Top 10 attractions in Positano

The best attractions that the city has to offer: monuments, natural sites, festivities and places to enjoy

1. Church of Santa Maria Assunta

The Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano

The Church of Santa Maria Assunta dates back to the 10th century, and stands out in the city of Positano with its golden dome standing out in the city’s Panoramas. Its main icon is a Byzantine image of the Virgin Mary, already mentioned in some documents of the 11th century.


2. The beach

The beach of Positano in winter

A 300mts long sandy beach makes up the main beach of Positano, also known as Marina Grande. The panoramic views of the city and the presence of numerous bars and restaurants make it one of the main attractions for the summer.

3. MAR Positano roman museum

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The Archaeological Museum of Positano, represents one of the main attractions along with the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. It houses a remarkable part of archaeological and artistic remains from the passing of the years in the city. In the museum you can find remains that go back to Greek times.

4. Tordigliano beach

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Tordigliano beach is one of the largest beaches located in the Marine Protected Area of Punta Campanella. The beach can be reached by walking along some marked paths, it is characterized by its view of the “Li Gallis” Islands from the coast.

5. The path of the gods

Views from the Path of gods

The Path of the Gods is a trekking trail of approximately 9 kilometers in length. It is travelled between the towns of Agerola and Positano, almost always downhill and with incredible panoramic views of the Amalfi coast.

6. Laurito & Arienzo beaches

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Laurito beach is a small beach surrounded by rock formations, reachable only by stairs from the town of Positano or by boat from Marina Grande. Arienzo Beach is accessible only by a staircase of 300 steps, which crosses important gardens of the town.

7. Art in ceramics

Pottery art in Positano

Positano is famous for its ceramics, worked in the territory for several centuries. Since the years of the Amalfi Kingdom in the 9th and 10th century, there was a trade in ceramics produced in the city. Today it is possible to visit several ceramic shops and Demonstrations.

8. The night life

Positano night life

The city of Positano, thanks to its predisposition towards the sea, in form of terraces, is very pleasant once the night has come. It is one of the cities with more movement and nightlife possibilities of the Amalfi coast. The bars, pubs and warm lights create the perfect atmosphere.

9. Li Galli's island

Li Galli island in Amalfi coast

The islands “Li Gallis” are located near the town of Positano, in the direction of the Gulf of Naples. It is a small archipelago of 3 islands that are known since Greek times, thanks to legends that narrated the existence of mermaids in the place.


10. Fireworks of Santa Maria Assunta

Fireworks of 15 august in Positano

The fireworks Show takes place every August 15th in the city of Positano, in honor of the Black Virgin, a Byzantine figure guarded in the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, in the center of the city. Every year thousands of people come to enjoy the show.

General information

Useful in fo about Positano

Ferry: Ferry connections are plentiful between the Marina Grande of Positano and the ports of Amalfi, Sorrento and Naples, with prices ranging from 11 Euro between Positano and Amalfi to approximately 30 Euro between Poitano and Naples.

Boat: The best way to reach the city of Positano is undoubtedly a private boat. With the possibility to travel along the Amalfi and Sorrento coasts in a customizable tour. The greatest advantage of the marine transportation is the panoramic view of the city, and the avoidance of the intense summer traffic. The price to rent a private all-inclusive boat can be around 100 Euro per person.

Bus: SITA SUD Bus Lines connect all the municipalities of the Amalfi Coast, offering personalized deals with package prices for several days.

Taxi or Car: Taxi or a rented car can be a solution, although during the high season, traffic around the Amalfi Coast is very high and there are numerous traffic jams.


The best period to visit the city of Positano is during the summer, and when the autumn begins, if we want to avoid the crowds a little, although the city is a destination only for summer, so it will be very difficult not to find thousands of people walking its streets in a few months.