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How to get to Positano

By car through the Motorway A3, exit Castellammare

By coach or ferryboat from Naples, Sorrento, Salerno

Naples International Airport


Sorrento - Positano and return
Naples Airport - Sorrento and return

Ferries & Hydrofoils
Metro del mare
Traghetti Lines

Since the beginning of 20th century Positano has been the favourite place of many famous people from all over the world, especially artists. The town not only looks lovely, but it really is a beatiful and friendly place, with its typical mediterranean architecture and fine views.

The small streets and the flights of steps leading to the beach are lined with small shops, typical workshops, ateliers, and cafes. The church of Santa Maria Assunta, near the beach, has a fine majolica dome, and some notable piece of art. To the coreagrapher Léonide Massine, who lived here for many years, belonged "Li Galli", the group of small islands located just out of the bay, now hosting the International Dance Seminar.
Finally, Positano is a good starting point to visit many interesting sites.

Classic music, literature and ballet are at home in Positano. Ask the Tourist Office about happenings and shows during your stay (such as the Leonide Massine Art of Ballet Award, in September, and The International Chamber Music Festival, in August.

Famous people who lived in Positano

John Steinbeck

Léonide Massine

Streets and steps Positano is a small town, where all the distances are quite short. But you often have to walk through a flight of steps, to go from one point to another. The best strategy is walking always downwards, using the bus to get to an upstairs point along the cart road. It is one way, so cars and buses drive around the town in a circle. The bus service is fairly well organized: the terminal is at the entrance of the pedestrian area, in Piazza dei Mulini. At each bus stop in Positano there is a table showing all the stops with their number and name, and a timetable. The schedules refer to the starts from the terminal (about each 15 min.).