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Departure from Amalfi, Capri, Naples, Positano, Sorrento, Massa Lubrense, Nerano, Praiano

Elegant speedboats and traditional gozzo boats
Swim in the clear waters of the Amalfi Coast
Visit the centers of Positano and Amalfi

ApreaMare Diamond 38' and other options...

From € 800 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 ore

(387 Reviews)
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

€ 169 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(3546 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

English-speaking skipper
Choice of boats
From two hours to a full day

Caprese Gozzo

From € 240 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 7 ore

Free cancellation

Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket Shared

Departure from Capri

Open ticket: choose your tour date
Admire Capri by sea
Various departure times each day

Motorized Boat for island boat tour

€ 21 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(993 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A traditional gozzo boat all to yourself!
Visit the Blue Grotto
Swim in the crystalline coves

Gozzo Caprese and other options...

From € 199 € 350 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 8 ore

(201 Reviews)
From Sorrento: Hydrofoil to Amalfi & Positano Bestseller Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Avoid traffic and delays
Admire the coastline by sea
Stop in both Positano and Amalfi

Hydrofoil from Sorrento 9:30AM

€ 40 per guest

Duration 9 ore

Capri Boat Tour from Naples, and More Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum, Piano di Sorrento, Portici, Torre del Greco, Vico Equense

Choose pickup in Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii etc.
Free time to visit Capri on land
English-speaking skipper

Motorized Boat from Piano or Sorrento and other options...

€ 74 per guest

Duration 8 ore 8 ore 9 ore 10 ore

Free cancellation

(993 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Welcome glass of bubbly
Fresh fruit
Traditional lancia or gozzo

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 299 € 400 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore

(201 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A boat all to yourself
Relaxing pace and flexible itinerary
Cool drinks on board

Gozzo 10

From € 300 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 8 ore

Free cancellation

(548 Reviews)
The view from Mount Solaro Shared

Departure from Capri

Purchase tickets in advance
Enjoy a three-course lunch
Organize your day in complete freedom

Gold Tour

€ 96 € 110 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(4 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Fuel included
Expert skipper
Traditional style

Gozzo 10

From € 300 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 8 ore

Free cancellation

(548 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Private boat with skipper
Happy hour drinks and snacks on board
Gorgeous coastal views at sunset

Apreamare 10 "Queen Elisabeth" and other options...

From € 350 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(98 Reviews)

Positano.com: Your Complete Guide

Experience Italy's La Dolce Vita magic on the Amalfi 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.

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Where to Stay

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Amalfi Coast Towns

Choose the best town to stay on the Amalfi Coast.

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

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

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

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

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

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