Positano
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Apr 25
51°F / 11°C

Good to Know

Welcome to Positano - a town created by Poseidon, the Greek God of the Sea.

Believe it or not, according to Greek Mythology, the Greek God of the Sea created the village of Positano to show his love to Pasithea, the goddess of rest and relaxation. No wonder this charming town is so romantic with the beautiful colorful architecture in combination with the bright blue ocean views.

The history of the town goes all the way back to the 6th Century BC, when the area was first known as Magna Graecia, or Great Greece. In this case, you can find amazing historical spots on the coast including the 1000-year-old bronze door in the Amalfi Cathedral.

The city then grew once the Romans came to the Amalfi Coast (the Emperors actually used to go to Capri often for vacation), and they built the very first luxurious villa on the beach.

Other than the beautiful history- one thing you will see on every corner, are lemons! Lemons are known as the unofficial symbol of the Amalfi Coast. The most popular product made out of lemons that you can find on every corner is Limoncello. On a hot summer day or even a cool fall evening, this delicious liquor is refreshing and savory!

Hotels


There are some absolutely breathtaking hotels in Positano and don’t even get me started on the Airbnb choices. But for this trip, we wanted to avoid as many stairs as possible (if you have seen Positano, you know that you will be hiking stairs to get pretty much anywhere) so we picked a cute little hotel that was as close to the main strip as possible!

Hotel L'Ancona

The rooms are decorated with classic Italian Coast flare. There are also adorable little balconies that overlook the city giving you the perfect view of the ocean. This was the best hotel in terms of closeness to the main beach. We were within walking distance of the main strip of shops and restaurants that lead right down to the main beach. Don't forget to visit the rooftop bar - best view ever!

Restaurants

Culinary Dreams

Culinary Dreams

Pasta, Pasta, and more Pasta!
Not to mention some seafood and lots of Aperol Spritz mixed in there.
The food in Positano is something else. Some of the best pasta and freshest seafood that I have ever experienced. But be prepared… the prices are definitely up there!

They say that food in Italy is cheap, well Positano is an exception. Yes, you will be paying a bit more than usual but if you go to some of these spots that we went to, I promise you will not regret it!

Terrazza Cele

This was number one on our bucket list!!!
Make a reservation right when the dinner service opens to ensure that you get a table on the edge of the balcony. This way you can enjoy a long dinner all the way through sunset with the most epic view!
Dinner Tip: Get the truffle burrata appetizer, OH MY GOD!

Terrazza Cele
Via Cristoforo Colombo 50, 84017 Positano
Phone: +39 089 875130

La Zagara

Amazing seafood salad and lemon sorbet! You get to eat surrounded by lemon trees and greenery.

La Tagliata

Definitely a restaurant with a view! $50 per person for a 5-course meal, endless wine, and transportation to and from the restaurant… it’s a bargain! This family-owned spot doesn’t have a menu but their set dinner is to die for!

La Tagliata
Via Tagliata 32B, 84017 Positano
Phone: +39 089 875872

La Pergola

This is a super popular Pizza spot right on the main beach in Positano!
We decided to skip all the hustle and go through the restaurant to the back to their to-go pizzas. So worth it!

La Pergola
Via del Brigantino 35/37, 84017 Positano
Phone: +39 089 812076

Beach Clubs


If you are going to Positano to enjoy some sun, book a beach club!
Unless you want to be packed into the tiny public beach with dozens of tourists, you are going to want to reserve a spot at one of the many beach clubs. By spending the day at a beach club you can ensure that you will have privacy, space, and a relaxing environment.

Arienzo Beach Club

We booked row 4 from the beach. Your rate (for a couples package) comes with your beach chairs and towels, 2 appetizers, 2 main courses, a bottle of champagne, fruit, water, limoncello, and dessert.
There is also a free water shuttle that takes you to the private beach club.
INSIDER TIP: select “beach meal” for how you want your lunch served to eat right in your cute little orange spot.

Arienzo Beach Club
Via Arienzo, 16, 84017 Positano
Phone: +39 089 812002

La Scogliera

We booked spot 201. Your booking includes your private spot along the cliffs and your chairs and towels.
This is the pricier beach club but it comes with the advantage of being more exclusive. It is a bit more on the boujee end but well worth it! You will enjoy a private day in your luxury day bed section built into the Positano beachside cliffs.
INSIDER TIP: order a limoncello spritz, it’s MASSIVE and so yummy!

La Scogliera
Via del Brigantino, 84017 Positano
Phone: +39 089 924 3096

Must Do


Positano is a very romantic place if you know where to go!
It can be super easy to get caught up in the shuffle of endless tourists so try to book your excursions ahead of time to take away some of that stress.

Music on the Rocks

This is pretty much the only nightclub in Positano. The cover is 40 Euros per person but includes your first two drinks. Absolutely cool bar and club built directly into a cave, really great DJs from around the world come here to play!

Music on the Rocks
Località Grotte Dell'incanto 51, 84017 Positano

Bluestar Private Boat Tour

A boat tour is a must-do when you visit Positano. The view of the town from the water is simply breathtaking. We booked the boat in connection with our photo shoot. A sunset cruise along the coast from Positano was 250 euros for 90 minutes. (40 euro discount if you pay cash in person)

Bluestar Private Boat Tour
Via del Brigantino 1, 84017 Positano
Phone: +39 089 811888

Book a Photographer

Do you want to capture those unforgettable moments? Hire a photographer for a few hours. We recommend Hubert Grabowski. Since he is one of the best he books out far in advance. There are occasional last-minute cancellations so if he is already booked keep on checking!
It was an amazing shoot though, he even takes your phone and films lots of behind-the-scenes videos for you!

Hubert Grabowski
Phone:+(48) 721544099



Private Transfer

Private Transfer from Naples to Positano: We booked Positano Limousine Service.
The benefit of booking a private transfer is that you save yourself the stress that comes with public transfer on the Amalfi coast. Yes, you could take the different busses to get to Positano as well but be warned, bus travel along the Amalfi Coastline can be hectic and stressful.

Positano Limousine Service
Phone: +39 089 811 624

Travel Info

Time: 1 hour ahead of GMT
International phone code: +39
Emergency numbers:
112 = Europe emergency number (police, ambulance, firefighters)
For Italy, you can also call:
118 = Ambulance
115 = Fire department
113 = Police
Currency: Euro
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted
Weather: Summers are hot, dry, and clear. Winters can be cold, wet, and windy. For summer activities the best time of the year to visit Positano is from June to the end of September.

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