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Positano Hotels & Holidays

About Positano

Italy's most spectacular stretch of coastline with steep-stepped Positano, clinging to tall cliffs; Amalfi with its whitewashed villas, fisherman's dwellings, merchant town houses and luxury hotels that overlook sapphire coloured seas; and beautiful Ravello, whose lofty setting commands inspirational views.

POSITANO

A narrow ribbon of shimmering asphalt running over ravines and translucent sea, links Sorrento to the beauty of Positano, a vibrant village clambering down past narrow buildings and sleepy lanes. Shaded by the church of Santa Maria Assunta and its famous 13th century Black Madonna, meander down these lanes to the waterfront where a profusion of cafés, bars and restaurants serve freshly landed seafood. The hills above Positano are strewn with paths, making up the Trail of the Gods, which zigzags through lush vegetation leading walkers to the delightful hamlet of Nocelle.

PRAIANO

Set amongst the inlets of the breathtaking Amalfi Coast, just 4 miles (6,5km) from Amalfi and 5 miles (8km) from Positano is the ancient fishing village of Praiano. This delightful seaside resort presents itself to the seas as a cascade of white houses on a green flowering slope surrounded by sandy coves.

Multi Centre Holidays

Experience the best of both worlds and combine your Positano holiday with another Italian destination. Citalia offer a fantastic range of multi centre holidays, perfect for taking in all that Italy has to offer.

The Highlights

  • Church of Santa Maria Assunta
  • Palazzo Murat
  • Pompeii & Vesuvius
  • Amalfi Drive

Excursions

Please note excursions operate seasonally.

Pompeii & Vesuvius: Destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD, Pompeii lay buried below lava and ash for hundreds of years before it was discovered, perfectly preserved, in 1784. The history of this ancient Roman town, as brought to life by our professional guide, is fascinating as you walk in the footsteps of the Pompeiians. There is also a chance to visit the destroyer itself, the only active volcano on mainland Europe; you can even walk up to the edge of the crater. An unforgettable experience. Don't forget your camera!

Compulsory entrance fees: Pompei 11 euros, Vesuvius 10 euros

Operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
(Subject to minimum numbers)
Departure: Approx 07:20
Duration: Full Day

Herculaneum & Sorrento: Herculaneum was the second city to be destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. It is said that Herculaneum is better preserved than Pompeii, as it was sealed by lava whereas Pompeii was buried mainly in ash. You will find excellent examples of Roman richness in the unspoiled mosaic tiled floors and frescoed villas, no longer seen in Pompeii. The local guide will animate the story of this wealthy, ancient Roman summer resort.

Combine Herculaneum with the small town of Sorrento. Wonderfully located over white cliffs Sorrento offers a fantastic view over the Bay of Naples. For years visitors from all over the world have been attracted to Sorrento, think breathtaking sunsets, fragrances of orange and lemon gardens. Take time to explore the old cobbled streets and maybe try the local tipple of Limoncello!

Compulsory entrance fees: Herculaneum 11 euros

Operates Tuesdays
(Subject to minimum numbers)
Departure: Approx 07:20
Duration: Full Day

Pompeii & Herculaneum: A great occasion to combine the two most famous archaeological sites in Campania!

Compulsory entrance fees: Pompei 11 euros, Herculaneum 11 euros

Operates Sundays
(Subject to minimum numbers)
Departure: Approx 07:20
Duration: Full Day

Capri & Anacapri: No holiday on the the Amalfi Coast would be complete without a trip to the island of Capri!

Our guide will accompany you to the towns of Capri and Anacapri for a guided walk-around, showing you the Gardens of Caesar Augustus with spectacular views over the Faraglioni Rocks and, off the beaten tourist track, the Villa San Michele. There's enough time for a wander at your leisure through the exclusive shopping lanes packed with designer labels, or a breathtaking ride on the chairlift before the homeward journey.

Optional extras/entrance fees (approximations): Caesar Augustus gardens 1 euro, Blue Grotto 23 euros, boat trip 15 euros, Villa San Michele 6 euros, chairlift 10 euros.

Operates Wednesdays and Sundays
(Subject to minimum numbers)
Departure: Approx 08:30
Duration: Full Day

Paestum: The town of Paestum was founded by the Greeks around 60 B.C. Its name deriving from Poseidon (the god of the sea) to whom it was dedicated. It was during this period that the Temple of Poseidon and the Temple of Ceres were built.

Today the Temples and ruins are considered to be the finest of their kind. The nearby museum not only contains many fine sculptures which were excavated from the site but also the tomb paintings, one of which is the so-called "Tomb of the Diver", a graceful and expressively naturalistic piece of work, the only existing example of Greek wall painting left in Italy.

Compulsory entrance fees: Paestum Temples & Museum 10 euros

Operates Tuesdays
(Subject to minimum numbers)
Departure: Approx 07:20
Duration: Full Day

Pompeii Express: Here's your chance to experience life over 2,000 years ago. On a gentle, access-all-areas, walking tour of Pompeii our professional guide will give detailed descriptions of the ancient Romans, their lifestyles, their day to day habits and activities. The excavations are brought to life for you, illustrating just how it was in 79AD.

Operates Tuesdays
(Subject to minimum numbers)
Departure: Approx 07:20
Duration: Half Day

Hotels in Positano

Hotel Covo dei Saraceni, Positano
Hotel Covo dei Saraceni , Positano
Rating: 5
The Hotel Covo dei Saraceni sprawls across several terraces on the seafront, from where you can...
Hotel Il San Pietro, Positano
Hotel Il San Pietro , Positano
Rating: 5
The luxurious Hotel Il San Pietro is widely considered to be one of the best hotels in Italy, and...
Hotel Le Agavi, Positano
Hotel Le Agavi , Positano
Rating: 5
In a truly breathtaking location 200 metres above the sea, the Hotel Le Agavi is built on several...
Hotel Marincanto, Positano
Hotel Marincanto , Positano
Rating: 4
The charming Hotel Marincanto stands in a lovely panoramic position on a leafy outcrop of a cliff,...
Palazzo Murat, Positano
Palazzo Murat , Positano
Rating: 4
The charming Palazzo Murat is situated in a pedestrianised area in the heart of Positano, near...
Hotel Savoia, Positano
Hotel Savoia , Positano
Rating: 3
The Hotel Savoia boasts a panoramic position in Positano, overlooking the sea and the famous...
Hotel Villa Franca, Positano
Hotel Villa Franca , Positano
Rating: 4
Beautifully converted from a private villa, this welcoming hotel is an ideal retreat that overlooks...