Positano: The gem of the Amalfi Coast

Positavo view from above

Wild beauty

Positano is the most iconic and picturesque town with splendid coastal views, on the Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy. It is home to tiny, winding roads that run down to the sea, lined with restaurants, shops, hotels and villas.
It attracts lots of visitors because of its natural beauty. It’s full of tourists all year long and I had the luck to visit it two times, once in winter  when it was less crowded so it was easier to see the beauty even in the melancholy of this time of the year and in spring when everything was a bit brighter, the weather was warming, the birds were singing and the trees started to blossom.

The mountains along the Amalfi Coast have stunning views to Capri, Positano and the sea and the scenery is awesome.
You can go to Positano by bus, by car, by a private tranfer or by ferry, from Salerno and Napoli. Once you arrive, you’ll see loads of little stairs leading from one point to another.
You can find many shops selling souvenirs, art galleries and also many hi-end designer colorfull boutiques.

See: One of the most famous attractions in Positano is Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta. It’s an old church where you can see the Madonna di Positano, dating back to 18th century and it can be seen from every corner of the town.
Beaches: Spiaggia del Fornillo, Spiaggia Grande.

What to do in Positano

Eat: There are too many restaurants, from cheap to very expensive, some of them serve delicious homemade desserts.
Drink: During summer time some clubs host DJs and have theme nights. The people there, are from locals to international celebrities.
Sleep: If you are on a budget you can book on a hostel or a mid-range B&B but there are also other options much more expensive.
Buy: A pair of the most beautiful sandals in the world and an authentic piece of Moda Positano.

Tips for your trip

-Zagara is the most famous pastry shop in Positano
-If you are looking for a romantic dinner, go on a terrace restaurant on the coastal cliff overlooking the sea
-Visit art galleries
-Take lots of photos
-Eat lobster pasta (my favorte)
-Try granita lemon
-Sit back, relax and take in the view
-Go on a boat trip along the coast

For me Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone. The gem of the Amalfi Coast!

Efi Konstantinidou
(Travel & lifestyle blogger)


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