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Day Trip to Positano from Sorrento

How to organize a day trip to Positano during your stay in Sorrento

Day Trip to Positano from Sorrento
Day Trip to Positano from Sorrento
Day Trip to Positano from Sorrento
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Positano is the village along the Amalfi Coast which is both closest and easiest to reach from Sorrento...luckily it is also the most beautiful and famous of all the coastal villages and shouldn't be missed if you are staying for more than a day or two in Sorrento.

Getting to Sorrento from Positano:

  • Sita public buses (see here for schedules)
  • Coast to Coast Bus (departures from Piazza Lauro throughout the day, tickets EUR 15)
  • Ferry (see here for schedules)
  • Scooter (rentals from EUR 30/day)
  • Car (parking EUR 4/hour)

Parking in Positano

There is no free parking in Positano, unless you are willing to leave your car a number of kilometers (and staircases) from the center of town. There are numerous paid parking garages along the road; the closest to the pedestrian area of Positano are Mandara and De Gennaro, both of which charge around EUR 4/hour. Be aware if you are arriving by scooter that most scooter parking places are reserved for residents.

If you are arriving by bus or car, your walk through town will begin on Viale Pasitea, a wide pedestrian lane that winds down the cliffside towards the water's edge, lined by boutiques selling iconic Positano-style dresses, handcrafted leather sandals, and original art.

The lane ends in a small square which overlooks the sea across from the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, famous for its colorful ceramic-tiled cupola pictured on countless postcards. Inside the church, you can see the Madonna Nera icon, done in a Byzantine style and dating fromthe 13th century.

According to legend, the painting of the Madonna Nera was being carried on a Turkish vessel which ran aground near Positano. The Captain heard the words "Posa, posa" (Put it down, put it down) coming from the canvas and decided to throw it into the sea. The residents of Positano found it washed up on the beach where the church now stands, and the name “Positano” is said to have its roots in this legend.

After visiting the church, continue down the stairs to the Spiaggia Grande beach, where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the colorful town clinging to the cliffside behind you. There are a number of cafès, restaurants, beach clubs, and bars where you can relax by the sea after your walk.

If you'd like to continue your walk, you can take the trail to the right known as the “Sentiero degli Innamorati” which leads to the Fornillo Beach. There is a historic Saracen tower along the way, built on the furthest point of the coast to guard against pirates.

Montepertuso and Nocelle

If you are travelling by car or scooter, it's worth the effort to take a side trip up the cliffside to the village of Montepertuso and the hamlet of Nocelle. These two spots were once only accessible on foot along the Sentiero degli Dei trail from Agerola or the long staircase which climbed up the hillside from Positano. Today you can easily reach the villages by car, but the charm of these spots seem untouchedby time. Take a minute to stop and admire the view from the small square, which stretches across the Mediterranean to the shores of Capri.

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While staying in Sorrento, take time to savor this breathtaking hike far above the Amalfi Coast along the famed Sentiero degli Dei (Path of the Gods)! Our expert and licensed hiking guide with lead you along one of the worlds's most spectacular trails during this private hiking tour.

By Cartotrekking

from € 149
Top Excursion Sorrento - Full Day Amalfi Coast Tour with english speaking driver Pick

Full Day Amalfi Coast Tour with english speaking driver

Tour

Private full day tour or shore excursion of the most beautiful gems along the Amalfi Coast. Hop aboard our elegant sedan or minivan to visit Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, and the prettiest fishing villages along the coastline! Bilingual driver will assist you during your tour.
Duration: 8 hours

By Top Excursion Sorrento

from € 320 € 340 -6%
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Tour

Boat tour of the Amalfi Coast departing from Positano and stopping in Amalfi. You'll have the entire day to stop for a swim in the most crystalline hidden bays, have lunch at a seaside restaurant, and explore Amalfi and Ravello by land.

By Lucibello

from € 600

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