If you dream of a truly romantic place, so picturesque as to be surreal, and in a truly Italian atmosphere? Positano in Italy is like a dream come true. It is considered the most beautiful city in Campania and often in Italy as well. The location of the city itself is very impressive – the houses are built on a steep slope, between the mountains that connect to the sea. There is also a beach, small, dark and slightly stony, but picturesquely situated.
The best time to visit?
Positano in Italy is beautiful in any season, but it is best to come here in spring or early autumn, in a word – off-season. If you decide to go here in the summer, be prepared that the town will be very crowded. At the end of September, locals and tourists alike celebrate the Festa di pesce, or fish festival. An interesting fact is that Positano is popular with famous people from all over the world, many famous people have their private villas here or in the nearby area. Did you know that Positano in Italy made movies like “The Talented Mr. Ripley”, “Only You” or “Under the Tuscan Sun”?
In Positano, forget about any diets, because eating here is a real pleasure. Local restaurants are renowned for perfectly prepared pastas, seafood or gnocchi with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. The area is famous for its huge lemons, which make sensational sorbets, granita and lemon liqueur. And judge for yourself, a delicious meal for two in a picturesque Italian restaurant overlooking the sea, could there be anything more romantic?
What to see?
Take Via del Mulini and you will be right in the heart of the city, with many cafes and shops. The historic and unique Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta also awaits you in the center. It dates back to the famous Byzantine era, when Positano was a very important part of the Amalfi Republic. There are seven other churches in Positano.
There are a total of five watchtowers on the coast by the sea. They originated from the 13th century. The oldest was Torre Sponda, built during the reign of Anjou. The towers are also not accessible, they have been sold into private ownership. For example, Torre Trasita serves as a hotel, you can book accommodation here >>.
An interesting place is the Museo Archeologico Romano, which offers a visit to an underground crypt and an ancient Roman villa with wall paintings.
But Positano in Italy is a place that is an attraction in itself. You can come here and enjoy the views, walks in the maze of streets, late breakfasts and romantic evenings when the city is beautifully lit up.
Positano can also be a great base for exploring southern Italy. From here you can go to Sorrento, Ravello, Praiano, Amalfi or the island of Capri, where boats depart from Positano. About 60 km separates the city from the volcano Vesuvius. The stretch of coast from Positano to Salerno is considered one of the most beautiful coasts in the world. It’s also worth going a little further afield to visit Bari and the fairytale town of Alberobello.