Getting to Sorrento

Getting from Naples to Sorrento

Naples to Sorrento

The closest airport to Sorrento is Naples Capodichino (NAP)

You can easily reach Sorrento from Naples by car, train, ferry, or private transfer. Getting from Naples to Sorrento by driving can be more than a thrill (terrifying for some) since most of the road zigzags on the edge of a cliff!  Even so, if you elect to rent a car, you will be rewarded with stunning vistas and scenery. Other than driving, there are several other options for transportation to Sorrento. Naples to SorrentoI’ve found that the least expensive choice (train) takes the longest time. Furthermore, it could be the most crowded and inconvenient with luggage. I find that the moderately priced option (ferry) is an easy way to go. The fastest and most comfortable (private driver) is the most expensive. In my opinion, there are things worth splurging on, and things worth skimping. Safety, time, and convenience may be worth the splurge for you.

Naples Airport to Sorrento Options:

Sorrento by Car:

From the Capodichino Airport or the Naples Central Train Station start by following signs to Tangenziale-Autostrade. Then take the A3 Highway/Salerno-Reggio Calabria. Continue to Castellammare di Stabia exit. Then take the 145 state street and follow directions to the Penisola Sorrentina. Welcome to Sorrento!

Naples to Sorrento Train

Naples to Sorrento TrainThe least expensive way is to take the train to Sorrento. From the Naples airport, take the free shuttle to Napoli Centrale Garibaldi Train Station. Go to the lower level and take the Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento which is the last stop. Trains depart every 30/60 minutes and the journey can be up to an hour and a half. Warning: in the summer months the train from Naples to Sorrento is jammed, with standing room only, and not air conditioned! It may be a very unpleasant ride. You can buy your tickets from an automated ticket machine or ticket office.
Tickets: Naples to Sorrento 4.50e each
Important Note: Remember to validate your train ticket before you get on the train! If you don’t, you can be subject to a fine and must purchase another ticket. Also, be aware of pickpockets on the train.

Ferry to SorrentoFerry to Sorrento

The first step is to take the airport shuttle to Naples Beverello Harbor. The shuttle departs every 10 minutes. Once at the harbor, find the Alilauro ticket office to purchase your tickets. The Hydrofoil journey is 40 minutes. Go to Alilauro for ferry times and prices. This is a beautiful way to arrive in Sorrento. Be prepared for a gorgeous view of the cliffs and town above!! Be aware that the ferry pier is on beach level and there is an uphill climb to the hotels. However, if you stay to your left when exiting the marina, you will find an elevator lift to take you up to town (cost 1 euro. Of course, taxis are available or you can walk up and enormous flight of steps.
Note: CASH ONLY! Many people waited on line only to be turned away to find an ATM.
Ferry times: 9am 11am 1pm 3:05pm 5:15pm and 6:25pm – varies during seasons.
Tickets: One way from Naples to Sorrento is 14.10e per person – Luggage is 2.10e per piece.

Private Transfer to Sorrento
Private Transfer to Sorrento

In my opinion, the most hassle-free way is via private car transfer from Naples. If you decide on door to door transport, I highly recommend Renato Como Transfers. They will pick you up at the airport arrivals point, and take you directly to your hotel in Sorrento. In addition, if you want to sightsee for a few hours, you can stop in Pompeii or Herculaneum. Your luggage is safely stored in the vehicle. Furthermore, you can also stop for delightful lunch at a cliffside restaurant.  Anything you desire they will accommodate.Getting to Sorrento

Whatever option you choose, enjoy getting from Naples to Sorrento. Relish the breathtaking views and appreciate the locals! Of course, when you are on the Amalfi Coast, make your way to Capri, Positano, Ravello and Almafi.


Sorrento Hotels

Best Sorrento Hotels from Luxury to Budget 2018

5 Best Hotels in Sorrento

Sorrento’s spectacular location on the Amalfi Coast makes it a popular destination to explore the world’s most loved coastline. When it comes to visiting Sorrento Italy, you can choose from a host of luxury, boutique and budget Sorrento Hotels. Since this is the case, let me help you weed through the array of choices. Here are my 5 best hotels in Sorrento, listed from luxury to budget.

