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From Capri: Hydrofoil to Amalfi and Positano Shared

Departure from Capri

Scenic cruise from Capri
Explore both Positano and Amalfi in one day
Avoid the traffic and delays on land

Hydrofoil from Capri 9:45AM

€ 52 per guest

Duration 9 ore


Departure from Capri

Skip the line
Save money
See the island highlights


€ 21 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(294 Reviews)
Transfer to Blue Grotto and Back- Blue Line Shared

Departure from Capri

Children ride free
Save with online booking
Skip the line boarding


€ 21 per guest

Duration 1 hour

Free cancellation

(294 Reviews)
From Sorrento: Hydrofoil to Amalfi & Positano 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

Tour from Sorrento and Nearby Towns to Capri Shared

Departure from Sorrento, Piano di Sorrento

Avoid the chaos of public transportation
A boat tour around Capri's coastline
Explore by land and sea

Motorized Boat from Piano or Sorrento

€ 75 per guest

Duration 9 ore

Free cancellation

(1129 Reviews)
Tour of the Amalfi Cost, Positano, Amalfi & Ravello Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento

Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in a day
Transfer by boat from Positano to Amalfi
Avoid the hassle and crowds of public transportation
Local official guide in English and Italian

Amalfi Coast from Sorrento and other options...

€ 105 per guest

Duration 8 ore 9 ore

Free cancellation

(1214 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Traditional wooden boat from Capri.

Gozzo Caprese 7.80

From € 200 € 210 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 7 ore

Free cancellation

(229 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 ore

(217 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 € 900 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 ore 7 ore

(154 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Depart from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi
A private boat tour with skipper
4 or 7 hours along the Amalfi Coast

Romar Pepe Nero and other options...

From € 450 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 4 ore 7 ore

(154 Reviews)
 Amalfi Coast Boat Tour with Picnic or Aperitivo Shared

Departure from Positano

Small group tour (max 12 people)
Beautiful boats with skipper
The best of the Amalfi Coast in a few hours

Amalfi Coast Shared Gozzo

€ 130 per guest

Duration 4 ore

Free cancellation

(139 Reviews)
Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano Shared

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

€ 125 per guest

Duration 8 ore

(154 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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4 stars - Positano

4 star perfection, in Positano

  1. The view of Positano from your bedroom balcony
  2. The fabulous Neapolitan cuisine served on the terrace
  3. Sea and beaches just a short walk away
From € 1,543

Tel. +39 089 811111

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4 stars - Positano

Your hotel in the center of Positano

  1. Luxurious suites.
  2. Panoramic restaurant with view of the Bay of Naples.
  3. Just 5 minutes away from the sea of the Amalfi Coast
From € 763

Tel. +39 089 812 2377

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Or go to www.hotelposaposa.com

Restaurant Guide for Positano and the Amalfi Coast

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

Il Refettorio New

Restaurants - Conca de' Marini

Exquisite fine dining in an ancient monastery

Michelin-starred restaurant at the Santa Rosa hotel in Conca dei Marini

Tel. +39 089 832 1199

Zass New

Restaurants - Positano

A Michelin-starred culinary experience with breathtaking views in Positano

This Michelin-starred restaurant at the San Pietro Hotel is an iconic Positano destination.

Tel. +39089875455

Il flauto di Pan New

Restaurants - Ravello

A gastronomic haven within the garden that enchanted the renowned composer Richard Wagner

The Michelin-starred restaurant nestled within the confines of Hotel Villa Cimbrone

Tel. +39089857459

Li Galli Restaurant New

Restaurants - Positano

An intimate dining experience with authentic Mediterranean cuisine amidst the breathtaking landscape of Positano

Only seven tables for a truly exclusive dining experience

Tel. +39089875655

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.