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Island Tour + Blue Grotto Visit - Yellow Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Skip the line
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See the island highlights

Speedboats

€ 20 € 21 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(271 Reviews)
Capri Premium: Small-Group Boat Tour
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Local skipper, expert on the area
Beautiful gozzo boat with soft drinks on board
Stops to swim and explore on land

Gozzo Shared Capri

€ 110 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

Transfer to Blue Grotto and Back- Blue Line
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Departure from Capri

Children ride free
Save with online booking
Skip the line boarding

Speedboats

€ 19 € 20 per guest

Duration 1 hour

Free cancellation

(271 Reviews)
Small-Group Capri Boat Tour w/Swim
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Departure from Capri

A personalized experience with a small group
A traditional wooden gozzo boat
Time to swim off the island's coastline

Boat

€ 50 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(508 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Expert crew
Luxury private boat
Efficiency of services

New Life - Predator 60 and other options...

From € 950 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

Experience and tour

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...

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

The colors of Capri at sunset
English-speaking skipper
Aperitivo on board

Gozzo Caprese and other options...

From € 250 € 350 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 3 hours

(175 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

An elegant Italian speedboat
Capri and the Amalfi Coast in one day
VIP service

Speedboat Itama 38

From € 1,550 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(216 Reviews)
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

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Explore Capri independently
Six hours with delivery at the port
Map of the island included

Scooter

From € 70 Per scooter | Max 2 people

Duration 6 hours

Free cancellation

(463 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Naples, Positano, Ravello, Praiano

Comfortable late-model vehicles
Experienced drivers who speak English
Flexible departure time and location

Luxury car

From € 145 € 150 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers

Duration 2 hours 2 hours (Nightly)

Free cancellation

Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano
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Departure from Positano

A 7-hour tour from Positano to Capri
Aboat ride around the island
4 hours of free time on the island

Gozzo Shared Tour

€ 115 per guest

Duration 8 hours

(115 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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From Agerola to Nocelle through paradise

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Itineraries

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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.

Sights

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

Sights

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

Sights

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

Sights

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

Sights

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

Sights

Uniquely dramatic coastline, a famous location for Italian cinema.