The Amalfi coast and especially Positano are absolutely incredible, the colorful houses built in the rock are breathtaking. And the small streets with hats and lemon shops are so typical. It has so much charm! Also, doing a boat tour for sunset and admiring the Amalfi coast is magical and is one of the highlights of our trip!
A question that a lot of people ask is whether Positano is worth the hype or not. I believe that the place itself is stunning but unless you’re willing to spend, spend, spend, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. But if you are planning to get there, be prepared to deal with a horde of tourists and very high prices! Especially during summer, Positano is crowded.
However, anyone who’s ever been to Italy’s Amalfi coast can tell you hands down that this one of the most beautiful places to visit in Italy and a definite must-add to your travel plans.
Positano is the gem of the Amalfi Coast.
So, here are some of the best reasons why you’ll want to visit Italy’s stunning village of Positano in the Amalfi Coast.
THE CITY OF POSITANO IS BREATHTAKING!
The city of Positano is absolutely incredible! When we arrived in Positano, we immediately fell in love with these colorful houses built in the rock, the view on the Sea and these typical boats. But also these flower balconies and this church with a golden dome. The landscapes are straight out of a movie. And there’s just something special that I can’t explain. The Italian atmosphere is magical. You need to see this place once in your life!
A BOAT TOUR AROUND THE AMALFI COAST IS A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE
Doing a boat tour for the sunset in Positano was one of the highlights of our trip! Sincerely it was a magical experience. We came to the beach at 5 am and we started our boat tour just before the sunset. Then, we admired the beautiful Amalfi coast for one hour, we were just the two of us. We even had the chance to see dolphins! I will never forget this moment.
THE RESTAURANTS WITH A VIEW ON THE COAST ARE AMAZING
Also, there are beautiful restaurants in Positano where you can have a typical Italian lunch while admiring the view on the Amalfi coast! Either you can have lunch at Poseidon, on the heights of Positano and have a beautiful view of the coast and eat traditional gnocchis. either, you can have lunch by the beach at “la Bucca di Baccio” or “Chez Black” and try a heart-shaped margarita pizza! Both are amazing things to do if you find yourself in Positano!
THE EXCURSIONS TO CAPRI AND FIORDO DE FURORE ARE INCREDIBLE
You can also spend a day in Capri or Fiordo di Furore. We didn’t have time to make it to these places but we will definitely next time!
YES, POSITANO WORTH THE HYPE! YOU JUST NEED TO BE PREPARED!
To the question “Is Positano worth the hype?” We would say yes and 1000 times yes but you need to be prepared for the reality! If you can afford luxury hotels and excursions, you will spend a fabulous trip to Positano.
But if you are traveling on a budget, don’t rent a car, rather come by train and the SITA bus. Then, don’t stay in Positano, find accommodation in Sorrento or Piano di Sorrento. Honestly, you can totally travel to Positano on a budget, there are plenty of tips that can help you!
Also, if you know that Positano is very touristy, just try to come during the middle or low season and avoid July and August.
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Positano and the Amalfi Coast, in general, are just the kind of place that you need to see once in your life and you keep dreaming about months after! 😉