Positano is a small town on the Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy. It is known as the town of stairs, its small houses, all huddling on top of each other, form the subject of endless photos. The hills offer superb views and there are beautiful beaches to visit; the Marina and the Spiaggia Grande beach, which are at the foot of the town and the smaller Fornillo and Porta di Arienzo beaches on either side.
Positano also has many beautiful boutiques to wander around which show the original styles favoured in this area. At the heart of the town is the S.Maria Assunta Church with its amazingly coloured dome which is steps away from the sea. At night it’s like a fairytale village with the lights twinkling on the hills.
Things to See & Do
* Positano harbor area
* Fornillo - small secluded beach
* Spiaggia Grande, the main beach
* Ferry trip to Paestum or Ischia and Capri
* Parish church of Santa Maria Assunta
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Italian
Land Area – 8 km²
Population – 5,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +39
Port Location – The small port is located in downtown Positano.
Travel Links – The Tigullio Gulf is on the Genoa-La Spezia rail line, with numerous trains running daily. Trains leave from Genoas Piazza Principe station. There are several direct trains from Turin, Milan and Rome. From Florence, change at Pisa. All coastal towns can be accessed by rail, with the exception of Portofino, which can be reached by shuttle bus service from Santa Margherita.