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Things to do in Positano

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Nightclub
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“ The only night club in Positano. e great place to have a drink and listen to music. The place is built inside the mountain so the walls are all natural rock. So definitely a place to visit. It doesn't really start till 1am but getting there early it'll be a little less chaotic.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Souvenir Shop
“Positano is a must once on the coast. It’s one of the beautiful village of the Amalfi’s coast”
  • 132 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“ Great food and great staff. One of my favorites. Make sure to make a reservation.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Beach
“From the largest beach, if you want to stroll close to the see, you can head to the narrow on the right, the so-called Path of Lovers that leads to the Fornillo beach: a romantic sunset walk along this path near the rocky coast. From here you can admire two of the ancient towers, Trasita and Fornillo towers, built on the ledges of the coast to spot pirates. On Fornillo beach there are bathhouses, bars/restaurants ideal for an informal lunch or a relaxing drink. Also, you can go up some stairs and walk a street towards the Lo Guarracino Restaurant, a delightful panoramic place where you can enjoy local flavors for a romantic dinner.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“it's my favourite restaurant , you can eat local food very close to the propriety”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“A elegant design restaurant, placed a nice setting in the Fornillo area, at a few minutes walking distance from Casa San Matteo. Original high-level cuisine, good selections of wines & cocktails.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Hotel
“La Sponda Restaurant of the Hotel Le Sirenuse is a one star michel faboulous restaurant. at night is lightened with candels. the view is impresisve and the service is absolutly perfect.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“serata gastronomica a base di pesce, poi giro tra le botteghe degli artigiani; sandali, costumi da mare tipici, lino abiti di lino bianco da vere, poi, dopo cena, il proprietario BLACK del ristorante da buon pirata vi offrirà ingresso al music on the rocks ... ed allora jin tonic e piano bar”
  • 1 local recommends
Italian Restaurant
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“Ristorante Saraceno D'Oro is our family restaurant! We serve original Mediterrenean cuisine with fresh local ingredients. Just mention you are a guest of CalanteLuna Relais to enjoy a special 10% discount on your bill.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“bar meeting You can also buy tickets for the sita bus ,and the local bus .”
  • 9 locals recommend
Beach
“From Spiaggia Grande beach, the largest one, you have the best view of the vertical town: many colorful houses are perched from the sea up on the hillside. The beach is well equipped with bars, restaurants, bathing establishments where you can relax and sunbathe. I recommend some excellent restaurants by the sea as Le tre Sorelle, La Cambusa and Chez Black. L’Incanto is an elegant and exclusive beach club which has a restaurant, a snack bar and even another shore called La Scogliera. Another beach club I suggest is Arienzo, a quieter place away from the crowd and noise of the main beach which is reachable only via sea from the pier in Spiaggia Grande. It’s particularly suitable for families and children. I suggest always checking official websites for more info!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Take a ferry boat or private boat from Amalfi to reach Positano. You will enjoy the breathtaking views of the coast on the way. Its only a 30 min boat ride. In Positano you will find great stores for clothing and gifts that are locally made. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ Mediterrano Restaurant is a perfect place to enjoy the local cuisine, while listening to some classic italian music, and have some laugh with the waiters! To reserve a table: +39 089 811651”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“It's a great place for you to have a nice aperitivo. Has a nice view overlooking the beach and sea. Make sure you get there early to get a nice table on the railing to have the view. Nice views with music. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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  • 4 locals recommend
Church
“The Our Lady of the Assumption Church overlooks the sea and its dome, which we see on postcards and photographs, dominates Positano center. The typical colors of majolica of the Amalfi Coast - the green of lush vegetation, the blue of the sea and the yellow of the sun - make its dome shine. Inside, the main altar is decorated with an icon of the Black Madonna of Byzantine style, dating back to the 12th century. Popular tradition says that the painting was on board a sailing ship from eastern regions and that it remain blocked off Positano due to a strong calm see. As the sailors threw most of the cargo overboard, they heard a voice whisper "Posa, posa!" (Posa = Put down!). The captain interpreted those words as a manifestation of the Virgin's will to remain in that place, so he ordered to direct the bow towards land and the ship prodigiously began to move again. On reaching the shore, sailors handed over the effigy of the Virgin and Child to the inhabitants of Positano, who welcomed her joyful and built a temple in her honor near the beach. The name "Positano" would derive from that whisper "Posa". ”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“ Great food and great staff. One of my favorites. Make sure to make a reservation.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“it's my favourite restaurant , you can eat local food very close to the propriety”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“A elegant design restaurant, placed a nice setting in the Fornillo area, at a few minutes walking distance from Casa San Matteo. Original high-level cuisine, good selections of wines & cocktails.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“serata gastronomica a base di pesce, poi giro tra le botteghe degli artigiani; sandali, costumi da mare tipici, lino abiti di lino bianco da vere, poi, dopo cena, il proprietario BLACK del ristorante da buon pirata vi offrirà ingresso al music on the rocks ... ed allora jin tonic e piano bar”
  • 1 local recommends
Italian Restaurant
“Ristorante Saraceno D'Oro is our family restaurant! We serve original Mediterrenean cuisine with fresh local ingredients. Just mention you are a guest of CalanteLuna Relais to enjoy a special 10% discount on your bill.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ Mediterrano Restaurant is a perfect place to enjoy the local cuisine, while listening to some classic italian music, and have some laugh with the waiters! To reserve a table: +39 089 811651”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Lo consiglio per l'ottima cucina, l'atmosfera e la meravigliosa vista che si gode dai suoi terrazzi”
  • 4 locals recommend

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