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* '''By Bus''': take the Sita bus from [[Sorrento]] or [[Salerno]] (a bit longer, but nice!). From [[Sorrento]] sit next to a window on the right hand side for the best views. From [[Salerno]] sit on the left side for the best views and excellent photo opportunities. The bus drops you at the top of the town. You must walk, taxi, or bus to your hotel. During the peak season (starting in late April) this bus can get very crowded. You may have to wait a couple hours and fight your way onto a bus to get back.
* '''By Car''': Take the main road off of the Autostrada from [[Sorrento]] but make sure to have a reservation at a car park as it is very difficult to find parking.
* '''By Ferry''': Take a ferry from Naples. Slightly more expensive than the bus but you'll save an hour on the road and get some truly amazing views of the cliffs on the Amalfi coast. For connections between Positano and Amalfi and Positano and Salerno, you need the Coop Sant Andrea [http://www.coopsantandrea.com ] or Positano Drive [http://www.positanodrive.com ] ferry service, the only company which operates this line.
* Read about the unified public transport ticket [[Campania#Get around|Campania Unico]].
*'''By Foot:''' There are loads of little stairs leading from everywhere to everywhere straight. Alternatively there is the one road meandering down to the harbour.
*'''By Bus:''' a local bus goes down and - especially - ''up the hill'' following the meandering always congested road. On that bus '''no''' Unico Campania tickets are valid! Pay 1 Euro The charge to ride the orange bus around Positanois €1.20 if you purchase your ticket from a local shop, or €1.60 if you purchase directly from the bus driver.
==See==
* Or if you are after luxury, charter a private motor-boat with Charter La Dolce Vita [http://www.amalficoastyacht.com] and you can design your own itinerary with the captain. Suggested ideas include departing Positano for a full-day tour to Capri, circling island with the grottos or out to Ischia, or along the Sorrento Coast or just cruising along the Amalfi Coast.
*Soak up the beauty on either of Positano's two beaches: Fornillo, the smaller, more secluded beach is accessible either by a set of stairs from the grotto above or via a path from Spiaggia Grande. Fornillo has a more laid back atmosphere with four beach bars lining the shore and no ferry traffic. Spiaggia Grande, the main beach and ferry port, is the hub of activity in Positano. Don't miss it, but don't forget there is much more to Positano.
*<do name="Water taxi &amp; private excursions" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Catch the splendour of one of Italy's World Heritage from a privileged point of observation and avoid your holiday being spoilt by local traffic.</do>
==Buy==
==Sleep==
 
[http://mammarosapositano.com/ '''Mamma Rosa Bed And Breakfast Positano''] . Mamma Rosa is an old house skilfully restored, with arches and vaults typical of Mediterranean architecture, situated between terraced citrus groves and secular vineyards. The decor is simple, refined and elegant, equipped to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The B&B Mamma Rosa is situated in Montepertuso, a small and tranquil village on top of Positano with amazing views overlooking the Amalfi Coast and Capri Island. Telephone +39 089 875546 email [email protected]
 
* '''California Hotel Positano''' – Via C. Colombo 141 [http://www.californiahotelpositano.com/]. Telephone +39 089 875 382 • Fax +39 089 812 154. A three star hotel of Positano placed in an historic building of the 18th century belonged to a Neapolitan noble family, with 15 guestrooms divided in 14 doubles and one quadruple with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Thanks to its professional service, the Hotel California is also the ideal accommodation to celebrate your wedding on the Amalfi Coast.
*'''Conca d'oro Hotel'''[http://www.hotel-positano.com] opened in 1949 from an idea of Giovanni Cappiello. An ancient villa in the middle of a beautiful garden full of orange and lemon trees surround the hotel today, as in the past, guests love the setting of the hotel. The Villa Giacinta is operated by this hotel, and is a beautiful (if expensive) option for traveling groups. The villa contains 4 bedrooms (3 doubles and one twin-sized), ~4 bathrooms, a large foyer and living room, and a comfortably-sized kitchen (great for cutting down on expenses in this expensive tourist town). Additionally, there are tiled porches at the front entrance and off the master bedroom and small balconies with great views in some of the other bedrooms. The Villa is cleaned daily, and the cleaning staff are friendly, nice, and deliver fresh figs to the kitchen in summer! Be warned, though, that both the villa and the Hotel Conca D'Oro are a 15 minute very steep walk to and from the beach/port, and parties with elderly visitors or children may be better off near the beach.
 
