Positano is the most suggestive towns of the Amalfi Coast and it's situated on a high cliff, like a crib. Here, there are tourists from all over the world and it's certainly the right place to relax and to disconnect from everyday life.
Positano, the pearl of Amalfi Coast
Positano is one of the most suggestive towns of the Amalfi Coast. It's situated on a high cliff, like a crib. Here, there are tourists from all over the world, it is certainly the right place to relax and to disconnect from everyday life.
Positano has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997, for its beaches and the beauty of the natural landscape. However, this beautiful town is also famous for shopping (the “Positano fashion” is now known all over the world!), the food of the Amalfi Coast and for its history.
According some source, Positano was born in the Greek era. Infact, there are a lot of legends concerning that period. I remember the tale of Ulisse who listened to the song of the Mermaids, who lived right off the coast of Positano around the archipelago of the "Sirenuse", today called de Li Galli.
Places to visit absolutely in Positano
There are a lot of beautiful places you can visit in Positano. One of these is the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, famous for the majolica dome, a feature of the town.
The church is neoclassical and there is the Byzantine portrait of the Black Madonna of the 12th century inside. It is told that the Vergin Mary wanted to bring her portrait to Positano!
Infact, when the painting was traveling on a ship, the sailors heard a voice from the painting that said "Leave me". So, the sailors left the painting on the beach, pleasing the Virgin Mary.
Anyway, you can't go to Positano without visiting its beaches. Marina Grande is the main one of the city, where locals and VIPs use to go.
Another beach is Arienzo, also known as the "300 steps", for the number of steps that are used to reach it. The effort is rewarded at every step by a breathtaking view. Arienzo beach is the one where the sun goes away later, thanks to its southwest exposure!
A suggestive beach is Laurito: small and wild, perfect for relaxing because is only for a few people. Infact, it's always best to book or go very early in the morning to have a spot on the beach.
The real beauty of Positano is getting lost in the alleys of the village (pearl of the Amalfi Coast) and smelling its air: here you live slowly, away from the noises and traffic of the big cities.
Why do you have to stay overnight in Positano?
Why do you absolutely have to stay overnight in Positano? Well, if you only stay one day you will miss a lot of this beautiful and colorful city. You have to live Positano to the full to be able to fully appreciate it.
There are many places where you can stop, one of the most elegant and magical is Villa La Nice, a private villa with a large garden and a spacious terrace overlooking the sea, perfect for dinners under the stars. The villa has a private access to the beach and - very importantly - car parking!
Only if you live several days in Positano, you'll feel part of this wonderful town.