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A quick guide to Positano

Post written by Shelby

Oh, Positano… You gorgeous Italian escape. I think the first time I started to pay attention to Positano was after I saw a photo Jessica Stein here and after that well… I was in love. How could you not be? Being the obsessive person I am I actually made it my phones screen saver! So you can imagine my excitement when the time finally came to explore this beautiful city for myself!

Here’s my little guide to everything you need to know about Positano so you can have the same amazing experience I did.


How To Get Here

The easiest way to get to Positano is to take a train from Naples and go to Sorrento (40 minutes on the Hydrofoil and an hour thirty on the local train) where you then bus to Positano (40 minutes). You can also rent a private car driver which can take anywhere from an hour and fifteen to an hour and forty-five. The bonus of this is they drop you off at your hotel. There are also taxis available and ferries that can take you to the small city on the Amalfi Coast.


Getting around

Foot – Positano seems like it’s dangerous, you know, walking and driving along side a cliff and all, but don’t be scared! It’s actually a lot easier and safer than it looks.

Bus – While I have never been so stressed out on a bus before a bus is a great option for getting around Positano (and Amalfi and Sorrento for that matter) and it is cheap. Be sure to push the button where you need to get off though and since the signage is poor it’s best to make sure you know where you’re going before you get on the bus or you’ll do what I did and completely miss Positano. I ended up all the way to Sorrento and hire a private car to take me back!

Taxi/Private Car – For quicker transportation, I recommend hiring a car to take you where you need to go since the buses only come by every hour or so. Ask your hotel to organize one for you if this is the option you choose!


Where To Stay

Anywhere close – Positano may seem intimidating when it comes to choosing a place to stay but don’t worry! There are plenty of B&B’s and hotels to choose from. We stayed at Residence I Giardini Dei Sensi and it was lovely. The staff was welcoming and made their own cakes for breakfast! Just make sure when booking you take in consideration to how far the city centre is.


What To Do

Capri – There are ferries and speed boats that can take you to the little island of Capri! Spend a day on the island exploring the gorgeous sights

Rent a boat – We rented a rubber boat (actually more luxurious than it sounds) and boated ourselves all the way to Capri! It was such an amazing experience I would highly recommend. For 4 hours (9am-1pm) it was 200 Euro. Prices start at 70 Euro per/ hour. You can try and find better deals or opt for a smaller wooden boat.

Rent a Vespa – If you are of brave heart you can rent a Vespa and scoot around the coast!

Path of Gods – This is a beautiful hiking trail that can’t be missed!

Beach life – Positano really is about hanging out, eating some gelato and having some drinks while taking in all the beauty. It is a little Italian paradise that has stolen my heart and that can be completely enjoyed by doing nothing!


Where To Eat

La Taverna del Leon – You can stop here for a classic Italian dinner or you can get takeaway pizza! The pizza was amazing and if you ask your hotel desk they can even order it for you and get it delivered! How awesome?!

Le Sirenuse – This luxury hotel has one of the best views in town so it’s a great place to stop in for lunch or dinner! Be sure to make a dinner reservation before hand. I recommend stopping in for an American because you get little chocolates with it!

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  • Reply Lisa Sell August 10, 2016 at 9:30 am

    After going to Rome earlier this year, I have fallen in love with Italy. I’m looking for other places to visit and I’m certainly adding this to the wishlist. Stunning photos!

  • Reply Anna nuttall August 10, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Breath taking photos, I want to visit Rome. xx

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