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Best things to do in Positano

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Souvenir Shop
“Positano is not a city that you see, but one that you live. This is because the places of interest are very few, but one can equally enjoy the visit by slowing down the pace and watching the incessant coming and going of people who animate it during the day. The main site is undoubtedly the Church of Santa Maria Assunta which is very famous above all for its dome covered with colored majolica, and on which legends are told about its history. All positano ha a small town that is vertically developed overlooking the sea giving it a postcard look and moreover one must not forget to explore the streets of the center, very characteristic made of very narrow and suggestive alleys. Here the shops full of colored ceramics, of clothes full of colors that have marked an era and handmade sandals open the doors to tourists and travelers and thanks to them you can experience the true essence of Positano. You will be thrilled with what your eyes will see.”
123 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Ottima cucina con piatti tipici della costiera. A pochi minuti dalla casa rosa del mare. Menù ricco di sapori buonissimi Dai primi piatti al dolce. Utile prenotarsi”
8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“it's my favourite restaurant , you can eat local food very close to the propriety”
6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“serata gastronomica a base di pesce, poi giro tra le botteghe degli artigiani; sandali, costumi da mare tipici, lino abiti di lino bianco da vere, poi, dopo cena, il proprietario BLACK del ristorante da buon pirata vi offrirà ingresso al music on the rocks ... ed allora jin tonic e piano bar”
1 local recommends
Boat or Ferry
“Take a ferry boat or private boat from Amalfi to reach Positano. You will enjoy the breathtaking views of the coast on the way. Its only a 30 min boat ride. In Positano you will find great stores for clothing and gifts that are locally made. ”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“elegant traditional restaurant, one of the oldest in town. plates such as frittura all'italiana, spaghetti alle vongole, are a must try.”
3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Lo consiglio per l'ottima cucina, l'atmosfera e la meravigliosa vista che si gode dai suoi terrazzi”
4 locals recommend
Museum
“THE ROMAN VILLA OF POSITANO The valley in which Positano is located, with its beach, its steep limestone cliffs and its salubrious climate, witnessed the establishment of a sumptuous roman villa designed for “otium” – leisure time – at the end of the 1st century BC. As part of the Sorrento area , it was one of a number of luxury villas which may have become desirable when Tiberius retired to the island of Capri in 26 AD. Only a sector has so far been excavated of the Roman residential villa, discovered under the oratory of the Chiesa di SS. Maria Assunta with extraordinary mosaics, frescos and findings.”
3 locals recommend
Church
“l icona bizantina in oro dell effige di Maria datata 1159 e da no perdere la chiesa di positano con il suo oro barocco vi conquistera”
3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“this is one of the 2 boat companies I recommend. They have a wide variety of boats and are well equipped.”
4 locals recommend
Establishment
1 local recommends
Bar
“The best Hotel in Positano. Their terrace has one of the best view ever, definitely worth a stop there to enjoy a drink near the pool, listening to some italian live music. They even have a good restaurant and a pizzeria!”
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“E' il bar di mia sorella, un posto molto gettonato all'ora dell aperitivo. Ottimi drink”
2 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“a different and unique way to experience and enjoy Positano and the coast, away from the crowded and touristy spot.”
2 locals recommend