Positano Italy 10 unforgettable Things to do in Positano & Positano beach

Positano Italy: 10 unforgettable Things to do in Positano & Positano beach

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Positano Italy – Things to do in Positano – Positano beach. As already written in the post “Amalfi Coast Towns” Positano is one of the best village town in Amalfi Coast. Many people are enchanted by its beauty.

Positano Italy

As you can see below Positano is devoloped on different levels and starting from the top going down to the pedestrian center you have to follow a road on the coast. On this road you can find many restaurants with a wide view of the coast and of the see. It’s unique!

Positano Italy: Things to do in Positano & Positano beach
Positano Beach

In the pedestrian area you’ll see many shops where you can find many clothes in a perfect Positan’s style.

At the end of your way you find something very precious in this area: the beach! This makes Positano the town to choose for those that love beaches.

As a result maybe Positano is the best town to stay in especially in the summertime but not in the low season. Positano is the town most affected by the touristic seasons!

Things to do in Positano

In Positano there are many things to do and visit. The very first thing you should do in Positano Italy is to get lost in the town and find out all the characteristic corners and shops. You can’t also miss the amazing sunset! You’ll get in love with it.

Then Positano is well connected to the others Amalfi Coast Towns. Here you can find the main points of interest.

  1. The Positano beaches
  2. The Path of the Gods Positano or il Sentiero degli Dei: you can take the bus in Positano (https://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/orari – 5070 AMALFI – POSITANO – SORRENTO (via Meta – via Massa Lubrense – via Nastro Verde)) and in a few minutes you arrive to the following bus stop: Via Arienzo, 53, 84017 Arienzo SA
  3. Enjoy the food
  4. Visit Amalfi, Ravello and the others Amalfi Coast Towns
  5. Visit Capri
  6. MAR, the roman archeological museum
  7. Enjoy the near beaches
  8. Visit the Emerald Grotto
  9. Santa Maria dell’Assunta Church in Positano
  10. The Saracean Tower

1 – Positano beach: Marina Grande and Fornillo Beach

One of the best things to do in Positano is to relax on the Positano beach and enjoy the view. Positano beach is very nice and it’s also big compared to others beaches in the Amalfi Coast. When you walk from the highest part of Positano to the lower part through the city center you finally arrive to the Positano beach: Marina Grande.

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You can see Postiano beach in many post cards and many beautiful pictures around the web. The truth is that Positano beach is really beautiful and unique for its scenario.

There is also another beach you can easily reach on foot: Fornillo Beach.

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Positano Italy Positano beach – One of the best things to do in Positano is to relax on the beach and enjoy the view.

2 – The Path of the Gods Positano

One of the best things to do in Positano is the Path of the Gods Positano. You can easily arrive to the Path of the Gods Positano by bus.

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Positano Italy – unforgettable Things to do in Positano – The Path of the Gods Positano

The Path of the Gods Positano is a hiking path very panoramic.

3 – Enjoy the food

In Positano there are a lot of very good restaurants.

4 – Visit Amalfi, Ravello and the others Amalfi Coast Towns

Another of the things to do in Positano is to take the boat and visit one of the other Amalfi Coast towns. From Positano Italy you can visit the following Towns by boat (https://www.travelmar.it/)

  • Amalfi (about 30 min from Positano Italy)
  • Minori (about 1.10 from Positano Italy) In Minori you can visit:
    • The Ruins of Roman Villa and Antiquarium
    • The Path of the Lemons
    • in Minori you can taste Salvatore De Riso’s specialties. Salvatore De Riso is the most famous pastry chef in the Amalfi Coast.
  • Maiori (about 1.20 from Positano Italy)
  • Salerno (about 1.20 h from Positano Italy)
  • Cetara (about 1.30 h or 2 h from Positano Italy) This town has a beach and the town is very characteristic. Cetara is known for the best tuna of the amalfi coast and for the anchovy sauce.
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You can for example go to Amalfi by boat and then come back by bus stopping in the places you want to visit.

