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Positano Holidays 2019 / 2020

Located on the sumptuous Amalfi Coast, Positano is a rustic village in Campania, Italy. Positano holidays are always unforgettable. And, believe it or not, cheap holidays to Positano are surprisingly easy to come by.

Built in an enclave in the hills, this quaint and beautiful destination’s cobbled streets lead down to a stunning coastline with breathtaking beaches. An historic and important port in the Amalfi Republic, Positano is peppered with the ancient relics that inspired the gorgeous village it is now.

In the early 20th century, Positano was a simple fishing village, but after John Steinbeck wrote about its beauty in the 1950s, it became a sought-after destination for visitors from all over the world.

With beautiful beaches, amazing weather, fine dining and great hospitality, what’s not to like? Positano is the perfect place for you to escape the hustle and bustle.

Top attractions

Top attractions

There are plenty of things to do in Positano. You can visit the legendary ancient city of Pompeii and see ancient Rome in all its glory, as you learn about its tragic past.

  • Don’t forget to pack a pair of walking shoes, because the surrounding landscapes are best explored on foot.
  • You can take in the beautiful pastel-coloured buildings around the village and walk among the lush greenery in this beautiful slice of Italy. There are lemon trees everywhere, and orange and olive groves to explore.
  • As you take a stroll around the city, you might want to pick up some handcrafted sandals in the finest Italian leather from one of the local shops.
  • Finally, top your day off with some delicious local cuisine, like fresh spaghetti or risotto, or the catch of the day from local waters.
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Eating out

Eating out

Foodies will love the streets and narrow little alleyways in Positano. There’s a great dining experience around every quirky little corner, and on every picturesque square.

  • Food in Positano could be anything from a cosy, home-cooked breakfast in Collina Baker, to fresh bread and olives in one of the cobbled streets' delicatessens.
  • You’ll be in Italian food heaven from the moment you arrive in Positano. Try spending an evening looking dreamily across a Tyrrhenian sunset from Adamo ed Eva, near Eden Roc. Its tasteful lighting, superb service and even finer food are the perfect taste combination; truly one of the best restaurants in Positano.
  • The mussels and other sizzling seafood dishes at C’era una Volta are mouth-watering, and so are the mind-blowing deserts at the Ristorante Casa Mele.
  • Positano is a real treasure trove of beautiful holiday food and wine choices. You have to taste it to believe it. Buon appetito!
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Families

Families

Families and Positano go together like a caffè con panna and cream.

  • This idyllic Italian village is the perfect setting to enjoy your special time with the ones you love.
  • There’s plenty to keep the children entertained too, so you’ll all be able to relax... and melt into Positano’s easy way of life.
  • Kick your family holiday off in style with a boat charter out into the stunning bay and along the Amalfi Coast. You’ll spot the Pompeii ruins in the imposing shadow of Mount Vesuvius along the way.
  • There are also hours of family-friendly fun to be had on Positano’s stunning beaches – prime spots for swimming and snorkelling.
  • Why not take a leisurely stroll around the village? Here, you’ll find food to suit all ages and tastes, from real Italian pizzas to olives and wine.
  • Positano is a great place to unwind, relax and enjoy some valuable family time.
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Culture

Culture

History, culture and tradition run deep in Positano.

  • Approaching the village from the sea is an almost surreal experience, with its stunning collection of colourful buildings that cover the hillside like icing on a cake. The majestic mountains in the background add even more magic to the idyllic scene.
  • When you’re in the village, you’ll find many cultural attractions to explore. The Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta church and its marvellous tiled dome is a great place to begin your exploration.
  • You’ll feel the local culture buzz even more at the markets and cafés that line Positano’s streets, while you treat yourself to some of the best food in the Mediterranean.
  • The whole Amalfi Coast is a cultural delight, with the ancient Roman city of Pompeii nearby and the looming Mount Vesuvius overlooking it.
  • Once you’ve explored the remains of the ancient streets, a bus to the peak of the volcano is a simply breathtaking experience.
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Beaches

Beaches

Built into the area’s steep cliffs and nestled within the Lattari Mountains, Positano is a truly unique holiday destination.

  • Positano is a glamorous place, which often attracts celebrities. It’s a seemingly endless panorama of breathtakingly gorgeous seascapes and history, and its picturesque beaches are second to none.
  • There are loads of beaches to choose from in Positano. Positano Beach, Fordo di Furore Beach and Spiaggia Grande Beach are among the most beautiful.
  • The relatively small and quaint Laurito Beach is reachable only by stairs and has both a private and public area.
  • Arienzo Beach, also known as the “300 Steps Beach”, gives you gorgeous glimpses of the most luxurious villas and their lush gardens.
  • If you prefer peace and quiet, Fornillo Beach is the perfect opportunity for a romantic stroll.
  • And for the ultimate Positano beach experience, you can head to Marina Grande Beach – the number one beach and a draw for people all over Italy. With its bathing establishments, amazing restaurants and crystal-clear water, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular.
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Nightlife

Nightlife

Prepare for some unforgettable nights out in the southern Italian paradise of Positano.

  • Positano nightlife caters for all tastes.
  • Franco’s bar is an excellent start to any evening. You can take in the sunset over the deep blue sea while you sip on a sumptuous cocktail and reflect on your day. From there, you can head out to the vibey Africana club for a spot of dancing.
  • The Positano Paradise Lounge Bar is also a top nightspot, with its delicious coffee and olives; while La Terrazza dei Leoni is a lively, casual beach bar.
  • Music on the Rocks is great if you’re in the mood to move. It has a wonderfully unusual location... inside a cliff!
  • In Positano, you’re spoiled for choice with superb nightlife destinations that will make your holiday something really special.
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Couples

Couples

A holiday to Positano is the ideal romantic getaway.

  • What could be more romantic than a hillside village in southern Italy, against a stunning rocky landscape that’s surrounded by the deep blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea?
  • You can take a stroll around the summit of Mount Vesuvius together, or enjoy one of the breathtaking clifftop paths that encircle Positano.
  • Boat trips out into the bay are also highly recommended, with your choice of a charter cruise or a slightly faster vessel taking you out over the waves.
  • You can unwind together in the evening at one of many romantic restaurants, serving delicious home-style meals with local seafood and fine Italian wine.
  • How about a gallery visit to the Liquid Art System in the village? Global art and local tradition meet here, creating some beautiful masterpieces.
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People also ask

People also ask

Where do you fly into for Positano?

The closest international airport to Positano is the Capodichino International Airport in Naples.

When is the best time to visit Positano?

The most popular times to visit are from around March to September.

What region of Italy is Positano in?

Positano is in the Campania Region on Italy’s southwestern coast.

How do I get to Positano from the airport?

Train or bus transfers are available, or you could book a cab.

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