Positano Travel Guide

Whether summer or winter, it’s always a great time to visit the quaint seaside town of Positano. Summer months boast outdoor concerts and performances, summer film festivals, and art shows. July brings family-friendly fun with a number of mock pirate skirmishes, meant to reflect on Positano’s history, and each night concludes with a fireworks show. If you plan to visit during August 15th, you’ll witness the city’s Feast of the Assumption celebration, which centers around the city’s black Madonna icon. And, of course, the summer is the best time to check off all of the relaxing things to do in Positano. Read on the white sandy beaches that kiss the azure sea or take a boat to explore the grottos hidden among crags and cliffs along the Amalfi Coast.

However, the winter months do play host to a number of Christmas Pageants and festivities making it a great time to take the family on a vacation. Shop in the town stores and boutiques to get some unique gifts with Italian flair away from the bustle of some of the busier areas of Italy.

Part of the 18th-century seaside villa that houses Le Sirenuse hotel, this upscale bar is set on an open-air terrace overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea and the surrounding hills.

This spot never disappoints: the cheerfully decorated ceramics factory and garden are adorned with urns, plates, and tiles with fruits and flowers.

Built into a cliff overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, this full-service bar has a bright, simple interior and an outdoor wooden terrace, shaded by a canopy of thick-green vines.

On any given day, this renowned cobbler’s shop along a sloping, stone lane in the village of Positano on the Amalfi Coast stands ready to create custom leather sandals for patrons as it has for nearly 100 years.

A perennial stalwart of the coast’s quiet nightlife scene, this cavelike dance club with occasional live acts lies at the far end of Positano’s main beach. Soft lighting, curvaceous padded benches, and white columns give it an ancient Roman bacchanal aura.