Amalfi Coast

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Positano

Positano is set in the centre of the bay comprised between Punta Germano and Capo Sottile, and is one of the most elegant health resorts of the Amalfi coast. It has been a holiday resort since the time of the Roman Empire, as confirmed by the discovery of a Roman villa in the vicinity of the present-day Chiesa madre.
The architecture of this ancient seaside village is characterised by porticoes, underpasses, narrow lanes and flights of steps, packed with the countless colourful boutiques that have made Positano an international benchmark for seaside fashion.
The little white houses, crammed up vertically against each other, clamber over one of the rocky spurs of the Lattari Mountains, making up an extraordinary pyramid dotted with oases of oriental palms, and terraces of maquis and citrus fruit trees. This little town, suspended between the sea and the sky, is encircled by Monte Comune, Santa Maria del Castello, S. Angelo a tre Pizzi, Canocchia, Campo

dei Galli and Paipo.
The picturesque beaches look out towards the three islets of Li Galli also known as the "Sirenuse": Gallo Lungo, la Rotonda and Castelluccio. The archipelago has in fact always been considered the mythical dwelling-place of bewitching sirens. According to Greek mythology, these creatures represented a hazard and peril for ships and sailors, especially in this stretch of sea where it seems numerous vessels were lost. Another Greek myth holds that Positano was founded by Poseidon, the god of the sea, for love of the nymph Pasitea.
What is certain is that this territory was already inhabited in prehistoric times, as confirmed by the finds in the prehistoric caves (Grotta La Porta, Grotta Mezzogiorno, Grotta Erica).
Among the events of the summer season, the feast of the patron saint in Montepertuso and in Positano, and the International Dance Prize event.

Sightseeing

The home of two famous villas, with a breathtaking view of the Amalfi Coast below:
Ravello

Positano's less-famous sister and all the better for that:
Praiano

One of the best-loved and most beautiful coastal towns in the world:
> Positano

The town that gives the Amalfi Coast its name, now a World Heritage Site:
Amalfi

A day out in ...

Along the route between Positano and Amalfi you can visit the Ecomuseo del Fiordo in the municipality of Furore and the celebrated Grotta dello Smeraldo in the municipality of Conca dei Marini.

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