Positano Italy Travel Guide

Filled with amazing food, views and experiences Positano has made its way to the top of my travel destinations. No photos can do this amazing place justice, it’s something you need to see for yourself.

Getting There:

Positano is not the easiest place to travel to, there is no direct train or airport. One thing I came across when planning my trip was that no one really talks about how to get to Positano (because trust me it’s not easy). There are a few options:

Train: Take the train from Naples or Rome to Sorrento or Salerno from there you would need a ferry or bus. I have heard some of the local lines are notorious for pit pocketing.

Ferry: During certain months a ferry runs from Sorrento, Naples, Amalfi and Salerno. Make sure you check the ferry schedule! I have heard it is not always the most reliable form of transportation.

Bus: The SITA bus service runs from Sorrento to Positano and is probably the more inexpensive option.

Private Car: The most expensive but easiest and hassle free way to get to Positano is hiring a private car from Naples train station/ airport to Positano.

After weighing all the options, we decided to hire a private car for a less stressful trip. I highly recommend Guemar Travel, it was easy to make a reservation. Professional, friendly and let us stop and take pictures on our way in! Door to door service.

What To Do:

Positano is a small town. You can walk the entire town in less than a day, there’s only really one real road (meaning cars car drive on) running through Positano. Be aware of the TONS of stairs…I mean a lot. It’s safe to say you’ll be getting in a workout (which is a blessing in disguise to burn off all that pasta!). Most of the restaurants and shops are at the bottom of the town along the promenade. The Amalfi coast is a great spot for pure relaxation, spending time on the beach is a must. Apart from days at the beach, eating the amazing food and roaming around tourist shops, there isn’t to many other options to fill your time. However, Positano is right next to many other towns along the Amalfi Coast that are easily accessible; Capri, Amalfi, Sorrento.

Where to Eat:

No matter where you choose to eat, it’s a safe assumption that the food will be amazing.

Open since 1949 Chez Black is located right along the beach and main promenade. The excellent food and friendly staff had us coming back a few times during our visit. Get the pesto pasta, thank me later.

Buca di Bacco: Located right next to Chez Black, it has a great view and the food was delicious.

Bar Buca di Bacco: Perfect spot for lunch or a quick coffee. Grab a slice of pizza and sit on the outdoor ‘rooftop.’

Casa E Bottega is one of the few healthier cafes. After all the pizza and pasta I was craving something healthy. There’s plenty of salads, açaí bowls, fresh smoothies and juices.

If you have any questions or recommendations if you have been please let me know. I’ve already decided I’m going back!


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