Hello and welcome back to the blog! Today I’m sharing my travel guide to Positano Italy! I have lots of recommendations and travel tips from the best restaurants to try, the best beaches to visit and everything you must see and do! Positano is easily my favouite spot in all of Italy.
Located on Southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Positano is a gorgeous beach destination. There’s a reason why it’s so popular! It’s a small, charming village with friendly people and incredible views everywhere you look.
Positano Italy Travel Guide
Where to Stay
We stayed in Airbnb’s throughout out entire trip around Europe last August and I cannot say enough good things about Airbnb! (Stay tuned for my Airbnb Guide to Italy coming soon!). We had the most lovely stay at Villa delle Palme; a charming, family run B&B located just a few minutes north of the main area of Positano. It was only a short walk away from the main beach called Spaggia Grande and they also served a delicious breakfast every morning, included with our room.
Our host Manuela was absolutely amazing and she went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable from check in to check out. She helped us make reservations for beach chairs and restaurants and gave us so many tips of things to do and see. I’ll definitely be back here again and again!
What to Do
One of the main attractions of Positano is to relax at the beach! Spaggia Grande is the best beach in my opinion because it has the best view of the cliff-side houses and it’s the largest beach. Lounge chairs are available for rent and I totally recommend splurging on a beach chair at least once. It’s expensive but it’s worth the experience. You always have the option to bring your own towel and chill on the sand for free.
Other fun things to do include exploring the local shops and restaurants and walking from Spaggia Grande to Fornillo Beach. This walk begins at Positano Harbour and continues along the coast with stunning views of the water.
The Island of Capri and the Blue Grotto is another great excursion. We didn’t end up going to Capri this trip but we’ve added it to the list for next time! Capri a short ferry ride away from Positano Harbour.
Where to Eat
The food in Positano Italy is beyond amazing and I can confidently say that out of all of Italy, my favouite pizza was in Positano. The best margarita pizza I’ve ever had was from Saraceno d’oro – the family owned restaurant attached to our Airbnb. (They’re also the owners of Villa delle Palme). You MUST try this pizza during your trip, it’s the BEST. It’s also really affordable, about 7 euros for takeaway.
Some other must do restaurant recommendations include: La Tagliata for the best full course meal you’ll ever have. This restaurant doesn’t have a menu and they serve course after course of whatever is fresh and delicious that day. It’s quite a unique dining experience and well worth the price. For a delicious and healthy meal check out Casa e Bottega. Lastly, be sure to grab a lemon gelato that’s served inside half a lemon from La Zagara while you walk around and explore.
Best Views – Instagram Photo Ops
Le Sirenuse Hotel is a great spot for panoramic views of the cliff-side houses. The far left side of Spaggia Grande beach is another lovely spot where you can see see the classic postcard view of all the open beach umbrellas. Also, the walk from Spaggia Grande to Fornillo Beach has a beautiful view of the beach with umbrella tops.
Positano is very walkable and it’s easy to get around on foot. There’s a bus that runs through the town but it’s not really necessary unless you want to avoid walking back up the hill to your accommodation. The town is so small that both locals and visitors walk along the narrow roads alongside the vehicles. The best time to visit Positano is in September when the extremely hot temperatures have subsided just a bit. For more Italy tips see my guide here.
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you found this travel guide to Positano Italy helpful and that you discovered something new! Was there anything that I missed? For more travel tips and to see where I’m travelling to in 2018, please subscribe to my blog. Say hello on Instagram @candice.camera