Positano: the pearl of the Amalfi Coast
Positano is a wonderful city on the Amalfi Coast. This area is one of the pearls of Campania. In fact, this small town located in the province of Salerno, is a destination for many tourists from all over Italy and from all over the world.
Located on a promontory overlooking the sea, Positano is the perfect union between a seaside resort and a mountain resort. It therefore combines rocks to the sea, with beautiful and immense beaches with crystal clear water.
In Positano you will not fail to love good traditional Campania food and a perfect, ventilated and mild climate.
Besides the numerous natural beauties, the town of Positano is characterized by a great history and a strongly rooted culture. Therefore, visiting Positano will allow you to enjoy the wonderful landscape, enchanting views and visit the various points of historical and cultural interest in the area.
A day in Positano. What see?
Positano has a contained surface (8.6 km²) therefore, you can walk through its narrow streets and immerse yourself fully in the culture of Campania even in one day.
Among the most important historical monuments, you cannot miss the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Dating back to the Roman period, this impressive building has been preserved over the centuries in excellent condition.
After some excavations carried out below the most important church in the city, the Stoics and experts have unearthed a villa dating back to the Latin period.
Access to the villa is a curious and spectacular aspect that characterizes this place. In fact, it can be done by sea.
Over the centuries, the city has undergone numerous changes due to the various populations that inhabited it after the conquests.
During the Middle Ages, being under the strong Pisan domination, Positano adapted to the architectural style of the nearby town of Amalfi. They wanted to standardize the style of all the cities of the Coast.
In addition to the dominations, Positano suffered several natural disasters such as the disastrous tsunami of the fifteenth century that completely destroyed all the structures built until then.
The years of greatest splendor began in the 1700s. Since then the city began to enjoy fame due to its natural beauty and to attract tourists from all over the world
In this regard, during your trip to Positano you cannot miss the enchanting beaches. This town in Campania, in fact, preserves the longest stretch of sand on the Amalfi Coast, called Spiaggia Grande.
In addition to being the main place where fishing is practiced, it is also a perfect location to take a bath and spend a pleasant day relaxing.
Near the Saracen Towers, another historical place to visit during a tour in Positano, there is an intimate and welcoming beach called Fornillo beach, ideal for those who don’t like crowded places. It is smaller and less well-known than the others but still stands out for its charm.
The peculiarity of Positano is precisely the rocky cliffs that dominate the coast and that surmount the beaches.
To enjoy this natural beauty even more, all you have to do is go to the beach or along the beach at sunset. In this moment, in fact, Positano and its sky are colored, the sea surrounded by rocks takes on a pastel tone leaving an indelible memory in every tourist who goes to this charming town.
A few kilometers from the coast of the city, there are the Sirens Islands. They emerge from the sea with their lush and wild nature. In fact, these territories are known to still be pristine. For this reason they are very appreciated by those who love outdoor sports such as swimming and climbing. In fact, if you wish, you can take part in one of the many organized excursions.
A short trip to the fascinating town of Campania
Positano is a fantastic place that will surprise you, it is not a very big city so it takes twenty four hours to visit it. Especially when during a tour of the Amalfi Coast, this is an essential stop.
For an even more special day, you can rent a boat and enjoy a few hours amid the turquoise waters for comfort and relaxation. Simply contact one of the many tourist agencies that provide boats and crews. Alternatively, for those who enjoy physical activity, it will be possible to take part in group excursions.
From the sea, in fact, you can enjoy the view of the city and its monuments from an exclusive angle. Among the many, stand the Saracen Towers or the bell tower of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.
For those who wish, it will be possible to ask the skipper to stop in the areas where the waters become clearer for diving or taking a bath with their fellow travelers.
Given the mild climate, the city of Positano offers pleasant temperatures throughout the year. However, to make the most of all the resources, the best time is definitely the summer one. From May to September, in fact, the city is at its peak.