10 Things You Must Do in Positano

1) Rent a Beach Chair and Enjoy the Amazing View
Beach chairs are inexpensive and you cannot beat that view!

2) Buy Custom Leather Sandals
Hand-crafted sandals are an Amalfi Coast specialty. I think you get the most for your money in Positano. But the hardest part is picking just one pair!

3) Eat Fresh Strawberries with Ice-Cold Mini Proseccos
I like to stock up on ice cold mini bottles of prosecco and fresh strawberries from the nearby panini shop to enjoy while reading a good book on the beach. It’s a cheap and sweet treat.

4) Stroll to the Top of the Town
It is the amazing elevations that make Positano so gorgeous. Make sure you admire the stunning views from every angle – above and below.

5) Paddle Board (or rent a boat)
You can easily rent paddle boards, kayaks, or small speed boats on the beach. Renting something on the water lets you explore the extended coastline and even cliff jump if you’re daring.

6) Visit the Emerald Grotto
Off the coast of Positano is the gorgeous Emerald Grotto. Just as beautiful as the Blue Grotto but less touristy and crowded.

7) Shop and Stroll Along Via dei Mulini

8) Picnic on the Beach with an Amazing Panino from Vini é Panini
Made-to-order and delicious, Vini & Panini makes the best sandwiches, which are perfect to eat on the beach. It is also my one-stop-shop for fresh fruit and prosecco.

9) Sip on a Fresh Lemon Granita

10) Visit the Beautiful Church, Santa Maria Assunta

Arguably my favorite Italian city, Positano is the perfect place to relax and enjoy incredible food. I make it a priority to visit every summer to recharge. Between the view, stunning water, and laid-back vibe it makes for the best 3-day weekend. 
If you haven’t been, definitely add Positano to your must-see list!

  1. ilibridisandra

    My first time in Positano was many years ago, with my mama and my twin sister, a very rainy spring along the coast, everything was wonderful but Positano more and more. Then 3 years ago with my husband finally 2 weeks in Positano in July, great! Food, sea, people, landscape, streets, shops. Thank you for these pictures and post.

  2. Pamela

    We absolutely loved Positano! We stayed at the Buca Di Bacco and it was incredible and breathtaking! The only thing on this list I do not agree with is the emerald Grotto. We went there and we were very disappointed. It was so incredibly small and I think our boat driver was drunk. But basically it was just going in a circle and a very small cave. We are going back next year and will be going to the Blue Grotto. But Positano is our absolute favorite place and all of Italy the cooking school at the Buca Di Bacco was amazing and so where they’re accommodations!

    • HistoryinHighHeels

      Well, I agree the Blue Grotto is far more impressive. But for the past three or four summers it has rarely been open. While I think the Blue Grotto is worth seeing, I don’t think it is worth skipping Positano for!

  3. Angelia Turner

    Absolutely “LOVE” Positano. My husband and I renewed our vows in the beautiful church, Santa Maria Assunta!!
    Love the City, the beautiful views and the feeling of being in one of Italy’s most amazing areas!!

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