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Romantic Things to do in Positano: Positano Travel Guide

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Ok, we have talked about this before, but we are going to officially coin and (later) trademark something: The Couple’s Coordinates Trifecta. We have yet to refer to it in such a formal way, but we have touched on the subject in previous blogs. The 3 things that always are present in our favorite places we visit are good people, good food, and good views. Positano, Italy is the epitome of the Couple’s Coordinates Trifecta with some of the most aesthetically beautiful views on Earth, Michelin Star restaurants that will ruin you (in a good way) for the rest of your life, and people that make you feel like family. Our guide to Positano is sure to make you want to visit, and will hopefully make your trip a bit more enjoyable and easy! Below you’ll find romantic things to do in Positano, where to eat in Positano, where to stay in Positano and some awesome photos from a few of our trips to Positano.

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Romantic things to do in Positano (Positano travel guide)

-How to get to Positano-

Getting to Positano is the most challenging part about visiting. Positioned on the side of a mountain along the Amalfi Coast, Positano is not incredibly easy to reach. There is no train that runs directly to Positano. There are 4 viable ways to get to Positano (and we have tried all but one of them):

  1. Positano Shuttle – A driver will meet you near platform 16 at Napoli Centrale (Naples Central train station) and drive you to Positano. The cost is €35/person/way. So, €70 round trip per person.
  2. Rent a car – The price to rent a car for a few days is about the same as the cost of the shuttle for 2 people. If you have more than 2 people, it might make sense to rent a car. Having a car will also provide autonomy in visiting the other towns along the Amalfi Coast. We usually rent a car when we visit. However, be very careful. The roads are extremely narrow and dangerous.
  3. Train + Bus – The cheapest way to get to Positano is to train to Vietri Sul Mare and then take a bus to Positano. This takes longer and is a pain in the ass, but it is the cheapest option.
  4. Boat – From Naples, you can take a ferry to Positano – this is the one option we have not tried

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-Where to stay in Positano-

Palazzo Talamo

Such a beautiful spot in the center of Positano with scenic sea views. Our room had a lovely balcony with a view of the sea and the center of Positano. The breakfast is complimentary and delicious, and most importantly, right across the street from our favorite restaurant!

Le Sirenuse or Hotel Marincanto

These are 2 of the most popular and most expensive properties in Positano. They have gorgeous vies of the town, beautiful pools, and are luxurious all the way around. If you have a ton of money to spend, consider them. If not, the rest of our suggestions are budget friendly.

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Al Barilotto dal Nonno

This place is way, way, underrated and underpriced. The hotel itself doesn’t have a direct view of the center of Positano, as It’s 3km outside, but it’s a wonderful solace nonetheless. The sea views and incredible family that owns it make it well worth the stay. Not to mention, the 3km walk was an absolute joy. We must have walked back and forth to the center about 2-3 times a day. If walking isn’t your thing you can take a bus or taxi quite easily.

The family that owns the place each fulfill a different role and treat each guest as an extended member of their family. They gave us free bus tickets and even drove us into town when we missed it once. One thing that amazed us and made us smile each night is that the family literally all sits down together for an early dinner before they open the restaurant to guests every night.

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Airbnb

Airbnb is invariably a good decision. We have spent about 7 total months in Airbnbs over the last year and have had wonderful experiences about 99% of the time. Click the link here to sign up for an account and you’ll receive a $35 credit toward your first booking of $100 or more. Essentially you’ll be able to spend a night in Positano for a whopping total of $65. Boom. Great success.

-Best restaurants in Positano-

Da Vincenzo

Da Vincenzo is definitely our favorite restaurant in Positano and easily in our top 5 favorite restaurants in the world. Yes, we realize that’s a bold statement.

La Taverna Del Leone

There is a reason that La Taverna Del Leone has been in business for 51 years. It is a bit outside of town, but it’s well worth the 15-minute drive.

Vinni e Panini

For a great wine selection and delicious panini.

We also love Il Fornillo, Ristorante Saraceno D’Oro, Casa e Bottega, and many others.

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-Romantic things to do in Positano-

  • Get engaged! Well, maybe this one is a stretch. Maybe not though!
  • Hire a boat: Positano is most beautiful from the water. Be sure to rent a boat or hire one with a skipper so you can see the town the right way. There are more extensive tours that boat you around the whole of the Amalfi Coast if you want to spend a full day and a lot of money.
  • Rent kayaks and row around the town. The Amalfi Coast is one of the most gorgeous stretches of coastline in the world, so being able to see it from a different perspective will blow your mind. Not to mention, being able to view the full town of Positano from the water is one of the most breathtaking views we have ever seen. Be sure to get adventurous find random private beaches along the coast. You’re able to access locations on a kayak or boat that tourists can’t get to by feet.
  • Rent a chair/umbrella at a private beach. Enjoy a nice aperitivo – order a bottle of wine, some cheese, fruit, etc.
  • Pizza in Naples: You’ll likely end up flying or training into Napoli, so you might as well spend a few hours there and have the best pizza you’ll find anywhere in the world.
  • Take a ferry to Capri and explore the gorgeous island. Check out our guide on how to plan a day trip to Capri.
  • Visit Amalfi and the surrounding towns on the coast. There are so many romantic places for couples in Positano!
  • Walk the coast and find secluded locations: If kayaking isn’t your cup of tea, walk the coastline and look for staircases to remote beaches or even a nice lookout.
  • Path of the gods hike – we love this hike so much that we actually wrote a guide on hiking the Path of the Gods
  • Dance on the beach at sunset – What better way to enjoy the sunset than dancing with your partner on the beach in Positano?

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-Best time to visit Positano-

“Summer” (May – September) to those of us in the Northern Hemisphere is typically the best time to visit Positano but is also high season. The weather is best, but of course, the prices are going to be quite a bit more expensive. Travel mid week if at all possible, because to be quite honest, you’re not going to be concerned with nightlife. Positano is all about enjoying wonderful food, wine, and people while being enveloped by the most magical coastline on Earth.

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-Helpful Italian phrases-

Ciao – Hello

Buon giorno – Hello

Come stai? – How are you? (Informal)

Come sta? – How are you? (Formal)

Bene – Good

Ciao – Goodbye (see, this is easy)

Vorrei ____ – I would like ____

Posso avere _____? – May I have _____?

Grazie – Thank you

Prego – You’re welcome

Parli inglese? – Do you speak English?

Dov’è ______? – Where is _____?

-Transportation in Positano-

  • Taxis
  • Rent a scooter
  • Walk
  • Bus

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4 Comments

  1. Buffy says:

    Holy Todelo, so glad I clicked on this site first!

  2. Kara Gabordi says:

    Would you recommend a guide for the Walk of Gods? Thank you for your blog! Love love love it!

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