Visit Amalfi + Ravello. You can go from Amalfi to Ravello by bus. In Ravello there are 2 beautiful villas to visit:

  • Villa Rufolo
  • Villa Cimbrone

5 – Visit Capri

Positano is very good point to take a boat and to go to visit that marvellous and unique island that Capri is. You can go for a daily tour or stay at least one night to have more time to enjoy this place.

6 – MAR, the roman archeological museum

Right in the center of our Positano, the Roman Villa is a witness of past wonders and as they fly for a new image of Positano, which is affirmed, above all, as a city of art and culture.

7 – Enjoy the near beaches: other beaches to visit

If you are in Positano Italy for a few days you can also visit other very nice beaches in the area:

  • Arienzo beach. Next to Positano Italy. In Arienzo beach there is also a restaurant. You can reach the beach and restaurant by bus but also by boat thanks to the boat service of the restaurant. The only problem is that the restaurnant just accepts reservation for both the beach service and restaurant.
  • Marina di Praia (Praino) – about 30 minutes from Positano.
  • Spiaggia del Duoglio: very clean water. You can arrive here by bus or you can go by boat from Amalfi.
  • Bagni Regina Giovanna – about 30 minutes by car
  • From Amalfi you can take the boat to get to Santa Croce Beach. This is a small beach reachable only by boat
  • Minori and Maiori
  • Marina del Cantone

8 – Things to do in Positano: Visit the Emerald Grotto

The beautiful Grotta dello Smeraldo is not far from Positano Italy and you can choose it as a tour from Positano.

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best things to do in Positano: visit the Emerald Grotto

Things to do in Positano in 3 days

Here you can find a few examples of Amalfi Coast itinerary for 3 days in Positano. These are only examples you can adapt to what you prefer.

Things to do in Positano in 3 days – Option 1 not includes the The Path of the Gods Positano

This option includes the following things to do in Positano Italy:

Beaches

  • Positano Beach
  • Fornillo beach
  • Spiaggia del Duoglio
  • da Adolfo in Laurito
  • Marina di Praia

Restaurants

  • da Adolfo in Laurito
  • La Sponda Positano
  • Da Tommaso allo Scoglio
  • Terrazza Brunella

Place to visit:

  • Positano
  • Amalfi
  • Ravello
    • Villa Rufolo
    • Villa Cimbrone
  • The Emerald Grotto

Day 1 in Positano Italy

Day 1 morning: Positano Beach

After your arrival the best thing to do in Positano is to relax on the Positano Beach for a couple of hours. After that we can come back to our hotel for a shower and get ready for our wonderfull afternoon.

If instead you arrived in Positano a day before and you had time to see the Positano beach you can go directly to Amalfi. This is a better option because we are going to visit the Amalfi Villas and we’ll need time to do it well.

Day 1 afternoon: Amalfi + Ravello

For this day I recommend to buy the ticket that include the bus transportation + 1 boat ticket.

In fact the following ticket is very useful. You can use it for all the day and you can also take one time a Travelmar boat.

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https://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/contenuti/Campania/bigliettiabbonamenti

Where are we going to go this afternoon? In the famous Amalfi and Ravello.

In order to get from Positano to Amalfi faster we chose to take the boat. This is also a more enjoyable way to travel and a good opportunity to see the amalfitan coast from the sea.

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Unforgettable things to do in Positano: from Positano to Amalfi by boat

We can for example take the boat of the 12:00 pm so you are in Amalfi at 12:30 pm.

After our arrival to Amalfi we can see the city center. Amalfi isn’t very big so you don’t need a lot of time to visit it.

We can now take the bus and go to Ravello.

How can I get to Villa Rufolo from Amalfi? You can take the bus in Amalfi (Piazza Flavio Gioia, 1). The bus line is the number 5110 to get to Ravello.

You can check the bus times at the following page https://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/orari

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We can for example take the bus at 2:30 pm.

In Ravello there are 2 beautiful villas to visit:

  • Villa Rufolo
  • Villa Cimbrone

After visiting Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone go back to Amalfi in order to take the bus back to Positano. (You can find the bus times to the following page: bus time). Last bus Amalfi Positano at 7:00 pm.

We are now ready for our delicious dinner in Positano.

Day 1 evening

Dinner in Positano and explore the city.

