The ultimate travel guide to Positano

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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, are amazing! Positano was one of our favorite discoverings this summer! We will share everything about our trip, so if you are planning to visit Positano next summer this post is for you!

How to get to Positano?

In this guide to Positano, I will share with you the 3 ways to get to Positano. This little city is located on the Amalfi coast, just after Pompei and Naples and near Sorrento. You can get there by plane, train or renting a car.

Airport

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.

Train

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 to park in Positano. Also, all the parking are really expensive. The best solution is to take the local subway and the SITA bus.

How to get around on the Amalfi coast?

I have good news: it’s really easy to get around on the Amalfi coast! If you are not staying in Positano but in Sorrento like us, Piano di Sorrento or Fiordo de Furore or Amalfi, you can take the SITA bus. This bus is going from Sorrento to Amalfi several times per day. It starts around 8:00 am and ends around 11:00pm.

Also, this is really cheap (less than 2$ per person). For us, it was the best solution! Be careful during the high season, between June/September there are many people in the bus, so the best solution is to take the first one (around 9 am) and don’t count on the last one at 11:00pm, that is often 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?

Get 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.

Enjoy the Italian beaches

The main beach, la Spiaggia Grande, is beautiful. But the free part is really small and there are many people! And I will be honest, the private beach is really expensive (20$ per person for the day) and you can count 10$ more to have a beach umbrella.

There is also another beach in Positano, called the Piagga di el Fornillo where there are less tourists and the beach chair and umbrellas are less expensive (10$ per person).

Do a boat tour

We went for an amazing 1 hour sunset cruise with @bluestarpositano and we had a fantastic time! The weather was not great so we could not have seen the sunset but we have spent a really good time crossing the sea along the beautiful Amalfi coast. It was so romantic! We have spent a moment together, admiring the beautiful view, drinking champaign and eating fresh fruits. We even had the chance to see dolphins when we came back to the harbor!

To conclude, we really loved our stay in the Amalfi coast, especially Positano! It is a beautiful city and it definitely worths a visit! There are many beautiful points of views, beaches, cute corners and amazing Italian restaurants. Hope you liked this post! If you are planning to visit the Amalfi coast, let us know in the comments! 🙂 Dn’t forget to follow our adventures on Instagram here! xxx

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