Positano is the chicest and most fashionable city on the coast, full of handicraft shops and famous for its grand stairways. In addition to enjoying a unique landscape in the world, the alleys connecting the city’s areas are full of boutiques, characteristic restaurants, wine bars, and lounge bars.
What to visit in Positano: the destinations you cannot give up
Once in Positano, one cannot fail to take the famous Path of the Gods, which connects a hamlet of Positano (Nocelle) with Agerola. The route allows visitors to immerse themselves in an idyllic, wild, and enchanting landscape, from which it is possible to observe the breathtaking beauty of the Amalfi coast.
Speaking of natural beauties, it is a must to mention the Emerald Grotto in the Conca dei Marini area.
Once you enter its inlets, you find yourself in front of a natural stone forest formed by suggestive stalactites. It is also known as “the cathedral on the sea” and can be visited by boat.
The meeting point for many swimmers and the starting point for many boats to reach other places on the coast is the Marina Grande beach, which can be quickly reached from the town.
There are many clubs and lounge bars where you can enjoy excellent cocktails accompanied by music and events until midnight. Not far from here is the famous Music on the Rocks disco.
The coast also embraces the Fornillo Beach, a splendid and quiet pebble beach, near which it is possible to find various local and typical restaurants, ideal for tasting Campania specialties.
Among the beaches, we also include Laurito Beach, which can only be reached from the sea or by going down the steps in front of the Hotel San Pietro. This beach rises between the cliffs and the greenery of the typical Mediterranean flora, giving visitors a place that seems to be enveloped in a magical aura.
Visible from the Marina Grande beach, the Li Galli islands are an obligatory stop: this mystical place is known for having been considered a home for mermaids since ancient times.
Traveling and observing the Amalfi coast, it often happens to come across the eighteenth-century Saracen Towers: on the beaches of Positano, it is possible to admire the so-called Torre della Sponda and the Torre di Fornillo, which hosted artists of the caliber of Picasso.
In Montepertuso stands the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, rebuilt in 1500 by some locals, it houses many historical and religious testimonies of the city of Positano. In fact, several funeral monuments of critical local people are guarded here.
Furthermore, one of the longest-lived structures in the city, dating back to the 10th century, is the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, whose dome is covered with colored majolica and is the protagonist of the postcards of Positano.
This church houses a tremendous artistic and religious heritage: here, you can admire shepherds dating back to 1700 and the Byzantine icon of the Madonna.
Positano is a city of a thousand surprises: every corner is full of things to discover and admire. It is easy to get lost in the charm of the alleys and its iconic boutiques. The latter is famous for their garments, an emblem of Positano fashion with very bright patterns and colors that recall summer.
Reaching Positano from Naples: how to do it and who to contact
Positano can be reached from Naples in different ways. Still, the solution we recommend is that of the rental with a driver (NCC) to avoid problems with timetables, parking, etc., to enjoy the holiday to the fullest.
For NCC services, contact the best: See Amalfi Coast Private Tours offers a series of itineraries that allow the customer to better organize their vacation.
For example, among the many itineraries offered, it is possible to choose one that includes the departure from Naples at 8.00 / 8.30, then stopping for two hours in Pompeii for a guided tour of the archaeological excavations and finally reaching Positano.
During the trip, there are also breaks to allow the customer to take pictures at panoramic points. The itineraries can be modified according to the customer’s needs and requests.