Positano – A Picturesque Town at the Amalfi Coast

The scenic beauty and charm of this little seafarer town was already loved and acknowledged by the ancient Romans.
The colorful houses are built kind of like stairs up the slopes of the town. In the narrow streets you will discover many little boutiques selling the fashionable clothes that come from there. Positano is known worldwide for its production of dresses, skirts, pants and blouses made of cotton or linen with open patterns and appliques. These items of clothing are all handmade which makes them one of kind.

What To See In Positano?

There are many hotels and holiday flats that you can rent in Positano, most of them are surrounded by colorful flowers and the sweet-smelling lemon and orange trees. They also tend to have a beautiful view of the engaging blue sea, usually you can even see all the way to the island of Capri.

In the little harbor you will find many restaurants that put a special emphasis on creating a romantic atmosphere for their customers. Of course the food meets high standards as well, the chefs have worked a long time to perfect their specialties and offer the traditional dishes of the area. Most of the hotels have their own little bays where you can relax and enjoy the sun and the water.

Positano has a public swimming area as well. It also offers well looked after sanitary facilities and a bar directly on the beach.

We would recommend visiting this town in the spring or fall, where you can enjoy the mild temperatures and the delicious foods in the restaurants without having to share it all with too many other tourists.

The winter months are especially suitable for hikes in the mountains. The average temperature is around 15°C , so you don’t perspire too much when you are working hard to get yourself up yet another mountain. However, once you reach the top you will realize that all the work was worthwhile as you will have an amazing view of the whole coast as well as the island of Capri.

One of the most popular is the “Sentiero degli Dei”, the hiking path of the gods. Allegedly this is the path that the gods took to get from the mountains to the sea, to listen to the enticing song of the Sirens.

Amalfi Coast Map

The picturesque villages of the Amalfi Coast are located in the Gulf of Salerno in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Please follow the links below to learn more about the towns listed from West to East.

Map of the Amalfi Coast, Italy
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