Day 2 in Positano Italy

Day 2 morning: Fornillo beach

Today we want to see another Positano beach: the Fornillo beach.

Day 2 afternoon: da Adolfo in Laurito

At lunch time we go to spend the rest of the day da Adolfo in Laurito. Here there is the beach and the restaurant. The restaurant offers a boat service from Positano to the restaurant and from the restaurant to Positano Italy.

This is a good thing to do in Positano Italy because we can enjoy the beach, the food and relax.

The restaurant offers to all the customers a boat service in your way of return to Positano. Anyway you can choose to came back by bus.

Day 3 in Positano Italy

Day 3 morning: Praiano + Emerald Grotto

At 9 am we go to take the bus for Amalfi in Positano (Sponda). We want to spend the day along the Amalfi Coast in the best areas between Positano and Amalfi.

  1. We take the bus at 9.20 am in Positano and we arrive in Praiano at 9:35 am. We can enjoy the beautiful Marina di Praia.
  2. At 11.35 am we take the bus and we go to the Emerald Grotto. We arrive at 11:45 am
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Check updated times at the following link https://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/orari

Day 3 afternoon: Spiaggia del Duoglio Amalfi

At 12:45 pm we take the bus and we stop the Duoglio Beach or Spiaggia del Duoglio. We can have a light lunch here.

Options

  1. In other 27 minutes by bus we arrive in Minori and we can take the excellent opportunity to taste Salvatore De Riso’s specialties. Salvatore De Riso is the most famous pastry chef in the Amalfi Coast. In this option we came back by boat (https://booking.travelmar.it/it/booking/ Minori 5:30 pm – Amalfi 5:40 pm / Amalfi 6:00 pm – Positano 6:25 pm)
  2. In this itinerary you can spend more time in Marina di Praia. We can enjoy the beautiful area and have lunch in one of the restaurants on the beach. In this option after Marina di Praia:
    1. At 2.15 pm we take the bus and we go to the Emerald Grotto. We arrive at 2:25 pm
    2. At 3:25 pm we take the bus and we stop the Duoglio Beach or Spiaggia del Duoglio.

Day 3 evening

Dinner in one of the best restaurants in Positano

Things to do in Positano in 3 days – Option 2 not includes The Fornillo Beach

This option includes the following things to do in Positano Italy:

Beaches

  • Positano Beach
  • Spiaggia del Duoglio
  • da Adolfo in Laurito
  • Marina di Praia

Restaurants

  • da Adolfo in Laurito
  • Arienzo Beach club
  • La Sponda Positano
  • Da Tommaso allo Scoglio
  • Terrazza Brunella

Place to visit:

  1. Positano
  2. The Path of the Gods Positano or il Sentiero degli Dei
  3. Amalfi
  4. Ravello
    • Villa Rufolo
    • Villa Cimbrone

Day 1 in Positano Italy

Day 1 morning: Spiaggia del Duoglio Amalfi

Today we dedicate the day to know better the Amalfi Coast and we use the evening to explore Positano.

That’s why this morning we go to take the bus for Amalfi in Positano (Sponda). We want to spend the day in the Amalfi area.

  • Where are we going to go this morning? In Spiaggia del Duoglio
  • Where are we going to go in the afternoon? We going in the famous Amalfi and Ravello.

At 9 am we go to take the bus for Amalfi in Positano (Sponda). We take the bus at 9.20 am in Positano.

We take the bus for Amalfi and we go to the Spiaggia del Duoglio. Spiaggia del Duoglio is a very nice beach with very clear water. We can have a light lunch here. (Don’t go to this beach too late because there is sun until about 4′ o clock).

In the late morning we can go to Amalfi. In order to get to Amalfi from the spiaggia del Duoglio you can take the bus. For example you can take the bus at 11:45 am

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Check updated times at the following link https://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/orari

You can arrive from the Spiaggia del Duoglio to Amalfi also by boat.

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http://gruppobattellieriamalfi.com/it/collegamenti-spiagge.php

This boat service connects the Spiaggia del Duoglio and the Santa Croce Beach with Amalfi. In this way you don’t have to climb the 400 steps that connects the road to the beach!

