Positano is a village that seems to defy gravity as it clings to the side of a cliff on the Amalfi Coast. At the bottom is a pebbly beach washed by a cool blue sea. As you head up the steep streets into the colorful village, you'll find a delightful array of shops and cafés, as well as charms by the bucket.

    A popular getaway for romantic couples and families, the star attraction of Positano is undoubtedly the beach. Even so, the historic Church of Santa Maria Assunta is certainly worth a look. It's virtually impossible to miss its striking dome that towers over the town.

    What to see & do in Positano

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    • 10 Best Things to Do in Positano

      Positano is one of Italy’s crown jewels, excellent for those seeking a scenic seaside paradise. You’ll be blown away with the colorful, cliffside villas overlooking the sunny Amalfi Coast. The sound of waves crashing against the pebbled shores is heaven for beach lovers. As you walk through its sloped streets, you'll encounter quaint cafés and boutique stores reverberating a cosmopolitan...

    Where & what to eat in Positano

    • 5 Best Restaurants in Positano

      With its beautiful seaside location, Positano is foodie heaven for many worldly travelers. The village's seafood delicacies, scrumptious pasta, fresh fruits and vegetables and sensational wines are among the best you’ll find in Italy. There are many restaurants beautifully set close to the sea for you to enjoy the picturesque cliffside scenery of Positano. When you begin your gastronomic adventure...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Positano

    • 10 souvenirs to buy in Positano

      It’ll be love at first sight in Positano. As soon as it's in view, you'll want to stop and take in the entire stunning panorama while also wanting to hurry on and discover its magic up close. With streets and tiny houses seemingly built on top of one another, the colorful town stretches up the hillside in bright layers. There's...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Positano

    • 5 Best Nightlife in Positano

      Evenings in Positano are spent by the sea with an aperitivo in hand, especially when you've spent the day lounging on the beach or strolling through friendly shops. Lavish hotels, cozy espresso bars, and raging nightclubs make Positano a great nightlife retreat on the Amalfi Coast. Whether you fancy a relaxing night with views of the Amalfi Coast or dancing...

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