Positano Travel Guide
Ahhh Positano!! I am dying to come back here someday! This was our last stop on our Italian vacation and it was the perfect ending to our trip! The Almafi coast is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen! After Venice we flew to Naples and had a private driver pick us up from the airport and take us to Positano which was about an hour or so away! I highly recommend booking some kind of service to take you to the Almafi coast instead of renting a car yourself because the roads are CRAZY narrow, windy and on the edge of cliffs. We booked our ride here, they were very easy to work with and were on time taking us to and from Positano! Everything in Positano is walkable so you really don’t need a car anyways! If you want to visit any other towns you can always just take the ferry or a private boat.
Where We Stayed
We stayed at this air bnb and the host was so kind to us! It wasn’t the fanciest place but it had everything we needed and had a stunning view of the water. It was close to everything too! I think AirBnbs are much more affordable in Positano over the hotels!
Where We Ate
Franco’s Bar: Ahh this is such a cool place to get a drink! It opens at 5:30 but if you get there a little early you shouldn’t have to wait and you can get the best views! Such a fun place to have a glass of wine before or after dinner while overlooking the entire coast!
La Tagliata: This was such a cool family owned restaurant without a menu! The menu is whatever the grandma felt like cooking that day haha! Everything is served family style and you will leave feeling stuffed! You start with bread and an assortment of meats/cheeses/and vegetables, 3-4 different kinds of homemade pasta, different kinds of meat for the main course, and multiple desserts. Wine is included too!
La Zagara: We came here 2 separate afternoons for a piece of pizza and their lemon sorbet! They have a huge patio with misters to help cool you off after being down at the beach!
Adamo ed Eva:This restaurant is at the top of a hotel and has beautiful views! The food was delicious!
Terrazza Cele: This restaurant has a pretty fancy menu and is mostly seafood but it is BEAUTIFUL! We had our last dinner in Italy here! The terrace is absolutely one of the prettiest of Positano. Definitely make a reservation ahead of time and ask for a table with a good view – you will appreciate it when the sun is setting and all of the lights are turning on in Positano!
Things to do
Hang at the beach: We knew by the end of our trip we were going to be TIRED and wanted to have time to relax! There is a beach club where you can rent the chairs for the day if you want to!
Day Trip to Capri: There’s a public ferry in Positano that stops in Capri! We took the ferry to the island so we could explore and we took a boat tour around the island of Capri and it was one of my favorite things from the whole trip! Our boat tour was through Gianni’s Boats and we highly recommend them! We were with 3 other couples and had so much fun riding around the island for a few hours.
- Chair Lifts in Capri: If you visit Capri definitely take the chair lifts up to the top! And when I say top I mean you are at the tippety top of the mountain haha! Even if you’re scared of heights the views at the top are so worth it!
Other Day Trips: Depending on how long you’re staying in Positano you might want to take some boat tours of other cities as well! Ravello, Sorrento, and Almafi are all places I’d like to see as well!
Pompeii: We didn’t visit Pompeii but I would love to next time!
Path of Gods Hiking Trail: The name, the Path of the Gods, is an indication of how spectacular the scenery is throughout the hike.
Church of Santa Maria Assunta: The iconic church and symbol of Positano!
Shop: There are a ton of local boutiques and art/pottery stores that are really fun to look around in. The pottery in Positano is absolutely beautiful! They are also known for their sandal making and you can get custom sandals made in some stores to fit your feet perfectly!
Positano is seriously a dream! It is one of my favorite places and is definitely worth visiting! You can find my other Italy guides here: ROME | FLORENCE | VENICE | POSITANO
Have a great week!