Things to do in Positano

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Things to Do in Positano

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  • Emma D
    Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
    We were staying in Positano and decided to get two SITA buses to start the hike on the Bomerano side. Bus tickets can be purchased in the tobacco shops so make sure to get them ahead of time. We paid 4€ each for both trips. We took the first bus to Amalfi and the second from Amalfi to Agerola (Bomerano) - the bus goes very steep and up winding roads. It gets quite busy so we took the bus at 7:20am from Positano. This took about 1.5 hours total.

    You can also start the trek at Nocelle; but this means climbing 1700 steps before the hike even begins - we saw a good few people doing this when we were on the way down, and it didn’t look fun! So I would recommend starting in Bomerano, as this made for a mostly downhill, more enjoyable route for us.

    We started at the trailhead in Bomerano, grabbed some lunch and water in a local cafe and set off. Slight uphill to begin with but it has lots of level parts and downhill. Then uphill again as you approach Nocelle.

    A very scenic trek, the views are just breathtaking the whole way.

    If you follow the signs and the red markers, you’ll be fine. There are a lot of other hikers on the route too. Some sections have a few loose rocks but nothing wild - we wore trail runners as we traveled light and we were fine but I would have preferred my hiking boots for more support.

    The last section at Nocelle as I mentioned earlier has quite a lot of steps and we found this the most challenging part - we ran down most of it because it was easier on the knees 😊 our legs were like jelly at the end. My partner hikes mountains regularly and the jelly legs even got him! When you come down all of the steps; you’ll reach Arienzo. We walked back to Positano from here and this took a further 20 mins. It took us 2.5 hours total (were 30 and 31 and relatively fit)

    With regards to difficulty, I would say it’s moderate. If you hike regularly or are relatively active; you’ll be absolutely fine. If you don’t, I’d still recommend but leave early and take your time.

    The steps are the most challenging part but just take your time, bring water and some lunch and enjoy the views!!!
    Written 6 May 2022
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  • Eva T
    Minneapolis, MN27 contributions
    This is my favorite hangout in Positano. It brings me back every year. The view, friendly beach staff and the sound of the surf warm the soul.
    Written 21 January 2022
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  • Kenneth P
    Hartford, CT277 contributions
    Came here just for this and it was worth it! Nice area to walk around and shop as well. The only mistake I made was that I parked too far up the hill thinking I was closer. It was a bit of a hike but worth the views and shopping.
    Written 3 December 2021
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  • Blue J
    Havre de Grace, MD789 contributions
    We were warned by various locals in Pompei that the beach here was absolutely beautiful for taking pictures but it is best to look and move on. Thank God we heeded their advice. Access to the beach area requires navigating a steep grade through the town area to the beach. It was a hump getting back up to the parking area. Expect at least a 25 minute walk from the public parking to the beach.

    There is no denying that the beach views set against a cliff side, ancient town are breathtaking, but the reality is that this is a very small beach and the objective here is to make you pay for the beauty. Even under Covid protocols in July of 2021 the beach was crowded. There was 5 of us and the thought of paying a lot of euros for a crowded bit or sandy real estate was not appealing.

    We acted upon the tips provided to us by the locals and took some amazing pictures here then moved on to Tropea where we had a much more relaxed beach experience and almost the same type of viewing pleasure. If you stop here, be prepared for some high priced food and parking. Positano is surely a gem of a place but expect to pay for the pleasure.
    Written 10 August 2021
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  • Maeve B
    Boston, MA69 contributions
    We did the honeymoon package and loved every second of it!

    The beach, the service and food were all worth every penny! What a lovely way to spend a day on the beach in Positano!
    Written 6 October 2021
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  • Eaton_Out
    Greenville, SC427 contributions
    If you are nearby in Sorrento you MUST visit this precious town. Ity is literally built on a steep cliff overlooking the Bay of Naples. Positano/Sorrento.Capri/Mt. Vesuvius/Pmomper/Naples are all in striking distance of one another. We strongly recommend that you spend time here but be aware: parking is at a premium, walking is strenuous.
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • David F
    Bentleigh, Australia900 contributions
    It is a very very small cave. 5 euro to enter with only really one view. It is ok. I didnt really like the tour guide he did a hard sell on the tips, then you had to walk past him to get off the boat, it is a bit intimidating.
    Written 27 October 2019
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  • JRD1Atlanta_GA
    Atlanta, GA31 contributions
    This was pretty good. The Roman villa was destroyed by some sort of land slide. The speculation was it was at the time of Pompeii. It may have been a dining room. Worth the time to see these ruins and a good primer for the Pompeii ruins.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • annageweke
    Barcelona, Spain6 contributions
    If you love tennis or want to do something different, definitely check out these tennis courts!!! The courts were in great shape and have spectacular views. The racquets they provided (for only 5 euros!!) were in perfect condition as well. They also provide balls. Entrance is behind the gas station. Also, very easy to coordinate a court time. She was very responsive and accommodating.
    Written 28 March 2022
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  • Zahara1
    NE34 contributions
    We met the gallery owner Antonio Miniaci as well as some of the knowledgeable gallery staff. Antonio has a real appreciation and ability to listen to the gallery visitors, learn about them and suggest pieces that would be of interest - because he knows the artist and story of a piece. It was a lovely experience to buy a piece of original art - to have and remind us of an amazing visit to a stunning part of Italy
    Written 12 July 2019
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  • LoveToTravelTerrie
    Frisco, TX1,237 contributions
    We stopped by this spot on our private tour of the Amalfi Coast. There was not a great area for parking and it was located on the main drive between the major towns, but the driver was able to pull over to a safe spot and vehicles maneuvered around us with no problems. This was a very small area which will take 10-15 minutes to see tops. Check out the photos to see if this would be something that interests you. If you like quirky, different things then you'll probably appreciate it. If you want professional, clean, mainstream stuff then this probably isn't for you. No restrooms!
    Written 1 June 2019
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  • Susan T
    Gosford, Australia416 contributions
    This is a fun restaurant, lounge bar, located on a point overlooking the sea. The staff are friendly, and the food is quite good. This is not fine dining, it is about the location but is well worth a visit
    Written 19 September 2016
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland16,899 contributions
    Beside the steps near Catherine Steps ....up from the town and on the one way system pointing down. Lovely little church. Worth a look.
    Written 28 August 2020
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  • KestasKS
    Vilnius, Lithuania2,635 contributions
    Final stop on the hike from Bomerano on Sentiero degli Dei. Or a halfway stop if you choose to walk back. Refreshing lemon granitas from the Lemon Point at the square. You can also descend to Positano from here via many stairs.
    Written 8 May 2021
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