Day 1 afternoon: Amalfi and Ravello

After our arrival to Amalfi we can see the city center. Amalfi isn’t very big so you don’t need a lot of time to visit it. Anyway it’s very nice and characteristic.

After visiting Amalfi we can now take the bus and go to Ravello.

In Ravello there are 2 beautiful villas to visit:

  • Villa Rufolo
  • Villa Cimbrone

How can I get to Villa Rufolo from Amalfi? You can take the bus in Amalfi (Piazza Flavio Gioia, 1). The bus line is the number 5110 to get to Ravello.

You can check the bus times at the following page https://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/orari

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After visiting Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone go back to Amalfi in order to take the bus back to Positano. (You can find the bus times to the following page: bus time). Last bus Amalfi Positano at 7:00 pm.

We are now ready for our delicious dinner in Positano.

Day 1 evening

Dinner in one of the best restaurants in Positano

Day 2 in Positano Italy

Day 2 morning: Marina Grande Beach beach Positano

Today we want to relax on the main beach in Positano: Marina Grande Beach

Day 2 afternoon: da Adolfo in Laurito

At lunch time we go to spend the rest of the day da Adolfo in Laurito. Here there is the beach and the restaurant. The restaurant offers a boat service from Positano to the restaurant and from the restaurant to Positano Italy.

This is a good thing to do in Positano Italy because we can enjoy the beach, the food and relax.

The restaurant offers to all the customers a boat service in your way of return to Positano. Anyway you can choose to came back by bus.

Day 3 in Positano Italy

Day 3 morning: Marina di Praia Praiano + Emerald Grotto

One of the best thing to do in Positano is to relax on one of the most characteristic beaches of the Amalfi Coast.

At 9 am we go to take the bus for Amalfi in Positano (Sponda). We want to spend the day along the Amalfi Coast in the best areas between Positano and Marina di Praia.

  1. We take the bus at 9.20 am in Positano and we arrive in Praiano at 9:35 am. We can enjoy the beautiful Marina di Praia.
  2. In Marina di Praia there are also a few restaurant. So you cab have lunch here if you like.

Day 3 morning: Praiano + Emerald Grotto

At 13.35 am we take the bus and we go to the Emerald Grotto. We arrive at 13:45 am

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Check updated times at the following link https://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/orari

Day 3 afternoon: Praiano + Emerald Grotto

After visiting the Emerald Grotto we can visit The Path of the Gods Positano or il Sentiero degli Dei. You can take the bus for Positano and stop to Via Arienzo, 53, 84017 Arienzo SA.

Day 3 evening

Dinner in Positano and explore the city.

Things to do in Positano in 3 days – Option 3 not includes the Duoglio Beach Amalfi

This option includes the following things to do in Positano Italy:

Beaches

  • Positano Beach
  • Fornillo beach
  • da Adolfo in Laurito
  • Marina di Praia

Restaurants

  • da Adolfo in Laurito
  • La Sponda Positano
  • Da Tommaso allo Scoglio
  • Terrazza Brunella

Place to visit:

  • Positano
  • Amalfi
  • Ravello
    • Villa Rufolo
    • Villa Cimbrone
  • The Emerald Grotto
  • The Path of the Gods Positano or il Sentiero degli Dei

Day 1 in Positano Italy

Day 1 morning: Positano Beach

After your arrival the best thing to do in Positano is to relax on the Positano Beach for a couple of hours. After that we can come back to our hotel for a shower and get ready for our wonderfull afternoon.

If instead you arrived in Positano a day before and you had time to see the Positano beach you can go directly to Amalfi. This is a better option because we are going to visit the Amalfi Villas and we’ll need time to do it well.

Day 1 afternoon: Amalfi + Ravello

For this day I recommend to buy the ticket that include the bus transportation + 1 boat ticket.

In fact the following ticket is very useful. You can use it for all the day and you can also take one time a Travelmar boat.

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https://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/contenuti/Campania/bigliettiabbonamenti

Where are we going to go this afternoon? In the famous Amalfi and Ravello.

