Positano has been described as the most romantic, charming and cheerful town on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. It is located in the area of the Gulf of Salermo and, to give you a more popular reference, It is located about 40 kilometers from the city of Naples, approximately.
Positano, a gem of the Amalfi Coast
Positano is located on the Sorrento peninsula, on the aforementioned Amalfi coast. It is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in the area, because it offers a unique landscape where the blue of the sea, the green of the Mediterranean nature and the lines and colors of their houses perched on the cliff are combined.
Being hung on the rock, hereConventional streets will not be found, but narrow alleys where small stairs predominate that communicate to the entire population. Among them, there are small squares that serve as meeting points or rest areas, especially for those who need to climb to the highest houses.
Pastel and earth colors provide a charming look that makes the entire landscape have an unparalleled charm. And it's not just about painting, Positano is famous for making tiles, so you can see colorful designs on tables and prints, which end up being a kind of works of art.
At nightfall, this beautiful town is filled with magic and romance. But it is also full of life and fun, since a large number of locals open their doors for nighttime enjoyment. Whether they are bars or discos.
What can be seen in Positano?
1. The pedestrian street
Positano is crossed by a long pedestrian street that is, in itself, one of its main tourist attractions. It has a small decline that does not represent any difficulty when ascending or descending. In addition, it is a very picturesque street.
In this narrow and narrow way you can find various clothing stores and souvenirs, art galleries, ceramics, restaurants and very cozy hotels. As well You can find the Santa María Assunta church, with its characteristic and distinctive dome.
2. Palazzo Murat
This famous building dates back to the 17th century and is currently a luxury hotel. It is a building that maintains the ancient charm of the Neapolitan Baroque and its history. Its owner was Gioacchino Murat, king of Naples.
If you can't afford to stay in it, you can tour its beautiful botanical garden, admire its patio and its antique furniture. The photographs you will take here will be spectacular!
3. Santa María de Assunta Church
It is the most important of this charming town. It dates from the 13th century and is built in a Romanesque style, in the same place where there was an old Benedictine abbey dedicated to San Vito, the patron saint of Positano. It has a great history and cultural value that makes it one of the must-see in the town.
Its beautiful dome dazzles its visitors. It is covered with yellow, green and blue tiles. On its altar you can see an image of the patroness of Positano, Madonna Nera, a work painted by a Byzantine artist. Its interior is classic and is framed with golden Ionic capitals and winged cherubs, which observe from the top of each arch.
In front of the church there is a small square from where you can see the facade of the building and the beautiful bell tower of the 18th century. Just above the bell tower has a low relief where foxes, fish and a mythical figure resembling a dragon can be seen.
4. Beaches of Positano
In Positano, you will also find a fantastic beach destination. The most famous beach is the Spiaggia Grande, located in the port. Also noteworthy is the Spiaggia del Fornillo, of sand and gravel. Both have a good offer of restaurants and excellent services.
5. Path of the Gods
For lovers of trekking is this panoramic road over the cliff. 7 kilometers of really spectacular views. The recommendation is to leave from the town of Bomerano and go down to Positano.
The entire route is well signposted in a walk that lasts approximately 3 hours. This path requires a bit of physical demand as it has ascents, descents and steps. It must be done with appropriate footwear and clothing, sun protection and water.
6. The Emerald Grotto
Although it is not properly located in Positano, it is only 10 minutes from there (by sea) and 20 minutes (by road). In this cave the green color of the sea stands outwhich is reflected in the rock in a very particular way. It is worth visiting this cave and marvel at the light show that the game offers between the sun, the sea and the colors of the cave.
It is advisable to visit this beautiful gem of the Mediterranean in spring and summer, when you can appreciate all the splendor of its color. In the suitcase you can not miss a good pair of shoes and a camera to capture the most precious details. Worth it.