Positano is well-known for a wide variety of art galleries and museums lining its swirling streets. Pop into the Italian Fine Arts Gallery and marvel at the array of modern and ancient artists it has in its collection. If you’re more geared towards abstract or conceptual arts check out Galleria Arts and Crafts, where you can browse unique paintings created by local artists, chat with the owner and take a piece of Positano with you by getting your own personalized painting shipped to your home.
Italian Fine Arts Gallery, Via dei Mulini, 8, Positano SA, Italy
+ 39 089 875113
Get your exercise in while appreciating the unparalleled nature and visibility that this area has to offer. Il Sentiero degli Dei is a three-mile hike that takes you up above the teeming city and will blow you away with its incredible views of the sparkling turquoise ocean and surrounding mountains. The path is perfectly nestled between the exquisite green peaks and concludes in Nocelle, the northern part of Positano. From there you can easily walk back to the city center.
Positano is the prefect walking town with serene winding stone streets that take you up, down and through bustling city centers to clandestine alleys with vibrant shops and amusements. You can people-watch and spectate at the daily life of locals against beautiful views of the ocean and town, the rising mountains and immaculate architecture that creates this pristine commune.
Spend your late afternoon splashing in Positano’s shimmering waves and shading beneath the colorful umbrellas that line Marina Grande Beach. From here you can gaze up at the splendid collection of neighborhoods, shops and restaurants that litter the cliffside. Sunbathe on the most lively cosmopolitan beach in the area, watch lazy boats bob on the placid ocean surface and mingle with tourists and locals alike at this popular postcard-perfect destination.
After resting up, start your next day on a snorkeling or scuba excursion to explore the striking sea life and surrounding grottos in the area. Check out the array of darting colorful fish, ocean vegetation and get the full effect of the powerful blue ocean surrounding Positano. A number of boat tours and guides are available for hire near Marina Grande Beach and will give you the full scope of the ocean wildlife and natural beauty encompassing the island.
Although there is no specific street market known to the streets of Positano, there are a number of incredible shops to search for souvenirs, dive into the bright fashion and gather local knickknacks, trinkets and collectibles. Explore the streets, hop from shop to shop and admire the colorful collection of vibrant boutiques, trading posts and signage.
Every inch of Positano is embedded with a deep-rooted backstory. As you journey through the various recreations that the island supplies, make sure to step back and absorb the age-old magnificence that hangs in the air of this resplendent place. Admire the historic architecture, investigate the many ornate churches and cathedrals such as Chiesa Positano, dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, who is associated with Byzantine rulers, and immerse yourself in the rich stories that helped the cathedrals come to be.