Positano is a small picturesque town with splendid coastal views, on the famous Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy. The town itself is perched on an enclave on the face of a hill and winds down towards the waters of the Amalfi Coast. Naturally beautiful, Positano attracts thousands of visitors every year. Dramatic, deluxe and more than a little dashing, Positano is the Amalfi Coast’s front-cover splash, with vertiginous houses tumbling down to the sea in a cascade of sun-bleached peach, pink and terracotta. No less photo-worthy are its steep streets and steps, flanked by wisteria-draped hotels, smart restaurants and fashionable retailers. Look beyond the facades and the fashion, however, and you will find reassuring signs of everyday reality: crumbling stucco, streaked paintwork and even, on occasion, a faint whiff of drains. There’s still a southern-Italian holiday feel about the place, with sunbathers eating pizza on the beach, kids pestering parents for gelato and chic signore from Milan browsing the boutiques. The fashionista history runs deep – moda Positano was born here in the ‘60s and the town was the first in Italy to import bikinis from France.
Day 1 Arrival and Day at Leisure
Arrival at Naples airport or Rail Station, where you are met and transferred to the 4 star Positano Art Hotel Pasitea (or similar 4 star hotel) with accommodation in Standard Sea View room including breakfast daily. Time at leisure to explore the city center.
Day 2 Small-Group Capri Cruise from the Amalfi Coast
Set off in the morning, starting your day at the port of either Amalfi, Positano or Praiano and hop on the 33-foot (10-meter) boat. Relax onboard and take in the surroundings, perhaps have a drink and chat with the captain as the Amalfi Coast slowly disappears from view. Stare out at the Bay of Naples, going past diminutive islands along the way. Stop at the renowned Faraglioni rock formations or the Li Galli nature reserve and take the opportunity to swim or snorkel. Chat with the captain or other crew members about the history of Capri and discuss some things to do while on the island. After the boat gets going again, stop at the famed Blue Grotto (admission at own expense), the former private bath of Roman Emperor Tiberius. After getting off the boat in Capri, take up to four hours of free time to see the island on your own. Visit the historic Villa San Michele or the terraced Gardens of Augustus, take the chairlift up to Mount Solaro for panoramic views or stroll around the town of Anacapri. All admission fees and food in Capri are at your own expense. When the time comes, get back on the boat and return to the Amalfi Coast. When passing the Punta Campanella marine park, stop for one last swim before finally arriving in either Amalfi, Positano or Praiano in the early evening.
Day 4 Departure
This trip includes:
3 nights at the 4 star Positano Art Hotel
Pasitea (or similar 4 star hotel) with accommodation in Standard Sea View room including breakfast daily
Tours Mentioned above
Roundtrip airport/rail station to hotel transportation
This trip doesn’t include:
Meals and beverages not indicated in “The rate includes”
Local city tax
Entry fees to sights and museums unless noted
Transportation to tour meeting points and from tour end point unless noted