*<sleep name="La Terrazza Vacation Rental" alt="" address="Sorrento" directions="Sant'Agnello" phone="+39 3383033219" url="http://www.SorrentoHoliday.info" checkin="" checkout="" price="50" lat="40.624695" long="14.404335">Gracious house in the Sorrento Hills with a sea view. Located 2 km from the centre of Sorrento and 1 km from Sant'Agnello.
It is a four-roomed apartment of 110 sq mt composed of: entrance, kitchen/living/dining area with double bed-settee and balcony with view over the garden, three double or triple bedrooms, for 13 person maximum. Two bathrooms, one with bath tub and shower and one with shower. Exclusive sun terrace of 70 sq mt with sun beds and sun umbrellas. Free reserved car parking. Rent direct from the owner.</sleep>
* '''Hotel Casa Albertina Positano''' – Via Tavolozza [http://www.hotelcasalbertina.com/]. Telephone +39 089 875143 • Fax +39 089 811540. A family and cozy three star hotel of Positano with 20 bedrooms including also a family room capable to host 2 children and 2 adults. Besides the facilities expected from a three star hotel of the Amalfi Coast, such as TV, private bath, mini bar, terrace and telephone, some guest rooms of the Hotel Casa Albertina Positano also have a hydro massage bathtub. The rates start from euros 170 for a double standard.
*'''Le Sirenuse'''[http://www.sirenuse.it] is a particularly famous place to stay in Positano. It was featured in the 1994 movie ''Only You'' starring Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. At Le Sirenuse the view will cost you more than 800 Euros. The better view you'll have while eating breakfast on your terrace is just 170 Euros a night (2007 prices). The location seems perfect for walking and exercise. There are only stairs up to Villa Rosa, but a porter will be happy to run back and forth to bring your luggage to your room. They can find a parking spot for your car. The staff is very friendly and helpful (and very strong). It takes 15-20 minutes to walk to the beach, and along the way are the shops and restaurants. It's all steps and stairs to the beach so bring appropriate shoes. (The best way to enjoy Le Sirenuse might be on the way back from the beach. Stop in and have a glass of spumate in the pool lounge area. While we were sipping, an invitation-only fashion show started, and they invited us to stay.)
 
* '''Hotel Villa delle Palme''' Positano-Via Pasitea 252 [http://www.inpositano.com] tel 089875162 Rooms with TV, air-conditioning/heater and private bathroom with shower; and each room leads to a terrace or balcony overlooking a nice view of Positano. Free breakfast room service. Free wi-fi access in the lobby. Shared fridge on the first floor. No elevator.
*'''Villa Nettuno'''. It is clean and low-budget, with spectacular views of the sea. A brother and sister run the place, and if you're lucky, you'll even meet their mother. The entrance is hard to find, but once you see the little sign, you'll climb up several flights of narrow stairs. If you go in spring, you'll take in the intoxicating aroma of wisteria along with the unforgettable views. The place gets a little spooky late at night, but that only adds to its charm.
*'''Villa Rosa'''[http://www.villarosapositano.it] is one of the best hotel bargains on the entire Amalfi Coast. Perched on a steep hillside, all of the 150-year-old villa's rooms overlook the beach and the spectacular Mediterranean water beyond. Rooms have private terraces (filled with flowers) overlooking the sea. For best views, make sure to get a room on the second or third floor.
 
*<sleep name="Nocelle B&B" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">A warm, Italian welcome awaits you at this small B&B, situated in the village of Nocelle, perched on the mountainside a pleasant 20-minute drive or bus journey above the coastal resort of Positano. Apart from Italian, the host speaks English and German. For further information visit http://ninobb.moonfruit.com </sleep>
 
*[http://www.villadeifisici.com '''Villa dei Fisici'''] Via Santa Croce 12/14, 84017 Positano (SA) - Phone: +39 089.812.32.97 - Fax: +39 089.812.048 - email: [email protected] Villa dei Fisici in Positano on the Amalfi coast is a wonderful 18th-Century historical home for unforgettable holidays and events. The villa has a total area of 750 sq.m on three floors, all of which overlooking the sea and Positano bay. This property has all the mod cons: swimming pool, telephone, fax, wi-fi, independent heating, air conditioning, high-quality linen, dvd player, stereo, satellite tv, ice-maker, washing machine, dryer, hair-dryer, dish-washer, freezer and fully-equipped professional kitchen.
 
* '''Villa Giusi Positano''' – Vicolo Vito Savino, 15 - 84017 Positano (SA) Italy [http://www.villagiusipositano.com/]. Telephone +39 06 64520553 • Fax +39 06 64521763. Excellent Villa of Positano and the Amalfi Cost capable to host up to 8 persons. Three bedrooms and one suite with private bath, living room with TV and internet connection, kitchen and terrace with panoramic view.
 
*[http://www.villafiorentino.com '''Villa Fiorentino'''] Via Guglielmo Marconi, 150 84017 Positano (SA) - Phone: +39 089 812 32 97 - Fax: +39 089 812 048 - email: [email protected] Perched on a chalky cliff overlooking the sea, built in the typical "style of Positano", Villa Fiorentino consists of six apartaments, surrounded by Mediterranean maquis, only 10 minutes far from the most beautiful beaches of Positano. Extending to four level floors and surrounded by large terrace-solariums, the apartments can host 25 guests and are the ideal solution if you are looking for a villa in Positano only 5 minutes away from the centre.
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