Beautiful beaches, great restaurants, disco on the beach, VIP scene, and fashion boutiques Moda Positano, hiking on the path of the god
Do you want to visit Positano on the Amalfi Coast, during your stay at Hotel Torre Saracena?
Positano is one of the most glamour towns on the Amalfi coast. It is easy reachable from the Hotel Torre Saracena by bus or by car. Positano is world famous for its colorful houses nestled between the mountains and the sea. Until the beginning of the 20th century Positano was just a simple fishing village discovered after the Second World War by foreign tourists and great artists as Picasso, Zeffirelli and Steinbeck. In a short time Positano became the jet set destination on the Amalfi Coast.
Positano is one of the most beautiful seaside tourist destination of Italy. Only 15 kilometers far from Amalfi, dipped into a lush vegetation and a dream sea, Positano is considered the flagship of the Amalfi Coast. Typical of this wonderful place, a myriad of lovely alleys leads you up to the ‘rock-climbed’ white houses. Well-known all over the world because of its ‘Moda Mare’, Positano offers to visitors a great number of workshops and typical stores, so you can often see handicraft and griffes combined in the boutiques.
It may be interesting to know that…
Positano is the more ‘vertical’ village of Italy, the village of the ‘scalinatelle’2 that from the top, step by step, bring down to the beach. From the Spiaggia Grande, it seems like an impressive pyramid of little houses climbing up to the sky.
Thinks to do in Positano, Amalfi Coast:
- Positano walking tour
- Shopping Positano
- Path of the Gods
- Path of the lovers from Marina Grande to the Fornillo Beach
- Visit to the 13th century Church of Santa Maria Assunta century black Madonna.
- Tour to the little hamlet of Nocelle
- Capri mini cruise from Positano
- Sorrento Coast boat tour from Positano
- Gastronomic tours
- Private cooking class
Enjoy your holiday at Hotel Torre Saracena with a charming tour on the Amalfi Coast, to Positano!
Amazing shopping in Positano on the Amalfi Coast. How is born the Moda Positano
Positano, on the Amalfi Coast, is famous for its ceramics, limoncello liqueurs, hand-made sandals and Positano-style clothing called “Moda Positano”.
While you’ll walk up and down the narrow streets of Positano you’ll find a lot of amazing shops of colorful clothes and accessories.
Moda Positano was born in the 1960s when the lovely town on the Amalfi Coast became world famous.
A lot of tourists came to visit the lovely town and the local tailors began to produce some fresh clothes of linen decorated with the same hand-embroidered, macramé lace and crochet used to embellish the towels and the traditional wedding kit.
In general Positano creations proposes
- long skirts,
- long dresses,
- trousers of linen
- handmade sandals
The colors of the wonderful Amalfi Coast are impressed on the beautiful Moda Positano!
What to see in Positano on the Amalfi Coast
Do not to miss to visit this spot during your tour to Positano, on the Amalfi Coast:
- Isola de li Galli
L’Isola de li Galli (that means ‘cocks island’) is a group of island, not far from the Sorrento Coast. Bought in 1924 by the Russian choreographer and dancer Leonide Massine and in 1989 by the other Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev, is now own by somebody else.
- Chiesa della Madonna Assunta
The most important touristic attraction of Positano is located only a few meters far from the beach.
There is a legend about this church and about the Madonna Assunta (Lady of the Assumption), celebrated on August the 15th. According to the legend, around 1000 a ship containing a byzantine icon of the Madonna Nera, got stopped in front of the bay of Positano because there was no wind. The sailor men tried to restart sailing until they heard a voice coming from the picture saying «posa, posa, posa» (get stopped right here) and they stopped and decided donating the painting to the local inhabitants.
By tradition, Positano owes its name to this anecdote.
- Torre Transita
Not far away from Positano, this tower is located in Punta Campanella, on the border between Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast and it’s the first watchtower.
- Montepertuso e Nocelle
Montepertuso and Nocelle are two picturesque little touristic centers, lying north of Positano.
People knows Montepertuso (that means ‘mount hole’) thanks to its hole in the center; according to the legend, the Madonna made it with her finger. Nocelle is a stage on the Sentiero degli dei (Path of gods), also accessible coming up from Montepertuso.
A long staircase connects the two hamlets of Positano in the upper part of the town, on the Amalfi Coast.