There is no place better to leave your heart than Positano. Positano is a small city of steps, lots of steps (about a million) and two roads:
- The Amalfi Coast Road – which skirts around the town, and
- A one way (down) road – which is the only road in town. It starts up high at the Amalfi Coast Road and winds down through the center of town and ends at the Amalfi Coast Road where it leaves Positano.
Positano has a population of only about 4,000 people. There are no trains here so you will need a car or bus to get here. There are busses from Sorrento going East and Salerno going West. You can fly into Naples to the north-west or Salerno to the East.
The land here is steep mountains starting at the sea and continuing up. It is amazing that a city was built on these steep hills. You can take steps up and down everywhere. From the top to the beach is about a thousand steps. You can also walk the one-way road up or down. It is steep but very walkable. You will pass hotels, restaurants, great little shops and bars.
There is a local bus that is inexpensive. It starts on the one-way road in the center and goes out to the Amalfi Coast Road. It turns left and climbs up the hill to the top of Positano. It then turns left onto the beginning of the one-way road and continues back down to the center.
There are many ferries that leave from the big beach to Naples, Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi, Salerno and many really small cities in between.
First view of Positano from Amalfi Coast Road
The 104 steps up to our rental
A porter carrying 100 lbs of luggage up the 104 stairs
View of sea & city from our rental
The big beach
Duomo on the big beach
Looking back up the one-way road
Lovers lane – a walkway between the big & small beaches
The small beach
From our rental looking up at the Amalfi Coast Road
Beautiful views everywhere
Ancient tower to light a fire and warn of Pirates
Bump on roof filled with sand to keep summers cool and winters warm
Positano is very romantic. A must stop for all our romantic readers. You can find great food, gelato and wine. The hotels and B&Bs have great views. Enjoy!
George & Jo Anne