Hotel Casa Albertina (Address: Via della Tavolozza, 3, 84017 Positano SA, Italy), 3-star property, with room rates from $135.64/night. (Check rates and reviews on or

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Great view from terrace

Hotel Casa Albertina (1)

Hotel Casa Albertina (1)
View from balcony at Hotel Casa Albertina, Positano

Hotel Pupetto (Address: Via Fornillo, 37, 84017 Positano SA, Italy), 3-star property, with room rates from $150.77/night. (Check rates and reviews on

Relaxin pool.
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The room looking to the sea.

The room rates in Positano is quite high compared to the general room rates in Italy, especially with the hotels with beautiful views, near the main beach. You can refer to the room on, or

Positano blog: What & where to eat in Positano?

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Il Capitano, Positano

My daily snack in Positano, of course still is Gelato ice cream and fruits at convenience stores. The gelato in Positano is pretty good, although not really excellent. You can easily buy in shops, cafes near the beach.

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Gelato ice cream in a cake, quite strange taste

About meals in the day, the most economical way is still buying at convenience stores, they sell rice, pastas or breads. If you want to eat well, there are many restaurants for you to choose. Prices at restaurants in Positano, of course will be quite expensive because it is a famous tourist destination that rich people visit.

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Luxury dining
Positano Lobster

During the 3 days and 2 nights in Positano I often eat at Mediterraneo Restaurant (Address: Viale Pasitea, 236, 84017 Positano SA, Italy / Hours: 12–10:30PM / Phone: +39 089 811651), right next to my room. The restaurant with the main blue tone, specializing in seafood is quite delicious. Especially, all waiters are male, all are elegant Italian male who know how to talk and satisfy customers. The Next2 restaurant (Address: Address: Viale Pasitea, 242, 84017 Positano SA, Italy / Hours: 6:30–11PM / Phone: +39 089 812 3516), next door is also recommended but always out of table if not reserved.

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Mediterraneo Restaurant

Mediterraneo Restaurant positano

Next2 ristorante bar Positano
Next2 ristorante bar Positano

Other dining options

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Caffe Positano: If you want to find a nice restaurant with a beautiful view, or simply enjoy a little taste of coffee and see the panoramic Positano from above, you can consider Cafe Positano. The ratings are not very good, but it is undeniable the view is wonderful. (Address: Viale Pasitea, 168, 84017 Positano SA, Italy / Phone: +39 089 875082 / Hours: 8:00 am – 12:00 am).

Caffe Positano
Caffe Positano

Caffe Positano

Chez Black: Famous restaurant close to the sea and the main square with a heart-shaped Pizza dish, the food here is very delicious. (Address: Via del Brigantino, 19, 84017 Positano NA, Italy / Hours: 12PM–12AM / Phone: +39 089 875036).

Ristorante Chez Black
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Pizza in heart-shaped.

Rada: A beautiful view with a 1st floor bar and a restaurant on the 2nd floor, the top floor is Fly Lounge. You can come here for dinner or simply enjoy a drink with at the bar at late night. (Address: Via Grotte dell’Incanto, 51, 84017 Positano SA, Italy / Hours: 7PM–12AM / Phone: +39 089 875874).

Rada Restaurant


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Restaurants in luxury hotels: These restaurants always ensure quality and elegance, can be mentioned here as La Sponda at Le Sirenuse; Ristorante Pupetto at the Hotel Pupetto with sea view, …

Ristorante Pupetto
La Sponda at Le Sirenuse
La Sponda at Le Sirenuse

Positano travel guide: Where to go, what to do in Positano?

Walking around the small streets of the center

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The central area is not too big but it is enough for me to spend the whole day wandering to explore. The main road with the surrounding houses has a characteristic white tone in Santorini style, overlooking the sea, so you can view the sea at anywhere. Stores, shops and eateries are all very stylish, there are sea view cafe shops located on the cliffs, you can stand by their balcony to pose for taking some nice ‘virtual living’ photos.

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Beautiful roads in Positano.
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The cozy streets of Positano


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Don’t forget to go to the higher points for a wider view, from here view the main beach and colorful houses on the cliffs, breathtakingly beautiful! Even, you can go to the highway, also have a nice view to enjoy.

Positano has many beautiful beaches, number one is Marina Grande Beach, the sea bay is located near the city.1
Positano was born as a tourist city. It was the Roman leaders of the past who also chose this place to go on holiday. | positano travel blog

Positano as well as this Amalfi Coast region is very famous for its ceramic products, and its characteristic is lemon. Lemon is sold everywhere, the dishes from lemon are also many. Don’t forget to look through souvenir shops, pottery shops to choose for yourself items only in Positano.

