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Map of Positano City, Italy

The main sights of Positano include 13th century Byzantine icon of a black Madonna and The church of Santa Maria Assunta. A lot of legends have been associated with Byzantine icon.



Positano is a small town inhabited by some aesthetic people along the coast of Amalfi (Costiera Amalfitana) in Campania, Italy. Though it's a small town, its unsurpassed beauty attracted several authors and film makers who repeatedly flocked in Positano for their plots and settings.

During the 16 th and 17 th century Positano was a flourishing harbor of the Amalfi Republic. But in the mid 19 th century Positano had gone through series of misfortunes which influenced half the masses to emigrate mostly to United States of America. During those days it was comparatively a poor fishing village. It was John Steinbeck essay about Positano in "Harper's Bazaar" that attracted tourist to crowd in Positano. Now Positano Italy is a major tourist destination for its scenic beauty and also a fashionable resort for Europeans.

Enjoy the spectacular drives along the Amalfi coast and in every meandering turns on the cliff tops discover stunning and awesome sights. Each spot shines with distinguishing beauty which inspires romantic emotions and sustains its impression on your mind forever.

The villas are lined with colorful shrubs and flowers hanging on the balcony which never go unnoticed from tourists' sights. The visitors usually rent these magnificent villas overlooking the coast. The cluster of houses ascending the hillside is guarded by the charming Cathedral that stands distinctly on the top of a flight of stairs rising up the main square. The Cathedral houses the remnants of the Patron Saint Amalfi and Saint Andrew. From Positano Italy one can climb higher to visit Ravello enclave in the mountains.

Positano Italy is one of the most elegant and beautiful tourist destinations in Europe. Positano Italy houses world's two best hotels Il San Pietro and Le Sirenuse Hotel. Besides, there are several cafes, siestas and restaurants lining the coast from where the merging beauty of sun and sea can be relished accompanied by sparkling Italian wine.




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