Positano is a picturesque, dramatic, scenic and beautiful location, beyond description. Located on the Amalfi Coast of Italy, this beach destination is known for its colored buildings, photo-worthy streets and steps, Mediterranean type climate, beautiful landscape and the magnificent Campanian coast. Once a poor fishing village, Positano now is a stunning modern locale that brings in visitors from all over the world. With a private yacht charter, you will get to experience the breathtaking natural beauty of this Italian location, at your own convenience and comfort. Here is our travel guide to help you plan your Positano travel itinerary.

Best Attractions in Positano:

Apart from the scenic vistas, historical monuments & ruins and incredible food/ beverages, Positano is popular for world-class restaurants, ultra-luxe hotels and its’ celebrity filled clientel. These are the best attractions in Positano that we highly recommend you visit:
1. Church of Santa Maria Assunta: This church is a classic example of Medieval art, featuring the Byzantine Madonna icon, the Chapel of St Stefano, chapels of Crocefisso, Annunziata, San Vito and St Nicola di Bari.
2. Wander around the city: Positano is a perfect city to navigate on foot. Every turn brings something new to your attention. There are steep walkways and stairs with beautiful corners. Walk around small alleyways and hop on your own private charter to enjoy the seascape.
3. Sentiero Degli Dei: Also called the “Path of the Gods,” it is a scenic mountainous path offering breathtaking views. The walk on this path is steep and difficult but the views at the end are just well worth the treck. Start walking to reach the small town of Nocelle. Then walk down to Montepertuso and then to Positano. You can also walk to Bomerano/Agerola.
4. Capri: Hop aboard your luxury yacht charter to reach Capri. This place has a luxurious feel with expensive restaurants and artisan jewelry shops. Visit Piazza Umberto 1, Blue Grotto, beach clubs, Faraglioni, Anacapri and Marina Piccola. Enjoy nature walks, the nightlife here and delicious foods.
5. Sorrento: This is a town full of lemon groves, luxurious hotels and towering cliffs. Sorrento is Italy's most famous resort town. Famous attractions in Sorrento are Piazza Tasso, Corso Italia, Villa Comunale, Piazza Vittoria, the Church of San Francesco and Museo Correale di Terranova. When you’re in Sorrento, hop onboard your yacht charter to reach Naples, Capri, Ischia and Pompeii.
6. Grottos: Positano is located in the mountains of the Amalfi Coast. It has many green grottos, white grottos and emerald grottos. Popular ones are Grotta La Porta, Grotta di Mirabella, Grotta di Capriglione, the Grotta del Generale, the Grotta di Mezzogiorno and Grotta del Cadavere.

Best Beaches in Positano

Positano has soft pebbly beaches that are stunning, and every single beach offers a new experience. The main beaches are the following;
  • Spiaggia Grande: This 300-meter long beach is popular among influencers and travel bloggers. Get a classic view of Positano’s houses on the hill and take numerous pictures for your social media feed. This beach has sunbeds, umbrellas, showers, changing rooms and a restaurant.
  • Laurito Beach: Surrounded by rocky cliffs, it looks like an oasis. Get here early to grab a good spot to enjoy some amazing beach time.
  • Fornillo Beach: This beach is located a few minutes away from the main village. This Mediterranean type beach offers several amenities like towels and chairs, restaurants, clean bathrooms and scenic beauty.
  • Arienzo Beach: This is a top-rated rocky beach surrounded by mountains. Boasting pristine clear waters, Arienzo offers its’ visitors an amazing place to relax and chill. For some fun in the sun, defintely visit Arienzo Beach Club.
  • La Porta Beach: This beach can only be accessed by your own private yacht charter. This is the best place to swim and relax in your own isolated beach.
  • Fiumicello Beach: This is a lovely beach for families.
  • Other beaches: Remmese, Furore Di Fiordo, Le Grottelle beach, Torre Di Clavel and Marina di Tordigliano Beach.
  • Best Hotels and Restaurants in Positano:

    Our favorite hotels in Positano are Hotel Marincanto, Hotel la Bougainville, Le Sirenuse, San Pietro di Positano, Casa Buonocore, Palazzo Murat, Villa Yiara, Villa La Trasita, Dimora del Podesta, Positano Art Hotel Positea and Hotel Posa Posa, among others.
    From Michelin-star restaurants, beachfront restaurants to stylish bars, Positano has it all. Our favorite restaurants are Lo Guarracino, La Conca del Sogno, La Cambusa, Da Adolfo, Chez Black, Ristorante Donna Rosa and Trattoria e Pizzeria da Memé

    Best Things to do in Positano

    • Swimming: Positano has hidden beaches and caves all along the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy swimming in the transparent, blue waters of this island and soak in the beauty of nature.
    • Snorkeling: With rocky beaches, hidden caves and waters rich in marine life, Positano offers an ideal location for snorkeling. To experience the amazing underwater world, visit Capri island, Blue Grotto, Green Grotto, White Grotto and Galli islands.
    • Diving: The Amalfi Coast is full of caves, grottoes and cavities, providing a perfect environment for divers. You can expect to see marine animals like amberjack, tuna, bream and pilot fish.
    • Fishing: If you love fishing, Positano is going to provide you an unforgettable experience. You can enjoy Squid Fishing and Blue Fish Fishing here.
    • Shopping: Positano is filled with boutiques, souvenir shops and art galleries. From white linen dresses, local lemon-scented perfume, you will find everything here to take back home as a momento of your trip to Positano.
    • Other Activities: Paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing, boating, skydiving, wine tour, food tour, cooking classes, paragliding and hiking.
    • Positano is a pearl of Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The picture-perfect views of pastel-colored houses, pebble-filled beaches, the Path of Gods, grottos and sea caves make Positano a must-visit destination if you’re planning to travel to Italy on your next vacation. At Yacht Charters Italy, we provide a range of yachts for your charter in Positano and other nearby Italian destinations. Check our fleet of vessel options and choose the one that suits your vacation needs. Call our charter specialist to plan your itinerary.
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