In order to get from Positano to Amalfi faster we chose to take the boat. This is also a more enjoyable way to travel and a good opportunity to see the amalfitan coast from the sea.

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Unforgettable things to do in Positano: from Positano to Amalfi by boat

We can for example take the boat of the 12:00 pm so you are in Amalfi at 12:30 pm.

After our arrival to Amalfi we can see the city center. Amalfi isn’t very big so you don’t need a lot of time to visit it.

We can now take the bus and go to Ravello.

How can I get to Villa Rufolo from Amalfi? You can take the bus in Amalfi (Piazza Flavio Gioia, 1). The bus line is the number 5110 to get to Ravello.

You can check the bus times at the following page https://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/orari

Positano Italy unforgettable Things to do in Positano & Positano beach

We can for example take the bus at 2:30 pm.

In Ravello there are 2 beautiful villas to visit:

  • Villa Rufolo
  • Villa Cimbrone

After visiting Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone go back to Amalfi in order to take the bus back to Positano. (You can find the bus times to the following page: bus time). Last bus Amalfi Positano at 7:00 pm.

We are now ready for our delicious dinner in Positano Italy.

Day 1 evening

Dinner in Positano and explore the city.

Day 2 in Positano Italy

Day 2 morning: Fornillo beach

Today we want to see another Positano beach: the Fornillo beach.

Day 2 afternoon: da Adolfo in Laurito

At lunch time we go to spend the rest of the day da Adolfo in Laurito. Here there is the beach and the restaurant. The restaurant offers a boat service from Positano to the restaurant and from the restaurant to Positano Italy.

This is a good thing to do in Positano Italy because we can enjoy the beach, the food and relax.

The restaurant offers to all the customers a boat service in your way of return to Positano. Anyway you can choose to came back by bus.

Day 3 in Positano Italy

Day 3 morning: Marina di Praia Praiano + Emerald Grotto

One of the best thing to do in Positano is to relax on one of the most characteristic beaches of the Amalfi Coast.

At 9 am we go to take the bus for Amalfi in Positano (Sponda). We want to spend the day along the Amalfi Coast in the best areas between Positano and Marina di Praia.

  1. We take the bus at 9.20 am in Positano and we arrive in Praiano at 9:35 am. We can enjoy the beautiful Marina di Praia.
  2. In Marina di Praia there are also a few restaurant. So you cab have lunch here if you like.

Day 3 morning: Praiano + Emerald Grotto

At 13.35 am we take the bus and we go to the Emerald Grotto. We arrive at 13:45 am

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Check updated times at the following link https://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/orari

Day 3 afternoon: Praiano + Emerald Grotto

After visiting the Emerald Grotto we can visit The Path of the Gods Positano or il Sentiero degli Dei. You can take the bus for Positano and stop to Via Arienzo, 53, 84017 Arienzo SA.

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The Path of the Gods Positano

Day 3 evening

Dinner in Positano and explore the Positano Italy.

Things to do in Positano Italy in 4 or 5 days

If you have 5 or 6 days you can visit Capri. This is a very special island…

Positano Italy: Dangerous and Forbidden beaches in this area

Positano Italy is unique and there are many things to do in Positano. Also the nearby area is really worthy to be visited.

Anyway there are areas you should avoid. There are especially beaches you should avoid because there are not safe for the landslide hazard. There are many nice places to visit in Positano and many things to do in Amalfi Coast so we don’t need to go in this places.

We should pay attention in order to spend a beautiful but also safe vacation in the Amalfi Coast. A few of the very famous Amalfi Coast beaches are located in the forbidden area. This is true for beaches such as Furore beach and Cavallo Morto.

In the picture below you can see the red zone you should avoid.

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Forbidden beaches:

  • Furore: very famous beach but there is the landslide hazard and that’s why it’s dangerous.
  • Maiori: Cavallo Morto o Bellavaia
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Fiordo di Furore in google.com is closed permanently

Areas:

  • from Laurito to Hotel Tritone excluded
  • from torre di Grado Praiano to scoglio dell’Ischi
  • from Furore to Conca dei Marmi

You can see more details: black-list delle spiagge vietate in costiera amalfitana

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