piazza Tasso and Sorrento ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (441 reviews)
"Wonderful hotel! Staff is wonderful! Highly recommend!!"

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2021

Hotel Tramonto d'Oro
Grand Hotel Tritone
Grand Hotel Tritone
4 out of 5
Via Campo, 5, Praiano, SA
The price is £289 per night from 12 Oct to 12 Oct
Located in Praiano, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sorrento Peninsula, Spiaggia Grande and Fornillo Beach. Marina di Praia ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (405 reviews)
"We had a wonderful 5 night stay at this hotel. I couldn’t recommend it more to anyone looking for a hotel in the amalfi coast area, the convenience of the water taxi into Positano, the accommodating front desk, the incredible views and uniqueness make it a really special place. The food and drinks ..."

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2021

Grand Hotel Tritone
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Villa Marina
Villa Marina
Via Masa 17 Praiano, Praiano, Campania
The price is £1,765 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Situated near the beach, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sorrento Peninsula and within 3 miles (5 km) of Marina di Praia and Sentiero degli Dei. Fiordo ...
Villa Marina
Il Cortile- beautiful views of Positano
Il Cortile- beautiful views of Positano
Via Guglielmo Marconi, 3, Praiano, Campania
Situated in Praiano, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sorrento Peninsula and within 3 miles (5 km) of Marina di Praia and Sentiero degli Dei. Fiordo ...
Il Cortile- beautiful views of Positano
Villa on the Amalfi Coast with large garden overlooking the sea
Villa on the Amalfi Coast with large garden overlooking the sea
Via Antico Seggio, Praiano, Campania
Situated by the ocean, this romantic villa is within a 15-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Gavitella beach. Marina di Praia and Sentiero degli Dei are also ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (47 reviews)
Texans in Praiano
"Our stay at Casa Bianca could not have been any better. Location, beautiful garden apartment and the Amalfi coast were spectacular. Recommended with no reservations!"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2019

Villa on the Amalfi Coast with large garden overlooking the sea
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