Grand Hotel La Favorita

Sorrento Hotels, La FavoritaLuxury with Pool – In the first place, La Favorita is in an excellent location high atop a cliff. It is perfectly positioned between the sea and center of town. Secondly, it one of the most elegant and beautiful properties in Sorrento. Not to mention, there is nightly rooftop entertainment with dancing and cocktails. Of course, the rooftop pool, as well as the hotel, has stunning panoramic views of the Mediterranean.
Address: Via Tasso Angolo, Piazza Vittoria Veneto

Bellevue SyreneSorrento Hotels Bellevue Syrene

Luxury with Pool – This luxury hotel is perched upon a sheer cliff overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. If you are looking for luxury, I highly recommend the elegant Bellevue Syrene.  The building and grounds are gorgeous and of course the service is excellent. Every room faces the sea and you are welcome to use their private beach.
Address: Piazza della Victoria 5, Sorrento

Palazzo MarzialeSorrento Hotels Palazzo Marziale

Boutique Hotel – Palazzo Marziale gives you old world charm in a stunning 15th century palazzo. It is now a family run boutique style hotel with exceptional customer service. There are only a few rooms so book early. Many wedding parties book here and use the beautiful cloister of San Francesco for their venue, which is right across the road. Only a five-minute walk to Piazza Tasso and another short walk to the elevator that brings you to  Sorrento beaches  and the port.
Address: Piazza Francesco Saverio Gargiulo 2, Sorrento

Palazzo StaraceHotels in Sorrento Palazzo Starace

Midrange – Palazzo Starace is located in the heart of Sorrento on a quiet lane just steps from lively Piazza Tasso. Restaurants and shops are at your fingertips. In addition, it is close to the port, bus and train stations and of course the Amalfi Coast Tours pick-up point. The rooms are sparkling clean and lovely. Keep in mind that there is no elevator but the staff will take care of your luggage. Also, the front desk closes at 8pm but this is a reliable choice for a value stay.
Address:
Via Santa Maria della Pieta 9, Sorrento

Piazza Tasso B&BSorrento Hotels Piazza Tasso B&B

Value – Piazza Tasso B&B is located in the most noted square in Sorrento, Piazza Tasso. It is right in the heart of Sorrento where the real substance of Sorrento is captured with its local restaurants, bars, shops, and fun nightlife. It is also convenient for the train, bus and port. Rooms are clean and tastefully decorated. Get a balcony room overlooking the square and enjoy people watching. You can also see concert and festivals from your room. This is a great value hotel if you enjoy staying in a lively area.
Address: Corso Italia 185, Piazza Tasso


Sorrento Night Life

Sorrento Nightlife

Nightlife in Sorrento

Sorrento nightlife includes some fun venues to dance, drink and be entertained.  As in most of Italy, the dance clubs attract a well dressed crowd after midnight. Some clubs outside of Sorrento may offer a shuttle service – check out their website or facebook page. Of course, a low key option is to enjoy the Italian tradition of passeggiata, a stroll along Corso Italia and Piazza Tasso. You will find many cafes, gelato shops and live music to enjoy.

Filou ClubFilou Club Sorrento

Filou Club is so much fun! It’s small but packed with a lively crowd and an entertaining piano man. Sit at the piano bar and have a blast singing solo or with the other guests to popular Italian and American tunes. Filou Club gets an after dinner crowd – enjoy!
Address: Via S.M.Pieta 12

Shot Bar SorrentoSorrento ShotBar

Shot Bar Sorrento is a fun, lively bar with loads of international visitors and locals. It is a small bar but offers outdoor seating. The syringe shot range is extensive with something for everyone. In addition, the cocktails are strong and well priced for Sorrento. Furthermore there is a  wide selection of bottled beers. Lastly, the owners are incredibly friendly and will offer you great shot recommendations. Have fun!
Address: Via Santa Maria Della Pietà, 26

Dance Clubs Sorrento

Fauno Notte ClubFauno Notte Club Sorrento

Fauno Notte in Piazza Tasso is a late night dance club (think after midnight). DJ and dancing fun for a typically young crowd of locals and tourists alike. A great location, right in Piazza Tasso. There can be a cover charge of 10 Euros depending on the time you get there.
Address: Piazza Tasso 14

