Tourist Information and Travel Guide
||LEFT: The Cadogan Guide to The
Bay of Naples & Southern Italy describes Positano as spilling "down
the corniche like a waterfall of cream, pink, and yellow villas."
Amalfi Drive may be Southern Italy's most popular excursion, and the twisting corniche
road from Sorrento to Salerno attracts millions of tourists every year. Positano, the most
vertically scenic of the villages along the coast, dates back to the 10th Century AD and
was once an important seaport for the Middle East trade. In more recent times, Positano
has made the transition from artists' colony to upscale resort to Hollywood movie set. (It
was featured in Norman Jewison's 1994 romantic Comedy, Only You,
starring Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey, Jr.)
Positano is overrun by busloads of tour groups in the summer, but it's
delightful at other times of the year. The best all-around seasons are spring and early
fall, although winter (December to March) is a pleasant time if you want to avoid crowds
and don't care about swimming. This temperature chart of average daily highs and lows for
nearby Capri will give you an idea of what to expect:
|Days w/ rain
To plan your trip:
Use the links below to find Positano tourism and transportation
information, hotels, apartments, villas, and more.
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