Last update: July, 2024.

Things to see in Positano

Loved by tourists from around the world, this town is both vibrant and unique. Unlike other villages along the Amalfi coastline, Positano features a lot of steps due to the whole town being built almost entirely vertically.

Positano has an equally wonderful nightlife, with plenty of all. There are a great number of bars and clubs that are open until the early hours.

Positano is noted for its production of ceramic tiles. Besides, you will find out that almost every tabletop in the town is made from ceramic, with colourful designs that brings Positano even more vibrancy and character.

If you are an avid walker, the most famous route is the Footpath of the Gods that passes nearby and leads to Nocelle, where some 1,500 stone steps will bring you up to Positano.

The five main sites of interest in Positano are indicated below.


If you are travelling from Amalfi to Positano, you will need to get off the bus at ‘Sponda’, the first stop. If you are coming from Sorrento, however, this is the second stop. Don’t worry about missing it, though. The driver will announce it. The road to Positano town centre runs through the beautiful via Cristoforo Colombo. From this stunning viewpoint you can look out over the entire town, it is the perfect place from which to take a photo or two.


Palazzo Murat

Now a luxury hotel, the 17th century palace retains the old Neapolitan Baroque charm and sense of history. If you do not choose to stay in the Palazzo that once belonged to Joachim Napoléon-Murat, King of Naples, you can visit the hotel’s botanical garden and admire the unique courtyard and antique furniture. For information on prices, click here.


The iconic Church of Positano is a great cultural value. Originally built in the 13th century in Romanesque style, the Church of Santa Maria Assunta draws visitors from around the world with its beautiful dome covered in maiolica, a tin-glazed pottery that dates back to the Renaissance period. Inside the church you will find the image of the Patroness of Positano, the Madonna Nera, painted on the altar. It is a wonderful work of art, dating back to the Byzantine era. When you are in Positano, we would recommend visiting the church not only for this, but equally to admire the classic interior in all of its glory, with winged cherubs and gilded capitals gracefully atop every arch.


Beaches of the Amalfi Coast

Positano boasts a great number of beaches, all of which are in a lovely setting and well equipped. The main beaches of interest are the Spiaggia Grande (the main beach), which can be found within the Port of Positano and Spiaggia del Fornillo. The sand underfoot can be somewhat gravelly everywhere, but do not worry, for a small charge you can hire a beach chair.


Music on the Rocks: the nightclub

A visit to Positano for those who enjoy their nightlife wouldn’t be the same without experiencing the legendary nightclub. Doors open at midnight. ‘Music on the Rocks’ nightclub can be found on the Spiaggia Grande where the rocks come down to meet the water. For more information about their programme of events, head on over to their Facebook page.

Art Displays

During any stroll through Positano you will undoubtedly discover one of the many mini-galleries that are open to all and free to enter. These displays are often found on the popular routes between the main tourist attractions.

A map detailing the main places in Positano

Famous and romantic Positano hotels

Villa Boheme, Italy

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La Casa di Peppe, Italy

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Bougainville, Italy


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