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.
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!