Positano Italy
Postcard Perfect Cliffside Village Near Naples

Positano Italy

Positano Italy is a picture postcard perfect village to visit south of Naples in the Southern part of the country. It is located in the Province of Salerno in the region of Campania and is a part of the Amalfi Coast which in and of itself has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Positano has been rated by experts as one of the top Amalfi Coast villages to visit. And it’s not hard to figure out why.

Positano Weather

Being in South Italy and on the mediterranean side, Positano weather is quite pleasant most of the year. Summers are generally warm, dry and muggy, with clear skies and winters are long, partly cloudy, wet and cold at times. Throughout the year the temperature can be anywhere from 6°C to 30°C. The lowest temperatures seen during the winters can be around 2°C, while the hottest summer days it could be as hot as 33°C. Most pleasant time to visit is late spring to mid summer, and late summer to early fall when temperatures are pleasant and crowds are manageable.


With its charming, colorful houses built right into the hillside and its stunning enclaves cascading down the coast, Positano Italy became a popular destination for famous artists and writers in the 1950s. Today, Positano remains a favorite tourist spot. The name of the village is said to have come from the God of the Sea, Poseidon himself. Let’s take a look inside Positano and see all that it has to offer. 

The village of Positano was originally a fishing village, but has grown over the years to accommodate the influx of visitors, yet the old world charm of the village has not been lost. It is a pedestrian village meaning no cars are allowed here. Because of its location in Southern Italy, Positano is considered a year-round destination. However, it is still busier with tourists from April to October. 

Once you’ve made it to Positano, there is lots to see and do. The beaches are varied and beautiful here so if you want to soak in the warm Italian sun and swim in the tranquil turquoise waters, Positano has it all. There are both sand and pebble beaches depending on your preference. If you fancy a stroll along the Spiaggia Grande, you can indulge in an authentic Italian meal of seafood. 

If you want to be pampered on your trip to Positano, you won’t be disappointed. Take a walk on Via Cristoforo Colombo and take in the high-end shops, cafés and luxury hotels all with an unparalleled view. And if historical landmarks are on your must-see list, The Church of Santa Maria Assunta is a wonder to behold. Its majolica dome and icon of the Black Madonna make it a unique site. Perhaps you would like to take a day trip from Positano. The island of Capri is just a ferry ride away and a perfect way to spend part of your Italian vacation.

Positano is a gem in the south of Italy combining historical landmarks with breathtaking scenery all bathed in the warm Mediterranean climate of the area. Enjoy your vacation!

Positano Map & Train Tips

If you are flying in, Naples is the closest airport to Positano. If you want to take the train from Naples, it will get you as far as Sorrento or Salerno. From there, a bus service is available to Positano. Because of its pedestrian status, driving isn’t advisable, and parking is extremely limited.

Another option is a ferry to Positano. They can be caught in Sorrento, although they only really run on a regular schedule in the summer months. Check timetables for more information on ferries. Below is a Positano map to help you with trip planning. Refer to the Italy train map for an overall glimpse of the country's railway system.

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