Sorrento Spicy Bar

 

Head over to Spicy for a great dance night. Enjoy beats pumping late into the wee hours, with a dress to impress 30s crowd. As it’s located a short drive outside the center of Sorrento, Spicy the offers a shuttle service.
Address: Via Capo, 82 Sorrento


Sorrento Restaurants

My Favorite Restaurants in Sorrento

Sorrento Restaurants

Restaurants in Sorrento boast delicious red tomato sauces, homemade pastas, fresh seafood…..yum!  Of course, there is nothing better that great Southern Italian food! There are so many restaurants in Sorrento to choose from! Savor these amazing flavors at some of my favorite restaurants in Sorrento.

We all have priorities in restaurants – for some it’s strictly the food – for others it’s the ambiance and for yet another it’s the service. Some people like to go to a chic scene. My recipe is to mix all these ingredients and suggest the best to you. Bon Appetito!

L’Antica TrattoriaL'Antica Trattoria, Sorrento Restaurants

Fine Dining – Not only will you feel like you are in an enchanted garden, but the food at L’Antica Trattoria is spectacular! Coupled with wonderful service, you will have a dining experience to be remembered for years to come. Every dish here is delicious from beginning to end. Delicious pastas, seafood and top notch zucchini flowers. Buon appetito and enjoy the scrumptious food, gorgeous decor and the wonderful mandolin player!
Address: Via Padre Reginaldo Giuliani 33

Ristorante Bagni DelfinoBagni Delfino Sorrento Restaurants

Moderately Priced – This superb restaurant is located in Marina Grande. You have the option of dining over the water since they have a pier jutting out into the marina. Definitely a beautiful setting, but equally important is the outstanding food the chef prepares! The seafood dishes are simply amazing. Daily fresh caught fish can be grilled and then filleted table side. Flavorful pastas are cooked to perfection. In addition, an extensive wine list is offered. Oh, the service is also outstanding.
Address: Via Marina Grande 216

Ristorante L’AbateRistorante L'Abate, Restaurants in Sorrento

Moderately Priced – Ristorante L’Abate has delicious food, outdoor dining and a wonderful singer who sings so many terrific Italian songs. I really love this restaurant! Not only is the food excellent, but I love the atmosphere. I had to go back a second time. Try the shrimp risotto and the meat & cheese cannelloni. Awesome!  Make reservations to sit in the outdoor garden. The waiters are so very friendly. You will have a wonderful dining experience. Mangia!
Address: Piazza Sant’Antonio 24 – Located a few steps off Piazza Tasso.

Lunch at the Beach

Keep in mind, that when you go to the beach, each lido has a restaurant where you can have a nice lunch.

 


Sorrento Beaches

Sorrento Beach Clubs

Sorrento Beaches

In the first place, beaches in Sorrento are unique. Visitors will find Sorento lidos practically floating on water! Long colorful piers jut out into the sea because of limited amounts of sand. From here, enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Bay of Naples. Not to mention crystal clear water!Sorrento Beaches

Sorrento beaches are located in Marina Piccola, which is directly down the steps/lift from town center. All the lidos offer delicious restaurants and bars. In addition, each are fully equipped with showers and offer sunbed/umbrella rentals. If you’re looking for a beach with the most sand, Lido Leonelli is the best beach in Sorrento for you.  Furthermore, there is also a free public beach – remember to bring your own towel.

Sorrento Lidos

Peter’s BeachPeter's Beach Sorrento

Peter’s Beach is the first lido you will encounter of the Sorrento beaches. Great staff and good food. Plenty of changing cabins and a small sandy beach. Prices: Beds @ 15 euros

Marameo BeachMarameo Beach Sorrento

Marameo Beaches has 30 changing cabins, floating sun beds, king size sun beds, leisure zone with giant sofa, chaise lounge and Jacuzzi. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner. Prices: Beds @ 14 euros, Towels @ 3 euros

