Positano & Naples
Are you planning for a beach vacation but cannot decide which location to choose? How about visiting one of the most photographed coastal towns in Europe and capturing the best pictures for your travel album! No prizes for guessing that I am talking about the romantic town of Positano in southern Italy. In this post, I will share the highlights of our summer getaway to Positano and Naples in southern Italy with some important information to help you plan your trip.
Destination 1: Positano
Mesmerizing view of Positano
Streets of Positano
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Our Tour Highlights:
1. Spiaggia Grande beach:
Spiaggia Grande Beach
Alleyway near Piazza dei Mulini
2. Fornillo beach:
This is the second largest beach of Positano and can be reached on foot via a scenic path from the Spiaggia Grande beach in about 15 minutes with breathtaking views of the Tyrrhenian Sea. This beach is comparatively less crowded and a more peaceful one than Spiaggia Grande.
3. Church of Santa Maria Assunta:
This beautiful church with gorgeous interiors is located in the town centre very close to the Spiaggia Grande beach.
Santa Maria Church
4. Emerald Grotto:
Emerald Grotto (a small cave in water) is one of the natural highlights along the Amalfi Coast which gets its name from the emerald colour of the water. This colour is generated by sunlight entering the grotto through underwater openings that sends sparkling reflection up the cave walls. There is also an underwater nativity scene made of ceramic statues in the Emerald Grotto. It is accessible both by land and sea from Positano. It takes around 30 minutes to reach this site from Positano by car. Inside the grotto, you can go for a guided tour on a rowboat for 10-15 minutes. The entrance tickets cost €5 per person. The Emerald Grotto can also be reached from Positano via the sea route. We hired a car from Positano to the Emerald Grotto and on our way back took the ferry to Amalfi (approx.15-20 mins), spent some time in Amalfi and then hopped onto a second boat from Amalfi to Positano (approx. 40 mins). Also, do keep in mind that a direct ferry is not available on the way back from Emerald Grotto to Positano.