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Highlights in Positano
- A colourful and elegant destination
- A captivating and chic coastal town
- Unique and quiet coves and paradisiacal bays
- Fantastic food and Italian delicacies
- Unique views from the sea
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If you are thinking of spending some time in Positano, the best area is the lower part of town, near the centre or in the centre itself and close to the beach. The town has plenty of slopes and stairs because of the street layout and the cliffside location. Find the ideal rental with stunning views over the deep blue Mediterranean Sea and enjoy a fantastic time in this little and unique town.Fantastic properties by the sea
Fantastic rentals and lettings on the Amalfi Coast with the ideal location. Rentals with colourful facades and Mediterranean-style decoration. Spend a romantic weekend, a family trip or a solo tour in this beautiful beach town in Italy. Enjoy the morning light coming through your window and watch the sun go down at dusk. Splendid holiday rentals by the sea equipped with all the amenities and facilities to make your stay a comfortable one.
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The area and getting around
Positano is a cliffside coastal resort on southern Italy's Amalfi Coast. A very popular pebble beachfront and steep, narrow streets lined with colourful boutiques and exclusive cafes. Its Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta features a majolica-tiled dome that you can see from every corner in town. The best way to explore the surroundings is climbing up and down the steep flights of steps, so you better leave your car at the designated parking areas.The elegant village perched on the cliff
Visit the ruins of the old and sumptuous Roman villas, walk up and down the streets and get mesmerised by the bright colours facades lining up the streets, get to know the history of town at the local Museo Archeologico Romano and use this location as a great base to explore the surrounding villages on the Amalfi Coast like Sorrento, Amalfi, Naples and then you will understand why an elite group of travellers including intellectuals, artists, and celebrities elected Positano as their preferred holiday destination.
Travellers and activities
When the SS163 road was finished, many towns along the Amalfi coast were connected and easy to access. That is when Amalfi began to flourish and became a chic destination where big stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Picasso, Klee or Steinbeck fell in love with the unique landscape of this beautiful town and they described themselves as “Willing prisoners of a legendary landscape”. Let the beauty of Positano captivate you as well and spend some glamorous time surrounded by natural beauty and a unique flair in the most chic coastal area in Italy.Positano for beach lovers
There are many beautiful beaches along the Italian coast and the Amalfi Coast. In Positano you can enjoy a quiet and peaceful beach, where to bask in the sun without any rush. We talk about Fornillo Beach, a small stretch of sand that can be reached via the coastal path starting on the Spiaggia Grande. The latter is the heart of Positano. It is the largest beach in the area and the most popular one where celebrities, actors and a great bunch of artists go to. Do you prefer to swim away and far from everyone? Use the sea taxi service based in Marina Grande that will take you to paradisiacal bays and coves like Clavel, Cavone and Remmese, only reachable by boat.
We can say Positano rivals the pyramids of Egypt because of its rock morphology and the brightly-painted buildings climbing upwards, making it look like a natural pyramid.
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Lots of legends and stories fly over the three islets known as the “Sirenuse”. These are the islands of Li Galli. It was widely believed that the islets were inhabited by mermaids trying to seduce sailors or anybody sailing nearby. Let the mysterious beauty of the islets enchant you like it once did with Rudolf Nureyev, the famous ballet dancer.2. Take a day out to explore the area
After a few days soaking up the sun, shopping in its colourful boutiques and having a delicious meal at Zagara, you can take the day off and visit the little mountain districts scattered around the mountains. Make your way to Montepertuso, rich in beautiful waterfalls and lots of rare species to enjoy a fabulous day in nature. The little hamlet of Nocelle can only be accessed via a pathway or climbing up the 1500 steps that start on the beach of Arienzo. Visit this enchanting place and fall in love with its unique atmosphere and the wonderful views from the main square. Make sure you stop at Fontana Vecchia where you can enjoy a pint of fresh water!3. Have some tasty meals in Positano
Wondering where to eat in Positano? There are several options in Positano to cater to every taste. Casa e Bottega offers delicious, light and healthy meals. This unique bistrot, serves you tasty avocado on toast, fresh juices and tasty smoothies but it also allows you to buy anything in the room, from the pictures, to the tables. Dinner for two? For a romantic evening with your other half, Rada is a lovely terrace overlooking the sea and also the beautiful houses perched on the cliff. A quick snack and a refreshing lemonade are trademarks of Zagara. Try their famous “Delizia al limone” and chill out at the interior garden.4. Hike the Path of Gods
Hiking in Positano is one of the most rewarding activities. If you are looking for unique scenery and remarkable memories, hike Sentiero degli Dei. This trail is about 7 km long and it takes up to 2 hours to reach the end, in Nocelle or maybe a bit more if you stop to take some pictures. It is an easy trail to follow as it is always well marked with red and white signs with “02” on them. Get on the SITA bus to Amalfi and then, on the bus to Bomerano. This is a truly unique way of discovering this fantastic stretch of this Italian coastline. Bring lots of water and some snacks!5. Book a boat tour
The best way to admire the greatness of this amazing village is from the water. You have two ways to book a boat tour along the Amalfi Coast. The private operators offer tailored routes and amenities or then, you can join the big party boats where you share experiences and meet other travellers. The tours take a whole day and you will have some stops on the way. Remember to take your camera and get your phones ready to get the most amazing snaps!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Positano
Positano is the most expensive city in Italy, with an average cost of £323.98 per night.
If you would like to save as much as possible during your visit to Positano, you should travel in November (£244.06 per night on average), December (£265.69), or January (£265.81) to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
When it comes to looking for a holiday rental in Positano, the months when it is most expensive are, in descending order, August, May and June with average prices per night of £402.07, £391.96, and £389.53, respectively.
When visiting Positano, there is no need to plan long before your trip, as the percentage of rentals booked is only 42%.
October, April, and May are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the largest number of accommodations available, with respective average availability figures of 69.4%, 67.75% and 65.6%.
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 39% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by January (42%), and February (45.8%).
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