Positano is a romantic little town on the Amalfi Coast whose colourful houses cling precariously to the hillsides overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Positano is one of Italy's most picturesque towns and one of the most beautiful on the Amalfi Coast. Despite its winding hill-climbing streets, it is very compact and can easily be explored at a leisurely pace in a couple of hours.
Positano at a glance
While its labyrinthine lanes may not suggest it, Positano is very easy to visit! It has one long main road (Viale Pasitea) from which its narrow alleyways and staircases ascend the mountainside and descend to the beach.
Unlike other destinations, rather than listing the main places of interest in Positano, we recommend that you dive right into the town's pretty streets and lose yourself in its captivating atmosphere, taking stops at every viewpoint to make the most of the incredible landscapes around you.
How to get to Positano from Naples?
While Positano is located just under 38 miles (60 km) south of Naples, there is no simple route via public transport, and the narrow mountain roads mean the journey usually takes around an hour and half. The easiest option to visit the town is to book an organised tour: you'll be picked up and dropped off from a convenient location and all you'll be left to do is enjoy your day out! Check our our Amalfi Coast tours to Positano from Naples via the following links:
If you don't mind braving the mountain roads and prefer the flexibility of visiting Positano at your own pace, the next best option is to hire a car and drive along the Amalfi Coast. Have a look at our car rental prices here, and remember, many of Italy's roads are toll roads!
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