Positano seems to be standing, leaning against the jagged mountain rock face, with many multicolored houses that seem to be built in a single cluster, all on top of each other. The town is very unique and incredibly attractive. It is the kingdom of many flights of little steps, of narrow passageways enlivened and colored by wonderful shops, lively bars and cafes, and restaurants that specialize in seafood.
Positano was originally a Roman settlement where wealthy patricians had seaside villas. Ruins from that epoch are found near the Church of Assunta. The majolica tiled dome of the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta can be seen from every corner of the town. A Byzantine inspired Icon of a black Madonna, dating back to the 18th century, is conserved inside the church. The beaches of Positano are formed from volcanic sand and small stones, which lend to the background. The main beach of Positano is large and located at the foot of the town; rocky mountains separate the main beach from smaller seashores: Fornillo beach, situated just to the left and La Porta and Arienzo beaches just to the right of the main beach.
Distances: Naples - 36 miles, Sorrento - 12, miles, Amalfi - 12 miles