The iconic colorful houses tumbling down to the sea in a cascade of sun-bleached peach, pink, and terracotta makes Positano the most photogenic town on the Amalfi Coast. Flanked by wisteria-draped hotels and restaurants makes the town even more appealing to any social media savvy tourist. It is also rich in fashion history as moda Positano was born here and the town was first in Italy to import bikinis from France. So what are you waiting for? Download the Positano travel Guide and Offline Map now!
1. Spiaggia Grande
You've most likely seen the picturesque beach umbrellas amidst the outstanding cliffside houses in the background. 300-meters long, the beach is one of the largest on Amalfi Coast and one of the most glamorous as well. So glamorous that it attracts artists, actors, and celebrities alike. If this grand beach is too crowded for you and you're looking for a more peaceful spot to enjoy the Mediterranean sun and sea then head over to Fornillo Beach, which can be reached via a coastal path from Spiaggia Grande.
2. Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta
The beautiful church and its majolica-tiled dome can be seen from every corner of the town. It's most known for its Byzantine-inspired Icon of a black Madonna, dating back to the 18th century, is conserved inside the church. As an important part of Positano's culture, religion, and architecture, it is considered the towns most prominent and photographed sites. It is also considered the town's most iconic symbols.
3. Island of Sirens
The three islets of Li Galli is the stuff of legends and it is said that Sirens once inhabited the islets just off the shores of Positano. The Sirens attempted to seduce with their song all those who sailed nearby. Among those who are caught in the spell of enchantment by the islets' allure is the famous ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev who spent his last years on the islets.
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