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Shops around Piazza
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Positano Shops
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Shopping street
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Pottery store

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Handmade soap made from Positano lemon.
A Cute Amalfi Yard with Lemon Trees
A Cute Positano Yard with Lemon Trees
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If you have the opportunity to visit Positano, try to taste the Limoncello wine originating from Naples Bay, made with essential oils extracted from lemon peel and is a famous export product of Italy.

Limoncello wine

Don’t forget to visit the church of Santa Maria Assunta, the largest cathedral in Positano with a vivid colorful dome in the postcards of Positano. Also, if you have a climbing hobby, you can climb to the top of “Path of Gods”, beautiful view from the top but climbing is not easy.

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Santa Maria Assunta
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Exterior of the church.
Black Madonna-Church of Santa Maria Assunta Positano
Black Madonna
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Catholic wedding
Church of Santa Maria Assunta Positano
Famous dome in many postcards of Positano | positano travel guide
Church of Santa Maria Assunta Positano
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The peak of the Path of the Gods

In the evening, Positano lights up so miraculously. You can choose for yourself a high seat, see panoramic of Positano sparkling. This scene reminded me of Oia village in Santorini, but Positano brought a completely different style.

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Magical at night
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Gorgeous Positano | positano blog

Relax on the beach of Positano

Positano has many beautiful beaches, number one is Marina Grande Beach, the sea bay is located near the city.

Positano’s symbol is here – Marina Grande main beach with orange umbrellas spread out in the sun. What’s more wonderful than relaxing and sunbathing here. Rental price for 1 umbrella and 1 bench from EUR12-13. Sea water is also very clear and cool, don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in this cool water.

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Marina Grande beach positano (1)
Positano’s typical umbrellas
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Sun bathing
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Black sandy beach

In addition to the main beach, Positano also has a smaller side beach is Il Fornillo, the rent umbrella and bench is also cheaper than the main beach.

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Il Fornillo side beach

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Private boat tour

One of the more luxury experiences that you should do if you have enough money, you can rent a boat to sailing around Positano. You can rent for a few hours to watch the sunset, rent half a day or full day, the price is of course very high but very worthwhile. You can refer to the service here.

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Private boat tour

Day trips from Positano to nearby destinations

Don’t forget to buy tickets to visit some other places during the day:

Capri Island: The very famous island of Italy is only 50 minutes by ferry from Positano, the price is EUR40/roundtrip. You can spend a few nights on Capri because the island is quite large, many luxury hotels. The price on this island is more expensive than Positano.

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Capri island.

Amalfi Coast: Great waters next to Positano, closer than Capri and ferry tickets are only EUR18/round-trip. There are also beautiful beaches here, colorful houses on the cliffs (just a bit less beautiful than Positano). So, what to play in Amalfi?

Duomo di Amalfi
  • The towering Duomo church with a beautiful view of the panoramic view of Amalfi, in the middle of the main square.
  • Visit Ravello, go to Villa Rufolo garden, through the terrace to see one of the most beautiful views of the Amalfi region.
  • Fiordo di Furore: A small beach between two ravines and connected by a bridge above, this is the symbol of the Amalfi Coast that you can see a lot on Instagram.
Fiordo di Furore
Fiordo di Furore | positano travel guide

Sorrento: Although it’s a transit point from Naples to Positano, but Sorrento also has a lot of interesting things. You can catch a bus back to Sorrento from Positano, or on the way to Positano, stop for a day out. Things to discover in Sorrento:

Piazza Tasso
Piazza Tasso
  • Visit the old quarter of Sorrento: wandering the alleys, the old streets and souvenir shops, the Basilica di Sant’Antonino Church and the San Francesco Church Cloisters.
  • Cathedral of Sorrento: A striking ancient architectural church with a beautiful clock tower.
  • Piazza Tasso: Like the central square, where you can stop to rest, grab food and chat, observe the pace of this small town.
The cathedral of Sorrento
The cathedral of Sorrento
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San Francesco Church Cloisters | positano travel guide

Positano is an expensive place, many celebrities or rich people come here because of its irresistible beauty. Coming here like being lost in a separate world, separate from the outside, this world is beautiful but equally exciting. If Venice, Rome have made you feel bored, don’t forget to put Positano on your itinerary for your next beautiful Italian trip.

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Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in and from Positano you can refer to

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Boat tour in Cinque Terre | cinque terre travel blog

Are you looking for more top things to do in Positano: Let’s check it out here. And if you are looking for another coastline paradise destination in Italy let’s check it out: Cinque Terre travel blog — The fullest Cinque Terre travel guide for a great trip on a budget for the first-timers. And A quick guide to Positano — Positano tips & what to do in Positano.