If you read my latest blogpost on Positano, you would have already guessed that I’m completely in love with this place! And this and as promised, it’s not really sharing unless I share a quick guide to Positano so you can go on your own journey and experience the magnificence of this town along the Amalfi Coast and sip on limoncello!
Keep scrolling to see my full guide and get some inspiration for your own Positano trip!
How to get there:
Positano is easily accessible from Naples. There are a number of ways to get to the stunning hillside village from different parts of Italy. Stephan and I made our way from Naples airport and here are a few for you to consider.
By car | From Naples Airport, there’s a transfer bus that takes you to the rental car pick-up location. This is a good option if you’re looking to drive around Amalfi Coast and elsewhere (we also drove down to Puglia after Positano).
By train | The cheapest but also longest way is to take the Circumvesuviana train from Naples to Sorrento and then take a bus to Positano (sit on the right side for the view).
By car transfer | There are several private transfers that you can reserve online or with the hotel you stay in. This is probably the most comfortable way to get to Positano (but also pricer). However, a larger group would benefit from this and split the bill!
Where to stay
Alba Magica | If you’re on a budget and want to stay somewhere outside of the touristic spots, this family owned BnB is perfect as it’s situated up on the mountains. Located in Algerola, consider it as a little getaway if you have a car in Positano as this place is a little hard to get to. Stephan and I rented a car and drove up the windy roads to this BnB, but the view from the journey was absolutely stunning!
Le Sirenuse | If I had the budget, I’d definitely pick this place to stay in just for the pool and view! It’s intimate 58 room hotel resort is considered one of the leading luxury hotels in Italy. And you can’t deny it when you see place this for yourself!
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Emerald Grotto| The grotto was named “Emerald” for the incredible colors that filter from an underground opening and fill the cave with intense nuances of green. The grotto is not far from Amalfi and is accessible via a daily boat tour from Marina di Praia beach.
Rufolo villa, Ravello | A stunning villa with a magnificent garden overlooking the view of Salerno. Villa Rufolo has hosted annual summer concert series that feature musical concerts and a grand orchestral performance on a stage built jutting out over the Mediterranean Sea and the rugged Amalfi Coast below.
The Path Of Gods, Amalfi Coast | The perfect hike to go on if you’re searching for a view like no other along the Amalfi Coast. A unique view looking down on the coast from the hilly mountains that shepherds and farmers still use to this day.
Fiordo di Furore | A personal favourite is this hidden beach that used to serve as a port for trading. Due to its unique formation, it was known to be the location that doesn’t exist. People coming from sea cannot see the beach as it hide behind the rocks. It might be tricky to get to as there aren’t any parking spots for cars around. 2 options are to get a Sita bus and spot at the bridge or drive to the nearest restaurant with parking available, then walk back to the bridge.
Marina Grande beach | The main beach of Positano is Marina Grande, the dark sand beach accompanied by the hillside villages made of stunning pastel houses and hotels. Often very crowded in the summertime, be sure to come early if you plan come here!
Marina di Praia | A lovely pebble beach that is also packed with various Italian restaurants. You can also book daily boat excursions from the port of the beach. This is where we booked our day excursion to the Emerald Grotto.
La Tagliata | The best view of the Amalfi coast with a delicious set menu and an abundance of desserts afterwards. Booking in advance is recommended as it’s quite popular and usually full.
La Sponda| A true Positano experience isn’t complete without dining at La Sponda, which is one of the restaurants in the famous Le Sirenuse hotel. Tables are usually fully booked way in advance, so be sure to reserve as soon as you book your trip!
Leonardo’s | Great for gluten free pizza! This place was recommended to us by our Airbnb hosts. Reservations are recommended and ask for the table next to the window.
Casa E Bottega | The best place for vegan and healthy breakfast or brunch with spacious Grecian inspired interior and a cute in store shop to buy locally made porcelain and souvenirs!
Franco Bar| A Lovely place with very tasteful furnishing and the best view, perfect spot to sip on a cocktail while watching the sun set over the horizon of Amalfi.
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