Visit the village of Positano along the Central Amalfi Coast of Italy for some amazing picturesque photographs. Positano is a great day trip from Sorrento that leaves the adventurer able to visit other towns and do amazing activities along the Amalfi Coast. See what there is to do while in Positano with these fantastic views. Positano is tucked into an enclave that leads down to the ocean. Let’s get a brief glance at the history and find out the secret of this sea cliff village.
Sea Cliff Village of Positano
Brief History Positano
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Positano was a port during the medieval times which was prosperous during the 16th and 17th century. By mid-19th century Positano had fallen on hard times where more than half of the people immigrated to the United States. This poor fishing village started to attract more tourists with features in films, books, and music for example “Under the Tuscan Sun”. Now for some suggested activities to do in Positano.
Activities in Positano
The cliff side stores and homes make a wonderful backdrop with their uneveness. Standing on the main road at the top of the village looking down the cobblestone streets seeing the local people, takes one back to another time.
Now take the adventure, walk down the thousand of cobblestone steps to the pebbly sand and put your feet in the Mediterranean Sea. Yes, you have arrived. Take your time, eat at the local restaurant, see the painter on the beach and buy one of his amazing paintings and browse the stores as you make your back way up the thousands of steps.
At the top where the road is visit the local ceramic pottery stores and buy some of the beautiful painted pottery. They will box for you to take or ship. Now cross the busy Main Street and get back on the bus to Sorrento.
Transportation to Positano
From Rome took the Express Train to Naples. On the local level of the Naples train station, follow the signs to the Circunvesuviana. The Cirsunvesuviana Train is a great way to travel to Sorrento. As everywhere always watch your luggage plus personal items for pick pockets.
Sorrento was my home base which also gave me daytrips to Pompeii, Herculaneum & the Island of Capri. I used the Cirsunversuviana to do my day trips to those locations.
For my daytrip to Positano taking a bus was easy. The road between Sorrento to Positano becomes very busy and I was thankful for the Bus Ride. The road is cliff side so while you look out the window at the twinkling sunlit ocean, your eyes go wide as you realize you are looking over the cliff. It’s amazing how the cars and buses maneuver around each other, driver’s gesture, everyone is stuck and now you’re engrossed in the culture.
- Positano is a great daytrip from Sorrento
- Bus or Boat if it’s the right time of year is the best way to go
- Walk the long winding cobblestone stairs down to the beach and put your feet in the Mediterrean Sea.
- Wear a hat, take a bottle of water, good walking shoes and don’t forget your camera
- Know the bus schedule before you leave. Your hotel will help you.
The secret to Positano is the amazing pictures that can be captured of this cliff side village along the magical Amalfi Coast. The glistening water provides a wonderful backdrop for your photos. I wish you a sunny day for your photos!
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