Positano

Positano - Amalfi Coast - panorama
Ravello - day viewPositano - ChurchPositano - Amalfi Coast - houses

Situated on the Amalfi Coast, which was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997 as a cultural landscape, is Positano, a charming little town built on a cliff and surrounded by turquoise sea.

The coast in Positano is considered one of the most beautiful areas of the Amalfi Coast. It was once a Roman resort location, as evidenced by the archeological discovery of ancient remains of a villa. Positano was also a prosperous port city during medieval times, its trade and riches only expanding during the 16th and 17th century. Unfortunately, its wealth declined and by the mid 19th century, Positano was little more than a poor fishing village, much of its population having moved elsewhere. It began to revive during the 1950s, following a rising interest and a nascent tourist industry. Today, Positano is one of the most popular attractions on the Amalfi Coast.

Things to see

The town is composed of small white houses built on the rocks of the cliff. Looking down, its streets seem to disappear into the sea; this is due to the shape of the streets and the city as a whole, which create an interesting optical illusion. Climbing at the very top rewards visitors with a wonderful panorama that allows for spectacular pictures. Also worth a visit is the church of Santa Maria Assunta with its colorful majolica-tiled cupola.

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Positano

Positano - Amalfi Coast - panorama
Ravello - day viewPositano - ChurchPositano - Amalfi Coast - houses

Situated on the Amalfi Coast, which was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997 as a cultural landscape, is Positano, a charming little town built on a cliff and surrounded by turquoise sea.

The coast in Positano is considered one of the most beautiful areas of the Amalfi Coast. It was once a Roman resort location, as evidenced by the archeological discovery of ancient remains of a villa. Positano was also a prosperous port city during medieval times, its trade and riches only expanding during the 16th and 17th century. Unfortunately, its wealth declined and by the mid 19th century, Positano was little more than a poor fishing village, much of its population having moved elsewhere. It began to revive during the 1950s, following a rising interest and a nascent tourist industry. Today, Positano is one of the most popular attractions on the Amalfi Coast.

Things to see

The town is composed of small white houses built on the rocks of the cliff. Looking down, its streets seem to disappear into the sea; this is due to the shape of the streets and the city as a whole, which create an interesting optical illusion. Climbing at the very top rewards visitors with a wonderful panorama that allows for spectacular pictures. Also worth a visit is the church of Santa Maria Assunta with its colorful majolica-tiled cupola.

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