ROAM THE STREETS
Positano is a beautiful, little beach town famous for its colourful buildings & excellent restaurants. It is home to tiny, winding roads that run down to the sea & are lined with restaurants, shops, & boutique hotels. You can spend hours here just walking around the crowded streets and taking in the wonderful views. It also looks stunning in the evening when all the buildings are lit up.
Not quite like Capri for designer shops but there are lots of independent boutiques, ceramic shops, souvenir shops & art galleries. Spend the afternoon browsing & window shopping.
Everything starts a little later than you may be used to in the summer months on the Amalfi Coast. Dinner time is at 10pm, which gives you plenty of time to get back from the beach & get ready for a night out. Well after midnight is when the doors of the nightclubs open. Africana Famous Club, in Praiano, & Music on the Rocks, in Positano, are both venues built into caves next to the sea with DJ sets and occasional live music.
Like most places in Italy, the restaurants in Positano do not disappoint. Our favourite was La Sponda which has a Michelin Star. You'll need to dress up but you will absolutely love it. The world famous Chez Black is also highly recommended & more laid back. The bar in Villa Treville is stunning, as is the restaurant. Franco's bar is another cool spot for a drink but get there early & be prepared to queue!
If you love art, there are plenty of beautiful little art galleries that you can check out. Most of the art galleries in Positano open around 10am and stay open till sunset. But Italians are known for taking long work breaks in the afternoon to have lunch or to nap, so you might find some of the art galleries closed for part of the day.
Positano is very small so if you come upon a gallery you want to visit that is closed, just circle back later & it will likely be open again.
PATH OF THE GODS
The Path of the Gods or in Italian, “Sentiero Degli Dei,” is a spectacular walking trail on the Amalfi Coast that ends in Nocelle, above Positano.
The path is almost 5 miles & takes about 3 hours, but it is an easy trail to hike if you walk from Agerola to Nocelle as the route, in this direction, runs downhill with magnificent views of the Amalfi Coast & the island of Capri. A breeze for our expert hikers Ben Castle, Chris Wallis, Joe Brunt & Jeb Lynch.