Ever since I was young, I dreamed about visiting Positano. Something about this little city carved into the beautiful mountain side captured my heart. I did SO MUCH research before visiting this past summer and it was totally worth it and needed in order to navigate to and from this magical place. Today I am sharing all the details with you and I hope they are helpful in planning your dream getaway 🙂
There are several ways to get from the airport to Positano and Praiano:
- Bus: http://www.curreriviaggi.it/eng/autolinee.htm
- Ferry : https://www.alicost.it/en/
- Car Rental: www.auto-europe.com
- Private driver: This is what my boyfriend and I opted for. Yes it is the most expensive option, but it was also the easiest for us. We didn’t have to worry about navigating our way around with all our luggage and in my personal opinion it was totally worth the extra expense. We organized a private driver with our Air bnb host and it cost us 120 euros each way.
All though I would of loved to have stayed in Positano, it came with a hefty price tag, especially since I visited in peak season. Instead we opted for an Air bnb in the town of Praiano (about a 15 minutes bus ride from Positano). I can not rave enough about our Air bnb!! We stayed here and not only was our host Ivan incredibly helpful, but the apartment, location and value was worth every penny! You can read more reviews about this place on the site itself for more details. I highly recommend staying in Praiano if you don’t want to fork out the big bucks of staying in the heart of Positano. That being said, I did research a few places in Positano that all had excellent reviews. Hotel Poseidon, Casa Leucosis, and Casa Cosenza I’d say are all worth looking into if you prefer to stay in Positano.
Where To Eat (In Positano and Praiano)
- Caffe Positano
- Casa e Bottega
- Collina Bakery
- Villa Tre Ville (very pricey, but the atmosphere is straight out of a fairy tale and is probably the most beautiful luxury hotel I have ever stepped foot in. The service was amazing and we even got a free boat ride from the hotel to Positano’s main beach after breakfast!
- Franco’s Bar (must arrive before 5pm to get seated)
- Il Tridente Bar at Hotel Poseidon
Lunch or Dinner
- Il Tridente (In Positano): try their lemon risotto and lemon delight for dessert, it’s to die for!!) I can’t comment enough how lovely Liliana is here! She made our dinner experience so memorable and treated us like family, we were even given a free glass of champagne! The food was flavourful from start to finish, the customer service was the best I experienced on my entire Euro trip and the atmosphere was out of a fairytale! To me this place is a must when in Positano.
- Kasai (In Praiano): THIS IS THE BEST RESTURANT IN PRAIANO! If you don’t go here when visiting Praiano, you are seriously missing out! Be sure to make a reservation, it was busy every night we went and the host recommend we did in order to guarantee a table. Be sure to request a table outside! Order their house wine, mussels, any one of their pasta options and the chocolate torte for dessert and I promise you it will be the best meal of your life.
- Criscito’s (In Praiano): they have really affordable prices and delicious pizza
Other places I heard positive reviews on but didn’t get a chance to try are Chez Black, La Sponda’s and La Tagliata all in Positano.
What to do/ see
- Explore the emerald and blue grotto
- Take a boat tour
- Lounge on the main beach Spiaggia Grande
- Visit Marina Di Praia beach in Praiano (a lot quieter and cheaper lounge chairs than in Positano)
- Take a cooking class
- Hike The Path of The Gods
Have you visited Positano or Praiano before? I’d love to hear your favourite part and food recommendations from your trip in the comments below 🙂