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If you're in the mood to enjoy a romantic stay in a scenic, seaside village, you'll find the town of Positano to be the perfect destination. Located on the ancient, breathtaking Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy, the town of Positano doesn't resemble a town as much as it does a multi-hued, pastel evening gown draped over the dramatic cliffs overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. There are plenty of Positano hotels to make your stay as luxurious and memorable as possible. If you want to sunbathe near the water, there are rooms that are mere steps from the beach. Further up Positano's winding roads, amateur travel photographers will find rooms with thrilling, cliff-side views of the glamorous, unforgettable Amalfi Coast. A visit to Hotels.com should be your first step when booking accommodation in Positano. With access to over 200,000 accommodations in 30,000 destinations, Hotels.com gives you photographs and reviews of each hotel you're considering. When you're searching for the perfect place to stay in Positano, the resources at Hotels.com are invaluable.
What's Positano Like?
Spiaggia Grande is the main beach in Positano, and is the place to see and be seen. If you want a more intimate beach experience, you can take a short lover's walk off the main beach to the secluded Fornillo section of the shoreline. There are also small boats available to carry you over the water to tiny private bays and inlets. A ferry often runs out to the nearby island of Capri. Positano itself has a long history, having served as the port town for the Amalfi Republic in medieval days. After being attacked repeatedly over time, one of the main strategic defenses of Positano became its network of twisting, steep lanes. To see some local historic sites, gardens and waterfalls, you may need to take quite a few steps up the winding paths, so bring your best pair of walking shoes. Speaking of shoes, if you're really fortunate, you may find a Positano shoe artist who will create a custom pair of sandals you'll be proud to show off when you get back home. Dining experiences run the gamut in Positano, whether you want to dine like royalty or like a local. For the sake of pure romance, a candlelit meal enjoyed while experiencing the sights of the Amalfi Coast cannot be topped.
How to Get Along with Locals in Positano
Like most Italians, locals in Positano are friendly and love to share their culture with visitors. Simply walking around the area will give you many opportunities to interact with locals. Visit the smaller, out-of-the way shops tucked in the hills to meet interesting artists and residents. Younger travelers are sure to meet people their age by hanging out at the beaches and local clubs. The minimum drinking age is 18 in Italy, but younger travelers should be careful not to over drink or become obnoxious when imbibing adult beverages. Residents in Positano will be impressed if you show respect and admiration for their home. Ask questions in a friendly and curious manner, and the locals will share tips and stories, and may even share a home-cooked feast with you in their villas. Remember that in Italian homes, mothers rule their roosts. Show respect for their mothers and grandmothers, and for the fabulous dishes they create, and you will be sure to win the hearts of the people of Positano.