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Clinging to the cliffs and gullys of this magnificent coastline, Positano is the Amalfi Coast’s number one tourist destination. With its beautiful bay and lovely beaches, Spaggia Grande and Fornillo, plus its proximity to the famous island of Capri and the possibly even more beautiful island of Ischia, it’s no wonder visitors love it.

The town dates back to the 10th century when people from further north along the coast fled the invading Turks and took refuge in a Benedictine Abbey here. The site was easier to defend so they stayed and Positano grew on the side of the steep mountains which drop down to the sea. Once a sleepy fishing town, the town is now a tourist mecca, still looked over by the gold dome of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which houses a Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary.

Expect to climb a lot of steps when exploring the steep streets and don’t miss the precarious little bridge on the coast road called the Ponte dei Libri (Bridge of Books) which is surrounded by rock formations that look like piles of books.

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Amalfi Coast Private Day Tour from Sorrento

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 49 Reviews

Explore the famous Amalfi Coast with your own driver to chauffeur you from town to town on this private full-day excursion from Sorrento. You'll discover ...  Read more

Location: Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.13

Sorrento Shore Excursion: Positano, Sorrento and Amalfi Day Trip

The beautiful beaches and coastal towns of the Campania region await you on this private shore excursion. While you’re in port in Sorrento, head off to explore ...  Read more

Location: Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.25

Sorrento Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

When you dock in Sorrento, leave your cruise ship behind and embark on a private shore excursion to explore Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. After being picked up ...  Read more

Location: Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.25

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