In this travel guide to Positano I will share with you all our tips and tricks about our trip! I was dreaming to visit Positano for years! And we finally decided to visit this place last summer during our long Italy trip. We were not disappointed! Positano is so pretty and so charming! The typical colorful houses in the rocks, the ambiance, the music in the street, the views on the sea and of course the food! Positano was one of our favorite discovered this summer! We will share all our tips and tricks so if you are planning to visit Positano next summer this post is for you! Hope you’ll enjoy this travel guide to Positano!
How to get to Positano?
In this guide to Positano, I will share with you the 3 ways to get to Positano. Positano is a little city located on the Amalfi coast, just after Pompei and Naples. you can get there by plane, train or renting a car.
The closest airport from Positano is Naples. Once you are in Naples, you can either take the train, you can count 2 hours to Sorrento and then take a SITA bus from Sorrento to Positano. You can also take a ferry from Naples to Positano.
If you are doing a long Italy trip like us, you can come from another Italian, city to Sorrento easily by train. The train is not expensive in Italy and it’s really clean and comfy. During our long trip (you can read our post here) we came from Cinque terre (La spezia) to Pompéi. We came across Florence, Rome, Naples and finally Pompéi. Next, we took the local subway (Circumvesuviana) who brung us to Sorrento. Then to go from Sorrento to Positano, you can take the SITA bus or take a taxi.
Rent a car
We first wanted to rent a car at the Pompei train station but it was really expensive (more than 100$ per day) and it’s really hard to find a place in Positano. Also, all the parking are really expensive. The best solution is to take the local subway and the SITA bus.
How to move on the Amalfi coast?
I have good news : it’s really easy to move on the Amalfi coast! If you are not staying in Positano but in Sorrento, Piano di Sorrento or Fiordo de Furore and Amalfi, you take the SITA bus. This bus is going from Sorrento to Amalfi several times per day. And it is really cheap (less than 2$ per person). For us, it was the best solution! Be careful during June/September there are many people in the bus, so the best is to take the first one (around 9 am) and don’t count on the last one who can be full. Indeed, it’s better to take the one just before the last ( around 10 pm). You can see the schedule here. All the stops are not written but you can use google maps to check out your stop.
Where are the best restaurants?
This guide to Positano wouldn’t be complete with the best restaurants to eat! There are many amazing restaurants in Positano. You just have to walk in the streets to find a good one with typical Italian food! But our favorites were Chez Black, located on the main beach. They have heart-shaped pizza and they are delicious. Also, we loved taking away pizzas from La bucca di Baccio, also located on the beach. There are also cute restaurants in the heights of Positano: we had lunch at the Poseidon, we have eaten amazing Gnocchis and the view was beautiful.
What activities to do in Positano?
Be lost in the little streets!
Walking in the little streets of Positano is magical! Every corner is so pretty, local shops, fruits, cute restaurants… The ambiance is unique. When you arrive in Positano you will be in the weights of the city, you can take the stairs to go down to the main beach, la Spaggia Grande and cross the shops. You will also see the beautiful Santa Maria Assunta, the beautiful church with the golden dome. Just behind the church is the main beach. It’s really pretty: clear water, orange chairs and the view on the typical houses in the rocks. You really feel the Italian vibes! We have found the best places and restaurants in being lost in the streets.
Enjoying the beach
The main beach, la Spaggia Grande, is beautiful. But the free part is really short and they are many people! And I will be honest, the private beach is really expensive (20$ per person for the day) and counts 10$ more to have a beach umbrella. There is also another beach in Positano, it’s the Piagga di el Fornillo where there are fewer tourists and the beach umbrellas are less expensive (10$ per person).
Do a boat tour
We went for a sunset cruise with Bluestarpositano and we had an amazing time! The weather was not great so we could not have seen any sunset but we have spent a really good time crossing the sea along the beautiful Amalfi coast. We have even seen dolphins!
To conclude to this guide to Positano, it is a beautiful city and it definitely worths a visit! There are many beautiful points of views, beaches, cute corners and good restaurants. Hope you liked this post! Let us know in the comments! 🙂 xxx