is one of the most famous and elegant localities on the Amalfi
coast, with its houses clustering in picturesque confusion on
the seaward slope of a steep hill. Positano is especially popular
with artists from all over the world. The writer John Steinbeck
wrote: “ Positano leaves a deep mark on those who visit
it. It is a dreamland that doesn’t seem true so long as
You are there, but once You have left it, its deep reality strikes
The colourful dwellings of Positano climb up upon
the sides of the mountain and seem almost to hold each other up.And
at the sunset the fishing boats take the sea with great lanterns
on the bow: they fish anchovies and cuttle-fish. Then, the nightlife
of Positano is absolutely unique and You cannot miss enjoying
a good dish of fish in one of the restaurants on the beach. From
this charming town it is easy to reach also the other famous places
of the area: the National Road 163 takes to Sorrento on one side
and Amalfi, Ravello, Vietri and Salerno on the other side.
The nightlife of Positano is the most beautiful
moment for this small and very refined town, which is enjoyable
in the best way with the moonlight. The centre is pedestrian.
Nowadays, this town is one of the most well-known seaside-resorts
on the Amalfi Coast and it is especially popular with artists
from all over the world. They appreciate its houses, the majority
white, clustering in picturesque confusion, on the seaward slope
of the steep hill. Many painters, indeed, came to Positano for
just a few days and stayed there for the rest of their lives.
Without doubt, the beauty of the Amalfi coast-line
is unequalled . Positano, Amalfi and Ravello have in common the
history of the sea which they overlook.