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Guided tour of the winery and vineyards
Lunch with a view featuring local specialties
Tasting of the 'CLASSIC' Vesuvio Lacryma Christi DOC wines

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 38 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

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Experience and tour

Guided tour of the winery and vineyards
Lunch with a view featuring local specialties
Tasting of the 'SUPERIOR' Vesuvio Lacryma Christi DOC wines

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 48 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

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Private transfer from Naples
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Departure from Amalfi, Naples, Positano, Ravello, Sorrento, Praiano

Private Naples/Sorrento or Amalfi Coast transfer via Mercedes and professional driver

Luxury Mercedes Vehicle

From € 56 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 1 hour 1 hour (Nightly)

Free cancellation

(242 Reviews)
Shared Boat Tour from the Amalfi Coast to Capri
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Positano, Praiano

The most convenient way to visit Capri
guided tour of the island by boat and 4 hours of free time to visit the beauties of Capri
stop for a swim in the crystalline waters of the island of Capri;

Capri boat (shared)

€ 100 € 105 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(657 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Welcome limoncello
Expert captain with safety training
Inflatable toys on board

Partenopea

From € 150 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 6 ore

Capri and Blue Grotto Shared Boat Tour from Sorrento
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

A small group on board
Aperitivo with drinks and snacks
Stops to swim and snorkel

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 159 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(1869 Reviews)
Private Boat Tour of Capri by Traditional Gozzo
Shared

Departure from Capri

A traditional gozzo boat
A private tour
Limoncello tasting on board

Gozzo Caprese and other options...

From € 350 € 400 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 4 ore 8 ore

(175 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour + Snorkeling
Shared

Departure from Naples

Visit the highlights on Capri
Snacks and drinks on board
Snorkel in the Mediterranean

Tour

€ 190 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Positano

Flexible departure location
English-speaking driver
Wi-Fi and air conditioning on board

Private Luxury Vehicle

From € 170 Per vehicle |Max 19 passengers

Duration 2 ore 2 ore (Nightly)

Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour from Sorrento
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Beat the crowds to the Blue Grotto
Cruise around the entire island of Capri
Time to explore on land

Capri Boat + Grotta

€ 125 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(797 Reviews)
Sunset Boat Tour from Positano (Small-Group)
Shared

Departure from Positano

Traditional aperitivo on board
Photo ops of the sunset
Luxury gozzo boat with skipper

Sunset Shared

€ 85 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

Capri Blu Premium Tour: Shared Boat Tour (max 8 people)
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Intimate group of maximum 8 passengers
Prosecco toast, drinks and fruit included
Free time to visit the town of Capri

Capri Boat Premium

€ 155 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(797 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.

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.

Inspiration

Our recommendations for the top experiences on the Amalfi Coast, based on your travel style and budget!

Il Sentiero degli Dei

From Agerola to Nocelle through paradise

Il Vallone delle Ferriere

Just behind Amalfi, a lush wood with fern-lined streams.

La Torre dello Ziro

A historic watchtower perched above the coast.

Il Santuario dell'Avvocata

Following in the steps of pilgrims to a historic hermitage.

Punta Campanella

On the most extreme point of the Sorrentine Peninsula, home of the mythical Sirens.

La Baia di Ieranto

A sacred place, where the beauty of nature evokes an almost reverential silence.

Where to Stay

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Restaurant Guide for Positano and the Amalfi Coast

The best restaurants and pizzerias for lunch and dinner on the coast.

Amalfi Coast Towns

Choose the best town to stay on the Amalfi Coast.

Vietri Sul Mare

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

Conca Dei Marini

An enchanting coastal village, much loved by in-the-know visitors.

Tramonti

One of the Republic of Amalfi's most important ports, this mountain outpost is a delightful retreat.

Amalfi

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

Positano

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

Praiano

Fishing village set in a peaceful landscape, with craft traditions dating back to the distant past.