Positano, a beautiful village on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, is one of the most breathtaking travel destinations in the world…
A little gem nestled on the west coast of Italy, Positano has been a favorite vacation spot for many great writers and thinkers. John Steinbeck famously wrote about Positano, “It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.”
We have spent many days over the past 3 years in this glorious place! Here’s our curated list of the 5 things you absolutely cannot miss when you’re in Positano!
1. Dance The Night Away In A Cave
Music On The Rocks is the coolest music venue and nightclub on the Almalfi Coast. Located directly on the beach of Positano, this is the perfect place to catch Italy’s hottest DJs, sip tasty cocktails and dance the night away.
2. Set Sail In Style
What’s a visit to the coast without a boat ride? Unquestionably, the best views of Positano are by sea. Positano Boats will take you out for a private tour of the Amalfi Coast – at a cost. It’s pricey at 400 Euro for a half day tour or 600 Euro for a full day, but the view simply can’t be beat. Find the “Positano Boats” kiosk on the beach and talk to a guy named Alberto. Don’t forget to visit some of the coast’s famous Grottos!
3. Day Trip To Capri
A charming island just off the coast, Capri has been a resort since the times of the Roman Republic. The relics from that era make it the perfect trip for a day of leisurely site seeing. You can buy ferry tickets right at the port of Positano but we recommend purchasing them a day or two before so you can be sure to get the sailing time that you want. Check out the Belvedere of Tragara (a high panoramic promenade lined with villas), the Blue Grotto, and ruins of imperial roman villas. And, of course, sip an Aperol Spritz in the main piazza.
4. Walk The Path of the Gods
Ever wondered how the Gods saw the earth? Walk from Nocelle to Agerola and enjoy breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri. We recommend taking the bus to Ravello or Agerola/Bomerano and having a quick bite, then walking the trail down to Nocelle. That way you’re going downhill most of the time instead of uphill. From Nocelle you can catch a bus back down to Positano. The whole trip takes about three hours so plan accordingly, as you might want to try to avoid the peak hours of sun.
5. Enjoy A Traditional Dinner With A View
Looking for the most authentic Italian food in Italy? Look no further then the family-run La Tagliata Trattoria. This place has family-style Italian food with all-you-can-drink wine for just 40€ flat rate. There’s no menu to order from, they just serve you their feast of the evening, cooked up by Nonna and Nonno themselves (don’t worry, they have gluten free options!). The restaurant is located up the hill from Positano so you would need to take the bus or shuttle there. If you make a reservation, they will arrange a shuttle to come pick you up for free. This bit of a hike means they have the bragging rights for the best dinner view on the entire Amalfi coast. A can’t miss if you love food.
Last but not least, don’t forget to try the Limoncello!
~ The Freedify Team