If you are spending your vacation in Sorrento , don’t miss the chance to visit Positano: one of the most beautiful and famous villages on the Amalfi Coast, a stretch of coastline that runs between Naples and Salerno.
Positano is the pearl of the Amalfi Coast, a dream destination for those who love the sea, nature, art and culture. A place to be enchanted by the beauty of its colorful houses overlooking the sea and the charm of its history.
How to get to Positano?
Positano can be reached in several ways:
- By car: you can drive along State Road 163 Amalfitana, one of the most beautiful roads in Italy but also one of the most winding and busy. It is recommended to park your car in one of the town’s paid parking lots or nearby areas and then move around on foot or by public transportation.
- By bus: If you leave from Sorrento, Naples or Salerno, you can take a Sita Sud bus company that connects the various towns on the Amalfi Coast.
- By boat: Positano has a pier where ferries from Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi and Salerno dock.
There are 4 companies that run daily from the Gulf of Salerno and Naples: Alilauro, Navigazione Libera del Golfo (NLG), Positano Jet and Seremar.
Where to buy tickets to Positano from Sorrento?
If you choose the bus, you can buy tickets from any partner that displays the SITA SUD logo (tobacconists, bars, newsstands) or near the bus station.
If you prefer to travel by sea, ticket offices are located directly at the Port of Sorrento, Marina Piccola-or you may want to make your reservation online.
How much are tickets to Positano from Sorrento?
- Sita ‘s one-way ticket costs €2.20 and is valid for a single trip, or it is advisable to purchase the hourly ticket with 80-minute validity at a price of €2.60 .
- The ticket price of the ferries one-way fare from Sorrento to Positano has a fare that starts from 16€ and that varies depending on the company chosen and the season.
Children up to 2 years old travel free, while there are reductions for those up to 12 years old, groups and residents.
How long is the journey to Positano from Sorrento?
The two locations are about 15 km apart by land and 27 km apart by sea, so the travel time by both bus and ferry is about 45 to 50 minutes, but may vary depending on travel conditions and season.
What to see in Positano?
Positano is famous for its breathtaking landscape, characterized by colorful houses climbing the slopes of the Monti Lattari, stairways descending to the sea, enchanting beaches, and picturesque churches. Among Positano’s main attractions are:
- The Spiaggia Grande, the largest and liveliest beach in the town, where many stores, restaurants and hotels are located. From here starts the promenade that leads to the Trasita Tower, a 16th-century watchtower.
- The Church of Santa Maria Assunta, the religious symbol of Positano, which houses a Byzantine painting of the Madonna and Child. The church is notable for its tiled bell tower and its scenic location on the main square.
- The MAR-Roman Archaeological Museum in Positano, a newly discovered museum filled with Roman frescoes in the fourth Pompeian style from the 1st century AD
- The Sentiero degli Dei, a hiking trail that connects Positano to Agerola, passing through the hamlets of Montepertuso and Nocelle. The trail offers spectacular views of the coast.
How to get around Positano?
It is advisable to move around by public transportation or rent a scooter or more simply on foot, it can be a pleasant experience and allows you to better admire the beauty of the country.