Leonelli BeachLeonelli's Beach Sorrento

At Leonellis’ you will find three terraces equipped with deckchairs, sunbeds and umbrellas. There is a cocktail/snack bar and also a restaurant on the beach. In addition, Leonellis’ has the best beach in Sorrento because it is the widest and longest. Prices: Beds @ 14e

Bagni SalvatoreBagni Salvatore, Sorrento

Bagni Salvatore is the last lido you will find. It has over 3 large piers. You are offered beds, umbrellas and chairs. Additionally, there are rentals of pedal boats, canoes and cabins. Of course, there is a delicious restaurant and bar. Prices: Bed @ 13 euro.  Towels @ 2 euro

Bagni Salvatore, Sorrento

In fact, whichever lido you choose, every comfort you might need is available to be enjoyed. All this while sunning, swimming and admiring the Bay of Naples and mountain view.


Sorrento Italy

Sorrento Italy

Explore charming and delightful Sorrento. It rests atop a cliff on one of the most beautiful and loved coastlines in the world. Sorrento Italy guarantees stunning views. You can see the glistening Mediterranean sea below from Mount Vesuvius to Capri – it is truly breathtaking. Certainly it is one of Italy’s most popular vacation destinations since ancient Roman times.Sorrento, ItalySorrento Italia, known for appetizing food and unique lidos, also has beautiful art and architecture. The charming historic center is made up of lovely narrow cobblestone streets. There are many cafes, boutiques and shops catering to your every taste. It is impossible to avoid lemons and delicious limoncello here – it is known as the land of lemons!Sorrento Lemons Not only is Sorrento is a perfect base for visiting the Amalfi Coast Italy, but also nearby islands. A short ferry ride can whisk you away to gorgeous Capri and Ischia. Moreover, if you are historically minded, it is easy to get to Pompeii and Herculaneum. Also, a short 35 minute drive will take you to Positano. Excitement and wonderful possibilities await you on your Sorrento holiday.

Things to do in SorrentoSorrento Wedding

The town itself does not have a great deal of attractions. Therefore it is mainly used as a base from which to explore the surrounding areas. I recommend a two night stay if you are going to visit Capri. Also, It makes for a beautiful wedding backdrop, if you are inclined to tie the knot. On the other hand, it is so sweet to see a lovely bride and groom!

Explore Sorrento

First of all, take a stroll on Corso Italia. It is the main street in town with plenty of stores, hotels and eateries. During the evening, it turns into a lively pedestrian only walkway. Equally important is to explore all the alleys and lanes in this historic town. There are many cafes, shops and boutiques to discover. Sorrento walkwaysDuring your stroll, you will frequently stumble onto sculptures and art randomly mixed into the surroundings. Consequently you may find sweet surprises as you walk around.

 

Sorrento art sculptures

Especially make sure to take a walk to the Villa Comunale Park which is at the edge of the cliff. There you have a spectacular panoramic view  of the sparkling Bay of Naples. By the park you will find a winding walkway carved into the cliff. It leads down to the sea and lidos. The walk is a photographer’s dream – don’t forget your camera. Conversely, there is also a lift to take you up and down for 2 euros.

 

Moreover, here you will find Chiesa di San Francesco, a 14th century church. It boasts a gorgeous garden/courtyard with occasional art displays and showings. All are welcome to enjoy the tranquil beauty you will find here.Chiesa di San Francesco, Sorrento

Piazza TassoPiazza Tasso Sorrento Italy

Piazza Tasso is the main square of Sorrento. Live music, horse carriage rides and a mini tourist train are found here. Tasso is the town hub. It is lined with cafes, restaurants and shops. Be sure to order a cafe and enjoy the scene as people go by. During the evening, live musicians perform wonderful Italian music! Additionally, you will find another staircase here that will lead you down to the port and lidos.

Sorrento

 

On the whole, Sorrento is a fun, lively and wonderful town to visit. It is easy to get here from Naples and is a great first stop on the Amalfi Coast. I suggest staying a night or two before heading to Positano, Amalfi or Ravello. Also consider staying on Capri for a night or two.Sorrento

Sorrento BeachesSorrento Beaches

Definitely make time to enjoy a day at the beach. Sorrento has unique lido’s with piers that jut out into the water. Check our my Sorrento Beach page for comprehensive info and rental prices.

