Positano is a vertical town hanging from the cliffs on the coast and can be traversed on foot via steep flights of steps or sloppy, curvy paths. The beautiful villas on the slopes of the cliff form a dramatic vertical panorama of colors which when combine with the blue of the sea form a vibrant view.
For the shopping fanatics, there are various boutiques which offer a wide variety of fashion products. Restaurants in the town serve excellent pasta but open quite late in the evening. While walking down the slopes of Positano, you'll find many wine and cheese shops but if you are looking to get a bit tipsy and keen on acquiring local authentic taste, Limoncello would be a fine choice. Its a lemon liqueur produced mainly in this region of southern Italy.
In the earlier part of 20 th century, Positano was a retreat for intellectuals, artists and celebrities. Picasso, Escher and Liz Taylor are a few of those great artists who have fallen for the town's beauty. The trend continues till date and town receives its fair share of attraction from celebrities. But one doesn't have to be a celebrity or rich to enjoy beaches of Positano.
As I mentioned, all you need a free spirit and some fine summer breeze to get yourself going.
The church of Santa Maria Assunta, Spiaggia Grande beach
How to reach
Positano can be reached by the SS163 Amalfitana national road, or by the SP425 provincial road. Bus service runs from Sorrento with a frequency of half hour. Nearest airports are in Salerno and Naples.