Positano is an Italian resort located along the country's Amalfi Coast. This picturesque town begins on the sea front and reaches up steeply into the surrounding countryside, with many colourful houses built onto the hillside above the beach.
The centre of the town is dominated by the coloured dome of Positano's main church, the 10th century Santa Maria Assunta.
The best time to visit Positano
Positano holidays offer a Mediterranean climate with year-round sunshine and pleasant weather even during the winter months. The busiest time for holidaymakers is between May and September with July and August seeing peak numbers due to the high temperatures. Positano's coastal location means that on the hottest days a cooling sea breeze is a welcome presence.
What is the beach like in Positano?
The pebbled beachfront at Positano is a draw for many holidaymakers. There are two main beaches, the Spiaggia del Fornillo and the Spiaggia Grande. The Spiaggia Grande is the larger of the two and contains a busy port whilst at Spiaggia del Fornillo you'll find a more sedate seaside experience. Both beaches offer a variety of water sports including snorkeling and windsurfing and diving trips are available from Spiaggia del Fornillo.
Sightseeing in Positano
Having grown from a small fishing village, a holiday to Positano still retains a lot of its traditional charm. Its hillside location make the streets steep and difficult to navigate but head away from the coastline and into the town centre and you'll be rewarded with fascinating buildings full of interesting locals going about their day.
For panoramic views head for the cliff side path that links Positano's two beaches.
Eating out in Positano
Dining options on your Positano holiday are focused in two main areas - on the beachfront and in the town. Along the beach you'll find freshly caught seafood served with a sea view but head inland for more traditional fare. It's always a good tip to head where the locals go, you're guaranteed good food and chances are it'll be cheaper than you'd find at the restaurants aimed more at tourists.
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