Sorrento Restaurants

Of course, there is nothing better that great Southern Italian food! There are so many restaurants in Sorrento to choose from! Savor these amazing flavors at some of my favorite restaurants in Sorrento.

 

Day Trip to CapriCapri Italy

Take a hydrofoil to the gorgeous island of Capri.

Nightlife in Sorrento

Fauno Notte ClubFauno Notte Club Sorrento

Fauno Notte in Piazza Tasso is a late night dance club. DJ and dancing fun.

Filou ClubFilou Club Sorrento

This club is so much fun! Sing with the piano man to great Italian and American tunes. It gets an after dinner crowd.

 

 


Il Capitano Positano

Five Best Positano Italy Restaurants

Positano restaurants are buzzing with heavenly Italian dishes. Local specialities include a variety of fresh caught fish as well as shrimp, octopus, clams and mussels. Not only are the seafood specialties great, but  the pasta, meat and vegetable dishes are also delicious. Certainly dessert is amazing too. Positano Italy restaurants have a terrific vibe. Moreover, many have unrivaled views of the cliff and sea. There are so many delicious choices for you! Here are some of the best restaurants in Positano.Positano Restaurants

We all have priorities in restaurants – for some it’s strictly the food – for others it’s the ambiance and for yet another it’s the service. Some people like to go to a chic scene. My recipe is to mix all these ingredients and suggest the best to you. Bon Appetito!

Next2Next2 Positano

Moderately Priced – Next2 has delicious food made with fresh ingredients.  The presentation and quality is excellent. They also boast an extensive wine list. Beautiful ambiance with a gorgeous outdoor patio. They are located across the street from the cliff so you will not have an excellent view, but the food will wow you. Try the stuffed zucchini flowers!
Address: Via Pasitea 242, Positano

Positano Restaurants with a view

La TagliataLa Tagliata Positano

Moderately Priced – The food in this family run restaurant is absolutely delicious. Moreover, the views are spectacular, since it is high up on the mountain a short drive from Positano. First of all, there is no menu, just an abundance of delectable farm to table dishes served to you. Secondly, wine is unlimited. All this for 40 EUR, plus a complimentary shuttle.
Address: Via Monsignor Vito Talamo

Ristorante La SpondaRistorante La Sponda, Positano

Fine Dining – You will have an unforgettable experience at La Sponda. As you would expect for a Michelin starred restaurant, the setting is incredibly beautiful. In addition, the ambiance created by candles and live string music is absolutely amazing. Service is out-of-this-world. Certainly, the food is the star here. I suggest the Tasting Menu.  Enjoy a wonderful evening!
Address: Via San Sebastiano 2, Positano (in the Sirenuse Hotel)

Il CapitanoIl Capitano Positano

Moderately priced – Il Capitano possesses one of the most stunning views for your dining pleasure. Try the delicious grilled octopus and the seafood risotto. They also have a very good wine selection.   Book in advance in order to reserve a cliffside table.
Address: Via Pasitea 119, Positano

Positano Restaurants on the Beach

Ristorante La MarinellaLa Marinella, Positano

Casual, Moderately Priced – This will be one of your best meals in Positano. Start out with amazing homemade pastas, delicious seafood and great wine. This is a hidden gem with a view right over Fornillo Beach. It is a short walk from Spiaggia Grande and well worth going to for lunch or dinner.
Address: Via Positanesi d’America 22-24, Positano

Positano Restaurants

Dress code is chic in Positano

 


Positano Hotels

Positano Hotels

Where to stay in Positano? It’s beneficial to understand the layout of the land, or should I say cliff, while choosing Positano hotels. To begin with, you will be in The Vertical City, with tons of steps from beginning of town down to the harbor. At the same time, this is what makes Positano so unique and spectacular.Positano Hotels Therefore, there are some things to consider according to your mobility and preferences.  First, if your hotel is high up on the cliff, you will have stunning views but lots of steps to climb up and down to town center and the beach. Secondly, there are hotels mid-way on the hill which are closer to the center of town with fewer steps to climb. Lastly, there are also hotels down by the beach and just seconds from town center. These are reached by a sloped walkway and have the fewest steps. I will help you discover the best hotels in Positano.              JUMP TO HOTELSPositano Hotels

