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Why Positano
on the Amalfi Coast
is special

This picture-perfect town of colorful houses bejeweled with bougainvillea flowers cascades down a steep hillside to the sea.

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How Positano

It transformed itself from a sleepy fishing village into an artist's & writer's colony into a chic seaside Italian resort town in less than a century.

What is Positano
like in the summer?

It teems with tourists patronizing the chic boutiques and cafes. The beaches, unfortunately, are gray-volcanic pebbly.

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Positano has a lot of steep steps winding through a maze of narrow passageways (though a bus circuit gives your feet a rest).

Positano is a good
base for daytrips

You can use the town for exploring:


Amalfi Coasat

Positano is part of the Amalfi Coast, which is a Hillman Wonder Gold Meal winner. Click this link for my web pageon it:

Amalfi Coast



You can reach this island by ferry or fast hydrofoil. The voyage provides a splendid view of the Amalfi coastline. Click this link to read my Capri web page:




Drive up to the nearby hilltop town of Montepertuso for a breathtaking view of the Amalfi Coast. Your trip will also let you see a mountain spur sporting a colossal see-through hole.

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