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Welcome to Positano

Positano’s jumble of pastel-hued homes that seem to tumble down the cliffside to the sea has long been a symbol of la dolce vita. The most fashionable fishing village-turned-resort town on the Amalfi Coast, it’s known more for chic boutiques and dining than for cultural treasures—though the majolica-domed Church of Santa Maria Assunta and Roman Villa d’Ozio are worth a peek. Visitors also abandon their beach chairs to explore the surrounding Amalfi Coast by land or sea, cruise to Capri, or take a day trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius.

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Top activities in Positano

Private Tour: Amalfi Coast to Capri Cruise

Private Tour: Amalfi Coast to Capri Cruise

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Skip-the-line Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Guided Tour From Positano Private Tour
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Private Tour of Amalfi Coast

Private Tour of Amalfi Coast

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Shore Excursion to the Amalfi Coast

Shore Excursion to the Amalfi Coast

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A local’s pocket guide to Positano

Rebecca Winke

A perennial seeker of Italy’s “la dolce vita” magic, travel writer Rebecca escapes to the heady shores of Positano as often as she can.

The first thing you should do in Positano is...

plot out your meals. Tables at the top restaurants (especially if they have a view) are a hot commodity in the busy summer months, so book in advance.

A perfect Saturday in Positano...

begins under a sun umbrella at Da Ferdinando, a beloved Fornillo beach club. After spaghetti alle vongole at the club’s restaurant for lunch, dive into the aperitivo scene at Franco’s Bar as the sun goes down.

One touristy thing that lives up to the hype is...

photo ops with the views. There is arguably no more dazzlingly picturesque spot in Italy, so go snap-happy while you can.

To discover the "real" Positano...

head uphill to the tiny hamlet of Montepertuso for a rustic lunch at La Tagliata or Il Ritrovo far from the throngs below.

For the best view of the city...

set sail. There is no better view of Positano’s cascade of a pastel-hued palazzi than from the water along the coastline.

One thing people get wrong...

is trying to visit by car. Skip the narrow roads, expensive parking, and snarled traffic and hop on a ferry (or private boat) for a scenic and stress-free arrival.

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