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Departure from Positano

Choose between morning or afternoon departure
Private boat with skipper
Drinks and snack on board

Abate Primatist G46 and other options...

From € 900 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 4 hours

Departure from Amalfi, Naples, Positano, Ravello, Sorrento, Cetara, Conca dei Marini, Maiori, Minori, Nerano, Praiano

Maximum flexibility
Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles
Expert drivers

Mercedes E or V class and other options...

From € 45 € 50 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(379 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Wine tasting
Visit the crater atop Mt. Vesuvius
Skip-the-line at Pompeii

Tour

€ 85 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Rent a rubber dinghy or small gozzo boat
Depart from Positano and sail along the Amalfi Coast
No boating license needed!

Rubber Dinghy 5.70 m and other options...

From € 280 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

(115 Reviews)
Small Group Amalfi Coast Boat Tour
Shared

Departure from Positano

Only 8 passengers on board
Drinks provided
Free time on land in Amalfi

Gozzo Shared Tour Amalfi Coast

€ 85 per guest

Duration 7 hours

(115 Reviews)
Shared Boat Tour from Positano to Capri
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Positano

The most cost-effective boat tour of Capri
Tours by wooden gozzo boat
Snacks and beverages included

Capri boat (shared)

€ 95 € 100 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(657 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Private tour via Aprea gozzo boat with an expert skipper
4 or 7-hour tour around Capri
Set sail from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi.

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 600 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

(115 Reviews)
Selfie Sunset Tour at Li Galli - Group
Shared

Departure from Positano

Snap Instagram-perfect photos
Discover the most beautiful corners along the coast
Relax with an aperitivo and music on board

Sunset Boat

€ 65 per guest

Duration 1 hour

Island Tour + Blue Grotto Visit - Yellow Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Skip the line
Save money
See the island highlights

Speedboats

€ 20 € 21 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(271 Reviews)
Guided Tour of Pompeii
Shared

Departure from Pompeii

Avoid getting lost by visiting with a guide
Depart from Pompeii
Skip-the-line entrance

Tour

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Welcome glass of bubbly
Fresh fruit
Traditional lancia or gozzo

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 250 € 350 Per boat | Max 9 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours

(175 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Comfortable boat with cabin
Free time to explore Amalfi by land
Drinks on board!

Jeranto 11 - Sea Living and other options...

From € 399 € 450 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 hours

Free cancellation

(25 Reviews)

Positano.com: Your Complete Guide

Experience Italy's La Dolce Vita magic on the Amalf Coast

Positano is the most famous and iconic village on the Amalfi Coast, the spectacular strip of coastline with the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea to one side and the peaks of the Lattari Mountains to the other. The coastline stretches for 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of Naples (Napoli) and north of Salerno in the southern Italian region of Campania. The entire Amalfi Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with highlights including Positano as well as the equally picturesque towns of Amalfi and Ravello.

Take a dip in the crystalline waters off the coast, admire the dramatic cliffs by sea on a mini-cruise, relax over a romantic dinner overlooking the water, and stroll along the narrow, twisting lanes under a lush canopy of wisteria and lemon trees. These are the unique charms that make Positano one of the top destinations in all of Italy for those who want to sample the country’s timeless "la dolce vita" atmosphere.

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Where is Positano?

Positano is the first town you reach on the Amalfi Coast when arriving from Naples, and it's about a 20-minute drive from the Sorrentine Peninsula and about 30 minutes from Capri by ferry. After Positano, the next towns are Praiano, Conca de' Marini, Amalfi, and the other villages along the coast.

You can reach Positano by bus from Sorrento or Amalfi (there are two stops: "La Sponda" and "Chiesa Nuova"). There are also ferries in the summer from Sorrento and Capri.

How to Get to the Amalfi Coast

Where should I stay on the Amalfi Coast?

Positano is perfect for couples, with its romantic atmosphere and leisurely days on the beaches: Fornillo, Arienzo, Laurito, or Spiaggia Grande (also called Marina Grande). There are great cafés and restaurants and you can also take a boat tour to admire the Li Galli Islets, Capri, and the surrounding coastline. Keep in mind that Positano is a vertical town, with a number of steep staircases that are not accessible for those with limited mobility or small children.

Amalfi is flatter than Positano and set in the middle of the coastline. There is just one small beach, but there is a convenient boat service that will take you to a number of other nearby beaches that are only accessible by sea.

Ravello is set on the clifftop above the coastline and is famous for its stunning views from the terraces of its historic villas. The town is also home to a number of art and music festivals.

Maiori and Minori are better choices for families, as they are flat and have an easily-accessible beach.

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What is there to see and how should I get around?

Positano is a small village and you can see its sights easily in half a day. More than just a place to visit, Positano is more an experience. Stroll along Via Pasitea to admire the shops selling "pezze di Positano" (local resort wear in linen and silk) or relax on one of the terraces to admire the views over the colorful houses tumbling down the cliffside.

One of the most famous landmarks in Positano is the colorful majolica cupola of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which houses the Byzantine Madonna Nera that is the object of much devotion among locals. This historic icon was found on the beach after a violent storm and on that site, the church was built. You can also visit the ancient Roman domus next to the church, the recently excavated ruins of a seaside villa with frescos similar to those found in Pompeii. The Roman Archaeological Museum where the villa is located is open all year round for guided visits.

Be sure to take in the Saracen towers, ancient watchtowers that were built on strategic spots along the coast and were used to protect the locals from pirates. Positano is home to three of these: Torre Trasita, Torre di Sponda, and Torre di Fornillo.

From Positano, head up to Montepertuso and the hamlet of Nocelle to walk along the Path of the Gods to Agerola.

The easiest way to get from Positano to nearby towns and Capri is with the ferries and boats that set off from the small pier in Positano. Otherwise, there are Sita buses. We do not suggest driving due to the heavy traffic and limited parking. For couples, the most convenient way to get around is by scooter.

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Itineraries

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Amalfi Coast Towns

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Sights

Famous for its spectacular setting, this vertical town is a resort destination and international fashion center.

Sights

The most beautiful view on the entire Amalfi Coast, and a treasure trove of art and culture.

Sights

The largest beach of the Amalfi Coast and centuries of art works.

Sights

Gorgeous coastal views, unforgettable cuisine, and idyllic beaches with crystalline waters.

Sights

Known internationally for its marvelous ceramics, the most important town on the Amalfi Coast.

Sights

The entire coast is named for this seaside jewel, land of maritime traditions and tourism.