A few months ago, I had the chance to do an Erasmus exchange in Rome. No need to say it was my cue to discover a bit of the Italian coast, of which I had been dreaming about for years, and more precisely Positano and the Amalfi Coast! While the days were still long and warm by the end of September, we spontaneously booked an Airbnb with some friends and hopped on the first train we found. And just like this our trip to Positano and the Amalfi Coast started! Here are 25 pictures to discover Positano’s unique atmosphere vibe that will, hopefully, make you want to add it to your travel bucket list!
The goal of this article is just to make you travel through my pictures! If you are looking for a more detailed article to prepare for your trip to Positano, I invite you to have a look at my guide on the 20 things you must do in Positano.
As we were only there for a weekend, we planned to visit Positano in one day. Our accommodation was in Salerno, which is easily accessible by train from Rome and much more affordable than Positano.
So in the morning, we hopped on the first ferry to the charming villages of the Amalfi Coast. After a few stops and an hour later, we arrived in Positano! The trip between Salerno and Positano can also be done by bus, but the ferry offers breathtaking landscapes!
The port of Positano
When arriving at the small port of Positano, get ready for the impressive view that will welcome you! Hotels, houses and small colourful buildings look like they have been built on top of one another on the rock. And it is only when walking through the village that you will discover the narrow streets that separate them!
The whole setting looked like it was straight out of a movie scene: the pretty wooden boats, the vibrant colours of the sea and the houses, the calmness of the place… Positano may be a very touristic destination, but at the end of September, we did not get bothered by the crowds and were even able to enjoy nice weather and the beach!
Best experiences and tours in Positano, Amalfi Coast
The streets of Positano
The streets of Positano are the key to its charm. We walked around the village without any specific destination in mind, discovering its many alleys and their beautiful windows, doors, terraces, plants and flowers present at every street corner. Without forgetting to take a peek at the sea in between houses!
Brunch in Positano
After reaching the highest streets of the village, a break was necessary. We stopped at a cute little cafe, Posides, where we had a great brunch! I unfortunately didn’t take any pictures of the food because I was starving 😁 but I’ll leave you with some pictures of the place! There is even a small terrace with a beautiful view, a perfect spot for two people.
Shops in Positano
After our break, we went back down to the centre of Positano to have a walk around the main streets. There, we discovered some pretty shops as well as local products! Positano and the Amalfi Coast in general are well-known for their ceramics. So you will find many stores offering a wide range of plates and other hand-painted objects with, on them, traditional products of the region like lemons!
Lemons are Amalfi Coast’s most famous products and you will find them declined in many flavours: limoncello, gelato or delizia al lemone, the region’s traditional pastry.
There are also some nice clothing and shoe stores with a cute coastal style. I really liked the shop Theodora.
In the centre of Positano, you will also find many art galleries, with works inspired by the natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Among the most famous addresses are the Italian Fine Art Gallery, La Caravella Art Gallery which combines art and a Michelin starred restaurant, or the Liquid Art System. Many artists come to Positano to immortalize its landscapes!
The church of Santa Maria Assunta
The church of Santa Maria Assunta is an emblematic monument of Positano. Unfortunately, we could only admire its famous dome from the outside because it was closed when we went there! The visiting hours are from 8 am to 12 pm in the morning and from 4 pm to 8 pm in the afternoon.
That was our short trip to Positano! I hope you enjoyed this article and that it made you travel for a while ☺️