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“Just what a beach in Italy should be!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spiaggia del Fornillo

Spiaggia del Fornillo
Positano, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Positano
Type: Beaches
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Owner description: This stretch of coastline has often been described as the most beautiful in the entire Mediterranean. One afther another, green and rocky mountainsp lunge dramatically into the mediterranean blue sea. The famouse Amalfi Coast road clings to the mountainsides revealing a succession of picturebook wiews each seemingly more stunning than the one before. Not so many years ago much of this coast was only accessible by boat. Now it is a fashionable resort area which retains the charm of past times.
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“Just what a beach in Italy should be!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We were fortunate to spend five days in Positano this past summer and we spent part of every day at this beach. Each day we rented loungers and the beach attendant was always kind enough to give us a convenient area and offer us beach toys for our children. We rented floats for them and they spent hours in the calm waters lounging and playing. This is a great beach for kids because the water is so calm. Coming from the US, we had prepared for the rockiness of the beach and brought beach shoes but we didn't even need them. The rocks are smooth, and although they can be hot, are not uncomfortable to walk on. The kids also enjoyed hunting for sea glass which is plentiful. Of course, the views are amazing and it is an experience in and of itself to enjoy the surroundings of such a scenic place as Positano. What impressed us the most about this beach how clean it was! Plus, the bathrooms on the boardwalk were immaculate and convenient! Cannot wait to return!

Visited August 2012
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“Restaurants, Artists, Gelato Bars and Sunbathers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The beach is a happening place, full of activity. Go down around sunset and join the locals in watching the sun touchdown on the ocean's horizon.

Visited October 2012
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Centennial, Colorado
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“beautiful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I didnt spend much time on the beach but did walk along it for awhile. the beach is clean and they have chairs and umberellas for rent. they have restraunts that look out onto the beach. While on the beach you have great views of the cliffs

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Perfect for a short trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We came to Positano for just 3 days at the end of September, when it wasn't overrun, but still busy. We stayed in the tiny Nocelle district at the top of the mountain, a 30 minute bus ride from the stop nearest the main beach, which then was another 20 minutes walk away. We weren't happy with the main beach, it didn't look peaceful, sounded noisy. The restaurants there were expensive. So we hiked 15 minutes over to Fornillo. The hike was beautiful, and the smaller beach was much more peaceful and easygoing. Quiet, with locals, and the gnocchi I bought at La Marinella was the best gnocchi I ate my entire 3 weeks traveling through Italy!

Visited September 2012
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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“great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

loved great place for a proposal, amazing beautiful and wonderful setting, brilliant locals and an amazing part of a very memorable holiday, the settings are in my heart and we will be returning there without a doubt.

Visited November 2012
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