It is important to know that which ever you choose, there are internal busses that can take you all around. Most upper Positano Italy hotels have bus stops right by their entrances. In addition, porter service is available that will collect your luggage at Piazza dei Mulini (Euro 6 per bag – cash only) and deliver them to your hotel. Piazza dei Mulini is the drop off point in town from which you have to continue on foot to reach many hotels. You can find the porters in front of the Pharmacy (few steps before Piazza Mulini) or just ask the parking attendant or your driver.

First, those charming steps…..

In my opinion, steps are a perfect way to burn off all that delicious Italian food! It’s like an Italian StairMaster – no need to hit the gym! Get a leg workout and your heart pumping while you see the sights. Although steps are the fastest route (shortcut), there are a few inclined winding roads that you can walk back and forth to your destinations. Take your time and enjoy the charm of discovering all the nooks and crannies this beautiful town has to offer. You will find boutiques, cafes, restaurants and of course, the best hotels in Positano.

Second, where is the center of town?Positano Church and Beach

When picking a hotel, I feel it’s good to know where its location is in relationship with town center. This is especially true in Positano because of the vertical layout. The center of Positano is from Piazza dei Mulini to the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. The church is set back from the main beach, Spiaggia Grande, within a minutes walk.

TOP POSITANO HOTELS

Le SirenuseLe Sirenuse, Positano

Luxury Hotel – Pool – Breakfast included – Bottom of hill
You will be in the Lap of Luxury!  Here you will find impeccable service, gorgeous surroundings and spectacular views of the sea and beach. Expect to be pampered and let your eyes feast on the beauty of the decor. Enjoy!
Address: Via C. Colombo 30, Positano

Hotel Buca di BaccoHotel Buca di Bacco Positano

Luxury Hotel – Breakfast included – Bottom of hill – Practically on Beach
Buca di Bacco’s location is basically on the beach. It is extremely easy to get to the beachfront restaurants, the ferries and excursion boats as well as all the shops and galleries. Service is excellent. The rooms are spacious and decorated with old world charm. You will love it!
Address: Via Rampa della Teglia 4, Positano

Covo dei SaraceniCovo dei Saraceni Positano

Luxury Hotel – Pool – Breakfast included – Bottom of Hill – On Beach
An ideal location! This is an excellent hotel with a beautiful view right over the beach. They have a wonderful rooftop pool and bar. Rooms and common areas are beautiful.  A perfect choice!
Address: Via Regina Giovanna 5, Positano

Palazzo MuratHotel Palazzo Murat, Positano

Luxury Hotel – Pool – Breakfast included – Bottom of Hill
This hotel is on the prettiest via in all of Positano. It is basically a glamorous oasis in the center of everything! Moreover, this is one of the most beautiful hotels you will find. A gorgeous entryway that opens up into beautiful outdoor garden restaurant. It is a very short walk to the beach.
Address: 23 Via dei Mullini, Positano

Hotel Villa FrancaVilla Franca Positano

Luxury Hotel – Pool – Breakfast included – Top of Hill
Villa Franca is perched high on the hill with incredible views and impeccable service. The hotel and rooms are beautifully decorated. They offer complimentary shuttle to the beach area, which is basically town center.
Address: Via Pasitea 318, Positano

Hotel MiramareHotel Miramare, Positano

Mid-range Hotel – Breakfast included – Middle of Hill
A wonderful hotel with beautiful vistas.  I suggest booking a room with a balcony. It is in a great location because it is close to the main beach area with many restaurants above and below. Address: Via Trara Genoino 29, Positano

Villa La TartanaVilla La Tartana, Positano

Mid-range Hotel – Breakfast included – Bottom of Hill
I happen to love Villa Tartana. It is very close to the beach and tucked away in a little corner. Rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. Their breakfast and cappuccino – molto bene! The staff is excellent and will even help you learn Italian! A great mid-range choice right near the beach and town center. Note: Choose an upper room
Address: Via Vito Savino 6/8, Positano

