Positano – the most beautiful town on the Amalfi Coast in Italy

Updated: July 18, 2020 | By | More

Positano is the most beautiful town on the Italian coast of Campania. Beautiful picturesque town is situated on a steep hillside above the sea. The area was inhabited already in ancient times. Today Positano is a luxury seaside resort, which offers plenty of hotels, restaurants, wonderful sea, clean beaches and lots of attractions. Major sights include Duomo Sant’Andrea from the 9th century and Capuchin monastery from the 12th – 16th century.

Positano, Campania, Italy
Positano, Campania, Italy by Stefano Costantini

Positano is one of the world’s most beautiful resorts and, of course, one of the most expensive. The most renowned beaches here are sandy beaches Spiaggia Grande and Spiaggia Fornillo. There is also the rocky beach Scogliera. Of course you can do a wide range of activities here. The most popular is the diving and surfing. However the area is suitable for hiking as well. During the summer season Positano holds many festivals and celebrations. Among the most significant is the celebration of the landing Saraceno – “Festa di Santa Assunta” or Festival of Dance – “Premio Positano“.

The city was an important port during the 16th and 17th centuries, but later in the 19th century many people moved out and those remaining lived very poorly. Around the year of 1950 a poor fishing village has been discovered again and opened to a new and lucrative industry. Today the inhabitants live solely from tourism. Currently Positano has around 4,000 inhabitants.

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Positano, Campania, Italy by Jensens

There are several sights that you can find here, but visitors are coming here mainly for romantic sunsets. One of the best ways to enjoy a sunset is sitting on the beach with a glass of Limoncello.

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