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All About Positano
Nestled on southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Positano is a dreamy, vertical seaside town that boasts stunning pastel-colored villas perched on the faces of the cliff sides along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The intense aroma of Positano lemons, a treasure of the Amalfi Coast, perfumes the air of this seaside village. You can taste these famous lemons infused in local desserts, salads, fish, and liqueurs, including limoncello, Positano’s favorite digestif.
From local art and crafts to custom-made leather sandals, hand-embroidered silk dresses, and ceramics adorned with vibrant colors and intricate patterns, Positano offers an exciting shopping experience that highlights local talent, artistry, and tradition. For a midday refresher, enjoy an afternoon aperitivo, a beloved cultural ritual consisting of a pre-meal drink, at one of the many spots throughout the village. Catch spectacular views of the sunset as shades of pink, orange, and red softly illuminate the cliffside town. In the evenings, you can explore Positano’s restaurants or head to a cozy espresso bar.
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Positano
The best time to stay in a condo rental in Positano is during the spring and early summer months when temperatures are pleasant enough to take a refreshing dip in the sea. In the spring, vibrant bougainvillea flowers in various shades of pink and purple bloom, adorning streets and terraces around the town. During the fall and winter months, Positano is much quieter in comparison to the bustling spring and summer seasons. Temperatures usually dip during this time, and you can expect frequent rainy days. During the winter be warned that many shops, and restaurants close and reopen in the spring.
Top things to do in Positano
The Church of Santa Maria Assunta
In Positano’s town center, a few steps away from Marina Grande Beach, you’ll find The Church of Santa Maria Assunta, an important part of the city’s cultural and architectural landscape. The Church’s majolica-tiled dome, dazzling in shades of green, blue, and yellow, is one of Positano’s most iconic and beloved symbols. Set against the backdrop of the glittering sea, the magnificent church can be seen from various streets and spots throughout Positano and makes for magnificent photo opportunities.
Just north of Positano is Montepertuso, another Amalfi Coast town, which is easily reached by car, bus, or foot. If you decide to walk over, expect to see spectacular views of Positano and the Tyrrhenian Sea. In Montepertuso there is a short hike leading you to the towering mountains above the town containing a unique geological formation, a massive hole in the stone face. Though the trail includes many stairs and a steep upward climb, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the sea and surrounding landscape.
Spend the day on the black sandy beach of Spiaggia Grande. There is a small section of the beach reserved for public use, where you can lay out or play in the azure waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Cocooned in the seaside cliffs overlooking the water, Spiaggia Grande provides stunning views of the surrounding landscape and the colorful cliffside village.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the weather in Positano?
Positano typically has a Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry with temperatures often reaching 85°F (29°C), while winters are mild and wet with temperatures rarely dropping below 50°F (10°C). The sea is usually warm enough for swimming from May through October.
What are some of the best things to do in Positano?
Visitors often enjoy visiting the vibrant Spiaggia Grande beach, exploring the winding streets filled with boutique shops and local eateries, and touring the historical Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Boat tours around the Amalfi coast are another popular activity.
What is the best time of year to visit Positano?
The most popular time to visit Positano is during the warm months from May to September. During this period, the Festival of San Pietro takes place in June, and the Festival of the Assumption is celebrated in mid-August.
What are the best places to stay in Positano?
The centrally located Liparlati and Fornillo areas are typically recommended for their close proximity to shops, restaurants, and the beach. For a quieter stay, Montepertuso and Nocelle, located in the hills above Positano, provide stunning views and a tranquil environment.
What are the best places to visit in Positano?
Visitors to Positano frequently visit the colorful Church of Santa Maria Assunta, the seafront Spiaggia Grande beach, and the bustling Via dei Mulini for shopping. The coastal views from Il Sentiero degli Dei, also known as the Path of the Gods, is a popular sightseeing spot.
What are some hiking trails in Positano?
The Path of the Gods is one of the most notable hiking trails near Positano. This trail provides panoramic views of the Amalfi Coast and the Mediterranean Sea. Alternatively, the Montepertuso to Nocelle trail presents a less traveled but equally rewarding trek.
What are some family activities to do in Positano?
Families often enjoy a day at Spiaggia Grande beach, a boat tour along the Amalfi Coast, or a visit to the educational Museo Archeologico Romano. A hike along the Path of the Gods trail is also a great family bonding experience for older kids.
What are some of the best day trip ideas in Positano?
Explore the ancient city of Pompeii, just 35 kilometers (22 miles) away, to immerse yourself in its rich history. Another popular day trip is to the island of Capri, reachable by a short ferry ride, where you can explore its blue grotto and charming piazzas. For nature lovers, the Path of the Gods hiking trail offers stunning views of the Amalfi Coast.
What types of vacation rentals are available in Positano?
Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Positano. From over 290 apartment rentals, over 50 condo rentals to over 260 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.
How much does it cost to stay in vacation home rentals in Positano?
Experience the best of Positano with our vacation home rentals, starting at about $200 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.