Holiday in Positano
This town has a wonderful location on the Amalfi coast, and is a famous holiday destination with an increasing influx of tourists. In about 1000 AD the inhabitants of Paestum fled here, since its location made it easier to defend from Saracen attack, and it soon became a prominent coastal town.
The flow of tourists, which initially only consisted of aristocratic families, has slowly grown to include an increase in American tourists during the 1950's. The increase of popularity can be partially explained by the fact the famous American author John Steinbeck vividly described his fascination with the town of Positano in the famous American fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar.
Today this old fishing village lives almost entirely off the proceeds of tourism and artists from all over the world choose to come here for both short and extended trips because of its beauty and colour.
We recommend you visit Santa Maria Assunta Church and the Roman Villa as well as the famous and elegant fashion house 'Moda Positano'. There are two beaches in town for those that wish to bask in the sun, and for those with a bit more energy you can enjoy a hike along the 'Path of Gods' between Positano and Praiano. 'Sentieri degli dei' in Italian.
Positano is a good place to stay to be able to enjoy outings to other nearby places such as Naples, Sorrento, Salerno and the other lovely towns along the Amalfi coast.