Villa RosaVilla Rosa, Positano

Mid-range Hotel, Breakfast included – Mid to lower Hill
Excellent staff, tastefully decorated, excellent views of the sea and Positano. Wonderful breakfast served in your room – sit on your terrace and enjoy the view!
Address: Via C. Colombo 121, Positano

 

 

 

 


Positano Beaches

Positano Beaches

When it comes to Amalfi Coast beaches, you will love the scene here. Positano beaches are fabulous, beautiful and everything, including boutiques and cafes, is within a short walk. Sun lovers will enjoy beautiful smooth pebble beaches and gorgeous blue water.Positano Beaches La Scogliera There are full service beach clubs, all with delicious seaside restaurants. Furthermore, there is a public area (Spiaggia Libera) where you are free to bring your own towels and enjoy the day. Spiaggia Grande is the center and main Positano beach. Positano HarborIn addition, there is a small harbor on Spiaggia Grande. Not to mention ferries and excursion boats ready to whisk you off to other Amalfi Coast towns . This Positano Italy beach is one of the largest and glamorous on the Amalfi Coast. It attracts a fashionable crowd from all over the world.

POSITANO BEACH CLUBS

Lido L’IncantoPositano, Lido L'Incanto

Lido L’Incanto offers all the conveniences needed for a fun and relaxing day in the sun and sea. They rents out sun beds, deck chairs and umbrellas.  In addition it provides changing rooms showers and free wi-fi.
Prices: One bed & one umbrella (2017): 1st row is E20; 2nd row is E17.50; 3rd row and after is E15.  If you want 1st row, which is sea-front, I would suggest to advance reserve online or ask your hotel to reserve for you. The 3rd row and after price option is available in person but not available online.  To book online click here.

Positano Blu Bar

Not only does Lido L’Incanto have a delicious restaurant, but they also have the Blu Bar. You should stop and soak up the atmosphere. Order a delightful drinks and enjoy the music.Positano Beach

There is a pretty walkway between the beach and the restaurants.  It is busy with people and even an artist or two painting works of art.

Lido La Scogliera
Positano Beach Scogliera

As you walk down toward the end of the beach, you will find a small corner of paradise, La Scogliera. Partially set on a rocky terrace, you can indulge in excellent service, attention and relaxation in a stunning setting. Positano La ScoglieraThis lido is owned by L’Incanto, and pampers their guests. At sunset, it turns into a romantic lounge/bar from 7:30-10:30pm.  They also have have live music and DJ sets till 11:30 on Sundays and Wednesdays.  In addition, you will find the hottest club on the Amalfi coast located here, Music On the Rocks. Positano nightlife is the best on the Amalfi Coast.

Spiaggia Grande HarborPositano Beach Harbor

Here you will find a small jetty that offers boat excursions, rental boats and a sea taxi service. You can boat to other areas of the Amalfi Coast and to small coves nearby, which can only be accessed by sea. Likewise, there is also a dock for ferries and larger boats. (A great option for transportation to and from Naples) For a unique and delicious lunch, as the sea taxi to take you to Da Adolfo Ristorante.  You can only arrive by boat and it has its own little beach.

Positano Ferry Prices

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Fornillo BeachPositano Fornillo Beach

If you’re looking for a quieter beach which is only a 10 minute scenic walk away, you will enjoy Fornillo Beach. From the Spiaggia Grande harbor, bear right and walk along the costal path. There are a few fully equipped Lidos and the rentals are much less expensive than Spiaggia Grande.

Positano Beaches make you Jump for Joy!

Positano Spiaggia Grande

Girls having fun!


