Things to Do in Positano

Things to Do in Positano, Italy - Positano Attractions

Things to Do in Positano

This idyllic town on the Amalfi Coast is full of charm. Hike the Sentiero Degli Dei, explore sea caves on a scenic boat tour, or relax at the famous Spiaggia Grande.


Top Attractions in Positano

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Lookouts
Scenic coastal hiking trail featuring medium difficulty terrain and panoramic Mediterranean views. Requires sturdy footwear and water, ending at a beach perfect for a swim.
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Cliffside town graced with colorful architecture and sea vistas. Features charming eateries, unique shops, and a notable church with historical crypt. Ideal for scenic photography and cultural exploration.
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From quick jaunts to full-day outings.






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What travelers are saying

  • NS
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a hike! I reviewed this trail heavily and some say it was beginner and some say it was moderately difficult. I think it was somewhere in between.

    We started from Nocelle and ended in Bomerano [a little over 4 miles one way] once you reach the endpoint its another 10 or so minutes to get into the small town of Bomerano. From there you can either take a 1 hour taxi back to Positano, Amalfi, etc. . [Gonna run you about 130 euro...] or, like us, you can grind out another 4+ miles and see a different perspective than the first starting point.

    There are many steps throughout the trail. There were a few tours we passed but we didn't feel it was crowded and it was overall a serene and beautiful trail. The weather was stunning going to Bomerano but cloudy and a bit chilly going back. We were happy overall with how the trip went but definitely sore the next day!
    Written April 19, 2024
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  • Valerie S
    Perth, Australia9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picture-perfect views with rugged cliffs, the sparkling sea and those lemon groves - it felt like walking through a painting. The atmosphere of being on the mountains with an ocean view! The walk itself lasted 1.5 hours. Instead of continuing until Nocelle, our guide organised for us to walk a loop, with a traditional lunch lunch at the Shepherd's cabine. This felt like a different world. A refreshing lemonade awaited us, followed by delicious starters with local products, served with local wine and a homemade pasta dish. Before serving us a (proper) Italian coffee, the host organised music instruments for all guests present and we enjoyed some local tunes, creating a truly unforgettable moment of camaraderie and joy!
    Our guide, Gaetano, was the cherry on top! He is a true legend and his passion for the region is palpable. He conveyed his knowledge through anecdotes and his story-telling deepened our appreciation for the beauty and history of the Amalfi Coast.
    Written April 22, 2024
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  • Sanka1 🇱🇰🇬🇧
    Bicester, UK3,430 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited on a Sunday afternoon and it was surprisingly quiet perhaps due to off season. The pebble beach and the views from ground level up is amazing and a must see if you're travelling around Amalfi coast. There are lots of steps to get down and recommend taking a bus when you go back up to street levels as it's quite a climb. Disappointed that most of the restaurants are closed off season.
    Written February 27, 2024
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  • Amy S
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My Husband and I had one of our favorite days on our honeymoon at Arienzo! We loved the boat access to the private beach! The bottle that was included in the package was such a great perk of the day! Our lunch was delicious (Both the appetizer & main course)! We purchased a beautiful platter that we now have hung on our wall to remember this day! Roman at the club was exceptional and really made the day one to remember! Arienzo exceeded all expectations!
    Written September 27, 2023
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  • J-M_E-P_S-D
    Oxford16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating and highly recommended tour of approx 45 mins, in our case by excellent guide Antonella. She explained the colours of the triclinium walls were more vividly preserved than other Roman sites buried in the AD79 eruption as they had simply been buried without also being baked, so to speak. Incredible to see. The upper layers of the 10c church and medieval crypt were also of great interest, right up to the view through the floor of today’s church. Everything was carefully and clearly described. The whole experience was beguiling, and I strongly recommend a visit. Booking tickets online was easy and we met the guide by the church bell tower under the palm tree.
    Written April 10, 2024
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  • Herbert C
    899 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located in the heart of Positano and clearly visible from the Marina Grande beach as it hugs the cliffside, the Church of Santa Maria Assunta is unostentatious yet charming. With its distinctive majolica-tiled dome capping its yellow-walled structure and an unpretentious 18th-century bell tower standing separately, the church is known for its 13th-century Byzantine Black Madonna above the main altar. The history of the Black Madonna, which was supposedly stolen from Constantinople by pirates, forms an important part of Positano's history as that is, after all, how Positano got its name. The church is easily reached enroute as you stroll from Piazza del Mulini where the main bus station is located, down towards the beach. The vistas from the piazza in front of the church is simply sublime!
    Written January 22, 2024
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  • Herbert C
    899 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although Spiaggia Grande is the main beach of Positano, it is not anyone's idea of a beach paradise, with its greyish sand and extortionate prices to rent a sunbed and umbrella. Despite that, this mere 400 metres stretch of beach will still leave you spellbound because of its enchanting surroundings. Standing at the centre of the beach, you're surrounded by a kaleidoscope of colors - from the pastel pink, yellow and white hues of the houses stacked on the cliffside, the colorful majolica-tiled dome of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, the greenish brown of the imposing Lattari Mountains and of course the turquoise sea. With such breathtaking vista, no wonder they say that Positano is a stunning work of pure Italian art. Pure magic!
    Written January 22, 2024
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  • NothingbuttheBEST4US
    Greater NYC Area4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles