Vacation in Positano: 10 best organizing travel tips
Amalfi Coast means crystal clear sea, hidden coves, and fishing villages, where the scent of lemons intrigues the warm air of a summer afternoon. A vacation in Positano is, for many tourists, a dream come true. Here are some things you cannot miss when visiting Positano!
Tips to explore Positano at the best
Where to sleep in Positano
Given the size of the city, to choose where to sleep in Positano it is important to consider several factors, including the budget, the means of transport with which you reach the city and the type of holiday you want to do.
Here are the best areas to stay in Positano:
Around Spiaggia Grande: staying in this area is very convenient for those arriving in Positano by ferry and will allow you to avoid the steps and winding streets to reach the beach.
City center with panoramic view: convenient area to reach the Grande beach on foot and to enjoy a wonderful view from above. Also, most of the boutiques and restaurants are nearby.
Nocelle or Montepertuso: ideal places to stay for those who are passionate about trekking and are looking for a very quiet location, surrounded by nature and far from the glamorous atmosphere of Positano.
How to get to Positano
Positano is the first town on the Amalfi Coast for those traveling from west to east, or for those coming from the city of Sorrento. Positano is a 45-minute drive from Naples, and just 20 minutes from Sorrento and Amalfi. In addition to the land connection with the Sita buses, which connects it with the other towns of the Amalfi Coast, during the period from April to October it is connected to Salerno, Amalfi, Maiori, Minori and Sorrento thanks to maritime connections via ferries and hydrofoils. However, it is better to rent a car with driver for maximum relaxation.
3 things to do in Positano
Walk hand in hand along the Path of Lovers from “Spiaggia Grande” to Fornillo beach.
Buy a pair of bespoke sandals.
Trekking on the Path of the Gods, the most famous nature trail on the Amalfi Coast.
A sweet visit from the famous Sal de Riso
Sal de Riso, now internationally famous, is certainly the best-known pastry chef in Southern Italy. Although its delights have reached the best hotels and outlets in Italy and Europe, it is worth visiting and spending a few hours in the company of a Lemon Delight or a Ricotta and Pere cake at the De Riso pastry shop in Minori. So if you are looking for a place to eat well on the Amalfi Coast, this is definitely one of them!
Diving in Punta Campanella
The Punta Campanella promontory is one of the most evocative points of the entire Amalfi Coast, where you can see the Gulf of Salerno and Naples join. In front of you the view of the island of Capri will open up. This marine protected area offers its visitors unique and spectacular diving, thanks to the amenity of the places and the crystal clear and pristine water.
In summer, the coast is the heart of the nightlife of the entire region. The most famous nightclubs on the sea welcome musicians and stars from all over the world.
The islands of “Li Galli”
The islands, a short distance from Positano, are a unique and magnificent place that is part of the marine park of Punta Campanella. On the main island, now a luxury resort, there was once the residence of the Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev.
The truth is that here many points of interest deserve to be visited: from the wonders on the sea such as the Marina Grande beach and the Fornillo beach to the most notable historical testimonies such as the church of Santa Maria Assunta passing through the system of fortifications of the Saracen towers.
Suppose we add to all this also uncontaminated natural environments of great beauty present along the coast such as the Emerald Grotto. In that case, it is easy to understand why millions of tourists come here every year from all over the world.