Picture-perfect Positano; where the sun shines all year

The Amalfi Coast is quite simply one of the most inspiring and surprising stretches of the Mediterranean coastline and Positano in our opinion is the place to go. 

No journey here is dull; seen from the sea, Positano is set in a dramatic vertical panorama of colours with breath-taking cliffs and vivid painted Mediterranean houses against a backdrop of the blue sea.

Smart destination

The town has been popular with an group of travellers since the early 20th century, attracting poets, artists, authors and celebrities alike. It is not hard to guess why they chose it as their preferred holiday destination. 

The pastel colours give the town a theatrical feel not found elsewhere on the coast and with world-class restaurants, boutiques and statement villas and hotels, the town still attracts a smart, affluent crowd. 

The beach and surrounding coastline

The main beach, Spiaggia Grande, is one of the largest on the Amalfi Coast, and one of the most glamorous too. In addition to sunbathing, you can relax in one of the waterfront cafes and watch the world go by or take a boat from here to Punta Campanella, the tip of the Sorrentine Peninsula. For the more adventurous, you can even take a kayak along the coast, taking in the spectacular scenery and pretty bays.

The surrounding landscape is simple and sumptuous; full of vineyards, lemon trees and olive groves with explosions of bougainvillea. Positano's Fornillo beach, which can be reached via a coastal path, is a more peaceful spot and perfect to spend a lazy afternoon in the Mediterranean sun if you are looking for an alternative to the main spiaggia.

There are many paths leading to the little mountain districts above Positano, perfect for those looking for a walk with spectacular and dramatic views.

The town

Adorned with multicoloured villas, winding cobbled streets, a quaint little beach and plenty of café's, restaurants and boutiques, the town has become the pin-up of the coast, attracting visitors from all over the world.

In the town, the cathedral and the 13th century Church of Santa Maria Assunta are worth a visit. Entrance is free and you can also access a medieval crypt from the nearby streets.


At night, the town comes alive. You'll find the most elegant dining experiences at Positano's top hotels, however you will really be spoilt for choice and there are plenty of reasonable but wonderful eateries in the town. 

Casa e bottega has great salads and juices, the Remmesse Beach Club is perfect for a romantic meal in front of the sea and for fresh home cooking italian style, where most of the ingredients are cooked in their garden, try La Tagliata. 

Finish off the evening in one of the cute alleyway wine bars or cafes or like the Italians, enjoy some of the best ice-cream on the Amalfi Coast - try buca di baccio! 

For those looking to dance the night away, Music on the rocks is a fab two-storey design-led club overlooking the sea.

Surrounding areas

If you do feel the need to escape Positano's magnetic pull, it's a great base from which to tour the coast. The island of Capri is a short hop, as is Amalfi. From here you can grab a bus to the hilltop town of Ravello, famed for its classical music concerts.


Holiday homes in Italy offers a great selection of apartment and villas in the area.  Here are just a few ideas:

Casa Bella Positano

Positano Sea View

Villa Limoncino
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