Positano Italy

Positano

Positano Italy is a stunning cliffside village located on the Amalfi Coast. Certainly a top resort destination, it is truly a jewel and not to be missed. Indeed, you will fall in love with Positano!  Bougainvillea, vegetation and flowers cascade down buildings and balconies. Boutiques, galleries and cafes line the streets. It is a shoppers paradise. There is a array of amazing hotels and delicious restaurants. Positano Amalfi Coast is absolutely fabulous, dripping with charm, and there is something to do for everyone! Positano

Picturesque Positano is a magical and enchanted village known throughout the world. Celebrities such as Katie Perry, P Diddy and Adam Sandler have been seen here this past summer. It is built into a cliff and is also called the Vertical City. With this in mind, an unusual network of stairways enhance the town. There is only one street for vehicles. Hence, the rest of the village is pedestrian only. Getting around by foot will let you appreciate pastel-colored homes, flower filled terraces and endless steps carved out of the rock. There are narrow pedestrian alleys and, of course, steps that flow down to the busy harbor and beach.Positano, Italy

GETTING AROUND POSITANO

Via dei Mulini is the main road through town that leads down to the beach. The center of town begins at Piazza dei Mulino, which is where all vehicle traffic ends. After that, Via dei Mulini is pedestrian only.  It is a pleasure to stroll and browse in all the art galleries, boutiques and various shops. Try to stop in at Sapori e Porfumi di Positano. The fragrance of the candles and perfumes are fabulous! If you’re lucky to have a chat with the ‘Lemon Lady’, you will find that she is an amazing entrepeneur and spirit! Of course, you will also find an abundance of restaurants and cafes.Positano Shopping

You can reach every corner of this beautiful area without climbing countless steps. The local bus service is easily accessible. Bus stops are indicated with the sign Flavio Gioia and the orange busses have three routes: Interno Positano , which departs every 30 minutes from Piazza dei Mulini which tours around town. Montepertuso Nocelle departs every hour and goes to the higher communities. And lastly, Praiano-Positano, which brings you to the nearby town of Praiano. Furthermore, if you need information on getting here from Naples, read my Naples to Positano Guide.

Those charming steps…..

 

In my opinion, steps are a perfect way to burn off all that delicious Italian food! It’s like an Italian StairMaster – no need to hit the gym! Get a leg workout and your heart pumping while you see the sights. Although steps are the fastest route (shortcut), there are a few inclined winding roads that you can walk back and forth to your destinations. Take your time and enjoy the charm of discovering all the nooks and crannies this beautiful town has to offer. You will find boutiques, cafes, restaurants and of course, the best hotels in Positano.

 

Positano Italy

A few steps from the beach, you will find the church of Santa Maria Assunta. It features a majolica-tiled dome and a 13th-century Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary. Legend says that in the 12th century AD, a ship carrying this same icon came from the sea during a huge storm. The sailors all heard a voice saying, “Posa Posa” which means “leave me here”. Thus the name Positano.  Moreover, this is why the Madonna has been kept in Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta ever since.

Posa Posa – We DO NOT want to leave! Feel the warmth and friendliness of the wonderful locals. They are so welcoming. Take joy in the beauty of the landscape, the gorgeous views, and the pretty beaches. It is simply magical!

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Remember to bring your camera everywhere!

THE BEST OF POSITANO…….

Positano BeachesPositano Amalfi Coast

If you’re looking to bask in the Mediterranean sun, you will love the beaches here.  Sun lovers will enjoy a beautiful smooth pebble beach and gorgeous blue water. Read about Spiaggia Grande and the beach clubs…..Comprehensive Guide to Positano Beaches.

POSITANO HOTELS – WHERE TO STAYPositano Guide

If you don’t know the layout of the land, or should I say cliff, it could be a challenge picking a hotel.  Do you want to be in the heart of town; high up on the cliff with stunning views; or down by the beach with fewer steps to climb.  I will help you in my comprehensive Hotel and Orientation Guide.

Restaurants in PositanoPositano Restaurants

The restaurant scene here is buzzing with delicious southern Italian food and beautiful ambiance. There are so many delicious choices for you!  Restaurant Guide

Positano NightlifePositano Nightlife

Nightlife in this glamorous town consists of everything from dining in a cliffside restaurant with a panoramic view to dancing till the wee hours of the morning in the hottest Amalfi Coast club.  Nightlife Guide.

Getting to Positano Amalfi CoastPositano Transportation

Closest Airport:  Naples Capodichino (NAP).
Various transportation options are available such as: ferry, train & bus, private transfer, and car rental. For comprehensive information on transportation choices, CLICK HERE.

Positano Amalfi Coast

Beautiful Steps

Positano Steps

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