Enchanting Italian resort with beautiful cobbled streets to explore
The charming town of Positano enjoys a dramatic setting on a coastal road between Sorrento and Amalfi in an enclave position that offers a year round mild climate. Pastel-washed houses cascade down the steep hillside like a colourful waterfall to the seafront and bustling centre.
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Best time to visit Positano
April to October is the ideal time to visit Positano as the days are brighter and enjoy more sunshine. From November to June many outdoor swimming pools are closed and from November to May a number of beaches are not accessible. We advise checking with your Personal Travel Expert before travel to avoid disappointment.
Positano holiday highlights
Arguably the Amalfi Coast's most picturesque town, Positano has inspired artists and writers over the years, from Picasso to Steinbeck and today it attracts a new generation of artists that have fallen under its spell. The Spiaggia Grande – Positano's charming pebble beach – is perfect for swimming in the summer and the meandering streets are filled with designer shops and cafés. The centre of the town is a pedestrianised maze of cobbled alleyways, elegant boutiques, craft shops and tempting restaurants offering exquisite views across the bay. Comfortable footwear is a must here as the town's steep alleys can be a challenge.
Browse elegant boutiques and artisan shops – the town is famous for its hand-made sandals which can be expertly crafted while you wait. Positano has a number of pretty churches and the distinctive dome of the Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta peaks above the town's rooftops while the ornate church houses some important works of art. Torre di Clavel is an iconic 13th-Century stone fortress perched on a cliff and constructed to defend against Arab invaders.