Hardly any other Italian town seems to be such a popular destination for Instagramers and bloggers as Positano. The former fishing village on the Amalfi Coast not only looks like it has been painted, but actually knows how to fulfill all of your holiday dreams.
Colorful houses built directly on the rugged slopes, narrow streets in which small boutiques and cozy cafes are lined up, steep stairs that lead to small squares and colorfully decorated house entrances, and a beach that with the most beautiful view of the whole Amalfi Coast can score with Naples – no wonder that not only does the Italian fishing village of Positano delight us, but also that numerous Instagramers and bloggers make a pilgrimage to the Amalfi Coast. But Positano is not just something for the eye!
Welcome to Positano!
Where around 80 years ago only a few poor fishermen sorted their day catch while their small, rotten cutters were swaying in the harbor. Today one of the top destinations in Italy can be found.
Bloggers, Instagramers, photographers, vacationers and hopeless romantics pilgrimage to the famous bay in the heart of the Amalfi Coast to take a look at the village that nestles so spectacularly on the slope. The former fishing village was for a long time a place of refuge and inspiration for writers and artists. One of them, John Steinbeck, described Positano as a dreamlike place that really gets under your skin. It is statements like this that soon caused a rush of tourists. Gone are the days of fishing and idleness, from then on tourism dominated the formerly peaceful life in Positano.
Positano as a popular holiday destination
The place, which caused enthusiasm among fans of Italy in the 1950s, has lost none of its captivating beauty and uniqueness even today, over 65 years later . Vacationers come to lie on the beaches of the bay, to eat in the typical Italian restaurants of the city and to enjoy the sweet life. La Dolce Vita – just like everywhere in Italy.
The beaches of Fornillo and the famous Spiaggia Grande, where the spectacular photos were taken, are particularly popular with holidaymakers. So the next time you’re wondering where to go to take photos like this, the answer is definitely Positano! However, you should not indulge in the illusion. This dreamlike backdrop in your Italy vacation to have all to yourself, especially in the summer months it can get tight in Positano. During the main season, the population of the village, which is not even 4,000 people, sometimes increases tenfold. But a swim in the Mediterranean Sea with a view of the city compensates for the crowded beaches and alleys.
The most beautiful view
The Path of the Gods, the Sentiero degli Dei, is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Italy.
Whether you are a passionate hiker or a beginner, you should definitely hike this approximately eight kilometer long path, because nowhere else do you have such a beautiful view of the spectacular bay of Positano and the wonderful green surroundings. In good weather you can even see the island of Capri. For such a hike, you should plan two to four hours, depending on your fitness. Pack enough drinking water and provisions, then you can enjoy the picnic with the most beautiful view in Italy. Instagram-worthy photos included.